Referee Valentin Lipatov bio

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Born
1932-01-29
Intl. since
1974-01-01
Hometown
Moscow
Country
USSR
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Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

career

2009-12-10

Valentin Gregorovich Lipatov born in 1932. He was a referee from 1961 and entered the highest Soviet League 7 years later. In 1974 he got his FIFA badge. Lipatov was voted best referee in his country many times.

1418
Liptov officiated in 1418 matches, the exact amount of days World War II lasted for the Soviet Union, as Lipatov told in an interview. The war has had a deep influence on him. He was a boy in Moscow when he saw planes dropping bombs near the house where Beria lived.

From our reporter: Kvas