Viktor Shuvalov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameViktor Grigoryevich•Shuvalov
Used nameViktor•Shuvalov
Original nameВиктор Григорьевич•Шувалов
Born15 December 1923 in Nabornye Syresi, Respublika Mordoviya (RUS)
Died19 April 2021
Measurements183 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsCSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation


Like many other early Soviet ice hockey players, Viktor Shuvalov excelled in football in the summer and ice hockey in the winter. Shuvalov started his career in 1947 with Dzerzhinets Chelyabinsk (now Traktor Chelyabinsk), where he played both football and ice hockey. In 1949 he joined VVS Moskva, where he played until 1953. He then joined CSKA Moskva and he ended his career in 1957-58, playing with SKA Kalinin (now Tver). Shuvalov won five Soviet Championships (1951-53, and 1955-56) and was the best goal scorer at the Soviet Championships in 1950 (31 goals) and 1953 (44 goals, with Aleksey Guryshev).

Internationally, Shuvalov, with his club mates from VVS Moskva and later with CSKA Moskva Vsevolod Bobrov and Yevgeny Babich, were considered one of the best lines in the mid-50s. The trio scored about 200 goals in 50 or so matches from 1954 to 1956. Besides his Olympic gold, Shuvalov was World Champion in 1954 and 1956 and was second in 1955. He also won European Championships in 1954-56.

When still an active player in 1957, Shuvalov started to work as a head coach of SKA Kalinin. After retirement in 1958, he continued to coach SKA Kalinin until 1964. He was head coach of Kristall Elektrostal and in 1969-70 was an assistant coach of Spartak Moskva, winning Soviet Championships with them in 1970 and placing second in 1969. He then worked with the Soviet Committee for Physical Culture and Sports and was also a children’s hockey coach in Spartak Moskva.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) URS RUS Viktor Shuvalov
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

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