Soviet football legend Anatoly Ilyin dies

Q.  Which famous football legend passed away at the age of 84 and was instrumental in winning the 1956 Melbourne Olympics?
- Published on 15 Feb 16

a. Pele
b. Diego Maradona
c. Anatoly Ilyin
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Anatoly Ilyin
Soviet football star Anatoly Ilyin died at the age of 84. He was capped 31 times by USSR in the 1950s and scored as many as 16 goals. He also played for the Spartak Moscow club for most of his professional career. Ilyin scored the winning goal for Russia in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and also participated in the World Cup in 1958. He won the Soviet Top League a total of 5 times.

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