Fandom

Ice Hockey Wiki

Anatoli Firsov

54,197pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Anatoli Firsov

A photo of Anatoli Firsov.

Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Gold 1964 Innsbruck Team
Gold 1968 Grenoble Team
Gold 1972 Sapporo Team

Anatoli Vasilievich Firsov (February 1, 1941 in Moscow - July 24, 2000 in Moscow) was a Russian ice hockey left wing and center, who competed internationally for the USSR. He was named the most valuable player in the Soviet hockey league three times.

No one was as selflessly dedicated to hockey as Firsov or as hard on himself and fanatical in workouts. He even augmented the tough drills designated by Anatoli Tarasov. Coming down the ice with the puck, he would perform a variety of hops, skips and jumps at the same time.

Firsov first came to the Central Red Army and coach Tarasov as a scrawny kid-his bones protruded from under the thin layer of muscle. But at training sessions, he strengthened his body by choosing the roughest, toughest defense men as his opponents, Alexander Ragulin and Viktor Kozkin.

Only a person who had a tough time making it in hockey could be so intensely dedicated to the game. I really had it pretty hard, Firsov wrote in his autobiography. There were three kids in the family. My father was killed in the war when I was just a month old. My mother worked as a stoker at the kindergarten, and we didn't have any extra money. I learned how to make my own hockey stick, but with skates it was a much more difficult problem. That's why the leaders of our backyard team put me on the defense line. At that time, defencemen were considered to be second rate players. So kids without skates or a stick, and smaller kids, were put in the position.

AwardsEdit

BibliographyEdit


External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
none
Soviet MVP
1968, 1969
Succeeded by
Viktor Konovalenko
Preceded by
Viktor Konovalenko
Soviet MVP
1971
Succeeded by
Valeri Kharlamov, Alexander Maltsev
Preceded by
none
Soviet Scoring Champion
1966
Succeeded by
Victor Polulanov


This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Anatoli Firsov. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Also on Fandom

Random Wiki