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Valentin Kuzmich IVANOV

Sportsman , Honoured Master of Sport of USSR

Valentin IVANOV, Sportsman; Honoured Master of Sport of USSR. Order of Badge of Honor, 1960.

Background

IVANOV, Valentin was born in 1934.

Career

Since 1953 played for soccer team of “Torpedo" Sports Club. Since 1955 played for USSR national team, against national teams of Western European countries. 1956 played in Olympics elimination match against Israel.

1956 played for USSR national team, which became Olympic champions. 1960 played for USSR national team which became European champions and European Cup winners. Still plays for Moscow “Torpedo”, 1960 USSR Cup winners and league champions.

Among 33 best footballers in USSR, according to USSR Soccer Federation’s 1959 listing.