Chanov Victor Gavrilovich
May 25, 2022
Viktor Gavrilovich Chanov (born January 1, 1923, Bokovo-Anthracite (Luhansk Oblast); died May 14, 2007, Donetsk) is a Soviet football player and master of sports of the USSR. Father of Vyacheslav and Viktor Chanov, well-known former goalkeepers of CSKA Moscow and Dynamo Kyiv. He started playing for the Labor Reserves team (now Zorya) in Luhansk in 1938. At the age of 18 he got to the front, and after the war, having shown a confident game for the teams of the armed forces, he got to the CBCA, the so-called. "Lieutenant teams", as the army was then called. As a member of the army team, he became the USSR champion three times and won the USSR Cup. In the late 1940s, the club was the strongest in all of Soviet football. After the failure of the USSR national team (where most of the players were CBR players) at the 1952 Olympics, the army team was disbanded. In the middle of the 1952 season, he moved to Shakhtar Donetsk, where he became the team's main goalkeeper. He was recognized as the best goalkeeper of the USSR in 1958 and 1959. In 1959 he finished playing on the football field. After the end of his career he worked as the head of the football club "Locomotive" (Donetsk). He was buried in Kyiv, in the Forest Cemetery.