Most Decorated Players of Soviet and Russian League Football

Oleg Blokhin of Dynamo Kyiv lifts the Cup Winners’ Cup in March, 1986. Source: Sovsport.

After a previous article exploring the “Soviet Champions, too” (players who played just one game in a season in which their team won the league), it’s only logical to show the polar opposite: The most decorated players of Soviet and Russian football.

READ MORE: “I was a Soviet Champion, too!”

For this, I devised a numerical formula. Each trophy is worth a specific amount of points (league title – 50, European cup – 40, Soviet/Russian cup – 25, European Supercup – 10, Russian Supercup – 5). Each player receives points depending on his participation in the competition: For instance, winning the league and playing all matches nets you a full 50 points, and being a “champion-too” in a 38-round championship gives you an 1/38th of full 50 points, or something in the vicinity of 1.25.

Without further ado: The most decorated players of Soviet and Russian league football (who scored more than 300 points in this rating system).

PlayerPointsGames in
trophy-winning
seasons
Club(s)LeagueCupSupercupEuro cupsEuro SC
Oleg Blokhin524.38246Dynamo Kyiv1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1985, 19861974, 1978, 1982, 1984/85, 1986/871974/75, 1985/861975
Sergey Ignashevich452.75203Lokomotiv Moscow20022003
CSKA Moscow2005, 2006, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/162004/05, 2005/06, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/132004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013, 20142004/05
Igor Akinfeev426.53197CSKA Moscow2003, 2005, 2006, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/162004/05, 2005/06, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/132004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013, 20142004/05
Vasily Berezutski424.65189CSKA Moscow2003, 2005, 2006, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/162004/05, 2005/06, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/132006, 2007, 2009, 2013, 20142004/05
Alexey Berezutski385.21167CSKA Moscow2003, 2005, 2006, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/162004/05, 2005/06, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/132004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 20132004/05
Leonid Buryak357.71168Dynamo Kyiv1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 19811974, 1978, 1982, 1984/851974/751975
Torpedo Moscow1985/86
Metallist Kharkov1987/88
Volodymyr Veremeev347.64185Dynamo Kyiv1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 19811974, 1978, 19821974/751975
Anatoly Demyanenko342.62163Dynamo Kyiv1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 19901982, 1984/85, 1986/87, 1989/901985/86
Volodymyr Muntyan332.09183Dynamo Kyiv1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, 19771966, 19741974/751975
Evgeny Rudakov329.72173Dynamo Kyiv1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, 19771964, 1966, 19741974/751975
Yegor Titov321.54183Spartak Moscow1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 20011997/98, 2002/03
Vladimir Dyomin318.79151Spartak Moscow1939
CDKA/CDSA Moscow1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 19511945, 1948, 1951
Vadim Yevtushenko317.54153Dynamo Kyiv1980, 1981, 1985, 19861982, 1984/85, 1986/871985/86
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk19881988/89
Dmitry Khlestov308.09164Spartak Moscow1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 20001991/92, 1993/94, 1997/98, 2002/03
Elvir Rahimic307.43127CSKA Moscow2003, 2005, 2006, 2013/14, 2015/162001/02, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/132004, 2006, 2007, 20092004/05
Andrei Tikhonov306.34178Spartak Moscow1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 20001993/94, 1997/98
Alexei Grinin303.88145CDKA/CDSA Moscow1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 19511945, 1948, 1951
Valentin Nikolaev303.62141CDKA/CDSA Moscow1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 19511945, 1948, 1951

Author: Alexey Spektrowski

I’m a Spartak Moscow fan who dabbles in Soviet/Russian football history (mostly numerical and statistical). Contributed some data to the Spartak Moscow museum at Otkrytie Arena.

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