Soviet Union national football team

former men's national association football team representing the Soviet Union

Soviet Union national football team was the national football team of Soviet Union. The team was left after the Soviet Union breakup in 1991. The team is now replaced by the Russia national football team.

Soviet Union
Nickname(s)Red Army
AssociationFootball Federation of the Soviet Union
Most capsOleg Blokhin (112)
Top scorerOleg Blokhin (42)
Home stadiumVarious
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Highest1 (July 1960)
First international
 Soviet Union 3–0 Turkey 
(Moscow, Soviet Union; 16 November 1924)

Last international

 Cyprus 0–3 Soviet Union 
(Larnaca, Cyprus; 13 November 1991)
Biggest win
 Soviet Union 11–1 India 
(Moscow, Soviet Union; 16 September 1955)[1]
 Finland 0–10 Soviet Union 
(Helsinki, Finland; 15 August 1957)
Biggest defeat
 England 5–0 Soviet Union 
(London, England; 22 October 1958)
World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1958)
Best resultFourth place, 1966
European Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1960)
Best resultChampions, 1960
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne Team
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich Team
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal Team
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow Team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Team

References change

  1. "Soviet Union 11:1 India". Retrieved 2016-03-23.