Boris Davidovich Razinsky (Russian: Борис Давидович Разинский) (12 July 1933 — 6 August 2012) was a Soviet Russian football player and manager of Jewish ethnicity.[1] He played both as a goalkeeper and as a striker (usually keeping one specific position while playing at the same club). He played in goal for the national team as a backup to Lev Yashin. He was born in Lyubertsy and died in Moscow.[2]



International career

Razinsky made his debut for USSR on October 23, 1955, in a friendly against France.

Personal life

He is Jewish.[3] In 2009, Razinsky attended the 2009 Maccabiah Games to watch his grandson participate in the under-18 football competition. Razinsky's visit was marred by a brawl between the Russian and Argentine sides and both squads were told not to return for the 2013 Maccabiah Games.[4]


  1. ^ Benjamin Chernukhin (23 December 2010). Еврейский Футбольный Мир – 8. [Jewish World Football – 8.] (in Russian). Sem40. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Former Soviet keeper Razinsky dies at 79". Eurosport. August 7, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jews in Sport in the USSR". The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ Swiedler, Eli (July 22, 2009). המכביה פתוחה בפני כל היהודים? לא אחרי הקטטה בטורניר הכדורגל [The Maccabiah Is Open To All Jews? Not After The Brawl At The Football Tournament]. Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved August 22, 2014. 

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