Viktor Chanov

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Viktorovich and the family name is Chanov.
Viktor Chanov
Виктор Чанов
Personal information
Full name Viktor Viktorovich Chanov
Виктор Викторович Чанов
Date of birth (1959-07-21) 21 July 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth Donetsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1981 Shakhtar Donetsk 62 (0)
1982–1990 Dynamo Kyiv 202 (0)
1990–1993 Maccabi Haifa 78 (0)
1993–1994 Bnei Yehuda (loan) 28 (0)
1994–1995 FC Boryspil 10 (0)
Total 380 (0)
National team
1982–1990 Soviet Union USSR 21 (0)
Teams managed
1996 CSKA-Borysfen
2006–2007 Dynamo Kyiv (staff)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Viktor Viktorovich Chanov (Виктор Викторович Чанов; born 21 July 1959), is a former football goalkeeper. Throughout the 1980s in the former USSR, Chanov played mainly for FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Career in the USSR[edit]

Chanov was born in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. He joined local club Shakhtar Donetsk at an early age, along with his brother Vyacheslav, also a goalkeeper. During the late 1970s to early 1980s Chanov performed exceptionally well and attracted the attention of the great Dynamo Kyiv.[1] He transferred to Dynamo to compete for the number 1 jersey with Mykhaylo Mykhaylov, another goalkeeper of massive potential.

Initially, Chanov ousted Mikhailov and forced his way also into the USSR squad for the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain, as second choice behind Rinat Dasaev. Chanov won league titles in his first two seasons at Dynamo and was the first-choice keeper throughout, however injury forced him out of some games in early 1985, and Mikhailov regained his position. Chanov returned to fitness midway through the season but was unable to dislodge Mikhailov, whose form had persuaded Valery Lobanovsky to persist with him. Dynamo Kyiv won the cup that year and Mikhailov was instrumental in the success.

In 1986, Lobanovsky had decisions to make on the goalkeeping front. Chanov was selected as the first-choice goalkeeper, and was in goal as Dynamo lifted the European Cup Winners Cup, defeating Atlético Madrid 3–0 in Lyon. He played with an injured hand in the final.

In the summer of 1986 Chanov travelled to Mexico for the World Cup Finals with the USSR squad, again as back-up for Dasaev. He made a solitary appearance against Canada in a "dead rubber" match at the end of the first-round stage.

He was yet again a reserve for the USSR at Euro 88 in West Germany, appearing once as a 69th-minute substitute against the Republic of Ireland after Dasaev was injured while making a challenge on Tony Galvin.


With FC Dynamo Kiev

Soviet Top League: 1985, 1986, 1990

Soviet Cup: 1985, 1986, 1990

UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 1986

With Maccabi Haifa FC

Israeli Premier League: 1991

Israeli Cup: 1991, 1993

Career in Israel[edit]

In 1990, Chanov played out his last season Dynamo Kyiv and moved to spend his remaining days in Israel with Maccabi Haifa. He was signed by then-manager Shlomo Sharf to take the place of Giora Antman, arriving in Israel two days after Antman gave up five goals in a 5–0 drubbing by Maccabi Netanya. Chanov was immediately successful in goal, breaking a club record of four clean sheets in his first four matches.


  1. ^ "Chanov Viktor Viktorovich". KLISF. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 

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