Grief for Soviet EM hero Krutikov | UEFA


The Russian Football Federation (RFS) announced that Anatoly Krutikov, one of two surviving members of the Soviet team who won the first edition of the 1960 UEFA European Football Championship in 1960, died at the age of 86.

Anatoly Krutikov, born near Moscow in 1933, spent the entire 120 minutes of the first European Championship final on July 10, 1960, at the Paris Prinzenpark Stadium in the square; in the end, the Soviet Union prevailed in extra time 2-1 against Yugoslavia. Only the Wiktor Ponedelnik, who scored the USSR's head in the 113th minute to the title, survived the European championship.

Anatoly Krutikov played for CSKA Moscow (1954-58) and Spartak Moscow (1959-69); with his second club he celebrated in 1962 winning the Soviet championship and in 1963 and 1965 cup winner. For the USSR, he was nine times in use, including in the two games of his team in the first European Championship final stage in France, in which the Soviet Union won their only major title so far. In the semi-final in Marseille Krutikov and his team-mates had defeated Czechoslovakia. After his playing career, he worked as a coach and was among other things 1975/76 at Spartak Moscow on the sidelines.

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