Bio
Nikolay Latychev
Born: 1913-11-22
Intl. since:
Hometown: Moscow
Country: USSR
Speaks: Russian
Occupation:
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Before he started refereeing Latyshev was a football player himself. He played for for Elektrozavod, Stalinets and Dynamo Moscow. Nikolay Latyshev took charge of matches at the 1956 Olympic Tournament and in two World Cup finals. In 1962 he got the final between Brazil and Czechoslovakia.

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Nikolai Gavrilovich Latyshev died in 1999 at the age of 85.

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FINAL AND PLAYER

  • Latyshev in the middle, Leo Horn and Robert Davidson running the line. Czecholslovakia against Brazil and Leo Horn saw Djalma Santos handle the ball in his area. Horn flagged but Latyshev ignored it. Of course the Czechs, then 2-1 down, started protesting and by doing so they lost their concentration and lost the match.
    In his book Leo Horn fluit Horn wonders if Latyshev maybe hadn't dared to give the Czechoslovakians a penalty. Before the match the Soviet referee had asked his assistants to closely watch the areas so he could concentrate on the rest of the field. Why he chose to ignore a blatant hands ball was unclear to Horn.
  • After the match, Latyshev managed to grab the match ball. The match ball of the final would be the best souvenir, in those days they used only one ball. But while Latyshev was walking off the field, Dutchman Leo Horn saw someone sneaking up to the Russian and kick the ball out from under his arm and running off with it through the mass of people that had gathered on the field. Horn, who had planned to take the ball himself presumed the thief would sell it to a certain Brazilian coffee millionaire who had had the ball from the 1958 final stolen from under Maurice Guigue's arm as well.
Statistics
Statistics for NIKOLAY LATYCHEV
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 3 1 4
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1 1 2
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.18 0.06 0.12
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.06 0.06 0.06
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.06 0.03

Based on 17 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR NIKOLAY LATYCHEV
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 1962
finalBrazilCzechoslovakia1962-06-173 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsCzechoslovakiaHungary1962-06-101 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageItalySwitzerland1962-06-073 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageEnglandArgentina1962-06-023 - 1 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1962 qualifiers - Europe
FinlandBulgaria1961-06-160 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1958
group stageWalesHungary1958-06-172 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSwedenMexico1958-06-083 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
ItalyEngland1961-05-242 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwedenFrance1960-10-301 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
EnglandFrance1957-11-274 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CzechoslovakiaYugolsavia1947-05-113 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1958 qualifiers - Europe
Germany DRWales1957-05-192 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1956-1957
1/4 finalsCDNA SofiaCrvena Zvezda1957-02-243 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1956
bronze medalBulgaria OTIndia OT1956-12-073 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/2 finalsYugoslavia OTIndia OT1956-12-044 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundGreat Britain OTThailand OT1956-11-269 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1952
preliminariesRomania OTHungary OT1952-07-151 - 2 1 (0-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)