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Valentin Nikolayev (footballer)

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Valentin Nikolayev
Personal information
Full name Valentin Aleksandrovich Nikolayev
Date of birth August 16, 1921 (1921-08-16)
Place of birth Yerosovo, Vladimir Governorate, USSR
Date of death October 9, 2009 (2009-10-10) (aged 88)
Place of death Moscow
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Kazanka Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1940–1952 CDKA Moscow 187 (79)
1952 Kalinin City Team 4 (2)
1953 MVO Moscow 0
National team
1952 USSR 2 (0)
Teams managed
1964–1965 CSKA Moscow
1967–1968 SKA Khabarovsk
1970–1971 Soviet Union
1970–1973 CSKA Moscow
1974–1985 Soviet Union U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Valentin Aleksandrovich Nikolayev (Russian: Валентин Александрович Николаев; August 16, 1921 in Yerosovo, Vladimir Governorate – October 9, 2009 in Moscow) was a Soviet football player and coach.


International career

Nikolayev made his debut for USSR on July 20, 1952 in an Olympics game against Bulgaria. As a manager, he was in charge of USSR national football team from October 1970 until the end of 1971.

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