Anatoly Wassiljewitsch Firsow

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IIHF Hall of Fame , 1998
Anatoly Firsow
Date of birth February 1, 1941
place of birth Moscow
date of death July 24, 2000
Place of death Moscow
size 176 cm
Weight 57 kg
position Left wing
Shot hand Right
Career stations
1958-1961 HK Spartak Moscow
1961-1974 HK CSKA Moscow

Anatoli Wassiljewitsch Firsow ( Russian Анатолий Васильевич Фирсов ; * February 1, 1941 in Moscow ; † July 24, 2000 there ) was a Russian ice hockey player and is a member of the IIHF Hall of Fame .


He started his career in 1958 at HK Spartak Moscow , in 1961 he moved to HK CSKA Moscow . With them he was able to win the Soviet championship 9 times. Firsow scored 344 goals in a total of 474 games. From 1961 to 1974 he played for the Soviet national team and won the gold medal with them at the Olympic Games in 1964 , 1968 and 1972 . He was the leading scorer at the Grenoble tournament, scoring 12 goals and 4 assists (16 points) in 7 games. He has won the ice hockey world championship a total of 8 times and was named "Best Striker" of the tournament in 1967, 1968 and 1971 . From 1967 to 1971 he was also elected to the IIHF All-Star Team.

In 1998 he was honored with induction into the IIHF Hall of Fame . In 1964 he had been inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame .

He died of a heart attack in 2000 at the age of 59.

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