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Lev Yashin


Among soccer’s greatest goalkeepers, he revolutionized the positioning in his 22 months with Dinamo Moscow. He visited just work at a manufacturing plant when he was 12 to greatly help produce war materials for World Battle II. He was known for putting on his brand all-black ensemble; he led Russia in three Globe Cups, received an Olympic medal, and received a European Tournament. He was raised in Moscow, Russia. He famously stated the thing much better than the pleasure of viewing Yuri Gagarin end up being the 1st guy in space was “the pleasure of an excellent charges save.”

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Full Name Lev Yashin
Date Of Birth October 22, 1929
Died March 20, 1990, Moscow, Russia
Place Of Birth Moscow, Russia
Height 1.89 m
Weight 82 kg
Profession Soccer Player
Nationality Soviet, Russian
Spouse Valentina Yashina
Children Irina Yashina, Elena Yashina
Parents Ivan Yashin, Anna Yashina
Siblings Boris Yashin
Awards Ballon d'Or
Star Sign Libra

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1He is the only goalkeeper ever to win the European Footballer of the Year Award (1963). He is also believed to have blocked around 150 penalty kicks during his career; far more than any other goalkeeper in history.
2Russian football player, one of the best goalkeepers ever.
3Is maybe the most nicknamed goalkeeper in football history: when he was only seven years old, his classmates used to name him "Eiffel Tower".

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EK voetbal2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Story of Football2002Video documentaryHimself - 1963 Centenary Celebration
Summer of '661986TV SeriesHimself
Goal! The World Cup1966DocumentaryHimself

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1Always wore black when playing

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