Sergei Salnikov

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Sergei Salnikov
Sergei Salnikov 1958b.jpg
Salnikov at the 1958 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Sergei Sergeyevich Salnikov
Date of birth (1925-09-13)13 September 1925
Place of birth Krasnodar, Soviet Union
Date of death 9 May 1984(1984-05-09) (aged 58)
Place of death Moscow, Soviet Union
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1943 FC Spartak Moscow
1944–1945 Zenit Leningrad
1946–1949 FC Spartak Moscow 88 (29)
1950–1954 FC Dynamo Moscow 112 (29)
1955–1960 FC Spartak Moscow 112 (35)
National team
1954–1956 USSR 20 (11)
Teams managed
1965 FC Spartak Moscow (assistant)
1967 FC Spartak Moscow
1969 FC Spartak Moscow (assistant)
1976–1977 Afghanistan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sergei Sergeyevich Salnikov (Russian: Серге́й Серге́евич Сальников, 13 September 1925 – 9 May 1984) was a Soviet football player and manager. He was part of the Soviet team that won the gold medal at the 1956 Olympics, where Salnikov scored two goals in the quarterfinal match against Indonesia.[1] He is the father of Soviet Fed Cup player Julia Salnikova and the grandfather of the Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas.[2][3][4][5]


Salnikov on a 2016 Russian stamp from the series "Football Legends"

International career[edit]

Salnikov made his debut for USSR on 8 September 1954 in a friendly against Sweden. He played at the 1956 Summer Olympics as well as the 1958 FIFA World Cup.[6]


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  6. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (1 April 2015). "Sergei Sergeyevich Salnikov – International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 13 April 2015.

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