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Date of birth: 27 July 1959

Fyodor Cherenkov

Fyodor Cherenkov - Moscow Spartak midfielder. Was born on July 25, 1959, in Moscow. Started to play football in Moscow's SC Kuntsevo, coached by M. I. Mukhortov.

Joined Spartak in 1977. In the USSR Premier League played 366 games and scored 89 goals, in the Russian Premier League he played 32 games (6 goals). He also played 34 games with the USSR National team, scored 12 goals.

Cherenkov was the USSR Champion in 1979, 1987 and 1989, and the Russian Champion in 1992 - 1994. He was named the best Soviet player in 1983 and 1989. In 1980 he became a bronze medalist of Olympic Games.

Fyodor Cherenkov represents the Moscow Spartak game style. While Spartak is the most popular club in Russia, Cherenkov is the most popular player. Often being the captain of Spartak, he led the team's game, fulfilling coaches tactical plans.

In 1990 Cherenkov left Spartak to play with the French club "Red Star", but came back to collect the Russian Champion title. In 1994 the last game of Fyodor Cherenkov took place between Spartak and Italian Parma (draw 1:1). Nowadays Cherenkov works in Spartak as an assistant coach.

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