Yuri Gavrilov

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This article is about the Soviet footballer. For the Soviet handball player, see Yuri Gavrilov (handballer).
Yuri Gavrilov
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Yuri Gavrilov (2014)
Personal information
Full name Yuri Vasilyevich Gavrilov
Date of birth (1953-05-03) May 3, 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Setun,
Odintsovsky District,
Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972 Iskra Moscow
1973–1976 Dynamo Moscow 37 (5)
1977–1985 Spartak Moscow 280 (89)
1986 Dnipro 25 (3)
1987 Lokomotiv Moscow 35 (12)
1988–1989 Porin Pallotoverit 36 (11)
1990 Lokomotiv Moscow 16 (0)
1991–1992 Asmaral Moscow 60 (8)
1992 Presnya Moscow 10 (4)
1993 Interros Moscow 38 (5)
1994 Saturn Ramenskoye 41 (13)
1995–1996 FC Agro Chişinău 16 (0)
1996–1997 Spumante Cricova 4 (0)
National team
1978–1985 USSR 46 (10)
Teams managed
1994 FC Saturn Ramenskoye (assistant)
1996 FC Agro Chișinău (assistant)
1996–1997 Constructorul Chişinău (assistant)
2000 FC Chkalovets-Olimpik Novosibirsk
2001 DR Congo
2002 FC Mostransgaz Gazoprovod
2003 Torpedo-Metallurg Moscow (reserves assistant)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Olympic medal record
Representing  Soviet Union
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow Team Competition

Yuri Vasilyevich Gavrilov (Russian: Юрий Васильевич Гаврилов) (born May 3, 1953 in Setun, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast) is a Russian football manager and a former midfielder who played for Dynamo Moscow and Spartak Moscow.

He made 46 appearances for the USSR national football team and scored 10 goals.[1] He also competed for the Soviet Union at the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.[2] His creative skills are immortalized by Konstantin Beskov's famous phrase "If you don't know what to do with the ball, pass it to Gavrilov". Yuri Gavrilov has his own football school in Moscow called SC Svyatogor.


Gavrilov's football career started in Iskra Moscow football school when he was 7. He was invited by school director who saw Yury playing with other kids on the Iskra stadium. When he was 19, Konstantin Beskov took him to Dinamo Moscow from Iskra amateur team. But there was an expensive number of quality players in 70's Dinamo, and Gavrilov couldn't find the permanent place in Dinamo squad.

Gavrilov followed Konstantin Beskov into Spartak Moscow in 1977. Gavrilov acvieve the key playmaker role in new Spartak Moscow team built up by Beskov. After being winger in Dinamo, Gavrilov's new role in Spartak team let him show his best abilities and proved himself one of the all-time best Soviet football creative midfielders.

While he made a lot of good passes, he scored a lot of goals as well. Gavrilov was Soviet Top League top goalscorer twice, scored 140 times during his career.

During his professional career Gavrilov played also for the Finnish club Porin Pallotoverit and Moldovan club FC Agro Chişinău.

In 2001 Gavrilov took charge of the DR Congo national football team for one game. He coached DR Congo in the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Côte d'Ivoire.[3][4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (27 March 2015). "Yuriy Vasilyevich Gavrilov - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Yuri Gavrilov Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Russian takes over DR Congo". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  4. ^ "World Cup Archive". FIFA. Retrieved 2012-10-26.