74 years since the birth of Valery Kharlamov
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74 years since the birth of Valery Kharlamov

Everyone admired the game of our legend: fans, partners and even rivals in hockey battles.

One look at Valery Kharlamov on the ice was enough to forever become a fan of this phenomenon, master and just the first-rater. His unique talent, filigree technique and belief in winning were the key to success in every game he participated in. Kharlamov's career heyday was during the victorious era of the USSR national hockey team and CSKA. Owner of all the highest world and club titles, the favorite of millions of fans, he was a kind and compassionate man in ordinary life, always taking care of people close to him.

The memory of Valeriy Borisovich is carefully preserved in our time by the next generations of hockey players. His legendary number 17, under which he played, is forever removed from circulation in the Russian national team and CSKA. The winners of the Youth Hockey League are awarded the Kharlamov Cup as the main trophy, and the Kontinental Hockey League named one of its divisions after him. And even more than 30 years after his death, there is no better compliment to a hockey player than a comparison to the legendary Valery Kharlamov.

Valery Borisovich Kharlamov

2-time Olympic champion (1972, 1976)

8-time World Champion (1969-1971, 1973-1975, 1978-1979). The top scorer of the 1976 FIFA World Cup. He was in the symbolic team of the World Cup (1972, 1973, 1975, and 1976). At the World Cup and Olympics - 123 games, 89 goals.

11-time champion of the USSR (1968, 1970-1973, 1975, 1977-1981). He played 438 games for CSKA and scored 293 pucks.

5-time owner of the USSR Cup (1968, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1979).

The best hockey player of the USSR (1972, 1973).

Best USSR championship scorer (1971), best in goal+pass system (1972).

The winner of the "Three Sharpshooters" hockey prize: 1970/1971, 1974/1975, 1977/1978 (Mikhailov - Petrov - Kharlamov), 1971/1972 (Vikulov - Firsov - Kharlamov), 1979/1980 (Mikhailov - Kharlamov - Krutov).

The record-breaker of Izvestia newspaper tournament for most pucks scored - 40 goals.