Mikhail Tovarovsky

Mikhail (Moisei) Davidovich Tovarovsky (Russian: Михаил (Моисей) Давидович Товаровский) (October 25, 1903 – January 4, 1969) was a Soviet footballer, coach, and sport administrator from Ukraine.

Mikhail Tovarovsky
Personal information
Full name Mikhail Davidovich Tovarovsky
Date of birth (1903-10-25)October 25, 1903
Place of birth Orlovets, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire
Date of death January 6, 1969(1969-01-06) (aged 65)
Place of death Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1918–1919 KLS Kyiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1921 KLS Kyiv
1922–1926 Zheldor Kyiv
1927–1928 Radtorhsluzhbovtsi Kyiv
1928–1929 Zheldor Kyiv
Teams managed
1935–1936 Kyiv city team
1935 KVO
1935–1937 Dynamo Kyiv
1938 Dynamo Moscow
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 12 May 2012

He was Jewish,[1] and played for KLS Kyiv[2] (1918–1921), Lokomotyv Kyiv (1922–1926), Radtorhsluzhbovtsi Kyiv (1927–1928), Dynamo Kyiv (1928–1929) and Lokomotyv Kyiv again (1929–1930). Tovarovsky also played for the collective city team of Kiev from 1921–1927 in the All-Ukrainian inter-cities championship.

As a coach, he started in the Kiev army club of Kiev Military District (KVO). Later Tovarovsky coached Dynamo Kyiv from 1935–1937 and FC Dynamo Moscow in 1938.[3] Tovarovsky was a USSR Championship bronze medalist in 1937 and was awarded the title of Merited Sports Coach of the USSR in 1947.[4]

From 1939 Tovarovsky worked in the State Central Lenin Order Institute of Physical Culture (GCOLIFK) as an instructor creating there the department of football and hockey in 1962. After World War II, Tovarovsky was a state coach of the All-Union Committee. In 1950s he was a deputy chairman of coaching council of Football Section of USSR.

Tovarovsky was buried at the Don Cemetery in Moscow.


  1. ^ YIVO | Sport: Jews in Sport in the USSR
  2. ^ KLS stands for Club of Sport Enthusiasts (Ukrainian: Клуб любителів спорту)
  3. ^ Товаровский Михаил Давидович тренер от 1938 - до 1939 (in Russian). FC Dynamo. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  4. ^ Товаровский Михаил (Моисей) Давидович (1903-1969) (in Russian). Sports-necropol. Archived from the original on 4 August 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2012.

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