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Valentin Ivanov

Valentin Ivanov
Valentin Ivanov (USSR) ©empics

Valentin Ivanov

Date of birth: 19/11/1934 (died 08/11/2011)
Position: Midfielder

A loyal servant to Torpedo Moskva, Ivanov twice won the Soviet title but was probably more famous for his international exploits. He scored 26 goals in 59 appearances for the USSR, including four at the 1962 World Cup in Chile where he was the joint-leading scorer. He won the inaugural EURO in 1960, scoring twice in the 3-0 semi-final defeat of Czechoslovakia, and was again on form four years later as the USSR reached another final. He coached Torpedo four times, winning one league title and two domestic cups.

Last updated: 20/01/16 17.20CET

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