Vsevolod Mikhailovich Bobrov

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IIHF Hall of Fame , 1997
Vsevolod Bobrov
Date of birth December 1, 1922
place of birth Morshansk , Russian SFSR
date of death July 1, 1979
Place of death Moscow , Russian SFSR
size 181 cm
Weight 78 kg
position Left wing
Shot hand Right
Career stations
1946-1949 HK CSKA Moscow
1949-1953 WWS MWO Moscow
1953-1957 HK CSKA Moscow

Vsevolod Michailowitsch Bobrov ( Russian Всеволод Михайлович Бобров ; born December 1, 1922 in Morschansk , Russian SFSR , † July 1, 1979 in Moscow , Russian SFSR) was a Soviet athlete who played football , bandy and ice hockey .


During the Second World War he was in the Red Army . In 1945 he began his football career at CSKA Moscow . Until 1953 he played for ZDKA, WWS Moscow and Spartak Moscow and won the Soviet championship three times. During this time he scored 97 goals in just 116 games. He led the league as top scorer in 1945 (24) and 1947 (14). In 1945 he was a guest player at Dynamo Moscow when they were on tour in Great Britain. Here he was able to score six goals against teams like Chelsea , Arsenal and the Glasgow Rangers .

He was featured five times for the Soviet national soccer team and played at the 1952 Summer Olympics .

Postage stamp depicting Bobrows

In 1946 he also started playing ice hockey . He practiced this sport until 1957, and although soccer was his first sport, he was significantly more successful in ice hockey. In the Soviet championships , which his team won seven times, he scored 254 goals in just 130 games.

He played for the Soviet national ice hockey team at the 1956 Winter Olympics and was one of the few athletes to take part in both the summer and winter games.

With his team he won the gold medal and the ice hockey world championships in 1954 and 1956 . In total, he scored 89 goals in 59 games for his country.

He became the namesake of an exclusive list of players in Russian ice hockey, the "Bobrow Club". All players enrolled there have scored at least 250 goals in their career.

Bobrow, who was a player-coach at WWS Moscow, trained various teams after his active time, both in football and in ice hockey. He later became the coach of the Soviet national ice hockey team at the 1972 Summit Series and led them at the 1974 and 1975 World Ice Hockey Championships .

In 1948 he was honored with the induction into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame and 1997 with the induction into the IIHF Hall of Fame .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Bobrov's Club: 250+ Goals scorers. Chidlovski, accessed June 16, 2011 .