Valentin Kozmich Ivanov

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This article is about the Soviet retired football player. For his son, the Russian retired footballer and referee, see Valentin Valentinovich Ivanov.
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Kozmich and the family name is Ivanov.
Valentin Ivanov
Valentin Kozmich Ivanov.jpg
Ivanov in 2007
Personal information
Full name Valentin Kozmich Ivanov
Date of birth (1934-11-19)19 November 1934
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union[1]
Date of death 8 November 2011(2011-11-08) (aged 76)
Place of death Moscow, Russia[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger / Striker
Youth career
1950–1952 Krylia Sovetov Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1966 Torpedo Moscow 286 (124)
National team
1955–1965 Soviet Union 59 (26)
Teams managed
1967–1970 Torpedo Moscow
1973–1978 Torpedo Moscow
1980–1991 Torpedo Moscow
1992–1993 Raja Casablanca
1994 Asmaral Moscow
1994–1996 Torpedo-Luzhniki Moscow
1998 Torpedo Moscow
2003 Torpedo-Metallurg Moscow
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Valentin Kozmich Ivanov (Russian: Валентин Козьмич Иванов, 19 November 1934 – 8 November 2011[2]) was a Soviet-Russian footballer who played as a winger or as a forward. He was the co-leading scorer at the 1962 World Cup, and the co-1960 European Nations' Cup top scorer.[1]

Ivanov appeared 59 times for the Soviet Union, scoring 26 goals.[3] He is the Soviet national football team's third-highest goalscorer of all time, behind only Oleg Blokhin and Oleg Protasov. One of finest Russian players, Ivanov was noted for his pace, dribbling quality and technical ability.

Ivanov's four goals in the 1962 World Cup saw him named the tournament's top-scorer, along with five other players;[1] he also scored two in the 1958 edition. He spent most of his club career with Torpedo Moscow, scoring 124 goals in 286 appearances in the Soviet Championship, the 9th all-time best record.

Personal life[edit]

Ivanov married Lidiya Ivanova, an Olympic champion in gymnastics in 1956 and 1960. Their son, also named Valentin (born 1961), is a retired international football referee.[1]

Death[edit]

Ivanov died on 8 November 2011, shortly before his 77th birthday, following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.[4]

Honours[edit]

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

Club[edit]

Torpedo Moscow

International[edit]

Soviet Union

Individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Soviet Union League
1953 Torpedo Moscow[5] Top League 19 4
1954 22 7
1955 13 5
1956 21 13
1957 22 14
1958 18 14
1959 21 6
1960 17 8
1961 23 9
1962 13 4
1963 36 17
1964 30 14
1965 22 7
1966 11 2
Country Soviet Union 287 124
Total 287 124

International[edit]

Soviet Union national team[5]
Year Apps Goals
1955 1 1
1956 8 5
1957 5 1
1958 8 3
1959 3 1
1960 4 4
1961 7 0
1962 7 5
1963 5 1
1964 6 2
1965 5 3
Total 59 26

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Soviet Union's goal tally first:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Valentin Ivanov. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Умер Валентин Иванов. Gazeta.ru (2007-04-27). Retrieved on 2012-12-24.
  3. ^ Mamrud, Roberto; Arnhold, Matthias (2009-07-16). "Soviet Union/C.I.S. – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  4. ^ Nov 8 (Reuters) – Former Soviet striker Valentin Ivanov died following a long illness on Tuesday, the Russian FA said. He was 76. Reuters (2011-11-08)
  5. ^ a b c "Valentin Kozmich Ivanov". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2012-12-24.