Anatoli Davydov

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Anatoli Davydov
Anatoli Davydov 2013.jpg
With Tom in 2013
Personal information
Full name Anatoli Viktorovich Davydov
Date of birth (1953-11-13) 13 November 1953 (age 64)
Place of birth Tula, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg (academy director)
Youth career
Torpedo Tula
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1975 FC Mashinostroitel Tula
1975–1988 FC Zenit Leningrad 370 (10)
1989 FC Torpedo Togliatti 32 (2)
1989 FC Krylia Sovetov Kuybyshev 3 (0)
1990 Helsingin Ponnistus (3)
1991 FC Lokomotiv St. Petersburg (amateur)
1992–1995 Helsingin Ponnistus 80 (2)
1996 Foshan Fosti (1)
1997 FC Zenit St. Petersburg 15 (0)
Teams managed
1995 Helsingin Ponnistus
1997–1998 FC Zenit St. Petersburg (assistant)
1998–2000 FC Zenit St. Petersburg
2000 FC Zenit-2 St. Petersburg (assistant)
2001 FC Zenit St. Petersburg (reserves)
2002–2005 FC Metallurg Lipetsk
2005–2006 FC Sibir Novosibirsk
2007 FC Tekstilshchik-Telekom Ivanovo
2008–2009 FC Zenit St. Petersburg (reserves)
2009 FC Zenit St. Petersburg
2010–2013 FC Zenit St. Petersburg (reserves)
2013 FC Tom Tomsk
2017 FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg
2017– FC Zenit St. Petersburg (academy director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Anatoli Viktorovich Davydov (Russian: Анатолий Викторович Давыдов; born 13 November 1953) is a Russian professional football coach and a former player. He is the director of the academy for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.


He made his professional debut in the Soviet Second League in 1971 for FC Metallurg Tula.[1] He played 2 games in the UEFA Cup 1987–88 for FC Zenit Leningrad, the former name of Zenit Saint Petersburg. Davydov was one of the most respected and influential players during Zenit's golden era in the 1980s, and continued to play top-level competitive football until the record age of 43, then becoming a Zenit's coach. He also holds the club record for the most first team appearances - 454 official games, 53 games in Soviet Cup.

Davydov played for Chinese side Foshan Fosti in 1996. He hold the record for being the oldest person to have played in a professional Chinese football match aged 42 years and 348 days, as well as the oldest person to have scored in a professional Chinese football match aged 42 years and 292 days before 2018 when Zhuang Yi broke his records.[2][3]


His son Dmitri Davydov is a professional footballer.



Zenit Leningrad


Zenit Saint Petersburg


  1. ^ Career stats by Footballfacts
  2. ^ "45岁庄毅演绎不老传说". 14 May 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018. 
  3. ^ "中乙老板连创中国足坛纪录 成职业联赛最大年龄进球者". 5 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.