Viacheslav Platonov

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Viacheslav Platonov
Personal information
Nickname Вячеслав Платонов
Nationality Russian
Born (1939-02-21)February 21, 1939
Died December 26, 2005(2005-12-26) (aged 66)
National team
 Soviet Union

Viacheslav Platonov (Russian: Вячеслав Платонов; 21 January 1939 – 26 December 2005) was a Russian volleyball player and coach.

Vyacheslav Platonov began his volleyball career playing for the Russian club teams until 1967. He coached several clubs, notably Automobilist Leningrad, and achieved major success as a coach of the Russia men's national volleyball team.

Platonov was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2002.

His major achievements as a volleyball coach:

  • 1980 Olympic Games Champion
  • 1996 Olympic Games fourth place
  • 1978 and 1982 World Champion
  • 1990 World Championship bronze
  • 1977, 1981 and 1991 World Cup Winner
  • 1985 World Cup runner-up
  • 1996 and 1997 World League third place
  • 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985 and 1991 European Champion

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