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Vladimir Salkov

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Vladimir Salkov
Personal information
Full name Vladimir Maksimovich Salkov
Date of birth (1937-04-01)1 April 1937
Place of birth Donetsk, Ukraine
Date of death 9 July 2020(2020-07-09) (aged 83)
Place of death Moscow, Russia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Shakhtar Stalino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1958 SKVO Orenburg
1959 Krylia Sovetov Kuybyshev 6 (0)
1960–1968 Shakhtar Donetsk 231 (3)
Teams managed
1970–1971 Metallurg Zhdanov
1971–1974 Shakhtar Donetsk (director)
1974–1978 Shakhtar Donetsk
1979–1980 Torpedo Moscow
1981–1983 USSR (Olympic)
1984–1986 USSR (assistant)
1986–1988 USSR (Olympic) (assistant)
1990 USSR (youth)
1990–1992 USSR / CIS (assistant)
1993–1994 Rotor Volgograd
1995 Shakhtar Donetsk
2000–2001 Uzbekistan (assistant)
2002 Rotor Volgograd
2003–2007 CSKA Moscow (sporting director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vladimir Maksimovich Salkov (Russian: Владимир Максимович Сальков, Ukrainian: Володимир Максимович Сальков; 1 April 1937 – 9 July 2020) was a Russian-Ukrainian football manager and defender. He was a Merited Coach of Ukraine (1975) and a Merited Coach of the USSR (1989). He is considered to be one of the most legendary players and managers in the history of Shakhtar Donetsk.[1]

Player's career

Salkov played for the youth team of FC Shakhtar Donetsk, then for their senior team in 1960–1969. Before, he played for SKVO Orenburg and Krylia Sovetov Kuybyshev. Salkov won the Soviet Cup twice (1961, 1962) with Shakhtar. Salkov played for Krylia Sovetov Kuybyshev and Shakhtar Donetsk.


After finishing his playing career in 1969 Salkov worked in Metallurg Zhdanov at first and later back for his native Shakhtar Donetsk. In 1988, he won the Olympic gold with the Soviet team. He has also managed various clubs from USSR, Russia, and Ukraine and two national teams (USSR and Uzbekistan). Salkov won Olympic gold as an assistant coach with the Soviet team at the 1988 Summer Olympics. In 1980s he led several Soviet national youth football teams. Salkov also was an assistant manager of Uzbekistan national team.

Salkov also was a sporting director at CSKA Moscow (2005–2007).


As player

  • Champion (2): 1961, 1962

As coach

  • Olympic gold (1): 1988 (as an assistant)
  • Champion (1): 1995
  • Runner-up, silver (1): 1975
  • Runner-up, bronze (1): 1978
  • Finalist (1): 1978
  • Runner-up, silver (1): 1993


  1. ^ "Краткая энциклопедия побед "Шахтера"".
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