Yevhen Rudakov

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Yevgeniy Rudakov
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Yevhen Rudakov in 1975
Personal information
Full nameYevgeniy Vasilievich Rudakov
Date of birth(1942-01-02)2 January 1942
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Date of death 21 December 2011(2011-12-21) (aged 69)
Place of death Kyiv, Ukraine
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1957–1959 Torpedo Moscow
Senior career*
1960 Torpedo Moscow
1961–1962 Sudnobudivnyk Mykolaiv
1962–1977 Dynamo Kyiv 297 (−205)
National team
1968–1976 USSR 42 (−29)
1972 USSR Olympic 6 (−6)
Teams managed
1979 Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk
1980–1990 Zmina Kyiv (youth club)
1994 Kremin Kremenchuk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yevgeniy Vasilievich Rudakov (Russian : Евгений Васильевич Рудаков; 2 January 1942 – 21 December 2011) [1] was a Ukrainian footballer of Russian origin who played as a goalkeeper. [2] In 1971, he was recognized as the Best Ukrainian Player of the Year becoming the first foreigner to be awarded such honors.


A six-time domestic champion of the Soviet Union with Dynamo Kyiv, Rudakov also helped Dynamo win the Soviet Cup twice, the Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. He also represented the USSR national football team and helped them reach the finals of Euro 1972 finals. After the UEFA Euro 1972 along with his teammates by Soviet Union national football teamRevaz Dzodzuashvili and Murtaz Khurtsilava — he was included in the team of the tournament, along with such great players as Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Paul Breitner, Uli Hoeness and Günter Netzer. [3] In 1971 Rudakov was also chosen the Soviet Footballer of the Year [4] and the best goalkeeper of the USSR in 1969, 1971, and 1972.

At the Olympic Games 1972 he earned four wins and two shutouts. He also won 21 games with the regular senior squad and finished 22 games without allowing any goals. His career goals against average was at 0.69.

After finishing his playing career, he coached few Ukraine-based clubs, but mostly stayed on at Dynamo Kyiv's sport school as a children coach.

He was nominated twice for the Ballon d'Or, in 1971 when he came 12th, and 1972 when he came 18th. [5]



Dynamo Kyiv


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