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Aleksandr Minayev (footballer, born 1954)

Aleksandr Alekseyevich Minayev (Russian: Александр Алексеевич Минаев; 11 August 1954 – 6 December 2018[1][2]) was a Russian football player and coach.

Aleksandr Minayev
Aleksandr Minayev 1954.jpg
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Alekseyevich Minayev
Date of birth (1954-08-11)11 August 1954
Place of birth Zheleznodorozhny, Russian SFSR
Date of death 6 December 2018(2018-12-06) (aged 64)
Place of death Moscow, Russia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
FC Spartak Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1975 FC Spartak Moscow 92 (10)
1976–1984 FC Dynamo Moscow 209 (21)
Total 301 (31)
National team
1976–1979 USSR 22 (4)
Teams managed
1985–1995 FC Dynamo Moscow (youth teams)
1996–1997 FC Dynamo-2 Moscow (assistant)
1998 FC Serpukhov (assistant)
2000 FC Stolitsa Moscow
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medal record
Representing the  Soviet Union
Men's football
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal Team



International careerEdit

Minayev made his debut for USSR on 20 March 1976 in a friendly against Argentina. He played in the quarterfinal for the UEFA Euro 1976 and qualifiers for 1978 FIFA World Cup (USSR did not qualify for the final tournament for either).

Personal lifeEdit

In the first half of the 1980s, he was in a long relationship with actress Natalya Gundareva.[3]


  1. ^ "Не стало Александра Минаева…" [Aleksandr Minayev has passed on]. FC Dynamo Moscow. 6 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Умер Александр Минаев" [Aleksandr Minayev has died]. FC Spartak Moscow.
  3. ^ Александр Минаев: Я твоя Альфа и Омега

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