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Born in Bogorodskoye, Moscow, USSR [now Russia]
Died in Moscow, USSR [now Russia]  (cancer)
Birth NameLev Ivanovich Yashin
Nicknames Black Spider
Black Panther
Black Octopus
Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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Lev Yashin was born on October 22, 1929 in Bogorodskoye, Moscow, USSR as Lev Ivanovich Yashin. He died on March 20, 1990 in Moscow, USSR [now Russia].

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Always wore black when playing

Trivia (3)

Is maybe the most nicknamed goalkeeper in football history: when he was only seven years old, his classmates used to name him "Eiffel Tower".
Russian football player, one of the best goalkeepers ever.
He 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.

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