Victor Ponedelnik was the last surviving winner of the 1960 European Cup. Let us recall that in that final match between the USSR and Yugoslavia in extra time, it was he who scored the decisive goal. His ball brought the Soviet team a 2-1 victory.
Viktor Ponedelnik also took part in the 1962 World Championship - the team managed to reach the quarterfinals. In 1964, he won the silver medal at the European Championship. The legendary footballer played 29 matches and scored 20 goals. In the national championship, he played for Rostselmash and the Rostov SKA. After the completion of the crankcase, Ponedelnik began to train Rostselmash, and then became a sports columnist, like his father, Sovetsky Sport recalled.
The Russian Premier League announced that all the remaining matches of the 17th round of the national championship will begin with a minute of silence in memory of the Rostov striker.