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Anatoliy Banishevskiy

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Full nameAnatoli Andreyeviç Banişevski
Date of birth23 February 1946
Place of birthBaku, USSR
Date of death10 December 1997(age 51)
Place of deathBaku, Azerbaijan
Playing positionStriker

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Anatoliy Andreyevich Banishevskiy ( ; ) (23 February 1946 in Baku - 10 December 1997 in Baku) was an Azerbaijani football (soccer) player of Russian descent. He played for the USSR national football team, winning 51 caps and scoring 19 goals. Banishevskiy played for the Soviet side in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. His club team was PFC Neftchi, and he scored 136 goals in Soviet Top League competition. The striker was unofficially named Azerbaijan's Player of the Year three times-in 1966, 1967, and 1978.

In November 2003, as part of the celebration of UEFA's Jubilee, he was selected as the Golden Player for Azerbaijan by the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan as the country's most outstanding player over the past 50 years.

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