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Igor Belanov
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Belanov in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth 25 September 1960 (1960-09-25) (age 60)
Place of birth Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.74 m
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Youth career
1973–1978 Chornomorets Odessa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 SKA Odessa 68 (16)
1981–1985 Chornomorets Odessa 116 (26)
1985–1989 Dynamo Kyiv 121 (40)
1989–1991 Borussia Mönchengladbach 24 (4)
1991–1995 Eintracht Braunschweig 64 (21)
1995–1996 Chornomorets Odessa 3 (1)
1996–1997 Metalurh Mariupol 5 (4)
Total 401 (111)
National team
1985–1990 Soviet Union 33 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Igor Ivanovich (or Ihor Ivanovych) Belanov (born 25 September 1960) is a former Ukrainian footballer. He played for the Soviet Union football team.

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SKA Odessa 1979 32 5 32 5
1980 36 11 36 11
Chornomorets 1981 27 6 2 0 29 6
1982 29 2 4 1 33 3
1983 27 7 1 0 28 7
1984 33 11 5 3 38 14
Dynamo 1985 31 10 4 2 4 1 39 13
1986 22 10 1 0 8 4 1 0 32 14
1987 23 8 6 3 6 1 2 1 37 13
1988 27 9 4 1 31 10
1989 18 3 4 1 22 4
Borussia
Mönchengladbach
1989–90 14 4 1 0 15 4
1990–91 10 0 2 1 12 1
Braunschweig 1990–91 9 3 9 3
1991–92 29 10 1 1 30 11
1992–93
1993–94 26 8 1 0 4 0 31 8
Chornomorets 1995–96 3 1 3 1
Metalurh
Mariupol
1995–96 1 0 1 0
1996–97 4 4 4 4
Career total 401 111 36 13 18 6 7 1 462 131
  • Other – USSR Super Cup, USSR Federation Cup & 2. Bundesliga Play-Off

International

Soviet Union
Year Apps Goals
1985 3 0
1986 8 6
1987 7 2
1988 13 0
1989 1 0
1990 1 0
Total 33 8

International goals

Scores and results list Soviet Union's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 1986 Estadio Sergio León Chávez, Irapuato, Mexico  Hungary 3–0 6–0 1986 FIFA World Cup
2. 15 June 1986 Estadio Nou Camp, León, Mexico  Belgium 1–0 3–4 1986 FIFA World Cup
3. 15 June 1986 Estadio Nou Camp, León, Mexico  Belgium 2–1 3–4 1986 FIFA World Cup
4. 15 June 1986 Estadio Nou Camp, León, Mexico  Belgium 3–4 3–4 1986 FIFA World Cup
5. 11 October 1986 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  France 1–0 2–0 Euro 1988 qualifying
6. 29 October 1986 Lokomotiv Stadium, Simferopol, Soviet Union  Norway 2–0 4–0 Euro 1988 qualifying
7. 29 April 1987 Republican Stadium, Kyiv, Soviet Union  East Germany 2–0 2–0 Euro 1988 qualifying
8. 28 October 1987 Lokomotiv Stadium, Simferopol, Soviet Union  Iceland 1–0 2–0 Euro 1988 qualifying

Honours

Club

Dynamo Kyiv

Chornomorets Odessa

International

Soviet Union

Individual

  • Ballon D'Or: 1986
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: Top scorer 1985–86
  • World Soccer magazine's Player of the Year: Runner-up 1986
  • FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot: 1986
  • Top assist provider: UEFA Euro 1988
  • The World Cup's top 100 footballers of all time, by The Times
  • Merited Master of Sports: 1986
  • The best 33 football players of the Soviet Union (4): 1985 — No. 3, 1986 — No. 1, 1987 — No. 3, 1988 — No. 3
  • FIFA XI: 1991, 1998
  • Golden Foot: 2008, as a legend
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