1972-structure of football in the USSR
Facebook user Sergei Karimov found interesting statistic for one year. Look:
“To talk about how to properly develop youth and mass football in the country.
1972-structure of football in the USSR (statistics)
Tournament LEATHER BALL-children 11-12 years and 13-14 years.
Teams were created at all zhekah (house management) from large cities to the most remote villages.
The final tournament to 24 teams.
Junior – Lviv
Senior – Krasnodar
Food, accommodation, road-all for free.
The CUP of YOUTH – teenagers 15-16 years
All cities of the country large and small
The final – 6 teams – Novorossiysk
All-UNION SPARTAKIAD of PUPILS-teams of pupils of 15 Union republics, Moscow and Leningrad.
The selections were made for all schools in the country, was played by teams of schools
Final – Kiev
The GAMES were held every odd year.
The national YOUTH COMPETITION, ages 16-18.
Participated in a group training with masters teams and football schools for youth (FSM)- 36 teams
FSM-it was a separate area of work with teenagers in football.
Participated 70 teams (!!!)- workers of factories and plants.
The final of the -32 command – the city is Mine
Were 46 teams (!!!)- workers villages.
Final – 8 teams – Moldova edineţ.
This year the USSR team reached the 1/2 finals of the European championship and became a bronze medalist at the Olympics.
The youth national team of the country became the second in the European championship.
How are the kids tournaments were happy! In winter, all the kids played at the tournament Golden puck and hockey kalds were in every quarter of the city.
That’s how we need to develop mass youth sports and football in particular, then the team will have a decent result.”