Mikhail Iakushin

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Iakushin, Mikhail Iosifovich


Born Nov. 2 (15), 1910, in Moscow. Soviet athlete. Honored Master of Sport (1940); Honored Coach of the USSR (1957).

Iakushin graduated from the Higher School of Coaches in 1941. He was champion of the USSR in soccer (four times from 1935 to 1940), bandy (1936), and ice hockey (1947) as a member of the Moscow Dynamo team. In 1967 and 1968 he was senior coach of the Soviet soccer team.

Iakushin has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, as well as medals.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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