SYOMIN Yuri Pavlovich

Yuri Pavlovich  SYOMIN

Head coach

11 May 1947


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.

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