Vladimir Pleshakov

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Vladimir Pleshakov
Sergei and Vladimir Pleshakov 1980.jpg
Sergei (left) and Vladimir Pleshakov (right) at the 1980 Olympics
Personal information
Born 2 November 1957 (1957-11-02) (age 59)
Syzran, Russia
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport Field hockey
Club Torpedo Syzran (1975–1977)
SKA Sverdlovsk (1977–1998)

Vladimir Mikhailovich Pleshakov (Russian: Владимир Михайлович Плешаков, born 2 November 1957) is a retired Russian field hockey goalkeeper. Together with his twin brother Sergei he competed in the 1980, 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1980.[1]

In 1975 Pleshakov started playing for the club Torpedo Syzran, but in 1977 moved to SKA Sverdlovsk, where he was serving with the Soviet Army. He retired in 1994 to become a coach of SKA Sverdlovsk. The team was disbanded in 1998, and Pleshakov became an association football administrator.[2]