Yury Morozov (footballer)
|Full name||Yury Andreyevich Morozov|
|Date of birth||13 May 1934|
|Place of birth||Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Date of death||15 February 2005(aged 70)|
|Place of death||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|1974–1976||USSR (assistant coach)|
|1976–1977||Spartak Moscow (assistant coach)|
|1983||USSR (assistant coach)|
|1986–1990||USSR (assistant coach)|
|1994–1995||Kuwait (assistant coach)|
|1995–1997||Zenit St. Petersburg (sports director)|
|2000–2002||Zenit St. Petersburg|
|2002–2003||FC Petrotrest St. Peterburg|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
He made his name as a midfielder in the 1950s and 1960s with his hometown clubs FC Zenit, Admiralteyets and FC Dinamo Leningrad, earning himself a call-up to the USSR 'B' team.
He retired from playing at the age of 31 and worked at FC Zenit's youth academy and became a dean of football science at the Lesgaft Academy of Physical Education. He then joined Valery Lobanovsky's USSR coaching staff, assisting the famous coach at the 1976 Olympics, where they won bronze, and in their run to the 1988 UEFA European Championship final. He also worked with Lobanovsky at clubs in the Middle East at the helm of the Kuwaiti national side.
In 1977, having previously been part of the coachings staff at Spartak Moscow, he took on his first head coach's job with former club Zenit leading them to third place in the Soviet Supreme League in 1980, their highest-ever finish at the time. He had three spells as head coach at FC Zenit over a 15-year period and in 1984 the team he built became Soviet champions for the only time. He left the club for the final time in 2002 due to ill health but returned to coaching at FC Petrotrest St. Peterburg.
- (in Russian) Career details