Cult Hero: Lev Yashin, Russia’s greatest ever goalkeeper


16th, October 2007

Actually, make that the world’s greatest ever keeper. Yashin, who played for Dynamo Moscow his entire career, remains the only goalie to win the European Player of the Year. He also had a great secret to saving penalties, a skill at which he excelled: ‘Have a smoke to calm your nerves, then toss back a strong drink to tone your muscles.’ A genuine football legend.

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