Yuri Pavlovich SYOMIN
Yuriy Pavlovich Syomin was born on May 11, 1947. He started playing football professionally in Spartak from the city of Oryol. He has also payed for Spartak Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Kayrat, Chkalovets, and Kuban. At Lokomotiv, Syomin played for three years. After hanging his boots, Mr Syomin coached Kuban and Pamir before taking over Lokomotiv in 1986.
The Railroaders played their first game under Yuriy Syomin on March 30, 1986. On that day they beat Rotor in the USSR First League competition. Next year Lokomotiv was promoted to the Major League and gradually became one of the strongest teams in Russia.
In 1991 Mr Syomin left Lokomotiv to head the New Zealand Olympic football team but soon returned and continued managing Lokomotiv until 2005.
Syomin's Lokomotiv won two national league titles, four Cups, two Super Cups. Four times the team ranked second and twice came third. Two times Lokomotiv have made it to the semis of the Cup Winners Cup, and two times have been ranked among the Champions League 16 best teams.
In 2005 Syomin left Lokomotiv to head the Russia national team. In 2006 he went to manage the club in the President's chair. In 2009 he resumed the coaching duties but left again a year later.
On August 26, 2016 Yuriy Syomin was appointed Lokomotiv's head coach.
Nice victory has become a landmark for our Head Coach.
What Yuri Syomin had to say after the Östersund friendly.
Yuri Syomin's Post-Rubin Press Conference
Yuri Syomin's Pre-Copenhagen Press Conference
Lokomotiv head coach Yuriy Syomin draws the line under the game against Rubin (1:1) in Gameweek 5 of the Russian Premier League, evaluates the debut of Arshak Koryan, and tells why he sent Solomon Kverkvelia to spearhead attacks.
- It's always difficult to play in Kazan. This game has been no exception. I think a draw is a fair result. In the first half, especially during the opening 15 minutes, Rubin had advantage and created chances. We were able to stand it, and it looked like the game was ours to play - before the ejection. Then we made a bad mistake and were punished with a penalty. After that we had to double our work rate. Thanks god Kverkvelia scored that decisive goal. We went all-in and moved him to the central axis because we had no tall player there, and Rubin play perfectly in defence. One point is always better than nothing. I am happy with the players' determination, they fought till the last minute and secured the draw.
- Why didn't Farfan play?
- He is injured.
- What's your take on the performances by Koryan and Galadzhan?
- It's hard to say. They didn't play much. I wish they created more danger in their playing time. They failed to do it though Rubin were tired, especially in the last 30 minutes.
- What plan did you have for them?
- The plan was simple: put the leg to finish off a cross. We needed a goal! We needed to put pressure on the defence. But Rubin boasts very high-quality defenders, so the it was difficult for our youth.
- Please give comment on the red card for Jonatas.
- It was clear he deliberately slapped Barinov.