Viktor Vasilevich Tikhonov (Russian: Виктор Васильевич Тихонов; born June 4, 1930) was a prominent Russian ice hockey player and coach. He was the coach of the Soviet team when it was the strongest in the world.
Viktor Tikhonov was born on June 4, 1930.
Tikhonov played as a defenceman with the VVS (Team of the Soviet Air Forces) and Dynamo Moscow. He scored 35 goals in 296 games in the Soviet elite hockey league from 1949 to 1963. As a player he won four gold medals of the Soviet national championship (three times with VVS (1951-1953) and once with Dynamo, 1954). He won the USSR Cup in 1952 as a member of VVS.