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|Full name||Oleksandr Semenovych Ponomariov|
|Date of birth||23 April 1918|
|Place of birth||Horlivka, Ukraine|
|Date of death||7 June 1973(aged 55)|
|Place of death||Moscow, USSR|
|Playing position||Striker, Manager|
|1957–1958||USSR (Youth team)|
|1971||USSR (Olympic team)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Ponomarev was born in Horlivka (near Donetsk), Ukrainian People's Republic. As a player, in the course of his career, he won the Soviet Cup in 1949 with Torpedo Moscow, and scored 152 goals in the Soviet Top League. He was the top scorer of the league in 1946. He spent the last two seasons of his playing career in Shakhtar Stalino where he captained the team to the third place in the Soviet Top League in 1951 (the highest achievement of the team so far).
He died at age 55 in Moscow.
- Brief biography at ukrsoccerhistory.com
- Banyas, V. Oleksandr Ponomariov: how we will celebrate centurial of the legend (Олександр Пономарьов: як відзначимо століття легенди?). Ukrainian Premier League. 14 March 2018
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