30 Years Ago Today

30 years ago today, on November 21, 1984 Zenit Leningrad won the league (then Championship of the USSR) for the first time by beating Metallist Kharkov in the last round:

Championship of the USSR, Round 34
November 21, 1984
Zenit Leningrad 4 – 1 Metallist Kharkov
Goals: Larionov 22, Dmitriev 25, 76, Zheludkov 33 – Tarasov 36
St.Petersburg, SKK (artificial turf)
Att: 25000

Zenit: Biryukov – Larionov (c), Stepanov, Sergey Kuznetsov, Dolgopolov – Barannik (46 Gerasimov), Melnikov, Zheludkov, Broshin – Dmitriev, Klementyev (52 Chukhlov)
Metallist: Sivukha – Motuz, Suslo, Kaplun, Kamarzaev (46 S.Kuznetsov), Kramarenko, Yakubovskiy, Saakov (46 Ivanov), Talko, Tarasov, Bondarenko

Photo of the champions-1984:

zenit-1984

Left to right:
(standing, upper row) Broshin, Barannik, Dmitriev, Chukhlov, Gerasimov
(standing, middle row) Biryukov, Stepanov, Timofeev, Zheludkov, Klementyev, Sergey Kuznetsov, (?), (?), Zolin, Prikhodko
(sitting) Vedeneev, (?) (assistant coach), Dolgopolov, Sadyrin (head coach), Larionov, Lokhov (assistant coach), Davydov, (?)

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