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Valentin Kozmich Ivanov ( ) (born November 19, 1934 in Moscowmarker, Soviet Unionmarker) is a football winger/striker, co-leading scorer at the 1962 World Cup and co-1960 European Nations' Cup top scorer. He was known for blistering pace, excellent technique and great dribbling. He could score and create goals equally well.

Overall, Ivanov appeared 59 times for the Soviet Union, scoring 26 goals. That number is third in national history behind Oleg Blokhin and Oleg Protasov. Ivanov's four goals in the 1962 World Cup tied five other players for the lead, and he also scored two in the 1958 edition. Ivanov spent most of his club career with Torpedo Moscow. He scored 124 goals in 286 appearances in the Soviet Championship, 9th all-time.

Ivanov's son, also named Valentin, is a retired international football referee.


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