Pyotr Sokolov (footballer)
|Full name||Pyotr Petrovich Sokolov|
|Date of birth||28 December 1890|
|Place of birth||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Date of death||11 May 1971(aged 80)|
|Place of death||Enköping, Sweden|
|1909–1911||Udelnaya Saint Petersburg|
|1911–1917||Unitas Saint Petersburg|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After the Russian Revolution of 1917 he did not accept the Soviet regime. He was recruited by the British investigation service and became a spy. He was sent to Finland, where he tried to struggle against Bolsheviks. After World War II the Soviet counterspionage tried to eliminate him. But he was able to flee to Sweden. He changed his name to Peter Sahlin and remained living in Enköping near Stockholm.
- profile (Russian)
- "Secret games of Pyotr Sokolov". Futbol (Weekly). 1 October 1988.