Leonid Alfonsovich Ostrovski

Leonid Alfonsovich Ostrovski (Russian: Леонид Альфонсович Островский, Ukrainian: Леонід Альфонсович Островський, Latvian: Leonīds Ostrovskis; 17 January 1936 in Riga – 17 April 2001 in Kyiv) was a Soviet football player and manager of Jewish origin.[1]

Leonid Ostrovski
Personal information
Full name Leonid Alfonsovich Ostrovski
Date of birth (1936-01-17)17 January 1936
Place of birth Riga, Latvia
Date of death 17 April 2001(2001-04-17) (aged 65)
Place of death Kyiv, Ukraine
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
VEF Rīga
FK Daugava Rīga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1955 FK Daugava Rīga
1956–1962 FC Torpedo Moscow
1963–1968 FC Dynamo Kyiv
1970 FC Mashuk Pyatigorsk
National team
1958–1966 Soviet Union 9 (0)
Teams managed
1971 FC Dnipro Cherkasy
1974 FC Start Chuhuiv
1975–1976 Skury Tsalenjikha
*Club domestic league appearances and goals


International careerEdit

Ostrovski made his debut for the national team on 18 November 1961 in a friendly against Argentina (he was selected for the 1958 FIFA World Cup squad, but did not play in any games at the tournament).

He played in two World Cups: 1962 and 1966. He was the only footballer from Latvia for the Soviet Union in the World Cups.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". www.yivoencyclopedia.org. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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