Vladimir Proskurin is confirmed dead at the age of 79.
Vladimir was best known as a Soviet football player and coach.
Vladimir Proskurin
Personal information
Full nameVladimir Grigoryevich Proskurin
Date of birth(1945-01-24)24 January 1945
Place of birthVoronezh, Russian SFSR
Date of death19 July 2020(2020-07-19) (aged 75)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s)Forward
Youth career
1960–1962FC Trud Voronezh
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1963FC Energiya Voronezh20(7)
1964–1968FC Trud Voronezh142(62)
1969–1970FC SKA Rostov-on-Don41(22)
1970FC Spartak Moscow7(4)
1971–1978FC Fakel Voronezh239(120)
Teams managed
1980–1981FC Fakel Voronezh (assistant)
1981FC Fakel Voronezh
1982–1983FC Strela Voronezh
1991–1994FC Irgiz Balakovo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Vladimir Grigoryevich Proskurin (Russian: Владимир Григорьевич Проскурин; 24 January 1945 – 19 July 2020) was a Soviet Russian football player and coach.
He is most notable as the co-top scorer of the 1969 Soviet Top League with 16 goals. He was not awarded the top scorer prize as the Trud newspaper which was awarding said prize suspected that the last game of the season, in which he scored a hat-trick to catch up to Nikolai Osyanin on the scorers list, was fixed (his team FC SKA Rostov-on-Don played FC Torpedo Kutaisi with a score of 3-3, Kutaisi's Dzhemal Kherhadze, who also scored a hat-trick to catch up with Osyanin, was not awarded the prize either). Formally the decision was justified by Osyanin scoring in "more important" games.
External links
Vladimir Proskurin at FootballFacts.ru (in Russian)
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