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Encyclopedia > USSR national football team
Soviet Union
Nickname Red Army
Association Football Federation of USSR
Most caps Oleg Blokhin (112)
Top scorer Oleg Blokhin (42)
FIFA code URS
Highest Elo ranking 1 (1963
1966
1983-84
1985-86
1987-88)
Team colours Team colours
Team colours
Team colours
First kit
Team colours Team colours
Team colours
Team colours
Second kit
First international
Flag of Soviet Union USSR 3 - 0 Turkey Flag of Turkey
(Moscow, USSR; 16 November 1924)
Last International

Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 0 - 3 USSR Flag of Soviet Union
(Larnaca, Cyprus; 13 November 1991)
Biggest win
Flag of Soviet Union USSR 11 - 1 India Flag of India
(Moscow, USSR; 16 September 1955)
Flag of Finland Finland 0 - 10 USSR Flag of Soviet Union
(Helsinki, Finland; 15 August 1957)
Biggest defeat
Flag of England England 5 - 0 USSR Flag of Soviet Union
(London, England; 22 October 1958)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1958)
Best result Fourth place, 1966
European Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1960)
Best result Winners, 1960
Olympic medal record
Men’s Football
Gold 1956 Melbourne Team
Bronze 1972 Munich Team
Bronze 1976 Montreal Team
Bronze 1980 Moscow Team
Gold 1988 Seoul Team

The USSR national football team was the national football team of the Soviet Union. It ceased to exist on the break up of the Union. FIFA considers the CIS national football team (and ultimately, Russia national football team) as its successor team[1] allocating its former records to them; nevertheless, a large percentage of the team's former players came from outside Russian SFSR, mainly from Ukrainian SSR, and following the break up of the Soviet Union, some such as Oleg Salenko and Andrei Kanchelskis from the former Ukrainian SSR continued to serve in the new Russia national football team. image by http://www. ... Red Army flag The Workers and Peasants Red Army (Russian: Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная Армия, Raboche-Krestyanskaya Krasnaya Armiya; RKKA or usually simply the Red Army) were the armed forces first organized by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War in 1918 and that, in 1922, became the army of the Soviet Union. ... The Football Union of Russia (RFU) (Russian: Российский Футбольный Союз) is the governing body of football in Russia. ... A cap is an appearance for a select team, such as a school, county or international team in sports. ... Oleg Volodymyrovych Blokhin (born November 5, 1952 in Kiev, Soviet Union, now Ukraine), is a Ukrainian soccer coach, and was formerly a striker for the USSR national football team. ... Oleg Volodymyrovych Blokhin (born November 5, 1952 in Kiev, Soviet Union, now Ukraine), is a Ukrainian soccer coach, and was formerly a striker for the USSR national football team. ... FIFA assigns a three-letter code (dubbed FIFA Trigramme) to each of its member and non-member countries. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... Qualifying countries The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from June 8 to June 28. ... 1966 was a year of triumph for the host nation, England, which won in a controversial final beating West Germany 4-2. ... The UEFA European Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football Championship... The 1960 European Football Championship, then called the European Nations Cup, was the first edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament was held in France. ... The 1960 European Football Championship, then called the European Nations Cup, was the first edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament was held in France. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... The 1956 Olympic Games football tournament, won by the Soviet Union, was an undistinguished tournament that featured mis-matches and walkovers and just 11 competing nations. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... Final results for the Football competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Nürnberg, Passau, and Regensburg. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... I love Football!!!! ... Badge, released in the USSR The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow in the Soviet Union. ... The football tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics started on July 20 and ended on August 2. ... you are such a dumb noob and the red sox rule Size = 200 | Optional caption = | Host city = Seoul, South Korea | Nations participating = 159 | Athletes participating = 8,465 (6,279 men, 2,186 women) | Events = 263 in 27 sports | Opening ceremony = September 17, 1988 | Closing ceremony = October 2, 1988 | Officially opened... Final results for the Football competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This is a history of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. ... First international USA 0 - 1 CIS (Miami, USA; 25 January 1992) Largest win El Salvador 0 - 3 CIS (San Salvador, El Salvador; 29 January 1992) Worst defeat Mexico 4 - 0 CIS (Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico; 8 March 1992) European Championship Appearances 1 (First in 1992) Best result Round 1, 1992... First international Finland 2 - 1 Imperial Russia (Stockholm, Sweden; 30 June 1912) Russia 2 - 0 Mexico (Moscow, Russia; 16 August 1992) Largest win Russia 6 - 1 Cameroon (Palo Alto, USA; 28 June 1994) Worst defeat Germany 16 - 0 Imperial Russia (Stockholm, Sweden; 1 July 1912) Portugal 7 - 1 Russia (Lisbon... State motto: Russian: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! Translation: Workers of the world, unite! Capital Moscow Official language Russian Established In the USSR:  - Since  - Until November 7, 1917 November 7, 1917 December 12, 1991 (dissolution) Area  - Total  - Water (%) Ranked 1st in the USSR 17,075,200 km² 13% Population  - Total   - Density Ranked 1st in the... State motto: Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся! Official language None. ... Oleg Salenko (born October 25, 1969 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian soccer striker, who set a World Cup record by scoring five goals in one game, for Russia against Cameroon on June 28, 1994. ... Andrei Antanasovich Kanchelskis (Russian: born January 23, 1969 in Kirovograd) is a former Ukrainian football midfielder who claimed Russian citizenship after the fall of the Soviet Union. ...


The Soviet Union failed to qualify for the World Cup only once, in 1978, and attended seven finals tournaments in total. Their best finish was fourth in 1966, when they lost to West Germany in the semifinals, 2-1. The USSR qualified for seven European Championships, winning the inaugural competition in 1960 when they beat Yugoslavia in the final, 2-1. They finished second three times (1964, 1972, 1988), and fourth once (1968), when, having drawn with Italy in the semi-final, they were sent to the third place playoff match by the loss of a coin toss. The Soviet Union also won the gold medal in the 1956 and 1988 Summer Olympics, the inaugural World Youth Championship in 1977, and the Under-16 World Championship in 1987. The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... 1966 was a year of triumph for the host nation, England, which won in a controversial final beating West Germany 4-2. ... The UEFA European Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football Championship... The 1960 European Football Championship, then called the European Nations Cup, was the first edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament was held in France. ... First international Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Yugoslavia (Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Last International Netherlands 2 - 0 Yugoslavia (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 25 March 1992) Biggest win Yugoslavia 10 - 1 India (Helsinki, Finland; 15 July 1952) Yugoslavia 9 - 0 Zaire (Gelsenkirchen, Germany; 18 June 1974) Biggest defeat Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Yugoslavia (Antwerp, Belgium... The 1964 European Football Championship, then called the European Nations Cup, was the second edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endoresed by UEFA. The final tournament was held in Spain. ... The 1972 European Football Championship (Euro 72) final tournament was held in Belgium. ... Ruud Gullit lifts the trophy after winning the cup with the Netherlands The 1988 European Football Championship (Euro 88) final tournament was held in West Germany. ... The 1968 European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy. ... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties. ... The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... you are such a dumb noob and the red sox rule Size = 200 | Optional caption = | Host city = Seoul, South Korea | Nations participating = 159 | Athletes participating = 8,465 (6,279 men, 2,186 women) | Events = 263 in 27 sports | Opening ceremony = September 17, 1988 | Closing ceremony = October 2, 1988 | Officially opened... The FIFA World Youth Championship is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The FIFA U-17 World Championship is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 17 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

The first international match played by a Soviet team came in August 1923, nine months after the establishment of the Soviet Union, when a Russian SFSR team beat Sweden 2-1 in Stockholm.[1] The first formally recognised match played by the Soviet Union took place a year later, a 3-0 win over Turkey. This and a return match in Ankara were the only officially recognised international matches played by the USSR prior to the 1952 Summer Olympics, though several unofficial friendlies against Turkey took place in the 1930s. The 1952 Olympics was the first competitive tournament entered by the USSR. In the preliminary round, Bulgaria were defeated 2-1, earning a first round tie against Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia led 5-1, but a Soviet comeback in the last 15 minutes resulted in a 5-5 draw. The match was replayed, Yugoslavia winning 3-1.[2] State motto: Russian: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! Translation: Workers of the world, unite! Capital Moscow Official language Russian Established In the USSR:  - Since  - Until November 7, 1917 November 7, 1917 December 12, 1991 (dissolution) Area  - Total  - Water (%) Ranked 1st in the USSR 17,075,200 km² 13% Population  - Total   - Density Ranked 1st in the... Nickname: Location of Stockholm in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden Municipality Stockholm Municipality County Stockholm Province Södermanland and Uppland Charter 13th Century Population (April 2007)  - City 782,885  - Density 4,160/km² (10,774. ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. ... First international Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Yugoslavia (Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Last International Netherlands 2 - 0 Yugoslavia (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 25 March 1992) Biggest win Yugoslavia 10 - 1 India (Helsinki, Finland; 15 July 1952) Yugoslavia 9 - 0 Zaire (Gelsenkirchen, Germany; 18 June 1974) Biggest defeat Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Yugoslavia (Antwerp, Belgium...


The USSR entered the World Cup for the first time at the 1958 tournament, following a qulifiacation playoff against Poland.[3] Drawn in a group with Brazil, England and Austria. They collected four points in total, one from England and three from Austria. USSR and England went to a playoff game, in which Anatoli Ilyin scored in the 67th minute to knock England out. The USSR were then eliminated by the hosts of the tournament, Sweden, in the quarter finals. The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... Qualifying countries The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from June 8 to June 28. ...


The inaugural European Championships in 1960 marked the pinnacle of Soviet footballing achievement. Easily progressing to the quarter-finals, the team were scheduled to face Spain, but due to the tensions of the Cold War, Spain refused to travel to the Soviet Union, resulting in a walkover. In the semi-final, the Soviet team defeated Czechoslovakia 3-0 and reached the Final, where they faced Yugoslavia. In the final, Yugoslavia scored first, but the Soviet Union, led by legendary goalkeeper Lev Yashin, equalized in the 49th minute. After 90 minutes the score was 1-1, and Viktor Ponedelnik scored with seven minutes left in extra time to give the Soviets the inaugural European Championship. The UEFA European Football Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... A walkover is the awarding of a victory to a contestant because there are no other contestants, or because the other contestants have been disqualified or have forfeited. ... Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Russian: ) (October 22, 1929 – March 20, 1990) was a Russian Soviet football goalkeeper, known for his supreme athleticism in goal, imposing stature (he was 6 3, 189 cm) and amazing reflex saves. ... Viktor Ponedelnik Viktor Vladimirovich Ponedelnik (Виктор Владимирович Понедельник, born May 22, 1937 in Rostov-on-Don) is a former Soviet football player, regarded as one of the best strikers in Soviet football history. ...


In the 1962 FIFA World Cup, the Soviet team was in Group 1 with Yugoslavia, Colombia and Uruguay. The match between USSR and Colombia was a goal duel (ended 4- 4) which Colombia managed to avoid a huge defeat against the Soviet side with a series of goals (68’, 72’, 86’). Star goalkeeper Lev Yashin was in poor form both against Colombia and Chile. His form was considered as one of the main reasons why USSR team couldn’t manage to gain more success in the tournament. Qualifying countries The 1962 FIFA World Cup, the seventh staging of the World Cup, was held in Chile from May 30 to June 17. ...


In 1964, the USSR attempted to defend their European Championship title, defeating Italy in the Eighth-finals (2-0, 1-1) and to reach the Quarter Finals. After two matches against Sweden, Soviet side became victorious by an aggregate win (1-1, 3-1). Then USSR team went to Spain where the Final Leg of the tournament was held. Four years earlier, Spain had rejected to go to the Soviet Union but Soviets didn’t do the same thing to Spain. In the semi-finals, the Soviet Union defeated the Danes 3-0 in Barcelona but their dreams about winning the title consecutively were all gone when they lost the Final against Spain, the hosts. Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (Catalan) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ...


The 1966 FIFA World Cup was the tournament which the USSR team reached their best result by finishing the cup as the fourth. USSR was in the Group 4 with North Korea, Italy and Chile. In all three matches, USSR team managed to defeat their rivals. The Soviet team then defeated Hungary in the quarter finals thanks to the effective performance of their star, Lev Yashin but their success shadowed by the two defeats they had in 25th and 28th of July, against West Germany in the semi finals and against Portugal in the third place play off match, respectively. The 1966 squad was the second best scoring Soviet team in the World Cup history, by scoring 10 goals. Qualifying countries The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from July 11 to July 30. ...


For the 1968 European Championships, the qualification competition was played in two stages; a group stage (taking place from 1966 until 1968) and the quarter-finals (played in 1968). Again, only four teams could reach to the Finals which were held in Italy. The Semi Final match between USSR and Italy ended 0-0. It was decided to toss a coin to see who reached the final, rather than play a replay. Italy won, and went on to become European champions. On 8 June, Soviets were defeated by England in the Third Place match which made Soviet Union the worst team in the final series. The 1968 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy. ...


The 1970 FIFA World Cup started with the opening match between Mexico and USSR. The Soviet team became the first team to make a substitution in the World Cup history in this match. Other opponents of USSR in their group were Belgium and El Salvador. Soviet team easily qualified to the quarter final where they lost against Uruguay at extra time. This was the last time that USSR could reach to the quarter finals. Qualifying countries The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from May 31 to June 21. ...


The final tournament of the 1972 European Championships took place between June 14 and June 18, 1972. Again, only four teams were in the finals. Soviets defeated Hungary 1-0, a second half goal. The Final would be between West Germany and USSR. The match ended with a clear victory of the German side thanks to the effective football of Gerd Müller. This tournament was one of the two tournaments which USSR finished as runner-up. The rest of the 1970s were bleak for the Soviets, who were disqualified from the 1974 FIFA World Cup as a result of refusal to play Chile in the aftermath of the 1973 Chilean coup d'état, and failed to qualify for the 1978 FIFA World Cup or the 1976 and 1980 European Championships. The 1972 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 72) final tournament was held in Belgium. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ... Qualifying countries The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from June 13 to July 7. ... Prisoners outside the La Moneda Palace after their surrender during the coup (1973). ... Qualifying countries The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the World Cup, was held in Argentina between June 1 and June 25. ...


The 1982 FIFA World Cup was the USSR's first major tournament appearance for a decade. The USSR was in Group 6 with Brazil, Scotland and New Zealand. Goals by Socrates and Eder marked the defeat of the Soviet side against Brazil in the first group match, and they were eventually eliminated in the Second Round by finishing the group in second place. In 1984 the Soviets again failed to qualify for the European Championships, but succeeded in qualifying for the 1986 FIFA World Cup. USSR were in Group C with Hungary, France and Canada. Soviet team enjoyed a successful group stage by scoring nine goals and finishing the group in the first place. It seemed like the Soviet side managed to forget their unsuccessful performance in 1982 but they were defeated by Belgium in the round of 16. Despite their poor performance in the cup, USSR team was the best scoring Soviet team in the World Cup history, by scoring 12 goals. Qualifying countries The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th staging of the World Cup, was held in Spain from June 13 to July 11. ... Qualifying countries The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ...


After failing to qualify for the tournament for three consecutive times (1976, 1980, 1984), the Soviets managed to qualify for the 1988 competition, the last time the USSR national football team took part in the European Football Championship. The Finals were held in West Germany, the champion of the previous tournament. Eight teams were participating in the Final Round this time. USSR finished Group B as leaders above the Netherlands and reached the Semi Finals. There, the Soviets defeated Italy 2-0 and gained the final ticket. The match was between USSR and Netherlands, rival of USSR from Group B. Netherlands won the match with a clear score and became the European champions.


The final major championship contested by Soviet team was the 1990 FIFA World Cup, where they were drawn in Group B with Argentina, Romania and Cameroon. The only success of USSR in the whole tournament came when they managed to beat the group leaders, Cameroon by 4-0. The Soviet team lost their other matches and couldn’t qualify from the group. The USSR qualified for Euro 92, but the breakup of the Soviet Union meant that the finals place was instead taken by a Commonwealth of Independent States team. After the tournament, the former Soviet Republics competed as separate independent nations, with FIFA allocating the Soviet team's record to Russia. Qualifying countries The 1990 FIFA World Cup, the 14th staging of the World Cup, was held in Italy from June 8 to July 8. ... The 1992 European Football Championship (Euro 92) final tournament was hosted by Sweden. ... Headquarters Minsk, Belarus Member states 11 member states 1 associate member Working language Russian Executive Secretary Vladimir Rushailo Formation December 21, 1991 Official website http://cis. ...


Famous players

       

Sergei Aleinikov (Russian: ) (born 7 November 1961) was a football (soccer) player from Belarus. ... Sergei Baltacha can refer to: Sergei Baltacha, the former USSR, Dynamo Kiev, Ipswich Town and St Johnstone football player, or his son, Sergei Baltacha, the Scottish Petershill F.C. football player. ... Ihor Bilanov (Ukrainian: ) (born September 25, 1960 in Odesa, Soviet Union) is a former football forward, who was named European Footballer of the Year in 1986. ... Volodymyr Bessonov (born 5 March 1958) is a Ukrainian football manager and former player. ... Oleg Volodymyrovych Blokhin (born November 5, 1952 in Kiev, Soviet Union, now Ukraine), is a Ukrainian soccer coach, and was formerly a striker for the USSR national football team. ... Vsevolod Bobrov (Всеволод Михайлович Бобров, born December 1, 1922 in Morshansk; died July 1, 1979 in Moscow) is a former Soviet athlete, who excelled in both football (soccer) and ice hockey. ... Leonid Buryak was (born on July 10, 1953 in the city of Odessa) a Ukrainian footballer and coach. ... Anatoly Byshovets (Russian: ; born 23 April 1946 in Kiev, USSR, now Ukraine) is a Ukrainian-Russian football manager and former international striker. ... Fyodor Cherenkov (Russian: ) (born July 25, 1959 in Moscow) is a Soviet and Russian football midfielder who played for Spartak Moscow (1977-90 and 1991-94) and Red Star Football Club (1990-91). ... Aleksandr Chivadze (born 8 April 1955) is a former Georgian football player and coach. ... Igor Chislenko (Russian: Игорь Численко; born: 4 January 1939; died: 22 September 1994) was a Soviet footballer. ... Khoren Zoarewicz Oganesian (born January 10, 1955) is a former USSR football midfielder who played for the USSR national football team in the 1982 World Cup. ... Rinat Fayzrakhmanovich Dasaev (Russian: ) (born June 13, 1957 in Astrakhan, Soviet Union) is a Russian former football goalkeeper of Tatar ethnicity, who played in three World Cups with the Soviet national football team. ... Anatoliy Demyanenko (born February 19, 1959 in Dnipropetrovsk) is a Ukrainian former football player, currently Dynamo Kyivs soccer coach. ... Yuri Gavrilov (Russian: , born May 3, 1953 in Setun) is a Russian football manager and a former midfielder who played for Dynamo Moscow and Dynamo Moscow. ... Valentin Kozmich Ivanov (Валентин Козьмич Иванов, born November 19, 1934 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a football (soccer) striker, co-leading scorer at the 1962 World Cup. ... David Kipiani (November 18, 1951 in Tbilisi, Georgia - September 17, 2001 in Tbilisi, Georgia) was a famous Georgian soccer player. ... Murtaz Khurtsilava (born 5 January 1943) is a former Georgian footballer. ... Gennadiy Litovchenko born September 11, 1963 in Dniprodzerzhinsk, Ukraine) is FC Kharkivs soccer coach. ... Slava Kalistratovich Metreveli (Russian: ) (30 May 1936 in Sochi - 7 January 1998 in Tbilisi) was a Georgian football player and later a football manager. ... Alexei (Oleksiy) Mikhailichenko (born March 30, 1963 in Kiev) is a former Soviet Ukrainian professional footballer who played for Dynamo Kyiv, Sampdoria and Rangers. ... Igor Aleksandrovich Netto (Russian: ) (born 9 January 1930; died 30 March 1999) was a footballer from the Soviet Union. ... Nikita Simonyan (Russian: , born October 12, 1926 in Armavir) is a Soviet football striker and manager who won gold medal at 1956 Summer Olympics. ... Viktor Ponedelnik Viktor Vladimirovich Ponedelnik (Виктор Владимирович Понедельник, born May 22, 1937 in Rostov-on-Don) is a former Soviet football player, regarded as one of the best strikers in Soviet football history. ... Oleg Protasov (Russian: ) (born February 4, 1964 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) is a former football striker. ... Vasiliy Rats (Hungarian: Rácz László) (born 25 March 1961 in Vynohradiv, Ukraine) is a former Ukrainian football midfielder of Hungarian ethnicity. ... Eduard Streltsov (Эдуард Анатольевич Стрельцов, born July 21, 1937; died July 20, 1990) is a former Soviet football (soccer) player, who was nicknamed Russian Pelé. Streltsov played for Torpedo Moscow in the Soviet Elite League. ... Valery Voronin Valery Ivanovich Voronin (Russian: ) (17 July 1939 in Moscow - 22 May 1984 in Moscow) was a footballer from the Soviet Union. ... Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Russian: ) (October 22, 1929 – March 20, 1990) was a Russian Soviet football goalkeeper, known for his supreme athleticism in goal, imposing stature (he was 6 3, 189 cm) and amazing reflex saves. ... Aleksandr Zavarov in Ukrainian; born April 20, 1961 in Luhansk, Soviet Union) is a former football midfielder, who was noted for his tireless game, amazing dribbling and electric speed. ...

National teams of the former Soviet republics

Flag of Armenia Armenia National team U-21 team UEFA
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan National team U-21 team UEFA
Flag of Belarus Belarus National team U-21 team UEFA
Flag of Estonia Estonia National team U-21 team UEFA
Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia National team U-21 team UEFA
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan National team U-21 team UEFA (AFC:1992-2002)
Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan National team U-23 team AFC
Flag of Latvia Latvia National team U-21 team UEFA
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania National team U-21 team UEFA
Flag of Moldova Moldova National team U-21 team UEFA
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Image File history File links Flag_of_Armenia. ... First international Armenia 0 - 0 Moldova (Yerevan, Armenia; 12 October 1992) Biggest win Armenia 3 - 0 Albania (Yerevan, Armenia; 6 September 1997) Biggest defeat Chile 7 - 0 Armenia (Viña del Mar, Chile; 4 January 1997) The Armenia national football team is the national football team of Armenia and is... Image File history File links Flag_of_Azerbaijan. ... First international Georgia 6 - 3 Azerbaijan (Gurjaani, Georgia; September 17, 1992) Largest win Azerbaijan 4 - 0 Liechtenstein (Baku, Azerbaijan; June 5, 1999) Worst defeat France 10 - 0 Azerbaijan (Auxerre, France; September 6, 1995) The Azerbaijan national football team is the national football team of Azerbaijan and is controlled by Association... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... First international Lithuania 1 - 1 Belarus (Vilnius, Lithuania; July 20, 1992) Largest win Belarus 5 - 0 Lithuania (Minsk, Belarus; June 7, 1998) Worst defeat Austria 5 - 0 Belarus (Innsbruck, Austria; June 11, 2003) The Belarus national football team is the national football team of Belarus and is controlled by the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia_(bordered). ... First international Estonia 0 - 6 Finland (Helsinki, Finland; 17 October 1920) Biggest win Lithuania 0 - 6 Estonia (Kaunas, Lithuania; 24 June 1923) Estonia 6 - 0 Lithuania (Tallinn, Estonia; 26 July 1928) Biggest defeat Finland 10 - 2 Estonia (Helsinki, Finland; 11 August 1922) The Estonia national football team is controlled by... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia_(bordered). ... First International Georgia 2 - 2 Lithuania (Tbilisi, Georgia; May 27, 1990) Largest win Georgia 7 - 0 Armenia (Tbilisi, Georgia; March 30, 1997) Worst defeat Romania 5 - 0 Georgia (Bucharest, Romania; April 24, 1996) Denmark 6 - 1 Georgia (Copenhagen, Denmark; September 7, 2005) World Cup Appearances none (First in -) Best result... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... First international Kazakhstan 1 - 0 Turkmenistan (Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 1, 1992) Biggest win Pakistan 0 - 7 Kazakhstan (Lahore, Pakistan; June 11, 1997) Biggest defeat Kazakhstan 0 - 6 Turkey (Almaty, Kazakhstan; June 8, 2005) The Kazakhstan national football team is the national football team of Kazakhstan and is controlled by the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kyrgyzstan. ... First international Kyrgyzstan 1 - 1 Kazakhstan (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; September 26, 1992) Largest win Kyrgyzstan 6 - 0 Maldives (Tehran, Iran; June 13, 1997) Worst defeat Iran 7 - 0 Kyrgyzstan (Damascus, Syria; June 4, 1997) The Kyrgyzstan national football team is the national team of Kyrgyzstan and is controlled by the Football... Image File history File links Flag_of_Latvia. ... First international Latvia 1 - 1 Estonia (Riga, Latvia; 24 September 1922) Biggest win Latvia 6 - 1 Lithuania (Tallinn, Estonia; 30 May 1935) Biggest defeat Sweden 12 - 0 Latvia (Stockholm, Sweden; 29 May 1927) European Championship Appearances 1 (First in 2004) Best result Round 1, 2004 The Latvian national football team... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lithuania. ... First international Lithuania 0 - 5 Estonia (Kaunas, Lithuania; 24 June 1923) Largest win Lithuania 7 - 0 Estonia (Riga, Latvia; 20 May 1995) Worst defeat Egypt 10 - 0 Lithuania (Paris, France; 1 June 1924) The national football team of Lithuania is controlled by the Lithuanian Football Federation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Moldova. ... First international Moldova 2 - 4 Georgia (Chişinău, Moldova; July 2, 1991) Largest win Moldova 5 - 0 Pakistan (Ammann, Jordan; August 18, 1992) Worst defeat Sweden 6 - 0 Moldova (Gothenburg, Sweden; June 6, 2001) The Moldova national football team is the national football team of Moldova and is controlled... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... First international Finland 2 - 1 Imperial Russia (Stockholm, Sweden; 30 June 1912) Russia 2 - 0 Mexico (Moscow, Russia; 16 August 1992) Largest win Russia 6 - 1 Cameroon (Palo Alto, USA; 28 June 1994) Worst defeat Germany 16 - 0 Imperial Russia (Stockholm, Sweden; 1 July 1912) Portugal 7 - 1 Russia (Lisbon... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tajikistan. ... First international Tajikistan 2 - 2 Uzbekistan (Dushanbe, Tajikistan; 17 June 1992) Largest win Tajikistan 16 - 0 Guam (Tabriz, Iran; 26 November 2000) Worst defeat Uzbekistan 5 - 0 Tajikistan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan; 19 June 1996) Iran 5 - 0 Tajikistan (Bangkok, Thailand; 10 December 1998) World Cup Appearances none (First in -) Best result... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkmenistan. ... First International Kazakhstan 1 - 0 Turkmenistan (Almaty, Kazakhstan; 1 June 1992) Largest win Turkmenistan 11 - 0 Afghanistan (Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; 19 November 2003) Worst defeat Kuwait 6 - 1 Turkmenistan (Kuwait City, Kuwait; 10 February 2000) World Cup Appearances none (First in -) Best result - AFC Asian Cup Appearances 1 (First in 2004... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... First international Ukraine 1 - 3 Hungary (Uzhgorod, Ukraine; 29 April 1992) Biggest win Ukraine 6 - 0 Azerbaijan (Kyiv, Ukraine; 15 August 2006) Biggest defeat Croatia 4 - 0 Ukraine (Zagreb, Croatia; 25 March 1995) Spain 4 - 0 Ukraine (Leipzig, Germany; 14 June 2006) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 2006) Best... First International Ukraine 3-2 Lithuania Kyiv, September 6, 1994 Largest win Ukraine 8-0 Armenia Kyiv, October 13, 1998 Worst defeat France 4-0 Ukraine Paris, March 26, 1999 Records for competitive matches only. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uzbekistan. ... First International Tajikistan 2 - 2 Uzbekistan (Dushanbe, Tajikistan; 17 June 1992) Largest win Uzbekistan 15 - 0 Mongolia (Chiang Mai, Thailand; 29 February 2000) Worst defeat Japan 8 - 1 Uzbekistan (Saida, Lebanon; 17 October 2000) World Cup Appearances none (First in -) Best result - AFC Asian Cup Appearances 3 (First in 1996...

World Cup record

Year Round Position P W D L GF GA Scorers
1930
Did not enter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1934
Did not enter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1938
Did not enter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1950
Did not enter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1954
Did not enter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1958
Quarter-finals
6th
5
2
1
2
5
6
Simonyan, A. Ivanov, Ilyin (2), V. Ivanov
1962
Quarter-finals
6th
4
2
1
1
9
7
V. Ivanov (4), Ponedelnik (2), Chislenko (2), Mamykin,
1966
Fourth place
4th
6
4
0
2
10
6
Porkuyan (4), Malofeev (2), Chislenko (2), Banishevskiy, Mamykin, Metreveli
1970
Quarter-finals
5th
4
2
1
1
6
2
Byshovets (4), Asatiani, Khmelnitsky
1974
Disqualified[4]
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1978
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1982
Round 2
7th
5
2
2
1
7
4
Bal, Gavrilov, Blokhin, Baltacha, Chivadze, Shengelia, Oganesian
1986
Round 2
10th
4
2
1
1
12
5
Belanov (4), Yaremchuk (2), Yakovenko, Aleinikov, Rodionov, Rats, Blokhin, Zavarov
1990
Round 1
17th
3
1
0
2
4
4
Protasov, Zygmantovich, Zavarov, Dobrovolski
1994
Succeeded by Russia
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
Best: Semi-finals
Best: 4th
30
14
6
10
52
34
Top scorer: V. Ivanov (5)

Qualifying countries The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the first World Cup tournament ever staged. ... Qualifying countries The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second World Cup staged, and was hosted in Italy from May 27 to June 10. ... Qualifying countries The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France from June 4 to June 19. ... Qualifying countries The 1950 FIFA World Cup was the only one not decided by a knockout final. ... Qualifying countries The 1954 Football World Cup was held in Switzerland. ... Qualifying countries The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from June 8 to June 28. ... Qualifying countries The 1962 FIFA World Cup, the seventh staging of the World Cup, was held in Chile from May 30 to June 17. ... Qualifying countries The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from July 11 to July 30. ... Qualifying countries The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from May 31 to June 21. ... Qualifying countries The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from June 13 to July 7. ... Qualifying countries The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the World Cup, was held in Argentina between June 1 and June 25. ... Qualifying countries The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th staging of the World Cup, was held in Spain from June 13 to July 11. ... Qualifying countries The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... Qualifying countries The 1990 FIFA World Cup, the 14th staging of the World Cup, was held in Italy from June 8 to July 8. ... Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. ...

European Championship record

Lev Yashin (left) and Igor Netto (right) with the European Championship Cup won in 1960

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Russian: ) (October 22, 1929 – March 20, 1990) was a Russian Soviet football goalkeeper, known for his supreme athleticism in goal, imposing stature (he was 6 3, 189 cm) and amazing reflex saves. ... Igor Aleksandrovich Netto (Russian: ) (born 9 January 1930; died 30 March 1999) was a footballer from the Soviet Union. ... The 1960 European Football Championship, then called the European Nations Cup, was the first edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament was held in France. ... The 1964 European Football Championship, then called the European Nations Cup, was the second edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endoresed by UEFA. The final tournament was held in Spain. ... The 1968 European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... The 1972 European Football Championship (Euro 72) final tournament was held in Belgium. ... The 1976 European Football Championship (Euro 76) final tournament was held in Yugoslavia. ... The 1980 European Football Championship (Euro 80) final tournament was held in Italy. ... The 1984 European Football Championship (Euro 84) final tournament was held in France. ... Ruud Gullit lifts the trophy after winning the cup with the Netherlands The 1988 European Football Championship (Euro 88) final tournament was held in West Germany. ... The 1992 European Football Championship (Euro 92) final tournament was hosted by Sweden. ... First international USA 0 - 1 CIS (Miami, USA; 25 January 1992) Largest win El Salvador 0 - 3 CIS (San Salvador, El Salvador; 29 January 1992) Worst defeat Mexico 4 - 0 CIS (Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico; 8 March 1992) European Championship Appearances 1 (First in 1992) Best result Round 1, 1992...

Notes

  1. ^ Soviet Union - International Results 1911-1935. RSSSF. Retrieved on January 13, 2007.
  2. ^ Yugoslavia National Team List of Results 1950-1959. RSSSF. Retrieved on January 13, 2007.
  3. ^ 1958 - Qualifying competition. Planet World Cup. Retrieved on January 13, 2007.
  4. ^ Refused to play the return leg of a play-off in Chile in the aftermath of that country's 1973 military coup

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See also

  • USSR national under-21 football team

First International Spain 1-2 USSR Málaga, March 30, 1971 Last International USSR 1-1 Italy Simferopol, October 16, 1991 Largest win USSR 6-0 Czechoslovakia Yerevan, April 10, 1974 Worst defeat West Germany 5-0 USSR Aachen, March 30, 1982 UEFA U-21 Championship Appearances 3 (First in...

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