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Former Soviet keeper Razinsky dies at 79

Former Soviet keeper Razinsky dies at 79

By Eurosport
Last update 08/08/2012 at 00:11 - Published on 07/08/2012 at 23:36
By Eurosport - 08/08/2012 at 00:11

Former Soviet goalkeeper Boris Razinsky, who also played occasionally as a striker, has died at the age of 79, the Russian FA has announced.

"Razinsky was one of the best goalkeepers in Soviet football in the 1950s and 60s. He had a great technique, his acrobatic ability, agility and dexterity made him unique," the RFU said on its website.

Razinsky was understudy to the great Lev Yashin in the Soviet Union team that won football gold at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the country's first major international title in the game.

Razinsky, who scored five goals while playing as a forward, won the national league title with Spartak Moscow in 1953 and the 1955 Soviet Cup playing for the army club now known as CSKA.

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