Spartak Moskva legend Paramonov passes away

Aleksei Paramonov, an Olympic champion in 1956 with the USSR and FC Spartak Moskva hero for 13 seasons, has died at the age of 93.

Aleksei Paramonov, the former Spartak Moskva and USSR forward
Aleksei Paramonov, the former Spartak Moskva and USSR forward ©AFP

One of the most titled players in the history of USSR football, Aleksei Paramonov, has died in Moscow following a long illness at the age of 93.

Paramonov played for 13 seasons for FC Spartak Moskva from 1947 to 1959, scoring 73 goals in 302 matches. Нe won four USSR titles and two national cups. The striker made 13 appearances for the USSR, and won a gold medal with the USSR team at the 1956 Olympic Games football tournament in Melbourne.

In 1959, Paramonov ended his playing career. He later coached the USSR youth and U-21 teams, and was an assistant coach of the senior national team. He also worked as a major secretary within the USSR Football Federation.

With UEFA, he served as a member of the UEFA Club Competitions Committee from 1988 to 1992, and as a member of the Futsal Committee from 1992 to 1994. He was awarded the UEFA Order of Merit in Ruby in 2000.

 

 

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