Valentin Ivakin

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Valentin Ivakin
Personal information
Full name Valentin Gavrilovich Ivakin
Date of birth (1930-03-26)26 March 1930
Place of birth Uryupinsk, USSR
Date of death 24 November 2010(2010-11-24) (aged 80)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1952 Pischevik Uryupinsk
1952 Dom Ofitserov Riga
1953–1954 Daugava Riga
1955–1956 CDSA Moscow 2 (0)
1957–1962 FC Spartak Moscow 101 (0)
1963–1967 FC Shinnik Yaroslavl 114 (0)
National team
1959 USSR 1 (0)
Teams managed
1968 FC Shinnik Yaroslavl (director)
1969–1978 FShM Moscow
1979 FC Spartak Ryazan
1980 FShM Moscow
1981–1984 FShM Moscow (director)
1983 RSFSR U–19 (assistant)
1983–1984 FShM Moscow
1985–1986 FShM Moscow
1986–1987 USSR U–19 (assistant)
1986–2001 FC Spartak Moscow (youth teams)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Valentin Gavrilovich Ivakin (Russian: Валентин Гаврилович Ивакин) (26 March 1930 – 24 November 2010[1]) was a Soviet football goalkeeper and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Valentin Ivakin was born in Uryupinsk. At the age of 17 without former training in football he joined the local football club Pishevik. In 1952 he was sent for military service to Riga, Latvian SSR where he won the Latvian Higher League title and the Latvian Cup playing with AVN Riga. After the season Ivakin was selected to join Daugava Riga - the top football club in Soviet Latvia. Over two seasons he played 32 matches for Daugava, showing impressive performances which led to him being transferred to one of the top Soviet clubs - CDKA Moscow. In 1957 he moved to another top Moscow side - Spartak Moscow with which he won the Soviet Top League gold in 1958 and 1962, in addition to the Soviet Cup in 1958. At the age of 32 Ivakin had to leave Spartak as it was a usual practice in Soviet football to force footballers to retire at the age of 31-32, however Ivakin moved to FC Shinnik Yaroslavl with which he played until 1967. Ivakin also played one international match for USSR national football team - in a 1-0 victory against China in 1959.

Coaching career[edit]

Upon retiring from playing Ivakin was appointed club director of Shinnik Yaroslavl. In later years he mostly worked with young footballers in Moscow, his only experience coaching a senior club was in 1979 when he was the head coach of second league club FC Spartak Ryazan. From 1986 to 1987 he coached the USSR U-21 national team.[2] He was the first coach of Dmitri Kombarov and Kirill Kombarov.


  1. ^ "РФС скорбит в связи со смертью Валентина Ивакина". Archived from the original on 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2010-11-24.
  2. ^ Valentin Ivakin (Russian)