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Valeri Kharlamov

1948 - 1981

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Valeri Borisovich Kharlamov (Russian: Вале́рий Бори́сович Харла́мов, IPA: [vɐˈlʲerʲɪj bɐˈrʲisəvʲɪtɕ xɐrˈlaməf]; 14 January 1948 – 27 August 1981) was an ice hockey forward who played for CSKA Moscow in the Soviet League from 1967 until his death in 1981. Although small in stature, Kharlamov was a speedy, intelligent, skilled and dominant player, being named the Soviet Championship League most valuable player in 1972 and 1973. An offensive player, who was considered very creative on the ice, he also led the league in scoring in 1972. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valeri Kharlamov has received more than 478,593 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Valeri Kharlamov is the 6th most popular hockey player (down from 5th in 2019), the 695th most popular biography from Russia (down from 667th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Hockey Player.

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Among hockey players, Valeri Kharlamov ranks 6 out of 364Before him are Wayne Gretzky, Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, Viktor Tikhonov, and Vladislav Tretiak. After him are Jaromír Jágr, Phil Esposito, Jiří Holeček, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, and Viacheslav Fetisov.

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Among people born in 1948, Valeri Kharlamov ranks 138Before him are Devlet Bahçeli, Donna Karan, Barbara Hershey, Toshio Suzuki, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, and Kathy Reichs. After him are Philippe Garrel, Paul Milgrom, Bill Ward, John de Lancie, Jean-Louis Schlesser, and Margot Kidder. Among people deceased in 1981, Valeri Kharlamov ranks 63Before him are Victor Kugler, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, Josep Pla, Alberto Suppici, Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, and Gunichi Mikawa. After him are Albert Cohen, Lotte Reiniger, Kirill Kondrashin, Yakov Pavlov, Nisargadatta Maharaj, and Nelson Algren.

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Among people born in Russia, Valeri Kharlamov ranks 695 out of 3,262Before him are Yekaterina Budanova (1916), Zinaida Gippius (1869), Caran d'Ache (1858), Gennady Rozhdestvensky (1931), Lev Ivanov (1834), and Dietrich von Saucken (1892). After him are Tatiana Samoilova (1934), Meir Dagan (1945), Denis Fonvizin (1745), Rudolf Lipschitz (1832), Bella Akhmadulina (1937), and Pavel Tsitsianov (1754).


Among hockey players born in Russia, Valeri Kharlamov ranks 3Before him are Viktor Tikhonov (1930) and Vladislav Tretiak (1952). After him are Viacheslav Fetisov (1958), Sergei Makarov (1958), Igor Larionov (1960), Alexander Ovechkin (1985), Alexander Yakushev (1947), Viktor Konovalenko (1938), Vyacheslav Starshinov (1940), Alexei Kasatonov (1959), and Pavel Bure (1971).