Late in the evening on December 5, the legendary footballer Viktor Ponedelnik passed away. The author of the “golden” goal in the 1960 European Championship final was 83 years old.
The death of the sports star was reported on Facebook by her daughter Anastasia. She wished her father “to rest in peace.”
Many colleagues, press representatives and football fans expressed their grief over the death of the Soviet sports star.
According to journalist Vasily Konov, the stadium should be named after the legendary footballer. His contribution to the historic victory in the European Championship was enormous.
Konov believes that the Luzhniki stadium or the arena in Rostov, where the football player once played and from where he was taken to the USSR national team, could bear the name of Monday.
The Russian Premier League will begin the remaining matches with a minute of silence as a sign of mourning for Viktor Ponedelnik.