Ivanov in 2007
|Full name||Valentin Kozmich Ivanov|
|Date of birth||19 November 1934|
|Place of birth||Moscow, Soviet Union|
|Date of death||8 November 2011 76)(aged|
|Place of death||Moscow, Russia|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1950–1952||Krylia Sovetov Moscow|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Valentin Kozmich Ivanov (Russian : Валентин Козьмич Иванов, 19 November 1934 – 8 November 2011 ) was a Soviet-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. One of the finest Russian players ever, Ivanov was noted for his pace, dribbling quality and technical ability.
Ivanov's four goals in the 1962 World Cup saw him named the tournament's top-scorer, along with five other players;he also scored two in the 1958 edition. He spent most of his club career with Torpedo Moscow, scoring 124 goals in 286 appearances in the Soviet Championship, the 9th all-time best record.
Ivanov married Lidiya Ivanova, an Olympic champion in gymnastics in 1956 and 1960. Their son, also named Valentin (born 1961), is a retired international football referee.
Ivanov died on 8 November 2011, shortly before his 77th birthday, following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
|1953||Torpedo Moscow||Top League||19||4|
|Soviet Union national team|
|1||26 June 1955||Råsunda, Stockholm, Sweden||Sweden||6–0||6–0||Friendly|
|2||23 May 1956||Central Dynamo Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union||Denmark||1–0||5–1||Friendly|
|3||11 July 1956||Central Dynamo Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union||Israel||2–0||5–0||1956 Summer Olympics qualification|
|5||15 September 1956||Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, West Germany||West Germany||2–1||2–1||Friendly|
|6||1 December 1956||Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne, Australia||Indonesia||2–0||4–0||1956 Summer Olympics|
|7||20 October 1957||Stadion Śląski, Chorzów, Poland||Poland||1–2||1–2||1958 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8||18 May 1958||Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union||England||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|9||11 June 1958||Ryavallen, Borås, Sweden||Austria||2–0||2–0||1958 FIFA World Cup|
|10||28 September 1958||Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union||Hungary||3–0||3–1||1960 European Nations' Cup|
|11||6 September 1959||Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union||Czechoslovakia||3–1||3–1||Friendly|
|12||19 May 1960||Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union||Poland||1–0||7–1||Friendly|
|14||6 July 1960||Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France||Czechoslovakia||1–0||3–0||1960 European Nations' Cup|
|16||27 April 1962||Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union||Uruguay||4–0||5–0||Friendly|
|17||31 May 1962||Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica, Chile||Yugoslavia||1–0||2–0||1962 FIFA World Cup|
|18||3 June 1962||Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica, Chile||Colombia||1–0||4–4||1962 FIFA World Cup|
|20||6 June 1962||Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica, Chile||Uruguay||2–1||2–1||1962 FIFA World Cup|
|21||22 September 1963||Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union||Hungary||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|22||12 September 1964||Råsunda, Stockholm, Sweden||Sweden||1–0||1–1||1964 European Nations' Cup quarter-finals|
|23||17 June 1964||Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain||Denmark||3–0||3–0||1964 European Nations' Cup|
|24||23 May 1965||Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union||Greece||2–1||3–1||1966 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|26||30 May 1965||Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union||Wales||1–0||2–1||1966 FIFA World Cup qualification|
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