|Full name||Yuri Pavlovich Semin|
|Date of birth||May 11, 1947|
|Place of birth||Orenburg, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1991||New Zealand (olympic)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Yuri Semin (Russian: Юрий Павлович Сёмин) (born 11 May 1947) is a Russian football coach and the former manager of FC Dynamo Kyiv. He is most notable for his former work as FC Lokomotiv Moscow manager and president.
Semin was born on 11 May 1947 in Orenburg. His family moved to Oryol some time later. As a child he has showed interest in football, ice hockey, volleyball, and athletics. His son Andrei Semin is also a player and a coach.
At the age of 20, Semin changed club again, this time to Dynamo Moscow. With this club, he won his only player's trophy, the 1970 Soviet Cup. He calls the spell with Dynamo the most successful period of his player career.
Semin left Dynamo due to disagreements with the coach after he was not fielded in a European match. After that he has changed several other clubs. Semin played for Kairat Almaty, Chkalovets Novosibirsk, Lokomotiv Moscow, and Kuban Krasnodar. He ended his career as a player at the age of 33.
Semin started his coaching career in 1983, when he was called to save Pamir Dushanbe, a First League team, from relegation. Semin succeeded and was recognized as the honorary coach of Tajik SSR for this achievement.
In 1986 Semin went on to coach FC Lokomotiv Moscow, where he spent 19 years. During the period of his work Lokomotiv transformed from a mid-table club to one of the leaders of Russian football, winning the championship in 2002 and 2004. Semin also enjoyed cup success, winning Russian Cup five times, Russian Super Cup twice and reaching Cup Winners' Cup semifinal twice.
In 2005 Semin left Lokomotiv for the Russia national team to help it reach the 2006 FIFA World Cup final tournament. He failed to achieve that and decided to leave the national team. In November 2005, Semin began coaching Dynamo Moscow, but was sacked in 2006. In 2007 he returned to FC Lokomotiv Moscow as club president, but one year later his contract was terminated due to team's low league position.
On 26 May 2009 he quit FC Dynamo Kyiv and returned to FC Lokomotiv Moscow. Under the terms of his contract, he should stay in the club until December 2011. Semin replaced Rashid Rakhimov (who had been fired a few weeks before that). He was fired as Lokomotiv manager on November 29, 2010. On 24 December 2010, he signed a new contract with Dynamo Kyiv ending in 2012.
- Russian Premier League
- Winner: 2 (2002, 2004)
- Runner-up: 4 (1995, 1999, 2000, 2001)
- 3rd position: 2 (1994, 1998)
- Ukrainian Premier League
- Winner: 1 (2008/09)
- Runner-up: 2 (2007/08, 2010/11)
- Russian Cup
- Winner: 5 (1996, 1997, 2000, 2001) as head coach, 2007 as president
- Russian Super Cup
- Winner: 2 (2003, 2005)
- Ukrainian Cup
- Runner-up: 1 (2007/08)
- Soviet Cup
- Runner-up: 1 (1990)
- UEFA Cup
- Semifinalist (2008/09)
- Cup Winners' Cup
- Semifinalist (1997/98, 1998/99)
All of this has been achieved with Lokomotiv and Dynamo.
- Yuri Semin's Russian hills, by Yury Yarygin, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 15 April 2005 (Russian)