Semen Altman

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Semen Altman
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Personal information
Full name Semen Yosypovych Altman
Date of birth (1946-04-21) 21 April 1946 (age 73)
Place of birth Chuhuiv, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Kiev Sport School #1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965 Kolhospnyk Rivne 3
1965–1966 Volyn Lutsk 15
1966–1972 Chornomorets Odessa 70
1973 Zvezda Tiraspol
1974 Lokomotyv Kherson
1975 Zvezda Tiraspol
Teams managed
1982–1988 Chornomorets Odessa
1989–1991 Dynamo Moscow
1991–1994 Chornomorets Odessa
1994–1996 Korea Olympic team
1996–1999 Zimbru Chişinău
1999–2002 Metalurh Donetsk
2003–2006 Ukraine (assistant)
2003–2007 Chornomorets Odessa
2007 Illychivets Mariupol
2008 Luch-Energiya Vladivostok
2010 Ukraine (assistant)
2011–2012 Tavriya
2019 Moldova
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Semen Yosypovych Altman (Ukrainian: Семен Йосипович Альтман, born 21 April 1946 in Chuhuiv) is a Ukrainian football coach and former goalkeeper. He is of Jewish ancestry.[1]

Semen’s son, Hennadiy Altman is also a goalkeeper and has followed his father to many of the teams Semen has coached over the years.


Altman played for Kolhospnyk (Rivne), Volyn (Lutsk), Chornomorets (Odessa), Zvezda (Tiraspol), Lokomotiv (Kherson).


He has worked as a coach of FC Chornomorets Odessa (1982–88), FC Dynamo Moscow (1989–91), Chornomorets (1991–94), Korea Olympic team (1994–96), FC Zimbru Chişinău (1996–99), Metalurh Donetsk (1999–2002), and Chornomorets again (2003–2007). Semen Altman was also Oleh Blokhin's assistant coach for the Ukraine national football team from 2003 to 2006. In 2007 Altman was replaced by Vitaliy Shevchenko at Chornomorets. In 2007, he was hired by FC Illychivets Mariupol as head coach on a one-year contract. On 14 December 2007, Semen was unexpectedly sacked, despite winning the first leg of the quarterfinal Ukrainian Cup match against his former club Chornomorets, and the club sitting in 2nd place at the time. In October 2008 he was appointed as head-coach of FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok.


As Coach[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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