Pyotr Sokolov (footballer)

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Pyotr Sokolov
Personal information
Full name Pyotr Petrovich Sokolov
Date of birth (1890-12-28)28 December 1890
Place of birth Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date of death 11 May 1971(1971-05-11) (aged 80)
Place of death Enköping, Sweden
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1909–1911 Udelnaya Saint Petersburg
1911–1917 Unitas Saint Petersburg
National team
1912 Russia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pyotr Petrovich Sokolov (Russian: Пётр Петрович Соколов, 16 December 1890 (OS)/28 December 1890 (NS) – 11 May 1971) was a Russian football player who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

He was a member of the Russian Olympic squad and played one match in the main tournament as well as one match in the consolation tournament.

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.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Secret games of Pyotr Sokolov". Futbol (Weekly). 1 October 1988.