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Valentin Ivanov

1934 - 2011

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Valentin Kozmich Ivanov (Russian: Валентин Козьмич Иванов, 19 November 1934 – 8 November 2011) was a Russian footballer who played as a midfielder. He was the co-leading scorer at the 1962 World Cup, and the co-1960 European Nations' Cup top scorer.Ivanov appeared 59 times for the Soviet Union, scoring 26 goals. He is the Soviet national football team's third-highest goalscorer of all time, behind only Oleg Blokhin and Oleg Protasov. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valentin Ivanov has received more than 7,566 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Valentin Ivanov is the 317th most popular soccer player (up from 338th in 2019), the 539th most popular biography from Russia (down from 481st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Valentin Ivanov ranks 317 out of 16,880Before him are Jari Litmanen, Gyula Zsengellér, Takeshi Natori, Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior, Dragoslav Šekularac, and Valentino Mazzola. After him are David Trezeguet, Richard Møller Nielsen, Haruo Arima, Dettmar Cramer, Takashi Takabayashi, and Kazimierz Deyna.

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Among people born in 1934, Valentin Ivanov ranks 95Before him are Bingu wa Mutharika, Robert Moog, Georges Wolinski, Allen Carr, Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and Otar Iosseliani. After him are William F. Sharpe, Khun Sa, Gloria Steinem, Jean Sorel, Victor French, and Alan Bates. Among people deceased in 2011, Valentin Ivanov ranks 75Before him are Gunter Sachs, Itamar Franco, Johannes Heesters, Tom Gehrels, Sergei Bagapsh, and Yelena Bonner. After him are Harold Garfinkel, Jack Kevorkian, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Andy Whitfield, Walter Bonatti, and Vasily Alekseyev.

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Among people born in Russia, Valentin Ivanov ranks 539 out of 3,262Before him are Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg (1838), Hadji Murad (1795), Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev (1892), Sergei Skripal (1951), Ivan Panfilov (1893), and Sergei Bulgakov (1871). After him are Vasily Degtyaryov (1880), Maria Miloslavskaya (1624), Anatoly Lyadov (1855), Jean Béraud (1849), Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826), and Ivan Ilyin (1883).


Among soccer players born in Russia, Valentin Ivanov ranks 3Before him are Lev Yashin (1929) and Rinat Dasayev (1957). After him are Igor Netto (1930), Andrey Arshavin (1981), Eduard Streltsov (1937), Viktor Ponedelnik (1937), Mordechai Spiegler (1944), Slava Metreveli (1936), Oleg Salenko (1969), Sergei Salnikov (1925), and Anatoly Tarasov (1918).