Today, the legendary striker of Lokomotiv and the best goal scorer in Soviet championship Viktor Zakharovich Sokolov could be 82 years old.
Although Viktor Sokolov arrived in "the big football" late, he was immediately prized. The 23 years old forward was luck to play in Lokomotiv of Fifties, which were one of the best clubs of the championship. He played together with players such Valentin Bubukin, Viktor Voroshilov, Vitaliy Artemyov and other famous Soviet players. Viktor won the Soviet Cup in 1957 and the silver medal with Lokomotiv in 1959.
Viktor was a real famous bomber, who scored from different positions. Sokolov scored so much, that he became not only the top scorer of Lokomotiv, but he scored also the high number of goals in International friendly matches in Russia.
In Lokomotiv, Viktor played almost all of his career. He spent only a year in Dnepropetrovsk, in 1964. Sokolov was a real 'Railroader', who never left Lokomotiv. Today we pay homage to a legendary forward. Eternal glory to a great men!