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Anatoly Ilyin

Full name: Anatoly Mikhaylovich Ilyin
Original name: Анатолий Михайлович Ильин
Gender: Male
Born: June 27, 1931 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Died: February 10, 2016 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Football

Related Olympians: Husband of Galina Shamray.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Anatoly Ilyin won the gold medal with the Soviet Russian football team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and was eliminated in the group stage four years earlier, when he was injured during the first match against Bulgaria and could not play in the remaining matches. Ilyin was married to former Olympic gymnast [Galina Shamray], gold medalist in the 1952 Team All-Around. He played his entire career with Spartak Moskva, winning the national title in 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1962, and was the top scorer in the Soviet League in 1954 and 1958. Ilyin earned 31 international caps and participated in the 1958 World Cup. He became historic as he scored the Soviet side’s first ever World Cup playoff goal, as he secured the victory against England. Nevertheless, the team lost the quarterfinal against Sweden, 2-0. After he finished playing Ilyin coached Spartak Moskva for many years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Football Men's Football Soviet Union URS 9T
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Football Men's Football Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Football Soviet Union URS Final Standings 9T 1952-07-15 0 0 0
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Football Soviet Union URS Qualifying Round Match #4 1 1952-07-15 URS 2, BUL 1 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Football Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1956-11-23 1 0 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Football Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 1956-12-08 URS 1, YUG 0 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Football Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Replay #1 1 1956-12-01 URS 4, INA 0 0
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