ROC President Alexander Zhukov congratulated Valery Gazzaev on his birthday

Today Valery Gazzaev 1980 Moscow Olympic Games bronze medalist, Soviet Football Cup owner, Honored Coach of the USSR, General Director of the United Football League is celebrating his 60th anniversary. President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov congratulated the famous national coach on his anniversary:

“Dear Valery Georgievich,

On behalf of the Russian Olympic Committee and myself I congratulate you on your birthday!

Your career and your whole life are connected with football. Many of us remember the acute and explosive forward of Lokomotiv Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and then Dinamo Tbilisi. Your coaching career develops successfully.  CSKA Moscow team was the first side from the Russian Federation to win a European competition in the modern history of national football, and that is the result of your work. Under your leadership, dozens of players have became world-class masters and started their way in elite football. Your contribution to national football and the development of sports in the country can not be overemphasized.

Knowing your energy and firmness, commitment and workability, professionalism and ability to make the right decision, I am sure that new interesting successful projects lie ahead of you!

On the day of your anniversary, please accept my sincere congratulations and best wishes for good health, vitality and happiness!”