Evgeny Lovchev

Evgeny Serafimovich Lovchev (Russian: Евгений Серафимович Ловчев; born 29 January 1949) is a Russian sports journalist, a former footballer, football and futsal manager.

Evgeny Lovchev
Personal information
Full name Evgeny Serafimovich Lovchev
Date of birth (1949-01-29) 29 January 1949 (age 72)
Place of birth Kryukovo,[1] Russian SFSR
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Left back
Youth career
Burevestnik Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1978 FC Spartak Moscow 249 (30)
1979–1980 FC Dynamo Moscow 19 (0)
1980 FC Krylia Sovetov Kuybyshev 22 (13)
1981–1983 FC Metallurg Zlatoust (amateur)
National team
1969–1977 USSR 52 (1)
Teams managed
1980 FC Krylia Sovetov Kuybyshev (assistant)
1981–1983 FC Metallurg Zlatoust
1986 FC Lokomotiv Chelyabinsk
1989 FC Druzhba Maykop
1989 FC Druzhba Maykop
2002–2003 Russia (futsal)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only



He was capped 52 times for USSR, playing the 1970 FIFA World Cup and the 1972 Summer Olympics. In 1970, he became the first player to be booked on a World Cup match, in the opening game of the tournament against Mexico.[2]


His son Evgeniy Lovchev played football professionally, including Kazakhstan national football team.


  1. ^ Currently part of Zelenograd, Moscow
  2. ^ Football World Cup Firsts

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