James Riordan (10 October 1936 – 10 February 2012) was an English novelist, broadcaster, association football player and Russian scholar.
Well known for his work Sport in Soviet Society, the first academic look at sport in the Soviet Union, and for his children's novels.
He claims to have been the first Briton to play football in the former USSR, playing for FC Spartak Moscow in 1963.
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