Full name: Boris Davidovich Razinsky
Original name: Борис Давидович Разинский
Born: July 12, 1933 in Lyubertsy, Moskva, Russia
Died: August 6, 2012 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: CSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: Soviet Union
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
As the second goalkeeper on the Soviet national team at the end of 1950s behind legendary Lev Yashin, Boris Razinsky did not see much international action, being capped only eight times between 1955 and 1959. One of those caps came at the 1956 Olympics, when Soviets beat Indonesia 4-0 in a quarterfinal and, as the Soviets went ahead to win the tournament, thus Razinsky earned an Olympic gold medal. On a club level, Razinsky, who started to play football with Pishchevik Tula in 1946, played in dozens of clubs until the end of his career in 1973. His longest spell with one club was from 1954-61 with CSKA Moskva, earning three bronzes at the Soviet championships with them in 1955, 1956 and 1958 and winning the Soviet Cup in 1955. Before his career on CSKA Moskva, Razinsky had played with MVO Kalinin and Spartak Moskva, winning the Soviet title with the latter in 1953. After his career with CSKA Moskva, Razinsky played with Spartak Moskva again, Dynamo Kyiv, Chernomorets Odessa, Serp i Molot Moskva, SKA Odessa, Metallurg Lipetsk, Politotdel Dustlik, Daugava Riga, Ararat Yerevan and Volga Nizhny Novgorod, before finishing his career in 1973 in Granit Mikashevichi. He rarely stayed for a full season with any of those clubs and only managed to win a Soviet Championships bronze with Spartak Moskva in 1961.
After finishing his sporting career, Razinsky tried his hand at coaching and managing a football club, but with little success. For a short while in 1974, he was the coach of CSKA Moskva and later managed Dvina Vitebsk and Daugava Riga football clubs, but after being fired from Daugava Riga in 1976, Razinsky was long jobless and later worked in a gas station and as a taxi driver. At the end of 1990s Razinsky returned to football, as the coach of Suwon Red Wings in 1999, Chernomorets Novorossiysk in 2000, FC Khimki in 2001 and Volgar Astrakhan in 2002, but again without much success.
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