Yevgeni Mayorov

Yevgeni Aleksandrovich Mayorov (Russian: Евгений Александрович Майоров; 11 February 1938 – 10 December 1997) was an ice hockey forward who played in the Soviet Hockey League for HC Spartak Moscow. He won the world title in 1963 and an Olympic gold medal in 1964. In 1963 he was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame.

Yevgeni Mayorov
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Personal information
Born11 February 1938
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR[1]
Died10 December 1997 (aged 59)
Moscow, Russia
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
SportIce hockey
ClubHC Spartak Moscow
Medal record
Representing the  Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1964 Innsbruck Team
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1961 Switzerland Team
Gold medal – first place 1963 Sweden Team

Mayorov started playing for Spartak in 1956, together with his twin brother Boris. They won two Soviet titles, in 1962 and 1967. In 1967, Yevgeny retired from competitions to become a coach with Spartak, but returned to play for the Finnish club Vehmaisten Urheilijat Tampere in the 1968–69 season. In 1969–1976 he headed Spartak Moscow, and since late 1960s also worked as a sports commentator on television. From 1982, until his death in 1997, he was a full-time hockey commentator and journalist with Gosteleradio, the Soviet national broadcasting company. In 1998 he was named the best sports commentator of the year.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yevgeny Mayorov. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Тридцать три тройки. Часть третья. Sports.ru (12 February 2010)

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