Bubukin in 2007
|Full name||Valentin Borisovich Bubukin|
|Date of birth||23 April 1933|
|Place of birth||Moscow, Russia|
|Date of death||30 October 2008(aged 75)|
|Place of death||Moscow, Russia|
|1952||VVS Moscow (reserves)|
|1953–1960||FC Lokomotiv Moscow||150||(49)|
|1963–1965||FC Lokomotiv Moscow||118||(31)|
|1966–1968||FC Lokomotiv Moscow|
|1970–1972||SC Tavriya Simferopol|
|1972–1974||FC Karpaty Lviv|
|1975–1977||CSKA Moscow (assistant)|
|1978||Cau lac bo Quan doi (Vietnam)|
|1979||CSKA Moscow (assistant)|
|1980||CSKA Moscow (director)|
|1981–1983||CSKA Moscow (assistant)|
|1985–1987||CSKA Moscow (assistant)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Bubukin started training in aged 12 in the club Krylia Sovetov. He then moved to VVS Moscow, but the team was disbanded in 1952, and Bubukin went to FC Lokomotiv Moscow, where he spent most of his career. He made his debut for USSR on September 6, 1959 in a friendly against Czechoslovakia (he was selected for the 1958 FIFA World Cup squad, but did not play in any games at the tournament). He played in the first ever European Nations' Cup in 1960, which was won by the Soviet team.
After retiring in 1965, he worked as a football manager of Lokomotiv Moscow (1966–1968), SC Tavriya Simferopol (1970–1972), FC Karpaty Lviv (1972–1974), PFC CSKA Moscow (1975–1978, 1981–1987) and CSKA Hanoi (1978), winning the national title with CSKA Hanoi in Vietnam in 1978.
- 1960 European Nations' Cup winner.
- Soviet Top League runner-up: 1959.
- Soviet Cup winner: 1957.
- V-League winner (as a coach): 1978.
- Order of Friendship (1997)
- Order of Honour (2003)
- Medal "For Labour Valour" (1960)
- Medal of Friendship (Vietnam)
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