Eduard Dubinski

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Eduard Dubinski
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Full nameEduard Isaakovich Dubinski
Date of birth(1935-04-06)6 April 1935
Place of birth Kharkiv, USSR
Date of death 11 May 1969(1969-05-11) (aged 34)
Place of death Moscow, USSR
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1952 Lokomotiv Kharkiv
Senior career*
1954 Lokomotiv Kharkiv 5 (0)
1955–1956 ODO Kyiv 29 (0)
1956 ODO Sverdlovsk 18 (0)
1957–1964 CSKA Moscow 112 (3)
1964–1965 KFK YuGV (Hungary)
1966–1967 SKA Odessa 14 (1)
1967–1968 FC Metallurg Lipetsk
National team
1961–1963 USSR 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Eduard Isaakovich Dubinski (Russian : Эдуард Исаакович Дубинский, Ukrainian : Едуард Ісаакович Дубинський, Eduard Isaakovych Dubynskyi; 19 April 1935 in Kharkiv – 11 May 1969 in Moscow) was a Ukrainian and Soviet football defender who won 12 caps (international appearances) as a member of the Soviet Union national football team in the 1960s.



Born in Kharkiv to a Jewish family, [1] Dubinski played right back and was a member of the Soviet Union national football team in the 1960s. In 1962, two years after the Soviets won the initial European Nations Cup, Dubinsky played in the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile. In the first game of the preliminary round, he was hospitalized with a broken leg caused by Yugoslavian Muhamed Mujic (Mujic was not penalised for the foul, but later suspended by his team). The injury caused sarcoma [ medical citation needed ] (a form of cancer), which eventually contributed to Dubinsky's death a number of years later. [2]

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 2009-10-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Santibañez, Felipe (30 June 2020). "La dramática historia del soviético que sufrió una terrorífica patada en el Mundial de Chile y que lo terminó matando". (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 June 2020.