Igor grew up in Russia, playing soccer his whole life, and eventually got the chance to play in the 1988 Olympics with the USSR. He helped his team win the gold in the Olympics. He won 1 cap for the Russia national football team in 1993.
He married his wife Natalia Yurchenko, who is a 5-time world champion in gymnastics, in November 1988. The family moved to the USA in 1999, settling in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania where Igor coached year round soccer and Natalia was a gymnastics coach. In January 2009, Igor accepted a position with a professional soccer club in Novosibirsk, Russia. Now he lives in Chicago coaching the u-14 team, FC Drive.