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Lev Yashin Biography & Career Records (Only keeper to have won Ballon d’Or)

Greatest Goal Keeper

Lev Yashin

Date Of Birth22 October 1929

He is the Only Goal Keeper in History who won a Ballon d’Or.

Personal Information

  • Nation: Soviet Union   
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Height:  189 cm
  • Major Club: Dynamo Moscow
  • Club & Interntaional Caps: 420 Games 
  • Clean Sheets: 270 Clean Sheets
  • World Cup Participation: 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970-12 Games

Club & Country Honours

  • 1960 European Nation’s Cup Winner
  • 5 Times Soviet Championship
  • 3 Times Soviet CupInternational Honours
  • 1956 Olympic Games Gold Medal
  • 1964 European Nation’s Cup Runner-Up

Individuals Awards

  • 1 time Ballon d’Or winner
  • 8 Times European Goalkeeper Of The Year
  • 1956 Olympic Gold Medal Football
  • 2 Times European Championship Best Goalkeeper-1960, 1964
  • 6 Times Soviet Footballer of the Year
  • 1963 European Footballer Of The Year
  • 1967 Order Of Lenin
  • IFFHS World’s Goalkeeper of Century
  • UEFA Jubilee Award
  • Golden Player Of Russia
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup All-Time Team
  • 1998 FIFA World Team of The Century
  • 1999 IFFHS Soviet Union Goalkeeper of The Century
  • 2000 FIFA World Goalkeeper Of Century
  • 2002 FIFA Dream TeamSoviet Top League Greatest Player Ever

Lev Yashin Career was started in 1950 and he took retirement in 1970. During his playing days, he earned himself nicknames of Black Spider or Black Panther.

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