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Height  1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)

Years  Team
Name  Anatoli Davydov
Anatoli Davydov
Full name  Anatoli Viktorovich Davydov
Date of birth  (1953-11-13) November 13, 1953 (age 62)
Place of birth  Tula, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Playing position  Defender/Midfielder

Anatoli Viktorovich Davydov (Russian: Анатолий Викторович Давыдов; born 13 November 1953 in Tula) is a Russian professional football coach and a former player. He manages FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg.



He made his professional debut in the Soviet Second League in 1971 for FC Metallurg Tula. He played 2 games in the UEFA Cup 1987–88 for FC Zenit Leningrad, the former name of Zenit Saint Petersburg. Davydov was one of the most respected and influential players during Zenit's golden era in the 1980s, and continued to play top-level competitive football until the record age of 43, then becoming a Zenit's coach. He also holds the club record for the most first team appearances - 454 official games, 53 games in Soviet Cup.

Davydov played for Chinese side Foshan Fosti in 1996. He currently holds the record for being the oldest person to have played in a professional Chinese football match aged 42 years and 348 days, as well as the oldest person to have scored in a professional Chinese football match aged 42 years and 292 days.


His son Dmitri Davydov is a professional footballer.


Zenit Leningrad
  • Soviet Top League: 1984
  • Soviet Super Cup: 1985.
  • Manager

    Zenit Saint Petersburg
  • Russian Cup: 1998–99
  • References

    Anatoli Davydov Wikipedia

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