Aleksandr Novikov (footballer, born 1958)

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Novikov (Russian: Александр Николаевич Новиков; born 27 February 1958; died 27 June 1991) was a Soviet football player.

Aleksandr Novikov
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Nikolayevich Novikov
Date of birth (1958-02-27)27 February 1958
Date of death 27 June 1991(1991-06-27) (aged 33)
Place of death Leningrad, Russian SFSR
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1975 FC Iskra Smolensk
1977 PFC CSKA Moscow 0 (0)
1978–1991 FC Iskra Smolensk 303 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


1977 FIFA World Youth Championship winner with the Soviet Union.[1]


On 13 May 1991, the bus with his team FC Iskra Smolensk collided head-on with a truck on a highway on their way back from an away game. Team's head coach Dzhemal Silagadze died instantly, and Novikov died several weeks later in a hospital from head trauma.[2]


  1. ^ "Soviet Union squad". FIFA. Archived from the original on September 5, 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ Памяти легенд смоленского футбола (in Russian). Smolyane. 17 May 2011.

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