Lev Yashin

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Birthday
22, 1929
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia
Death Date
Mar 20, 1990 (60)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1929
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia
Death Date
Mar 20, 1990 (60)

About

One of soccer's greatest goalkeepers, he revolutionized the position in his 22 seasons with Dinamo Moscow.

Before Fame

He went to work at a factory when he was 12 to help produce war material for World War II.

Trivia

He was known for wearing his trademark all-black ensemble; he led Russia in three World Cups, won an Olympic medal, and won a European Championship.

Family Life

He grew up in Moscow, Russia.

Associated With

He famously said the only thing better than the joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin become the first man in space was "the joy of a good penalty save."