Soviet Union - Player of the Year Awards

Election of the weekly FOOTBALL (FOOTBALL-HOCKEY)

1964
1. V. Voronin (Torpedo Moscow) - 186 points
2. V. Ivanov (Torpedo Moscow) - 85
3. S. Metreveli (Dinamo Tbilisi) - 80

1965
1. V. Voronin (Torpedo Moscow)
2. E. Streltsov (Torpedo Moscow)
3. ?

In 1965 only the winners of election were announced; it was later established 
that E. Streltsov (Torpedo Moscow) finished 2nd.

1966
1. A. Biba (Dinamo Kiev) - 94 
2. L. Yashin (Dinamo Moscow) - 75
3. A. Shesternev (CSKA Moscow) - 75

Yashin and Shesternev obtained an equal number points, but Yashin was ranked
higher for having named in 1st place more often.

1967
1. E. Streltsov (Torpedo Moscow) - 155
2. M. Khurtsilava (Dinamo Tbilisi) - 84
3. A. Byshovets (Dinamo Kiev) - 31

1968
1. E. Streltsov (Torpedo Moscow) - 206      
2. M. Khurtsilava (Dinamo Tbilisi) - 107
3. A. Shesternev (CSKA Moscow) - 41

1969
1. V. Muntian (Dinamo Kiev) - 223        
2. A. Kavazashvili (Spartak Moscow) - 170  
3. A. Shesternev (CSKA Moscow) - 76

1970
1. A. Shesternev (CSKA Moscow) - 298
2. V. Fedotov (CSKA Moscow) - 159
3. V. Bannikov (Dinamo Kiev) - 73

1971
1. E. Rudakov (Dinamo Kiev) - 298
2. V. Kolotov (Dinamo Kiev) - 200
3. E. Markarov (Ararat) - 61

1972
1. E. Lovchev (Spartak Moscow) - 188
2. E. Rudakov (Dinamo Kiev) - 156
3. M. Khurtsilava (Dinamo Tbilisi) - 140

1973
1. O. Blokhin (Dinamo Kiev) - 207
2. A. Andreasyan (Ararat) - 156
3. V. Pilgui (Dinamo Moscow) - 82

1974
1. O. Blokhin (Dinamo Kiev) - 236
2. V. Veremeev (Dinamo Kiev) - 62
3. A. Prokhorov (Spartak Moscow) - 60

1975   
1. O. Blokhin (Dinamo Kiev) - 362
2. V. Veremeev (Dinamo Kiev) - 108       
3. E. Lovchev (Spartak Moscow) - 99

1976
1. V. Astapovskiy (CSKA Moscow) - 256
2. D. Kipiani (Dinamo Tbilisi) - 136
3. O. Blokhin (Dinamo Kiev) - 116

1977
1. D. Kipiani (Dinamo Tbilisi) - 323
2. O. Blokhin (Dinamo Kiev) - 198
3. Y. Degtyarev (Shakhter Donetsk) - 171

1978
1. R. Shengelia (Dinamo Tbilisi) - 235     
2. O. Blokhin (Dinamo Kiev) - 156  
3. G. Yartsev (Spartak Moscow) - 135

1979
1. V. Starukhin (Shakhter Donetsk) - 248
2. V. Khidiyatullin (Spartak Moscow) - 175
3. Y. Gavrilov (Spartak Moscow) - 172

1980
1. A. Chivadze (Dinamo Tbilisi) - 259
2. O. Blokhin (Dinamo Kiev) - 187
3. V. Khidiyatullin (Spartak Moscow) - 103

1981
1. R. Shengelia (Dinamo Tbilisi) - 360     
2. O. Blokhin (Dinamo Kiev) - 217
3. L. Buryak (Dinamo Kiev) - 112

1982
1. R. Dasaev (Spartak Moscow) - 400
2. A. Demyanenko (Dinamo Kiev) - 120
3. A. Yakubik (Pakhtakor Tashkent) - 117

1983
1. F. Cherenkov (Spartak Moscow) - 442
2. R. Dasaev (Spartak Moscow) - 181
3. A. Chivadze (Dinamo Tbilisi) - 91

1984
1. G. Litovchenko (Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk) - 397
2. M. Biryukov (Zenit Leningrad) - 222
3. Y. Gavrilov (Spartak Moscow) - 75

1985
1. A. Demyanenko (Dinamo Kiev) - 409
2. O. Protasov (Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk) - 393
3. F. Cherenkov (Spartak Moscow) - 306

1986
1. A. Zavarov (Dinamo Kiev) - 357
2. I. Belanov (Dinamo Kiev) - 313
3. O. Blokhin (Dinamo Kiev) - 81

In 1986 Igor Belanov won the "Golden Ball" as best player of Europe, 
but could not become the best player in the USSR. 

1987
1. O. Protasov (Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk) - 256
2. A. Mikhailichenko (Dinamo Kiev) - 144 
3. R. Dasaev (Spartak Moscow) - 120 

1988
1. A. Mikhailichenko (Dinamo Kiev) - 482 
2. R. Dasaev (Spartak Moscow) - 109
3. F. Cherenkov (Spartak Moscow) - 81

1989   
1. F. Cherenkov (Spartak Moscow) - 345
2. S. Cherchesov (Spartak Moscow) - 172
3. V. Bessonov (Dinamo Kiev) - 164

1990
1. I. Dobrovolskiy (Dinamo Moscow) - 259
2. S. Yuran (Dinamo Kiev) - 115
3. A. Mostovoy (Spartak Moscow) - 68
  
1991
1. I. Kolyvanov (Dinamo Moscow) - 229        
2. A. Mostovoy (Spartak Moscow) - 153
3. I. Korneev (CSKA Moscow) - 148          


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