Soviet Union

“The Red Army” The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) national football team was available between 1924 and 1991 prior to the dissolution of the Union. The CIS national football team was granted in 1992 prior to separation into 15 nations consist of Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kirghizstan. This squad is included all independent nations. Nevertheless, there are only three nations good enough to have players in this squad. Due to the communist regime, Former Soviet players didn’t allow to play outside the country so they all played in only Soviet league. It was most famous for its discipline and powerful style of play. The first legends are Sergey Ilyin and Grigory Fedotov who never played internationally due to unavailability of game. Lev Yashin, the only goalkeeper to have won Ballon’Dor award, is greatest goalkeeper of all-time, was the icon of Soviet Union through the decade between second half 1950s to the first half 1960s being alongside with Igor Netto, a leading-class central midfielder. Eduard Streltsov had proved himself as the most gifted Soviet player ever but the enlighten history was unfulfilled when he was convicted and lived in prison for years. However, Oleg Blohkin proudly won Ballon’Dor in the 1970s notably over the great Cruyff and Beckenbauer. Rinat Dasaev succeed Lev Yashin as the iron curtain of the nation in the 1980s. In the independent era, Andriy Shevchenko is an only representative from former Soviet nation to win Ballon’Dor.


Soviet Union

Location : Eastern Europe
European Championship Participation : 12 Times (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
World Cup Participation : 10 Times (1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 2002, 2006)
Achievement : 1956 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1960 European Championship Winner
3 Times European Championship Runner-Up (1964, 1972, 1988)
Most Caps : Oleg Blokhin (112 Games)
Top Scorer : Andrei Shevchenko (48 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Lev Yashin





All-Time Soviet Squad



1. Lev Yashin 

Date Of Birth  :  22 October 1929, Height :  189 cm
Nation :  Russia, Position : Goalkeeper
Caps   :  78 Games, Major Club :  Dynamo Moscow
World Cup Participation  : 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970 ( 12 Games )
Club Honours  : 5 Times Soviet Championship, 3 Times Soviet Cup
International Honours  :  1956 Olympic Games Gold Medal
1960 European Nation’s Cup Winner, 1964 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1963 European Footballer Of The Year
8 Times European Goalkeeper Of The Year
2 Times UEFA Euro Best Goalkeeper (1960, 1964)
1994 FIFA World Cup All-Time Team, 1998 FIFA World Team of The Century
1999 IFFHS Soviet Union Goalkeeper of The Century, 2002 FIFA Dream Team
1967 Order Of Lenin, , Soviet Top League Greatest Player Ever
2000 FIFA World Goalkeeper Of Century, IFFHS World’s Goalkeeper of Century
UEFA Jubilee Award (Golden Player Of Russia)
Class       : King Gold

2. Vladimir Bessonov

Date Of Birth  : 5 March 1958
Height : 180 cm, Position : Right-Back
Nation : Ukraine, Caps   : 79 Games
Major Club  : Dynamo Kiev
World Cup Participation  : 1982, 1986, 1990 (10 Games)
Club Honours  :  6 Times Soviet Championship
6 Times Soviet Cup, 1986 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours : 1988 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1989 Ukrainian Footballer Of The Year
Class   :  Prince Gold



3. Anatoliy Demyanenko 

Date Of Birth  : 19 February 1959
Height  :  180 cm, Position  : Left-Wing-Back
Nation : Ukraine, Caps : 80 Games
Major Club  : Dynamo Kiev
World Cup Participation : 1982, 1986, 1990 (9 Games)
Club Honours   :  5 Times Soviet Championship
1 Time Ukrainian Championship
4 Times Soviet Cup, 1 Time Ukrainian Cup
1986 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours :  1988 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Ukrainian Footballer Of The Year (1982,1985)
1985 Soviet Footballer of The Year
                                                     Class  : Prince Gold

4. Albert Shesternev

Date Of Birth  : 20 June 1941
Nation  :  Russia, Caps : 90 Games
Height  : 183 cm, Position : Center-Back
Major Club  : CSKA Moscow
World Cup Participation  :   1962, 1966, 1970 (9 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time USSR League, 1 Time USSR Cup
International Honours :  1964 European’s Nation Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1970 Soviet Union Footballer Of The Year
1968 European Championship Team Of Tournament
2 Times European Defender of The Year (1969, 1970)
Class  : Queen Bronze

5. Murtaz Khurtsilava

Date Of Birth  : 5 January 1943
Height  : 175 cm, Position  : Center-Back
Nation  : Georgia, Caps  : 69 Games
Major Club  :  Dinamo Tbilisi
World Cup Participation  : 1966, 1970 (6 Games)
Club Honours   : 1 Time Soviet Championship
International Honours  : 1972 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement :  1972 UEFA Euro Best XI
UEFA Jubilee Award (Georgia)
Class   : Queen Bronze


6. Valery Voronin 

Date Of Birth  : 17 July 1939
Nation : Russia, Caps : 63 Games
Height : 181 cm, Position : Defensive Holding Midfielder
Major Club  :  Torpedo Moscow   
World Cup Participation : 1962, 1966 (9 Games)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Soviet League, 1 Time Soviet Cup
International Honours  : 1964 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1962 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
2 Times Soviet Union Footballer Of The Year (1964, 1965)
Class  : Queen Bronze


7. Igor Netto

Date Of Birth  :  9 January 1930
Nation  : Russia, Caps : 54 Games
Position :  Box-to-Box Midfielder
Height : 179 cm, Major Club : Spartak Moscow
World Cup Participation : 1958, 1962 (6 Games)
Club Honours  : 5 Times Soviet League, 3 Times Soviet Cup 
International Honours  : 1960 UEFA Euro Winner
1956 Gold Medal Olympic Game 
Individual Achievement : 1960 UEFA Euro Best XI
Spartak Moscow Greatest Player Ever
Soviet Merited Master of Sports
Class  :  Queen Gold

8. Valentin Ivanov 

Date Of Birth  :  19 November 1934
Height : 178 cm, Position  :  Deep-Lying Forward
Nation :  Russia, Caps : 59 Games (26 Goals)
Major Club  :  Torpedo Moscow
World Cup Participation  : 1958, 1962 (9 Games With 5 Goals)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Soviet League, 1 Times Soviet Cup
International Honours  : 1956 Gold Medal Olympic Game 
1960 UEFA Euro Winner, 1964 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 2 Times UEFA Euro Best XI (1960, 1964)
1960 European Championship Top Scorer
1962 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe
Class   :  Prince Gold

9. Andrei Shevchenko

Date Of Birth  :  29 September 1976, Height : 183 cm
Nation : Ukraine, Caps  : 111 Games (48 Goals)
Position : Fast Striker, Major Club :  Dinamo Kiev, AC Milan
World Cup Participation  :  2006 (5 Games with 2 Goal)
Professional Score Record  :  330 Goals/ 654 Games
Club Honours  :  5 Times Ukrainian League, 3 Times Ukrainian Cup
1 Time Italian Series A, 1 Time Copa Italia
1 Time FA Cup, 1 Time English League Cup
2003 UEFA Champion League Winner, 2005 Runner-Up
International Honours  :  1958 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement  :  6 Times Ukrainian Footballer of The Year
1 Time Ukrainian League Top Scorer, 2 Time Series A Top Scorer
2000 Series A Foreign Footballer of The Year
1999 UEFA Champion League Best Forward, 3 Times UEFA Champion League Top Scorer (1999, 2001, 2006)
2004 European Footballer of The Year, 2 Times Bronze Ball (1999,2000)
2004 Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year, Ukraine All-Time Top Scorer
3 Times Bronze Ball World Soccer Player of The Year (1999,2000,2004)
Class       : Queen Silver

10. Eduard Streltsov 

Date Of Birth  :  21 July 1937
Nation : Russia, Caps : 38 Games (25 Goals)
Height : 182 cm, Position : Forward
Major Club  : Torpedow Moscow
World Cup Participation  :   None
Professional Score Record  :  99 Goals/ 222 Games
Club Honours  : 1 Time Soviet League, 1 Time Soviet Cup
International Honours : 1956 Olympic Game Gold Medal
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Soviet League Top Scorer
2 Times Soviet Footballer of The Year (1967, 1968)
Class  : Queen Gold

11. Oleg Blokhin 

Date Of Birth  : 5 November 1952, Height :  179 cm
Nation  : Ukraine, Caps : 112 Games (42 Goals)
Position  :  Left-Side Forward, Major Club :  Dynamo Kiev
World Cup Participation  : 1982, 1986 (7 Games with 2 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  283 Goals/ 648 Games
Club Honours  :  8 Times Soviet Championship, 8 Times Soviet Cup
2 Times UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1975, 1986)
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  3 Times Soviet Footballer of The Year
9 Times Ukrainian Footballer of The Year
Soviet League All-Time Most Top Scorers (5 Times)
1975 Ballon'Dor, UEFA Jubilee Award (Ukraine)
1999 IFFHS Ukrainian Player of The Century
1986 Cup Winners Cup Top Scorer, Soviet Merited Master of Sports
Dinamo Kiev and Soviet League All-Time Top Scorer, Dinamo Kiev Greatest Player Ever
Class  : Queen Silver
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Substitution


12. Rinat Dasaev

Date Of Birth : 13 June 1957, Height : 189 cm
Nation :  Russia, Caps : 91 Games
Position : GoalkeeperMajor Club :  Spartak Moscow
World Cup Participation  :  1982, 1986, 1990 (9 Games)
Club Honours  :  2 Times Soviet Top Leagues
International Honours  : 1988 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  1982 Soviet Union Footballer Of The Year  
6 Times Soviet Union Goalkeeper Of The Year
4 Times European Goalkeeper Of The Year (82, 83, 85, 88)
1987 2nd Place IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of The Year
1988 IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper of The Year1989 Third Place
Class : Queen Gold

13. Revaz Dzodzuashvili

Date Of Birth  : 15 April 1945
Height : 175 cm
Position : Right-Back
Nation : Georgia
Caps : 49 Games
Major Club  :  Dynamo Tbilisi
World Cup Participation  :  1970 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Soviet Cup
International Honours  : 1972 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1972 UEFA Euro Best XI
Class   : Prince Silver


14. Evgheny Lovchev

Date Of Birth  : 29 January 1949
Height  : 172 cm
Position :  Left-Wing-Back
Nation : Russia
Caps  : 52 Games
Major Club   : Spartak Moscow
World Cup Participation  :   1970 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Soviet League, 1 Time Soviet Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  : 1972 Soviet Footballer of The Year
Class  : Prince Silver


15. Alexander Chivadze

Date Of Birth  : 8 April 1955
Height :  182 cm, Position  : Center-Back
Nation : Georgia, Caps : 46 Games
Major Club :  Dynamo Tbilisi
World Cup Participation  :   1982, 1986 (7 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Times Soviet Championship
2 Times Soviet Cup, 1981 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  1980 Soviet Footballer of The Year
1981 European Defender of The Year
Class  : Prince Silver


16. Yuri Voynov

Date Of Birth  :  29 November 1931
Position :  Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height :  174 cm
Nation  :  Russia
Caps  : 23 Games
Major Club  :  Dinamo Kiev
World Cup Participation : 1958
Club Honours : 1 Time Soviet Championship
International Honours : 1960 European Nations’ Cup  
Individual Achievement : 4 Times Ukrainian Player of The Year (1957 - 1960) 
Class  :  Prince Silver


17. Fyordor Cherenkov

Date Of Birth  : 25 July 1959
Height :  182 cm. Position : Playmaker
Nation  : Russia, Caps : 34 Games
Major Club     : Spartak Moscow
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours  : 3 Times Soviet Championship
1 Time Russian League, 1 Time Russian Cup
International Honours  :   None
Individual Achievement :  
2 Times Soviet Footballer of The Year (1983, 1989)
Class  : Prince Silver


18. David Kipiani

Date Of Birth  : 18 November 1951
Height  : 184 cm, Position  : Playmaker
Nation  :  Georgia, Caps  : 19 Games
Major Club  :  Dynamo Tbilisi
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours  :   1 Times Soviet League
2 Times Soviet Cup, 1981 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement  : 1977 Soviet Footballer of The Year
Dynamo Tblisi Greatest Player Ever
Class  :  Prince Silver


19. Igor Chislenko

Date Of Birth  : 4 January 1939
Height  : 171 cm
Position : Right-Winger
Nation  :  Russia
Caps : 53 Games (20 Goals)
Major Club  : Dynamo Moscow
World Cup Participation  : 1962, 1966 (8 Games/ 4 Goals)
Club Honours : 2 Times Soviet League, 2 Times Soviet Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class    : Prince Silver

20. Mikheil Meshki

Date Of Birth  : 12 January 1937
Height  : 169  cm
Position  : Left-Winger
Nation  : Georgia
Caps : 35 Games
Major Club  : Dynamo Tbilisi
World Cup Participation  :   1962 (3 Games)
Club Honours  :  1 Times Soviet Championship
International Honours    :  1960 European Nations’ Cup Winner
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  : Prince Silver


21. Igor Belanov

Date Of Birth  : 25 September 1960
Height  : 174  cm
Position  : Deep-Lying-Forward
Nation  : Ukraine
Caps  : 33 Games
Major Club  : Chornomorets Odessa, Dynamo Kiev
World Cup Participation  :   1986 (4 Games/ 4 Goals)
Club Honours : 2 Times Soviet League, 2 Times Soviet Cup
1986 European Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours  : 1988 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement :  1986 European Footballer of The Year
1986 Cup Winners Cup Top Scorer    
Class   : Prince Silver

22. Grigory Fedotov

Date Of Birth  : 29 March 1916
Height  : 174  cm, Position : Left-Winger/Forward
Nation  : Soviet Union, Caps  : None
Major Club  :  CSKA Moscow
World Cup Participation  :   None
Professional Score Record  :  133 Goals/ 167 Games
Club Honours  : 3 Times Soviet League, 2 Times Soviet Cup
International Honours    :  None
Individual Achievement  :  1 Time Soviet Top Scorer
Grigoris Fedotov Club Honours
Class   : Prince Silver

Manager


Valeriy Lobanovskyi


Year Of Birth : 6 January 1939
Major Team : Soviet Union, Dinamo Kiev
Major Achievement : 7 Times Soviet Union Championship
4 Times Ukrainian Championship
5 Times Soviet Cup
3 Times Ukrainian Cup
2 Times European Cup Winners’ Cup (1975, 1986)
1988 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : Ukraine’s Highest Honour “Hero of Ukraine”
Style : Equivalent
Class : Queen Silver




Conclusion of Squad

GK : Lev Yashin (Captain), Rinat Dasaev
DF : Vladimir Bessonov, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Anatoliy Demyanenko, Evgheny Lovchev, Albert Shesternev, Alexander Chivadze, Murtaz Khurtsilava
MF : Valery Voronin, Yuri Voynov, Igor Netto, Fyordor Cherenkov, David Kipiani, Valentin Ivanov, Mikheil Meskhi, Igor Chislenko
FW : Eduard Streltsov, Igor Belanov, Oleg Blokhin, Andrei Shevchenko, Grigory Fedotov
Manager : Vareriy Lobanovskyi




Formation XI (4-3-3)



Explanation of Formation


The team style would be functionally equivalent with high discipline and bravery. Lev Yashin would command the defensive line. Demyanenko is assigned to go advanced on the left-wing regular too support the midfield area. Bessonov just approach in balance manner. Shesternev would be aware of his sweeping role behind a stopper Khurtsilava. Voronin would act as a destroyer to stop opponents struggling to get the deeper line. Netto performs as a box-to-box midfielder dynamically. Ivanov as an attacking midfielder would go most advance in semi-right-side area. Blohkin and Shevchenko positioned themselves as a side-forward and purposely conduct the ball to central area to find opportunity of scoring. Streltsov would either essentially withdraw from the front-line to create space for Blohkin and Schevchenko or act as a target-man.   


Luzhniki Stadium







Opened : 1956
City  : Moscow
Capacity : 78,360 Seats














Olympiyskiy National Sport Complex





Opened : 1923
Renovated : 2012
City  :  Kiev
Capacity : 70,050 Seats













Statistics

By Decade
By Class
By Nation
By Club

1930s : -
1940s : 1
1950s : 4
1960s : 6
1970s : 5
1980s : 5
1990s : -
2000s : 1

King : 1
Queen : 9
Prince : 12

Russia : 10
Ukraine : 7
Georgia : 5

Dynamo Kiev  :  6
Dynamo Tbilisi : 5
Spartak Moscow : 4
Torpedo Moscow : 3
Dynamo Moscow : 2
CSKA Moscow : 2




Positional Ranking of Substitution 

Goalkeeper

Evhen Rudakov
Date Of Birth  :  2 January 1942
Nation  :  Soviet Union
Caps  : 42 Games (22 Clean Sheets)
Height   : 190 cm, Major Club : Dinamo Kiev
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 6 Times Soviet Championship
2 Times USSR Cup, 1975 Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours  : 1972 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement :  3 Times Soviet Goalkeeper of The Year
1971 Soviet Footballer of The Year
1971 European Goalkeeper of The Year
1972 European Championship Best XI
Skills : Position A-,Reflex A-,Read B+,Jump B-,Hand B+,Agility B-
Performance : Domestic Club B-,International Club C-,National Team C
Total Skill:  B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : C
Class : Prince Gold


Defender

1. Anatoliy Bashashkin

Date Of Birth  : 23 February 1924
Height  :  182 cm, Position  : Center-Back
Nation  : Russia, Caps  : 21 Games
Major Club  : CSKA Moscow
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours : 5 Times Soviet League, 3 Times Soviet Cup                           International Honours  :  1956 Olympic Games Gold Medal
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class   :  Prince Silver


2. Vagiz Khidiatullin

Date Of Birth  :  3 March 1959
Height  :  182 cm
Position  :  Sweeper
Nation  : Russia
Caps  : 58 Games
Major Club :  Spartak Moscow
World Cup Participation  : 1982, 1986
Club Honours : 2  Times Soviet League,1 Time Soviet Cup
International Honours   :  1988 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : None   
Class    :  Prince Silver


3. Kakha Kaladze

Date Of Birth  : 27 February 1978
Position :  Left-Back/ Center-Back
Nation  : Georgia, Caps : 70 Games
Height : 186 cm, Major Club     : AC Milan 
World Cup Participation  : 1970 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 5 Times Georgian League, 5 Times Georgian Cup
3 Times Ukrainian League, 3 Times Ukrainian Cup   
1 Time Italian Series A, 1 Time Copa Italia
2 Times UEFA Champion League (2003, 2007), 2005 Runner-Up
2007 FIFA Club World Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement :  4 Times Georgian Footballer of The Year
Class : Prince Silver


Defensive Midfielder


1. Fyodor Selin

Date Of Birth  : 7 March 1899
Height  :  182 cm
Position : Defensive Midfielder/Forward
Nation  : Russia, Caps :  2 Games
Major Club  :  Dynamo Moscow
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours :  4  Times Soviet Championship
International Honours    :  None
Individual Achievement  : 1934 USSR Master of Sports
Class    :  Prince Silver



2. Viktor Kolotov

Date Of Birth  : 3 July 1949
Height  : 180 cm
Position :  Box-to-Box Midfielder
Nation  : Ukraine,Caps  : 54 Games (22 Goals)
Major Club  :  Dinamo Kiev
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours : 6 Times Soviet League
2 Times Soviet Cup, 1975 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours : 1972 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : None   
Class  :  Prince Silver


3. Andrey Starostin

Date Of Birth  : 22 October 1906
Height  :  180 cm
Position : Defensive Holding Midfielder
Nation  : Russia, Caps  :   None
Major Club  :  Spartak Moscow
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours :  3  Times Soviet League
2 Times Soviet Cup
International Honours    :  None
Individual Achievement  : None  
Class    :  Prince Silver


4. Sergei Aleinikov

Date Of Birth  : 7 November 1961
Height  :  182 cm, Position  :  Destroyer
Nation  : Belarus, Caps   : 77 Games
Major Club :  Dinamo Minsk
World Cup Participation  :  1986, 1990
Club Honours  : 1 Time Soviet Championship
 1 Time Copa Italia, 1990 UEFA Cup
International Honours  :  1988 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  UEFA Jubilee Award (Belarus)
Class  :  Prince Silver


Offensive Lateral 


1. Slava Metreveli


Date Of Birth  : 30 May 1936
Height  : 163  cm, Position : Right-Winger/Forward
Nation  :  Georgia, Caps  : 48 Games
Major Club  : Dinamo Tblisi
World Cup Participation  :  1962, 1966
Club Honours  :  2 Times Soviet League
1 Time Soviet Cup
International Honour   : 1960 European Nation Cup Winner
Individual Achievement  : 1960 European Nation Cup Best XI
Class  : Prince Silver



2. Seygey Ilyin

Date Of Birth  : 20 June 1906
Height  : 163  cm, Position : Left-Winger
Nation  :  Russia, Caps  : None
Major Club   : Dynamo Moscow
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours  :   3 Times Soviet League
1 Time Soviet Cup
International Honours    : None
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class  : Prince Silver



3. Andrei Kanchelski

Date Of Birth  : 23 January 1969
Height : 178 cm, Position : Right-Winger
Nation : Russia, Major Club : Manchester United
Caps : 59 Games (USSR (23 Games)/Russia (36 Games)
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours  : 1 Times Soviet League, 1 Time Soviet Cup
2 Times English Premier League, 1 Time FA Cup
2 Times Scottish Premier League
1 Time English League Cup, 3 Times Scottish Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class  : Prince Silver



Offensive Midfielder


1. Leonid Buryak

Date Of Birth  : 10 July 1953
Height  :  182 cm, Position :  Playmaker
Nation  : Ukraine, Caps : 49 Games
Major Club  : Dinamo Kiev
World Cup Participation : 1982
Club Honours : 5 Times Soviet League
3 Times Soviet Cup
1975 UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup
International Honours   :   None
Individual Achievement :   None
Class  :  Prince Silver

2. Vladimir Muntyan

Date Of Birth  : 14 September 1946
Height  : 169  cm, Position  : Central-Holding Midfielder
Nation  : Ukraine, Caps : 49 Games
Major Club  : Dynamo Kiev
World Cup Participation  : 1970  (4 Games)
Club Honours  : 7 Times Soviet Championship
2 Times Soviet Cup, 1975 European Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours  : 1972 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1969 Soviet Footballer of The Year
1970 Ukranian Footballer of The Year
Class   : Prince Silver




3. Andrei Arshavin

Date Of Birth  :  29 May 1981
Height :  172 cm, Position : Attacking Midfielder
Nation : Russia, Caps : 75 Games (17 Goals)
Major Club  : Zenit Saint Pertersberg, Arsenal
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours :  2 Times Russian League
1 Time Russian Cup
International Honours    :  None
Individual Achievement  :  3 Times CIS Footballer of The Year
1 Time Russian Premier League Footballer of The Year
2006 Russian Sportsman of The Year
2008 UEFA Euro Team of The Tournament
Class  :  Prince Silver


4. Oleksander Zavarov

Date Of Birth  : 26 April 1961
Height : 169  cm, Position :  Playmaker
Nation  : Ukraine, Caps : 41 Games
Major Club : Dynamo Kiev, Nancy
World Cup Participation  :  1986, 1990  (7 Games)
Club Honours  :  2 Times Soviet Championship
3 Times Soviet Cup, 1 Time Coppa Italia
1986 European Cup Winners’ Cup, 1990 UEFA Cup
International Honours  : 1988 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1986 Soviet Footballer of The Year
1986 Cup Winners Cup Top Scorer    
Class  : Prince Silver


5. Alexei Mikhailchenko

Date Of Birth  : 30 March 1963
Height  : 186 cm, Position : Playmaker
Nation  : Ukraine, Caps  : 41 Games
Major Club  :  Dinamo Kiev, Rangers
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours  :  1 Time Italian Series A
4 Times Soviet League, 3 Times Soviet Cup
5 Times Scottish League, 3 Times Scottish Cup
1986 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours  :  1988 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Ukrainian Footballer of The Year
1988 Soviet Footballer of The Year
Class  :  Prince Silver


6. Yuri Gavrilov

Date Of Birth  : 3 May 1953
Position :  Playmaker
Height  :  185 cm
Nation :  Russia
Caps  : 46 Games
Major Club  : Spartak Moscow
World Cup Participation  : 1982   
Club Honours  :  2 Times Soviet Championship
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  1 Time Soviet League Top Scorer
Class   :  Prince Silver 


7. Sergei Salnikov

Date Of Birth  :  13 September 1925
Height  : 178 cm
Position : Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Nation  : Ukraine
Caps : 20 Games
Major Club  :  Spartak Moscow
World Cup Participation : 1958
Club Honours : 3 Times Soviet Championship
5 Times Soviet Cup
International Honours  : 1956 Olympic Games Gold Medal
Individual Achievement :  None
Class  :  Prince Silver



Forward

1. Nikita Simonyan

Date Of Birth  : 12 October 1926
Height  : 172  cm, Position : Forward
Nation  : Armenia, Caps  : 20 Games (10 Goals)
Major Club  : Spartak Moscow
World Cup Participation  : 1958  (5 Games/ 1 Goal)
Professional Scores Record : 133 Goals/ 233 Games
Club Honours : 3 Times Soviet Championship
2 Times Soviet Cup, 1 Time Coppa Italia
International Honours  : 1956 Olympic Games Gold Medal
Individual Achievement :  3 Times Soviet League Top Scorer
Spartak Moscow All-Time Top Scorer
Class  : Prince Silver



2. Boris Paichadze

Date Of Birth  : 3 February 1915
Height  : 170  cm, Position : Forward
Nation  : Georgia, Caps  : None
Major Club  : Dinamo Tblisi
World Cup Participation  : None
Professional Scores Record : 105 Goals/ 190 Games
Club Honours : None
International Honours  : 1956 Olympic Games Gold Medal
Individual Achievement :  Honorable Name "Paichadze Stadium" 
Class  : Prince Silver




Striker


1. Oleg Protasov

Date Of Birth  :  4 February 1964
Height  :  186 cm, Position  :  Fast Striker
Nation  : Ukraine, Caps : 68 Games (29 Goals)
Major Club  : Dnipropetrovsk
World Cup Participation : 1986, 1990
Professional Scores Record : 223 Goals/430 Games
Club Honours  : 2 Times Soviet Championship
2 Times Greek Cup
International Honours : 1988 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1987 Soviet Footballer of The Year
3 Times Soviet League Top Scorer
Soveit League All-Time Highest Scorer in a Single Season
Class :  Prince Silver

2. Mikhail Butusov

Date Of Birth  :  18 June 1900
Height  :  182 cm, Position  :  Target Striker
Nation  : Russia, Caps : 2 Games (3 Goals)
Major Club  : Dynamo Leningrad
Olympic Games Participation : None
Club Honours  : 2 Times Russian Championship
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1934 Master of USSR Sports
Class :  Prince Silver




 Table of Positional Ranking
Goalkeeper
Defensive Lateral
Central Defender
1. Lev Yashin (RUS)
2. Rinat Dasaev (RUS)
3. Evhen Rudakov (UKR)
4. Anzor Kavazashvili (GRG)
5. Vladislav Zhmelkov (RUS)
6. Dimitri Kharine (RUS)
7. Nikolai Sokolov (RUS)
8. Vladimir Maslachenko (UKR) 
9. Leonid Ivanov (UKR)
10. Anatoly Akimov (RUS)
11. Sergo Kotrikadze (GGR)
12. Viktor Bannikov (UKR)
1. Anatoliy Demyanenko (UKR)
2. Vladimir Bessonov (RUS)
3. Evgheny Lovchev (RUS)
4. Mikhail Ogonkov (RUS)
5. Kakha Kaladze (GRG)
6. Revaz Dzodzuashvili (GRG)
7. Yuri Zhirkov (RUS)
8. Sergei Gurenko (BLR)

1. Albert Shesternev (RUS)
2. Murtaz Khurtsilava (GRG)
3. Alexander Chivadze (GRG)
4. Anatoliy Bashashkin (RUS)
5. Anatoliy Maslyonkin (RUS)
6. Vagid Khidiatullin (RUS)
7. Oleg Kuznetzov (RUS)
8. Aleksandr Starostin (RUS)
9. Sergei Baltacha (UKR)
10. Konstantin Kryzhevski (RUS)
11. Mikhail Fomenko (UKR)
12. Victor Onopko (RUS)
Defensive Midfielder
Offensive Midfielder
Offensive Lateral
1. Igor Netto (RUS)
2. Valery Voronin (RUS)
4. Yuri Voynov (UKR)
3. Fyordor Selin (RUS)
5. Andrey Starostin (RUS)
6. Viktor Kolotov (UKR)
7. Anatoliy Konkov (UKR)
8. Sergei Aleinikov (BLR)
9. Tegiz Sulakvelidze (GRG)
9. Vasiliy Rats (RUS)
10. Alexei Smertin (RUS)
11. Anatoliy Tymoschuk (UKR)

1. Fyodor Cherenkov (RUS)
2. Leonid Buryak (UKR)
3. David Kipiani (GRG)
4. Oleksandr Zavarov (UKR)
5. Vladimir Muntyan (UKR)
6. Alexei Mikhailichenko (UKR)
7. Sergei Salnikov (RUS)
8. Yuri Gavrilov (RUS)
9. Alexandre Mostovoi (RUS)
10. Avtandil Gogoberidze (GRG)
11. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (ARM)
12. Vladimir Veremeev (UKR)
13. Shota Yamanidze (GRG)
14. Yegor Titov (RUS)

1. Mikheil Meshki (GRG)
2. Slava Metreveli (GRG)
3. Igor Chislenko (RUS)
4. Sergey Ilyin (RUS)
5. Ramaz Shengelia(GRG)
6. Andrei Kanchelskis (RUS)
7. Khoren Oganesian (ARM)
8. Vladimir Onischenko (UKR)
9. Andriy Yamolenko (UKR)
10. Valery Karpin (RUS)
11. Dimitri Alenichev (RUS)
Forward
               Striker
         
1. Eduard Streltsov (RUS)
2. Oleg Blokhin (UKR)
3. Valentin Ivanov (RUS)
4. Igor Belanov (UKR)
5. Grigory Fedotov (RUS)
6. Andrei Ashavin (RUS)
7. Nikita Simonyan (AMN))
8. Boris Paichadze (GRG)
9. Viktor Peneldelnik (RUS)

1. Andrei Shevchenko (UKR)
2. Oleg Protasov (UKR)
3. Mikhail Butusov (RUS)
4. Vsevolod Bobrov (RUS)
5. Alexandre Ponomarev (RUS)


































All-Time Russian XI
Formation : 4-5-1

GK : Lev Yashin
DL : Evgeny Lovchev
DR : Anatoliy Maslyonkin
CB : Albert Shesternev
CB : Anatoliy Bashashkin
DM : Verely Voronin
CM : Igor Netto
WL : Grigory Fedotov
WR : Igor Chislenko
SS : Valentin Ivanov
FW : Eduard Streltsov

Substitution : Fyodor Cherenkov, Sergey Ilyin, Vsevolod Bobrov


All-Time Ukrainian XI
Formation 4-3-1-2

GK : Evhen Rudakov
DL : Anatoliy Demyanenko
DR : Vladimir Bezsonov
CB : Sergei Baltacha
CB : Oleg Kuznetzov
DM : Viktor Kolotov
CM : Vladimir Muntyan
AM : Leonid Buryak
SS : Ihor Belanov
FL : Oleg Blokhin
FR : Andriy Shevchenko

Substitution :  Leonid Buryak, Oleg Protasov


All-Time Rest of USSR XI
Formation 4-4-2
GK : Anzor Kavazashvili (Georgia)
DL : Khaka Kaladze (Georgia)
DR : Revaz Dzodzuashvili (Georgia)
CB : Alexander Chivadze (Georgia)
CB : Murtaz Khurtsilava (Georgia)
DM : Sergei Aleinikov (Belarus)
AM : David Kipiani (Georgia)
WL : Mikhail Meshki (Georgia)
WR : Slava Metreveli (Georgia)
FW : Boris Paichadze (Georgia)
FW : Nikita Simonyan (Armenia)




The Greatest CIS National Footballers
Russia

1. Lev Yashin
2. Igor Netto
3. Rinat Dasaev
4. Valentin Ivanov
5. Eudard Streltsov


Ukraine

1. Oleg Blokhin
1. Andrei Shevchenko
3. Anatoliy Demyanenko
4. Leonid Buryak
5. Ihor Belanov


Georgia

1. Murtaz Khurtsilava
2. David Kipiani
3. Mikheil Meshki
4. Slava Metreveli
5. Boris Paichadze


Armenia : Nikita Simonyan
Azerbaijan : Anatoliy Banishevskiy
Belarus: Sergei Aleinikov
Estonia : Mart Poom
Kazakhstan : Sergey Kovochkin
Latvia : Aleksandrs Starkovs
Lithuania : Arminas Narbekovas
Moldova : Pavel Cebanu
Uzbekistan : Maksim Shatskikh


The Greatest Soviet Players of the Era

10s : -
20s : Fedor Selin (1st Half), Mikhail Butusov (2nd Half)
30s : Sergey Ilyin (1st Half), Grigory Fedotov (2nd Half)
40s : Sevolod Bobrov (2nd Half)
50s : Igor Netto (1st Half), Eduard Streltsov (2nd Half)
60s : Lev Yashin (1st Half), Albert Shesternev (2nd Half)
70s : Murtaz Khurtsilava (1st Half), Oleg Blokhin 2nd Half)
80s : Rinat Dasaev
90s : Andrei Kanchelski (1st Half), Alexander Mostovoi (2nd Half)
00s : Andrei Shevchenko (1st Half), Andrej Ashavin (2nd Half) 
10s : Andriy Yamolenko (1st Half)


The Greatest Soviet Footballers of All-Time

1. Lev Yashin
2. Igor Netto
3. Andrei Shevchenko
4. Oleg Blokhin
5. Rinat Dasaev
6. Eduard Streltsov
7. Valery Voronin
8. Albert Shesternev
9. Murtaz Khurtsilava
10. Grigory Fedotov

52 comments:

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    1. He is believed to reach his peak as forward in his early career and switch to play as left-winger in the post-war era.

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  2. ok is that I always saw him only as a center forward

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  3. hello dearman experts say Kipiani was better player than Cherenkov and Simonyan said Ogonkov was the best left-back that existed in the Soviet Union . what do you think?

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    1. As I check, he had a short career due to the same reason as Streltsov (Rapped women). His peak is seemingly an exceptional defender. I even name Streltsov in the first XI since peak performance is more important factor in international legendary museum than positional hall of fame especially for attacker and when consider defender position, consistency-longevity is more expected to fulfill. At least I’d not name him in the squad but probably honorable mention, let find more info.

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  4. Anonymous22/9/14

    Kanchelskis name is incorrect and D.O.B is wrong, stunning work though.

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  5. Yes, we need to carefully study could be unfairness he was in the peloton injustice he can be left out, if we had a real Russian expert to give an opinion

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    1. This Soviet squad is primarily refer to the voting survey result from football managers around Russia, is prepared by Alexei Matveev, a Russian football journalist. As I mentioned, it will be depend on your criteria of selection. He is known in below average of longevity in career due to spending his time in the prison and his peak should be an exceptional one.
      I forgot to mention about Kipiani who is considered as the most talent former soviet midfielder ever but his career is filled with too often injury and let him won very few caps (less than Cherenkov 44 percent). His peak should be higher than Cherenkov who was much inferior to Kipiani in personal technique and ball controlling but as specified, NT performance is more important in all-time squad.

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  6. Yes, that explains how you set up your team, a great team until next my friend

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    1. He had only three great seasons and list below standard of this museum (at least five). He is also failed in international career, score only 15 goals in 75 games even lower than many defenders in history.

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  8. Anonymous6/3/15

    what about Anatoliy Tymoshchuk?

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    1. As I check, he was rated by kicker below international-class in all seasons with Bayern Munich although the majority of his career was spend in Russia and Ukraine.

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  9. Grigory Fedotov never played a single game by Soviet Union Nationa Team

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  10. Anonymous12/12/15

    This ALL-STAR TEAM based on official annual list "USSR's 33 best players of season" (1948-1991)// https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BF%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%BA_33_%D0%BB%D1%83%D1%87%D1%88%D0%B8%D1%85_%D1%84%D1%83%D1%82%D0%B1%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%B2_%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%B7%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B0_%D0%B2_%D0%A1%D0%A1%D0%A1%D0%A0

    USSR XI 1980s (1981-1991)- 4-4-2:(GK)Dasaev;(DL)Bessonov;(CB)Chivadze; (CB)Baltacha;(DR)Demyanenko; (MF)Cherenkov;(MF)Aleinikov;(MF)Litovchenko;(AM)Zavarov;(FW)Protasov;(FW)Blokhin.
    USSR XI 1970s (1971-1980)- 4-4-2:(GK)Pilguy;(DL)Lovchev;(CB)Fomenko;(CB)Khurtsilava;(DR)Dzodzuashvili;(MF)Kolotov;(MF)Muntyan;(MF)Konkov;(AM)Kipiani;(FW)Onitschenko;(FW)Blokhin.
    USSR XI 1960s (1961-1970) - 4-3-3: (GK)Yashin;(DL)Danilov;(CB)Shesternev;(CB)Khurtsilava;(DL)V.Ponamaryov;(MF)Voronin;(MF)Muntyan;(AM)Metreveli;(FW)Val.Ivanov;(FW)Streltsov;(FW)Meskhi.
    USSR XI 1950s (1951-1960) - 3-2-5: (GK)Yashin;(DF)N.Titschenko;(DF)Bashashkin;(DF)B.D.Kuznetsov;(MF)Voynov;(MF)Netto;(FWR)Tatushin;(FW)Val.Ivanov;(CFW)Streltsov;(FW)Salnikov;(FWL)A.M.Ilyin.
    USSR XI Post-War (1948-1991) - 4-4-2: (GK)Yashin(16 time in annual list);(DF)Bessonov(11);(DF)Shesternev(11);(DF)Khurtsilava(10);(DF)Demyanenko(9);(MF)Netto(13);(MF)Veremeyev(10);(MF)Cherenkov(9);(AM)Metreveli(9);(FW)Blokhin(15);(FW)Val.Ivanov(12).
    This list is not quite is relevant because it allows for more longevity than the degree of talent. Nevertheless, it is interesting.

    About "Eras Greatest Soviet Footballers"
    on my opinion, best soviet footballer 1920s(1st half)Fedor Selin,(2nd half)Mikhail Butusov; 1940s(2nd half)Vsevolod Bobrov, not Grigory Fedotov

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    1. I'm delighted to have such a rare interesting information ! Surely I'll review this squad based on this selection. I tend to agree on your suggestion of Bobrov as the all-stars rank shows Bobrov is clearly better in 1948 and 1949 and also achieved a top scorer in other two seasons (1945, 1947). As I check, both Butusov and Selin was awarded Master of USSR Sports in 1934 so he has a very strong profile.

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  11. Anonymous12/12/15

    Georgian footballer of All-Time.

    In 2010 georgian newspaper "Kviris palitra" made the election of best player of Georgia ever. Short-list (9 best players) was offered readers. They estimated players 9-point scale from 1 to 9.
    Amount of points below

    1.Boris Paichadze - 7.88 pts
    2.Mikhail Meskhi - 7.77
    3.David Kipiani - 7.04
    4.Slava Metreveli - 5.86
    5.Aleksandr Chivadze - 4.46
    6.Vitaly Daraselia - 3.64
    7.Shota Yamanidze - 3.61
    8.Kakha Kaladze - 2.53
    9.Shota Arveladze - 2.20

    It is strange that don't have Khurtsilava. He would have been in the top five. But in general, normal selection. Paichadze is superlegend of georgian football. Kipiani, Chivadze and Daraselia won the EuroCup-1981. Metreveli, Meskhi and Yamanidze were stars of 1960s. Yamanidze like Asparukhov died in a car crash.

    In december 2000 georgian newspaper "Sakhalkho Gazeti" ("People's newspaper") voted all-time team of georgian football. list below:

    GK - Sergo Kotrikadze.
    DF - Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Murtaz Khurtsilava, Aleksandr Chivadze, Givi Chokheli.
    MF - Shota Yamanidze, David Kipiani, Vitaly Daraselia.
    FW - Boris Paichadze, Slava Metreveli, Mikhail Meskhi.

    Top 5 Goalkeepers (version of "Sakhalkho Gazeti" ("People's newspaper")):

    1.Sergo Kotrikadze
    2.Anzor Kavazashvili
    3.Otar Gabelia
    4.Vladimir Margania
    5.Ramaz Urushadze.

    Another high-class georgian players were
    1940s - Gaioz Djedjelava.
    1940-50s - Avtandil Gogoberidze (all-time top goalscorer of Dinamo Tbilisi in D1 USSR: 127 goals in 341 matches)
    2nd half 1950s - Zaur Kaloev. Striker. He scored a lot of goals by head after passes Meskhi.
    1960s - Vladimir Barkaya and Kakhi Asatiani.
    1970s - Givi Nodia and Vladimir Gutsayev.
    1980s - Tengiz Sulakvelidze, Ramaz Shengelia, Gela Ketashvili.
    1990s - Levan Kobiashvili.

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    1. I'm pleased again. In the first sight, I think Paichadze and Metreveli are deserved to be added profile in this museum. Meskhi and Kipiani are full of talent but was unfortunately limited the opportunity in international games.

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  12. OK, I revised based your information and further study as below ;

    1) Replace Starostin by Selin in substitution of main squad.
    2) Add profile of Butusov, Paichadze and Metreveli in positional ranking of reserved group.
    3) Revise and add new players in positional ranking such as Veremeev, Daraselia, etc

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  13. Anonymous12/12/15

    USSR XI 1920s (1918-1930) - 2-3-5: (GK) N.Sokolov; (DF) Gostev; (DF) Ezhov; (MF) P.Philippov; (MF) Selin; (MF) Privalov; (FW) P.Grigoryev; (FW) Butusov; (FW) P.Isakov; (FW) Kannunikov; (FW) Shaposhnikov.

    USSR XI 1930s (1931-1940) - 2-3-5: (GK) Akimov; (DF) Al.Starostin; (DF) Vas.Sokolov; (MF) Leuta; (MF) An.Starostin; (MF) V.Fyodorov; (FW) Djedjelava; (FW) Yakushin; (FW) Fedotov; (FW) V.Pavlov; (FW) S.Ilyin.

    USSR XI 1940s (1941-1950) - 3-2-5: (GK) Akimov; (DF) Chistokhvalov; (DF) Kochetkov; (DF) Vas.Sokolov; (MF) Blinkov; (MF) L.Solovyov; (FW) Trofimov; (FW) V.Nikolaev; (FW) A.Ponomaryov; (FW) Bobrov; (FW) Dyomin.

    Source: Лукашин Ю.С. Звёзды советского футбола 1918-1987. Москва, 1988 (Lukashin Yu.S. Zvyozdy sovetskogo futbola 1918-1987. Moskva.1988 // Lukashin Y. Stars of the soviet football 1918-1987. Moscow.1988)

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  14. Anonymous12/12/15

    In Armenia great armenian footballer of XX century voted Khoren Oganesyan. Simonyan never played for armenian clubs, so he was not selected as the best.
    Top 5 Armenian XX century (in my opinion): 1.Simonyan; 2.Oganesyan; 3.Markarov; 4.Andreasyan; 5.Ishtoyan.

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  15. Whom do you think the fourth and fifth USSR best keeper ever ? As I checked Leonid Ivanov and Vladimir Maslachenko was named in high place of all-stars team consistently. Other candidates would be Zhmelkov and those top Georgian keepers.

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    1. Anonymous13/12/15

      I think the soviet top 5 looks like this

      1.Yashin (Dinamo Moscow)
      2.Dasaev (Spartak Moscow)
      3.Rudakov (Dinamo Kyev)
      4.Kavazashvili (Torpedo Moscow, Spartak Moscow). He played at the same time with Yashin and Rudakov.
      5.N.Sokolov (Dinamo Leningrad). First great goalkeeper of Soviet Union. He founded so-called "soviet goalkeeper school". 10 time "the best goalkeeper of Soviet Union" in 1920s.

      High-class also
      1930-1940s - Anatoly Akimov. He was better than Zmelkov, Khomich and Nikanorov.
      1950s - Leonid Ivanov. The best soviet keeper 1950s before Yashin.
      1960s - Maslachenko, Bannikov, Kotrikadze, Pshenichnikov. 1960s is peak of Soviet football.
      1970s - Pilguy, Prokhorov, Astapovskiy, Gabelia. Keeper 70s worse than 60s except Rudakov.
      1980s - Vyacheslav Chanov, Viktor Chanov, Kharin (debut in D1 USSR 16y97d is record among soviet goalkeepers), Cherchesov.

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    2. I see the gap between 3rd (Rudakov) and 4th (Kavazashvili) is very high because the coincidence of great soviet keepers in the 1960s impacts on a few international participation of secondary choice.
      Your contribution helps to know more about Soviet legends in the pre-war era although it seems difficult to rate them very high as there were few domestic and international games.

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    3. Anonymous13/12/15

      Kaazashvili have 29 participation for Soviet National Team. It's 4th result after Dasaev (91), Yashin (74) and Rudakov (48).
      Kavasashvili played in great soviet squad 1960s "Torpedo" with Valentin Ivanov, Eduard Streltsov, Viktor Shustikov and Valery Voronin.
      He won prize "The best goalkeeper" in 1965 and 1967.
      He played at a very high level during World Cup-1970.
      World Cup's Soviet main keepers - 1958, 1962, 1966 - Yashin, 1970 - Kavazashvili (Rudakov was injured), 1982, 1986, 1990 - Dasaev.

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  16. Anonymous13/12/15

    According to russian football-historic books such as Внуков В. Чемпионаты России и СССР 1912-1935, изд. 1999 (Vnukov V. Championships of Russia and USSR 1912-1935, ed. 1999), Лукосяк Ю. Кто есть кто в петербургском футболе (История петербургского футбола), изд. 2011 (Lukosyak Y. Who is who in petersburgian football. History of petersburgian football, ed. 2011), Калянов Г. Московская футбольная лига 1910-1922. изд.2011 (Kalyanov G. The Moscow Football League 1910-1922, ed. 2011), etc., the best footballers 1910s were Vasily Zhitarev and Vasily Butusov(1st half) and Pyotr Kanunnikov (2nd half).
    But level of russian football 1910s was low. For example, in 1912 Russia lost to Germany 0-16 and to Hungary 0-12! this is a catastrophe.

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  17. Anonymous16/12/15

    About ukrainian football in soviet era.
    Based on top 50 all-time for each Ukrainian club participated in D1 USSR (published on the website football.ua in 2010) I composed top 10 (for Dinamo Kyev) and top 5 (for others).

    Top 10 Dinamo Kyev (1927-1991): 1.Blokhin, 2.Kolotov, 3.Demyanenko, 4.Buryak, 5.Muntyan, 6.Biba, 7.Veremeyev, 8.Bessonov, 9.Turyanchik, 10.Rudakov (GK).
    Top 5 Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk (1918-1991): 1.Lyutyi, 2.Protasov, 3.Litovchenko, 4.Taran, 5.Schneiderman.
    Top 5 Shakhtyor Donetsk (1936-1991): 1.Starukhin, 2.Sokolovskiy, 3.Grachyov, 4.Salkov, 5.Degtyaryov (GK).
    Top 5 Chernomorets Odessa (1936-1991): 1.Ploskina, 2.Leshchuk, 3.Moskalenko, 4.Furs, 5.Zabolotnyi.

    all-time Top 5 ukrainian goalkeepers:
    1.Rudakov
    2.Bannikov
    3.Makarov
    4.Shovkovskiy
    5.Viktor Chanov

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    1. Great info as usual. Now I'd like to share the list from Alxei Metveev, Russian journalist who rate Soviet legends by position by survey poll to the Russian coaches combined with his literature study. This list consists of Russian, Ukrainian and Soviet legends.

      Goalkeepers
      1. Lev Yashin 50-60
      2. Rinat Dasaev 80
      3. Vladislav Zhmelkov 30-40

      Defenders
      1. Albert Shesternev 60
      2. Аnatoliy Bashashkin 50
      3. Аnatoliy Мaslenkin 50-60
      4. Vagiz Khidiatullin 80
      5. Evgeniy Lovchev 70
      6. Mikhail Ogonkov 50

      Midfielders
      1. Igor Netto 50-60
      2. Valeriy Voronin 60
      3. Fedor Cherenkov 80
      4. Yuriy Gavrilov 70-80
      5. Nikolay Manoshin 60
      6. Alexandr Mostovoy 90-00
      7. Iliya Tsimbalar 90

      Forwards
      1. Eduard Streltsov 50-60
      2. Grigoriy Fedotov 30-40
      3. Vsevolod Bobrov 40-50
      4. Valentin Ivanov 50-60
      5. Nikita Simonyan 50
      6. Sergey Salnikov 50
      7. Igor Chislenko 60

      Ukraine
      Goalkeepers
      1. Yevgeniy Rudakov 70
      2. Viktor Bannikov 60-70
      3. Viktor Chanov 80

      Defenders
      1. Аnatoliy Demyanenko 80
      2. Vladimir Bessonov 80
      3. Mikhail Fomenko 70
      4. Sergey Baltacha 80
      5. Oleg Kuznetsov 80-90
      6. Vadim Sosnikhin 60

      Midfielders
      1. Leonid Buryak 70-80
      2. Vladimir Muntyan 60-70
      3. Alexandr Zavarov 80
      4. Viktor Kolotov 70
      5. Alexey Mikhaylichenko 80-90
      6. Аnatoliy Konkov 70
      7. Yuriy Voynov 50

      Forwards
      1. Oleg Blokhin 70-80
      2. Andrey Shevchenko 90-00
      3. Оleg Protasov 80-90
      4. Anatoliy Byshovets 60
      5. Igor Belanov 80
      6. Vladimir Onitschenko 70
      7. Sergey Rebrov 90-00


      Soviet union

      Goalkeepers
      1. Lev Yashin
      2. Rinat Dasaev
      3. Yevgeniy Rudakov

      Defenders
      1. Albert Shesternev
      2. Murtaz Khurtsilava
      3. Аnatoliy Demyanenko
      4. Vladimir Bessonov
      5. Аlexandr Chivadze 70-80
      6. Аnatoliy Bashashkin
      7. Аnatoliy Мaslenkin

      Midfielders
      1. Igor Netto
      2. Valeriy Voronin
      3. Fedor Cherenkov
      4. David Kipiani 70-80
      5. Leonid Buryak
      6. Vladimir Muntyan
      7. Alexandr Zavarov
      8. Viktor Kolotov
      9. Yuriy Gavrilov
      10. Alexey Mikhaylichenko

      Forwards
      1. Oleg Blokhin
      2. Eduard Streltsov
      3. Grigoriy Fedotov
      4. Vsevolod Bobrov
      5. Valentin Ivanov
      6. Nikita Simonyan
      7. Sergey Salnikov
      8. Mikhail Мeskhi 50-60
      9. Igor Chislenko
      10. Viktor Ponedelnik
      11. Slava Metreveli 60
      12. Оleg Protasov

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    2. Anonymous16/12/15

      About Zhmelkov. In seasons 1938 and 1939 Zhmelkov and Akimov played for Spartak Moscow in rotation. In 1939 Zmelkov rescued penalty kick 7 times in sequence. He was awarded the prize "The Best Sportsman of USSR 1939". But in general Zhmelkov have only two excelent seasons 1938 and 1939. And only 1 time "The Best GK of USSR" in the same 1939 year. Zhmelkov like Belanov was spark not fire.

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  18. Anonymous16/12/15

    Spartak Moscow all-time XI (1922-2002): 3-4-3: (GK) Dasaev; (DF) Logofet; (DF) Khidiyatulin; (DF) Lovchev; (MF) Netto; (MF) Gavrilov; (MF) Cherenkov; (MF) Tikhonov; (FW) Salnikov; (FW) Simonyan; (FW) Khusainov. // Substitution: 3-4-3: (GK) Maslachenko; (DF) Vas.Sokolov; (DF) Maslyonkin; (DF) Krutikov; (MF) An.Starostin; (MF) Papaev; (MF) Titov; (MF) Shavlo; (FW) Nik.Dementyev; (FW) Rodionov; (FW) A.Ilyin.

    Top 5 Spartak Moscow (1922-2002):
    1.Netto
    2.Cherenkov
    3.Dasaev
    4.Tikhonov
    5.Simonyan

    Dinamo Moscow all-time XI (1923-2003): 4-3-3: (GK) Yashin; (DF) Kesarev; (DF) Anichkin; (DF) Krizhevskiy; (DF) Makhovikov; (MF) L.Solovyov; (MF) Val.Maslov; (MF) Dobrovolskiy; (FW) Chislenko; (FW) Beskov; (FW) Evryuzhikhin. // Substitution: 4-3-3: (GK) Khomich; (DF) Losev; (DF) Bubnov; (DF) A.Novikov; (DF) B.Kuznetsov; (MF) Dolmatov; (MF) Blinkov; (MF) Kobelev; (FW) Vas.Trofimov; (FW) S.Solovyov; (FW) S.Ilyin.

    Top 5 Dinamo Moscow (1923-2003):
    1.Yashin
    2.Chislenko
    3.Beskov
    4.Vas.Trofimov
    5.Kesarev

    CSKA Moscow all-time XI (1911-2011): 3-2-5: (GK) Akinfeyev; (DF) Shesternev; (DF) Kaplichnyi; (DF) Bashashkin; (MF) Korneyev; (MF) Semak; (FW) Grinin; (FW) Val.Nikolaev; (FW) G.Fedotov; (FW) Bobrov; (FW) Dyomin. // Substitution: 3-4-3: (GK) Astapovskiy; (DF) Ignashevich; (DF) Nyrkov; (DF) Dm.Kuznetsov; (MF) Daniel Karvalho; (MF) Tatarchuk; (MF) Zhirkov; (MF) Broshin; (FW) V.Fedotov; (FW) Vagner Love; (FW) Kopeikin.

    Top 5 CSKA Moscow (1911-2011)
    1.G.Fedotov
    2.Shesternev
    3.Bobrov
    4.Akinfeyev
    5.Semak

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  19. Anonymous21/1/16

    Anatoliy Banishevskiy?

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  20. Anonymous5/2/16

    Belarus Top 10 (UEFA Jubilee Awards, 1954-2003, BFF (Belarus Football Fedeation) and newspaper "PressBall", 2003):

    1.Sergei Aleinikov - 1414 pts
    2.Alexander Prokopenko - 846
    3.Eduard Malofeev - 799
    4.Valentin Belkevich - 648
    5.Mikhail Mustygin - 140
    6.Sergei Gotsmanov - 83
    7.Sergei Borovskiy - 52
    8.Sergei Gurenko - 47
    9.Yuri Pudyshev - 46
    10-11.Andrei Zygmantovich - 33
    10-11.Alexander Khatskevich - 33

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  21. Anonymous6/2/16

    Ukraine by decade

    Top 5 Ukraine (newspaper "Ukrainian football", 2010):

    1920s: 1.Ivan Privalov, 2.Vladimir Fomin, 3.Oleksandr Shpakovskiy, 4.Konstantin Fomin, 5.Roman Norov.
    1930s: 1.Konstantin Shchegodskiy, 2.Oleksa Bokshay, 3.Anton Idzkovskiy, 4.Vladimir Kobziar', 5.Viktor Shilovskiy.
    1940s: 1.Oleksandr Skotsen', 2.Aleksandr Ponomaryov, 3.Pavel Vinkovatov, 4.Fyodor Dashkov, 5.Abram Lerman.
    1950s: 1.Mikhail Koman, 2.Vitaly Golubev, 3.Oleg Makarov, 4.Yuri Voynov, 5.Viktor Fomin.
    1960s: 1.Viktor Serebryanikov, 2.Vassily Turyanchik, 3.Andrey Biba, 4.Anotoly Byshovets, 5.Viktor Kanevskiy.
    1970s: 1.Oleg Blokhin, 2.Viktor Kolotov, 3.Vladimir Muntyan, 4.Anatoly Konkov, 5.Evgeny Rudakov.
    1980s: 1.Oleg Blokhin, 2.Anatoly Dem'yanenko, 3.Aleksandr Zavarov, 4.Oleg Protasov, 5.Vladimir Bessonov.
    1990s: 1.Sergiy Rebrov, 2.Viktor Leonenko, 3.Andrey Shevchenko, 4.Yuri Kalitvintsev, 5.Oleksandr Shovkovskiy.
    2000s: 1.Andrey Shevchenko, 2.Anatoly Timoshchuk, 3.Oleksandr Shovkovskiy, 4.Sergiy Rebrov, 5.Andrey Voronin.

    Ukraine XI 1920s-1940s (newspaper "Young Guard", 2002):

    1920s: 2-3-5 - Norov - K.Fomin, Krotov - Kapustin, Vl.Fomin, Privalov - Shtraub, Malkhasov, Shpakovskiy, Natarov, V.Prokofiev.
    1930s: 2-3-5 - Trusevich - Makhinya, Klimenko - Kuzmenko, Piontkovskiy, Greber - Goncharenko, Shilovskiy, Shchegodskiy, P.Komarov, Parovishnikov.
    1940s: 3-2-5 - Idzkovskiy - Makhinya, Lerman, Bikezin - Prints, Rogozyanskiy - Dashkov, Skotsen', Ponomaryov, Vinkovatov, Borzenko.

    Ukraine XI 1950s-2000s (newspaper "Molod' Ukrainy" (Youth of Ukraine), 2013):

    1950s: 3-2-5 - O.Makarov - Erokhin, Golubev, Popovich - Voynov, Alpatov - Kanevskiy, Koman, Zazroev, Borzenko, Vik.Fomin.
    1960s: 4-3-3 - Bannikov - Shchegolkov, Sosnikhin, Turyanchik, Ostrovskiy - Sabo, Biba, Serebryanikov - Kanevskiy, Byshovets, Lobanovskiy.
    1970s: 3-5-2 - Rudakov - Troshkin, Fomenko, Matvienko - Muntyan, Konkov, Buryak, Kolotov, Veremeev - Onishchenko, Blokhin.
    1980s: 4-3-3 - Vik.Chanov - Bessonov, Baltacha, O.Kuznetsov, Dem'yanenko - Zavarov, Litovchenko, Rats - Blokhin, Belanov, Protasov.
    1990s: 4-3-3 - Shovkovskiy - Luzhnyi, Vashchuk, Golovko, Skripnik - Kalitvintsev, Y.Maksimov, Kosovskiy - Rebrov, Shevchenko, Leonenko.
    2000s: 4-4-2 - Shovkovskiy - O.Gusev, Rusol, Chigrinskiy, Skripnik - Nazarenko, Timoshchuk, A.Gusin, Rykun - Shevchenko, A.Voronin.

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    About "Positional Ranking Of USSR Footballers". My opinion is based on ratings, reports and memoirs of leading coaches (Lobanovskiy, Yakushin, Kachalin, Arkadiev, etc).

    Goalkeeper - Akimov is higher L.Ivanov. Deserves a place in the list - Shovkovskiy, maybe - Nikonorov, Vik.Chanov and Akinfeev.
    Full-Back - right - 1.Bessonov, 2.Dzodzuashvili, 3.Al.Starostin, 4.Chistokhvalov, 5.Sulakvelidze.// left - 1.Dem'yanenko, 2.Lovchev, 3.Krutikov, 4.Vas.Sokolov, 5.Boris Kuznetsov, 6.Ogonkov, 7.Konstantin Fomin. Post-soviet full-back - 1.Kaladze, 2.Luzhnyi, 3.Zhirkov.
    Center-Back (libero / stopper): 1.Shesternev, 2.Khurtsilava, 3.Chivadze, 4.Baltacha, 5.O.Kuznetsov, 6.Bashashkin, 7.Krizhevskiy, 8.Maslyonkin, 9.Khidiatullin, 10.Fomenko, 11-15.Ezhov, Shustikov, Kaplichnyi, I.Kochetkov, L.Solovyov. Post-soviet - 1.Ignashevich, 2.Onopko, 3.Golovko.
    Defensive Midfielder - 1.Netto, 2.Voronin, 3. An.Starostin, 4.Konkov, 5.Selin, 6-7.Kolotov, Voynov, 8.Veremeev, 9-10.Aleinikov, Sabo, 11.Vsevolod Blinkov, 12.Privalov. Post-soviet - 1.Timoshchuk, 2.Smertin.
    Attacking Midfielder - 1.Cherenkov, 2.Muntyan, 3.Kipiani, 4.Buryak, 5-6.Serebryanikov, Zavarov, 7.Litovchenko, 8.Mikhailichenko, 9-10.Gavrilov, Machaidze, 11.Dobrovolskiy, 12.Oganesyan. Post-soviet - 1.Mkhitaryan, 2.Mostovoi, 3.Alenichev, 4-5.Kalitvintsev, Tsymbalar'.
    Inside - right - 1.Val.Ivanov, 2.Val.Nikolaev, 3.Yakushin, left - 1.Salnikov, 2.N.Dementiev, 3.Gogoberidze, 4.Kanunnikov.
    Winger - right - 1.Metreveli, 2.Chislenko, 3.Vas.Trofimov, 4.Grinin, 5.Tatushin, 6-7.P.Grigoriev, N.Starostin, left - 1.Meskhi, 2.S.Ilyin, 3.An.Ilyin, 4.Dyomin, 5.Khusainov. Post-soviet - 1.Kanchelskis, 2.Karpin, 3.A.Hleb.
    Forward /striker - 1.Blokhin, 2.Streltsov, 3.G.Fedotov, 4-5.Protasov, Bobrov, 6.Butusov, 7.Simonyan, 8.A.Ponomaryov, 9-11.Ponedelnik, Belanov, Byshovets, 12.Paichadze, 13.Rodionov, 14.Beskov, 15.Isakov, 16-17.Gutsaev, Onitshenko, 18.Shengelia. Post-soviet - 1.Shevchenko, 2.Arshavin, 3.Rebrov, 4.Kerzhakov.

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  23. Anonymous12/2/16

    Corrections: Streltsov DoB 21.07.1937, not 1934, Dassaev DoB 13.06.1957, not 15 june, Zavarov DoB 26.04.1961, not 20 april, Butusov DoB 18.06.1900, not 1990.

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  24. Anonymous26/2/16

    Adds for profile.
    Evheny Rudakov - 1 Time Ukranian Footballer of the Year (1971).
    Yuri Voynov - 4 Times Ukranian Footballer of the Year (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960).
    Alexander Zavarov - 1 Time Ukranian Footballer of the Year (1986).
    Sergei Aleinikov - 3 Times Belarusian Footballer of the Year (1984, 1986, 1988)

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    1. Please give me the full list of Ukrainian Footballer of the Year

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    2. Anonymous27/2/16

      Ukrainian Footballer of the Year 1922-1968:
      1922-1931 (selected by Science Institute of Sport): 1922, 1923: Privalov, 1924: Norov, 1925, 1926, 1927: Privalov, 1928: Babkin, 1929, 1930, 1931: Piontkovskiy.
      1932-1959 (selected by Ukrainian Football Federation): 1932: Babkin, 1933: Shchegotskiy, 1934: Idzkovskiy, 1935: Shilovskiy, 1936: Shchegotskiy, 1937: Komarov, 1938: Goncharenko, 1939: Kuzmenko, 1940: Layko, 1941, 1942, 1943: n/a, 1944: Makhinya, 1945: Idzkovskiy, 1946, 1947, 1948: Vinkovatov, 1949: Borzenko, 1950: Vik.Fomin, 1951: Ponomaryov, 1952: Golubev, 1953: Borzenko, 1954: Vik.Fomin, 1955, 1956: Koman, 1957, 1958, 1959: Voynov.
      1960-1967 (newspaper "Sportivna Gazeta"): 1960: Voynov, 1961: Makarov, 1962, 1963: Lobanovskiy, 1964: Bannikov, 1965: Khmelnitskiy, 1966: Biba, 1967: Turianchik.
      1968 (newspaper "Komsomolske Znamia"): 1968: Turianchik.

      After 1968 - http://rsssf.com/miscellaneous/oekrpoy.html

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  25. Anonymous6/3/16

    Soviet Footballer of the Year (award of sport magazine "Futbol"/"Futbol-Hockey", 1964-1991). Top 10:

    1964 - 1.Voronin, 2.Val.Ivanov, 3.Metreveli, 4.Yashin, 5.Bannikov, 6.V.Fedotov, 7.Meskhi, 8.Shesternyov, 9.Khusainov, 10.Kanevskiy.
    1965 - 1.Voronin, 2.Streltsov, 3.Yashin, 4-10. not details.
    1966 - 1.Biba, 2-3.Shesternyov, Yashin, 4.Streltsov, 5.Byshovets, 6.Voronin, 7.Sabo, 8-10.Banishevskiy, Rudakov, Turianchik.
    1967 - 1.Streltsov, 2.Khurtsilava, 3.Byshovets, 4.Kavazashvili, 5.Turianchik, 6.Chislenko, 7.Mustygin, 8.Maslov, 9-11. Anichkin, Pshenichnikov, Yashin.
    1968 - 1.Streltsov, 2.Khurtsilava, 3.Shesternyov, 4.Muntyan, 5.Khusainov, 6.Metreveli, 7.Turianchik, 8.Abduraimov, 9.Pshenichnikov, 10-12.Byshovets, Puzach, Yashin.
    1969 - 1.Muntyan, 2.Kavazashvili, 3.Shesternyov, 4.Osyanin, 5.Serebrianikov, 6.Khusainov, 7-8.Asatiani, Yashin, 9.Byshovets, 10.Lovchev.
    1970 - 1.Shesternyov, 2.V.Fedotov, 3.Bannikov, 4.Evryuzhikhin, 5.Nodia, 6.Eshtrekov, 7.Sabo, 8.Byshovets, 9-10.Kavazashvili, Muntyan.

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    1971 - 1.Rudakov, 2.Kolotov, 3.Markarov, 4.Khurtsilava, 5.Shesternyov, 6.Pilguy, 7-8.Malofeev, V.Shevchenko, 9.Dolmatov, 10-11.Eskov, Sosnikhin.
    1972 - 1.Lovchev, 2.Rudakov, 3.Khurtsilava, 4.Kolotov, 5.Blokhin, 6.Andriasyan, 7.V.Semyonov, 8-9.Zhuravlyov, Zanazanyan, 10.Eskov.
    1973 - 1.Blokhin, 2.Andriasyan, 3.Pilguy, 4.Ishtoyan, 5.Markarov, 6.Muntyan, 7-8.Kozemyakin, Lovchev, 9.Abramyan, 10-11.Machaidze, Olshanskiy.
    1974 - 1.Blokhin, 2.Veremeev, 3.Prokhorov, 4.Lovchev, 5.Olshanskiy, 6.Nikonov, 7.Pavlenko, 8.Onishchenko, 9.Andriasyan, 10.Starukhin.
    1975 - 1.Blokhin, 2.Veremeev, 3.Lovchev, 4.Kolotov, 5.Astapovskiy, 6-7.Konkov, Onishchenko, 8-9.Markarov, Prokhorov, 10.Zviagintsev.
    1976 - 1.Astapovskiy, 2.Kipiani, 3.Blokhin, 4.Markin, 5.Gontar, 6.Buryak, 7.Konkov, 8.N.Petrosyan, 9.Sakharov, 10.Tarkhanov.
    1977 - 1.Kipiani, 2.Blokhin, 3.Degtyaryov, 4.Konkov, 5.Bubnov, 6.Bessonov, 7.Chesnokov, 8.Buryak, 9.Machaidze, 10.Kostava.
    1978 - 1.Shengelia, 2.Blokhin, 3.Yartsev, 4.Machaidze, 5.Kipiani, 6.Bessonov, 7.Romenskiy, 8.Latysh, 9.Degtyaryov, 10.Maksimenkov.
    1979 - 1.Starukhin, 2.Khidiatullin, 3.Gavrilov, 4.Kipiani, 5.Gabelia, 6.Konkov, 7.Dasaev, 8.Maksimenkov, 9-10.Machaidze, Yurchishin.
    1980 - 1.Chivadze, 2.Blokhin, 3.Khidiatullin, 4.S.Andreev, 5.Bessonov, 6.Kipiani, 7.Oganesyan, 8.Dasaev, 9.Tarkhanov, 10.Buryak.

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    1981 - 1.Shengelia, 2.Blokhin, 3.Buryak, 4.Kipiani, 5.Gabelia, 6.Chivadze, 7.Bessonov, 8.Gutsaev, 9.Veremeev, 10.Sulakvelidze.
    1982 - 1.Dasaev, 2.Demyanenko, 3.Yakubik, 4.Buryak, 5.Chivadze, 6.Prokopenko, 7.Oganesyan, 8.Kurnenin, 9.Blokhin, 10-12.Borovskiy, Sokolovskiy, Vyacheslav Chanov.
    1983 - 1.Cherenkov, 2.Dasaev, 3.Chivadze, 4.Taran, 5.Grachyov, 6.Gurinovich, 7.Litovchenko, 8.Gavrilov, 9.Tarkhanov, 10.Gotsmanov.
    1984 - 1.Litovchenko, 2.Biryukov, 3.Gavrilov, 4.Gazzaev, 5.Zheludkov, 6-7.S.Andreev, Dasaev, 8.Blokhin, 9.Shavlo, 10.Klementiev.
    1985 - 1.Demyanenko, 2.Protasov, 3.Cherenkov, 4.Blokhin, 5.Dasaev, 6.Zavarov, 7.Chivadze, 8.Pasulko, 9.G.Morozov, 10.Gotsmanov.
    1986 - 1.Zavarov, 2.Belanov, 3.Blokhin, 4.Yakovenko, 5.Borodyuk, 6.Y.Savichev, 7.Dasaev, 8.Bessonov, 9.Rats, 10.Khidiatullin.
    1987 - 1.Protasov, 2.Mikhailichenko, 3.Dasaev, 4.Cherenkov, 5.Zavarov, 6.Dobrovolskiy, 7.Narbekovas, 8.Rodionov, 9.Khidiatullin, 10-11.Aleinikov, Yarovenko.
    1988 - 1.Mikhailichenko, 2.Dasaev, 3.Cherenkov, 4.Zavarov, 5.Y.Savichev, 6.Dobrovolskiy, 7.Shakhov, 8.Litovchenko, 9.O.Kuznetsov, 10.Lyutyi.
    1989 - 1.Cherenkov, 2.Cherchesov, 3.Bessonov, 4.Protasov, 5.Kudritskiy, 6.Litovchenko, 7.Mikhailichenko, 8.Gorodov, 9.Dobrovolskiy, 10.Rodionov.
    1990 - 1.Dobrovolskiy, 2.Yuran, 3.Mostovoy, 4.Mikhailichenko, 5.Uvarov, 6.O.Kuznetsov, 7.Cherchesov, 8.Shalimov, 9.Litovchenko, 10.Tsveiba.
    1991 - 1.Kolyvanov, 2.Mostovoy, 3.Korneev, 4.Shalimov, 5.D.Kuznetsov, 6.Kulkov, 7.Yuran, 8.Tsveiba, 9.Cherchesov, 10.Radchenko.

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    1. Thanks you very much ! I really like this kind of list. Now I see Shesternev and Khirtsilava is the best Soviet defender in the same number (4). I’m also most surprised when Bessonov is named in the list in only one year although he is generally known as the best right-back in history of Soviet football.

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    2. Anonymous12/3/16

      Bessonov was most universal player in history of soviet football. He played as FW and AMF(1976-1978, incl. U-20 World Cup), CMF, LMF, DMF, CB (1978-1985), RB (1986-1990). Unfortunately he got a lot of serious injuries. Bessonov's nickname was "man-injury". Only in 1980 he played full season without injuries. In 1978 and 1979 Bessonov was best left midfielder of season in USSR; In 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985 - best central midfielder, in 1986, 1987 and 1989 - best right-back.

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  28. Anonymous16/10/16

    Russian/Soviet player of the Year (1910-1963).
    This unofficial retrospective list is based on newspaper reports, magazine reviews and historical football literature (in russian):
    Imperial period (1910-1917):
    1910 - G.Nikitin, 1911 - V.Sysoev, 1912 - 1. Uverskiy, 2. P.Sokolov, 3. S.Filippov, 1913 - 1. Khromov, 2. V.Butusov, 1914 - Zhitarev, 1915 - Severov, 1916 - ?, 1917 - G.Filippov.
    Early Soviet Era (1918-1935):
    1918 - 1. Kanunnikov, 2. Moskalyov, 3. G.Ivanov, 1919 - 1. K.Blinkov, 2. Pernitskiy, 3. P.Filippov, 1920 - 1. P.Filippov, 2. P.Grigoriev, 3. K.Blinkov, 1921 - 1. P.Filippov, 2. Kanunnikov, 3. Kolotushkin, 1922 - 1. Kanunnikov, 2. Batyrev, 3. M.Butusov, 1923 - 1. Isakov, 2. Selin, 3. M.Butusov, 1924 - 1. M.Butusov, 2. Privalov, 3. N.Sokolov, 1925 - 1. Selin, 2. M.Butusov, 3. Isakov, 1926 - 1. M.Butusov, 2. Privalov, 3. Isakov, 1927 - 1. M.Butusov, 2. N.Starostin, 3. Batyrev, 1928 - 1. Selin, 2. M.Butusov, 3. Isakov, 1929 - 1. Selin, 2. M.Butusov, 3. V.Pavlov, 1930 - 1. M.Butusov, 2. V.Pavlov, 3. An.Starostin, 1931 - 1. Selin, 2. V.Pavlov, 3. M.Butusov, 1932 - 1. V.Pavlov, 2. Selin, 3. S.Ilyin, 1933 - 1. S.Ivanov, 2. S.Ilyin, 3.V.Smirnov, 1934 - 1. S.Ilyin, 2. P.Dementiev, 3. Idzkovskiy, 1935 - 1. S.Ilyin, 2. An.Starostin, 3. P.Dementiev.
    Pre-war professional period (1936-1940):
    1936 - 1. Yakushin, 2. An.Starostin, 3. S.Ilyin, 1937 - 1. An.Starostin, 2.G.Fedotov, 3. Paichadze, 1938 - 1. An.Starostin, 2. G.Fedotov, 3. Djedjelava, 1939 - 1. Zhmelkov, 2. G.Fedotov, 3. An.Starostin, 1940 - 1. G.Fedotov, 2. Yakushin, 3. Vas.Sokolov.
    Post-war professional period (1945-1953):
    1945 - 1. Bobrov, 2. Khomich, 3. Kartsev, 1946 - 1. G.Fedotov, 2. Bobrov, 3. A.Ponomaryov, 1947 - 1. Bobrov, 2. Trofimov, 3. A.Ponomaryov, 1948 - 1.Bobrov, 2. A.Ponomaryov, 3. Trofimov, 1949 - 1. Beskov, 2. Grinin, 3. Simonyan, 1950 - 1. Trofimov, 2. Beskov, 3. Simonyan, 1951 - 1. V.Nikolaev, 2. Gogoberidze, 3. Gulevskiy, 1952 - 1. Netto, 2. Bobrov, 3. Zazroev, 1953 - 1. Netto, 2. Simonyan, 3. Krizhevskiy.
    NT's golden era (1954-1963):
    1954 - 1. Yashin, 2. Netto, 3. Simonyan, 1955 - 1. Netto, 2. Yashin, 3. Streltsov, 1956 - 1. Yashin, 2. Streltsov, 3. An.Ilyin, 1957 - 1. Streltsov, 2. Netto, 3. Yashin, 1958 - 1. An.Ilyin, 2. Val.Ivanov, 3. Yashin, 1959 - 1. Yashin, 2. Voynov, 3. Meskhi, 1960 - 1. Yashin, 2. Val.Ivanov, 3. Voynov, 1961 - 1. Yashin, 2. Metreveli, 3. Meskhi, 1962 - 1.Val.Ivanov, 2. Netto, 3. Krutikov, 1963 - 1. Yashin, 2. Voronin, 3. Val.Ivanov.
    Since 1964 there is official award of weekly "Futbol".

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    1. Thanks you very much for such an important list. I'll review based on the list when I have time.

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  29. Anonymous26/10/16

    Vasiliy Berezutski and Oleg Kutzenov?

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    1. Berezutski has no any special achievement as I checked.
      Oleg Kutnetov was out of the games too often and too long due to Injury although his quality at prime is qualified.

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  30. Anonymous24/11/16

    I think Khoren Oganesian must be in this squad. At least reserve group. He was the best Soviet league player in 1st half 1980s. Also he is the greatest footballer from Armenia.

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  31. Anonymous9/12/16

    Best soviet/ russian/ ukrainian managers all-time: 1. Valeriy Lobanovskiy, 2. Victor Maslov, 3. Boris Arkadiev, 4. Konstantin Beskov, 5. Gavriil Kachalin, 6. Mikhail Yakushin, 7. Oleg Romantsev, 8. Valeriy Gazzayev, 9. Konstantin Kvashnin, 10. Nodar Akhalkatsi.

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  32. Anonymous1/8/17

    How about two Armenians?

    1. Khoren Oganesian, Left Winger
    * 1 time Soviet Top league Runner-up, 1 time Soviet Cup winner with Ararat Yerevan which was small club compared to Spartak, Dinomo Kiev, etc...
    * Selected as World Soccer World XI (1985), Soviet Top league Best XI (1980, 1982, 1983), Soviet Top League Best Young Player (1975)
    * Selected as 'Greatest Armenian Footballer in last 50 years' by Armenian football Association, 2003

    2. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Right Winger or Attacking Midfielder
    * Played important role for Shakhtar, BVB, Manchester UTD
    * 2015/16 Season, Awarded 'Best Bundesliga Players' Player of the season' by 'Kicker', German Sports magazine also selected once WK(Weltklasse) by the same magazine
    * 2 times CIS(include Russian and Ukrainian)Player of the year

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    1. Oganesian is a great player but he was only ranked 7th Soviet footballer of the year twice.
      Henrikh Mkhitaryan is rated by kicker in 0.5 world-class and 0.5 international-class season during the 2015 - 2016 season. Other than that were rated in national-level. In 2012 - 2013 season at Ukraine, he is at least deserved international-class season but he was great enough only two seasons in overall. I think both are good enough in positional list but not for being made profile.

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