Igor Sklyarov

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Olympic medal record
Representing  Soviet Union
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Team Competition
Igor Sklyarov
Personal information
Full name Igor Yevgenyevich Sklyarov
Date of birth (1966-08-31) 31 August 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Taganrog, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982 FC Torpedo Taganrog 4 (0)
1983–1986 FC SKA Rostov-on-Don 58 (3)
1987–1993 FC Dynamo Moscow 130 (5)
1998 FC Metallurg Lipetsk 9 (0)
1999 FC Spartak Ryazan 18 (0)
National team
1993 Russia 1 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 FC Sibir Novosibirsk (director of sports)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Igor Yevgenyevich Sklyarov (Russian: Игорь Евгеньевич Скляров; born 31 August 1966) is a former Russian footballer.[1] He last worked as an athletic director for FC Sibir Novosibirsk.


Igor grew up in Russia, playing soccer his whole life, and eventually got the chance to play in the 1988 Olympics with the USSR. He helped his team win the gold in the Olympics. He won 1 cap for the Russia national football team in 1993.

He married his wife Natalia Yurchenko, who is a 5-time world champion in gymnastics, in November 1988. The family moved to the USA in 1999, settling in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania where Igor coached year round soccer and Natalia was a gymnastics coach. In January 2009, Igor accepted a position with a professional soccer club in Novosibirsk, Russia. Now he lives in Chicago coaching the u-14 team, FC Drive.


European club competitions[edit]

Coaching and Training[edit]

  • Gold Medal winner Men's soccer team, 1988 Olympics, Seoul, Korea[2]
  • Pro Player FC "Dynamo", Moscow, 245 Premier League games
  • 1998 Evaluator U-18 National Youth Team
  • Head Coach, Saucon Valley High School boys team
  • Head Coach, ENCO U-17 boys team
  • Head Coach, Western Lehigh United U-15 boys team
  • Director "Pro Olympic Soccer Program"
  • European soccer scout of USA, Present of Spain, Germany, France, England, Ukraine, Russia


  • Bachelor's degree in Physical Education[3]
  • Diploma of Physical Culture and Coaching
  • International Coach License 'B'
  • NSCAA Coach License


  1. ^ "Sklyarov Igor' Evgen'evich". KLISF. Retrieved 10 April 2009.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Igor Sklyarov Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  3. ^ "About Igor". Pro Olympic Soccer. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 10 April 2009.

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