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The monument to Lev Yashin

The monument to Lev Yashin

Сountry: Russia

Locality: Moscow

Nearest metro station: Dinamo

Established: 1999

Sculptor: Alexander Rukavishnikov



The monument to Lev YashinThe monument to the best goalkeeper of XX century by the IFFHS looks unique. Most of the people have two questions when they see this monument. The first question is why he catches the ball outside the goal. The second question is why the goal has so strange shape. The sculptor of this monument will give you full answers on these questions. Anyway the monument looks good and you can see an energetics and transformation of the time and space what were used by Lev Yashin.

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Creation history

The monument was established in 1999 next to north stands of the stadium Dinamo in honor of the 70th anniversary the birth of the greatest goalkeeper. On the solemn ceremony were Yury Luzhkov and Sergei Stepashin and many famous sportsmen. In 2010 stadium was closed for reconstruction and the monument was moved to an alley to the south stands of the stadium.

How to find

Go to metro station Dinamo and exit backward to Leningradsky Avenue. Here next to the entrance to alley you will find the monument to Lev Yashin.