photo credits: Lindeboom, Henk / Anefo - CC-BY-SA-3.0-NL
country of citizenship:
Soviet Union, Russia
occupation: association football player, ice hockey player, association football manager
award received: Order of Lenin, Order of Friendship, Merited Master of Sports of the USSR, Honoured coach of the RSFSR
Igor Aleksandrovich Netto (Russian: Игорь Александрович Нетто; 9 January 1930 – 30 March 1999) was a Soviet–Russian footballer, considered one of the greatest Soviet players ever. He started out playing on the left of defense but, due to his offensive mentality, dribbling and technical abilities turned into a dynamic central midfielder. His versatility and footballing intelligence allowed him to play a number of positions across defense and midfield.
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