Yuri Semin

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Yuri Semin
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Personal information
Full name Yuri Pavlovich Semin
Date of birth (1947-05-11) May 11, 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth Orenburg, Soviet Union
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Mordovia Saransk (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1965 Oryol 16 (6)
1965–1967 Spartak Moscow 43 (6)
1968–1971 Dynamo Moscow 95 (19)
1972–1973 Kairat 43 (5)
1974 Chkalovets Novosibirsk 27 (4)
1975–1977 Lokomotiv Moscow 78 (9)
1978–1980 Kuban 84 (15)
Total 386 (67)
Teams managed
1983–1985 Pomir Dushanbe
1986–1990 Lokomotiv Moscow
1991 New Zealand (olympic)
1992–2005 Lokomotiv Moscow
2005 Russia
2005–2006 Dynamo Moscow
2007–2009 Dynamo Kyiv
2009–2010 Lokomotiv Moscow
2010–2012 Dynamo Kyiv
2013–2014 Gabala
2014– Mordovia Saransk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Yuri Semin (Russian: Юрий Павлович Сёмин) (born 11 May 1947) is a Russian football coach working now as a manager for Russian Football Premier League side FC Mordovia Saransk. He is most notable for his former work as FC Lokomotiv Moscow manager and president.

Biography[edit]

Semin was born on 11 May 1947 in Orenburg. His family moved to Oryol some time later. As a child he has showed interest in football, ice hockey, volleyball, and athletics. His son Andrei Semin is also a player and a coach.

Player career[edit]

At the age of 16, while still attending school, Semin started his player career at Spartak Oryol, a Soviet Second League club.

One year later he was invited to Spartak Moscow. He has scored two first Spartak's goals in a European competition (in 1966 against OFK Beograd).

At the age of 20, Semin changed club again, this time to Dynamo Moscow. With this club, he won his only player's trophy, the 1970 Soviet Cup. He calls the spell with Dynamo the most successful period of his player career.

Semin left Dynamo due to disagreements with the coach after he was not fielded in a European match. After that he has changed several other clubs. Semin played for Kairat Almaty, Chkalovets Novosibirsk, Lokomotiv Moscow, and Kuban Krasnodar. He ended his career as a player at the age of 33.

Coach career[edit]

Semin started his coaching career in 1983, when he was called to save Pamir Dushanbe, a First League team, from relegation. Semin succeeded and was recognized as the honorary coach of Tajik SSR for this achievement.

In 1986 Semin went on to coach FC Lokomotiv Moscow, where he spent 19 years. During the period of his work Lokomotiv transformed from a mid-table club to one of the leaders of Russian football, winning the championship in 2002 and 2004. Semin also enjoyed cup success, winning Russian Cup five times, Russian Super Cup twice and reaching Cup Winners' Cup semifinal twice.

In 2005 Semin left Lokomotiv for the Russia national team to help it reach the 2006 FIFA World Cup final tournament. He failed to achieve that and decided to leave the national team. In November 2005, Semin began coaching Dynamo Moscow, but was sacked in 2006. In 2007 he returned to FC Lokomotiv Moscow as club president, but one year later his contract was terminated due to team's low league position.[1]

Later in 2007 Semin took over the managerial position with FC Dynamo Kyiv in Ukraine and guided the club to a championship in the 2008-09 season as well as a semi-final appearance in the UEFA Cup.

On 26 May 2009 he quit FC Dynamo Kyiv and returned to FC Lokomotiv Moscow. Under the terms of his contract, he should stay in the club until December 2011. Semin replaced Rashid Rakhimov (who had been fired a few weeks before that). He was fired as Lokomotiv manager on November 29, 2010. On 24 December 2010, he signed a new contract with Dynamo Kyiv ending in 2012.[2]

On 29 May 2013 Semin was officially unveiled as manager of Gabala of the Azerbaijani Premier League.[3] After leading Gabala to third in the Premier League and as runners up in the Cup, Semin left Gabala on 23 May 2014.[4]

Achievements[edit]

All of this has been achieved with Lokomotiv, Dynamo and Gabala.

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