Vladimir Krutov

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  • Name: Vladimir Krutov ( Vladimir Krutov )
  • Date of birth: 1 June 1960
  • Age: 52 years
  • Date of death: June 6, 2012
  • Place of birth: Moscow
  • Height: 176
  • Activity: Soviet hockey player, Honored master of sports, striker
  • Marital status: married

    Vladimir Krutov : biography

    For hockey fans the name of Vladimir Yevgenyevich Krutov, best striker and scorer of the 80s, one of the legendary five Soviet hockey players and two-time Olympic champion, not just a friend, and the holiday. Cool or «Cool» as it was called friends and colleagues, is a legend of Russian hockey, and a beacon to many of today’s athletes.

    Vladimir Krutov was born in Moscow on 1 June 1960. He was born and raised in a simple working family where the father was a Miller in a factory and my mother worked as a cook in a kindergarten.

    In the summer mom Nina Kuzminichna went along with the kindergarten, where he worked on the house in the suburbs. There, in the village of Saltykovka, was with her sons, Vladimir and Alexander. The kids grew up outdoors and was the first labour training. Senior Junior Sasha and Volodya worked at the sawmill.

    In 1968, when Vladimir was 8 years old, the family bought an apartment near Kutuzov Avenue. This event was very important and joyful for Krutova, Jr. Because he was seriously fond of hockey. Skating Vladimir got up very early, at 4 years. His older brother Alexander had chased the puck and brought to the rink a little brother, the care of which he is often instructed mom. The younger brother quickly learned the intricacies of the game.

    After moving to a new apartment, young hockey players Krutov got a real gift: in front of the house there was a stadium «meteor». Here and began a sports biography of Vladimir Krutov.


    Soon after Vladimir had already played with his brother in the same team. Despite the fact that the players were older than 3 years, Krutov was not inferior to them in skill. The first coach a novice hockey player was Vladimir Golubev, a wonderful teacher and very caring person.

    One day Vladimir Krutov received a note in which it was officially invited to arrive for training in CSKA. On a family Council it was decided that I couldn’t refuse. But the young athlete was difficult to change his first team, especially since he was appointed captain. To convince Krutova came CSKA coach Vladimir Stelmach. This conversation was decisive.

    In the fall of 1971, Vladimir Krutov arrived at the first training in the Central military club in the country. An athlete’s career rapidly progressed. First youth, then the youth team of CSKA. Then followed the annual national Championships among youth teams. It was a Titanic work: the young hockey player had 3 training sessions a day. Sometimes the sports uniform he wore immediately after class and filmed late in the evening. But the result was not slow to appear.

    In 1977, a 10-grader Vladimir Krutov played their first match in the world-famous team. He was held in Luzhniki. You can imagine the excitement of a young athlete who took to the ice with the legendary Valery Kharlamov, Vladimir Petrov and Boris Mikhailov. The game was broadcast on TV. Krutov played very well in the morning and at school he was welcomed as a hero.

    And then the hockey biography of Vladimir Krutov is like an endless chain of Championships of different levels, the Olympic games, the Cup games in the first team CSKA, and then and the USSR national team.

    Surprisingly, the debut of Krutov in the Soviet Union was held immediately at the Olympic winter games in lake placid. The athlete didn’t even dream to get to the Olympics in 1980. The decision to take it was taken unexpectedly. So Vladimir Krutov has become an indispensable forward of CSKA and a national team of the Soviet Union.

    For the team the athlete competed from 1978 to 1989. Each of the 12 years he was champion of the USSR. Krutov entered the famous five players (Vladimir Krutov, Vyacheslav Fetisov, Alexei Kasatonov, Igor Larionov and Sergei Makarov), which appeared after the famous victory of the Soviet Union in the Canada Cup in 1981.

    At the end of the 1980s, Krutov and Larionov played a season for team Canada «Vancouver Canucks». But in Vancouver, the hockey player could not settle down and left. Then there was the Swiss team «Zurich lions» and the Swedish «Ostersunds IR». In 1996, Vladimir returned to Russia.

    For his brilliant career the player has collected all the possible titles. He is a two-time Olympic champion, silver medalist of the winter Olympics of 1980. Krutov recognized as the best scorer of the 1980s. He became the champion of Europe.

    Since 2002, Vladimir headed the State high school sports. In may 2010 he was accepted into the IIHF Hall of fame in the category of «player». Krutov played in veterans ‘ tournaments in the HC «Legends of hockey of the USSR».

    Personal life

    With his future wife, Nina, Vladimir Krutov met in Saltykovka, when I came to mom. Nina worked in the same kindergarten as his mother, a teacher. She was older than 19-year-old athlete for 5 years. First, parents, especially the mother of Vladimir, was against this marriage. After all, Nina was already married. After the divorce she is survived by her son Denis. But Krutov has persisted, and married against the will of relatives.

    Later, the relationship between daughter-in-law and mother-in-law got better. The couple had a son Alex (he became a professional hockey player).

    Personal life of Vladimir Krutov formed perfectly. Together with his beloved wife, he spent 33 happy years.


    Vladimir Krutov did not a few days after his 52nd birthday. He suddenly opened the internal bleeding. Doctors were unable to save the athlete. He died on 6 Jun 2012. Buried great hockey player on Novoluganskoe cemetery.


    Volodymyr Krutov

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