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Lev Yashin

Lev Yashin
Personal information
Full nameLev Ivanovich Yashin
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2.4 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Lev Ivanovich Yashin ( ) (22 October 1929 20 March 1990) nicknamed as "The Black Spider", was a Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper, considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game. He was known for his superior athleticism in goal, imposing stature, amazing reflex saves and inventing the idea of goalkeeper sweeping. Yashin was voted the best goalkeeper of the 20th century by the IFFHS.


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