Died former defender and coach of “Zenith” Vladimir Golubev

Former defender and coach of the Zenit football team Vladimir Golubev died at the age of 73, the press service of the club reported on September 19.

Golubev became the record holder for the number of matches for Zenit. He joined the team in 1968 at the age of 18 and made 384 appearances in 14 seasons at fullback. In 1972, Golubev, as part of the USSR national team, reached the final of the European Youth Championship. In 1980, the football player was at the center of important victories for the club: Zenit won the medals of the USSR championship for the first time, becoming a bronze medalist.

The Sport-Express newspaper notes that after the end of his football career, Vladimir Golubev became a coach. Twice heading Zenit, he spent 47 matches with the team in official tournaments.

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