Popular Russian soccer coach dies at 83

A popular Russian soccer coach has died, according to Russian news sources.

News quickly spread worldwide of the coach’s death.

What happened?

The English translation of the coach’s death stated, “The first coach in the Russian history of “Rostov” Enver Yulgushov died.

“The former football player and coach of Rostov, Enver Umyarovich Yulgushov, died,” the press service of the club reports.

The Russian report also noted, “For the team as a player, he spent more than 140 matches. Yulgushov was also the club’s first coach in post-Soviet history and led the team from 1990 to 1995.”

His influence

The coach had a strong influence on the nation of Russia.

“After completing his football career, Yulgushov became a coach. From 1975 to 1987 he was a member of the coaching staff of Rostselmash.

Then, in 1990, he headed Rostov and became the club’s first coach in post-Soviet history. Yulgushov leads the team until 1995.

From 1997 to 1999 he coached Volgar Astrakhan.

"From childhood he was fond of football, he was engaged in the sports section of Dynamo, which was selected in 1951, the first coach was Sergei Khristoforovich Dombazov," according to another Russian source.

"He graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education of the Rostov State Pedagogical Institute. In 1956, after a disgrace to the clubs supervised by the NKVD, he moved with a number of leading players to the Rostov Torpedo, a year later renamed Rostselmash. In 1959, by decree of the regional party committee, he was transferred to the command of the North Caucasus Military District. Later he returned to Rostselmash," the report added.

According to the report, he headed Rostselmash until 1995, giving way to Sergei Andreev. In 1997-1999, he coached the Astrakhan "Volgar." His life is celebrated today by thousands of fans across Russia and beyond.
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