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Valentin Afonin
Personal information
Full name Valentin Ivanovich Afonin
Date of birth (1939-12-22)22 December 1939
Place of birth Vladimir, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Date of death 2 April 2021(2021-04-02) (aged 81)
Place of death Russia
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959 SKVO Rostov-on-Don 0 (0)
1960 Traktor Vladimir
1961–1967 SKA Rostov-on-Don 147 (0)
1968–1970 CSKA Moscow 80 (1)
1971–1973 SKA Rostov-on-Don 31 (0)
Total 258 (1)
National team
1965–1970 USSR 42 (0)
Teams managed
1972 FC SKA Rostov-on-Don (assistant)
1982–1983 SKA Khabarovsk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Valentin Ivanovich Afonin (Russian: Валентин Иванович Афонин; 22 December 1939 – 2 April 2021) was a Soviet footballer who played as a defender.

International career

He played for Soviet Union national team (42 matches), and was a participant at the 1966 FIFA World Cup, 1970 FIFA World Cup and at the 1968 UEFA European Football Championship.


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