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Participants will be able to test their knowledge and learn a lot about their favorite athlete.

On October 22, 1929, the best goalkeeper of the 20th century according to FIFA, Lev Yashin, was born. For this memorable date, the Discover Moscow portal has prepared themed quest… Users are offered to answer 10 questions about the biography of the legendary football player and get acquainted with the curious facts of his life. You can share the results of completing the quest on your pages on social networks.

“Lev Yashin was born in Moscow and played for one football club throughout his sports career. He was an innovator who redefined the role of the goalkeeper in a team and introduced a new technique for playing in the penalty area. The quest in honor of Lev Yashin on the Discover Moscow portal is not only a tribute to the memory of the great athlete and coach, but also an opportunity to test their knowledge for all football fans, ”said the curator of IT projects in the field of culture and business

Department of Information Technologies of Moscow Sergey Shakryl.

The first question of the online quest is dedicated to the beginning of Yashin’s professional career. The participants will have to answer which sports he had to choose between and why he became a football player.

Lev Yashin was one of the first in world football to master the game outside the goal. Prior to his appearance, this was considered an attempt to hide his lack of skill, but the goalkeeper turned the whole picture. How this style of play was called in the 50s of the last century is another question of the quest.

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Also, Yashin’s fans were impressed by his actions on the goal line: he knew how to “read” the game and tried to prevent the opponent’s actions. The fans even thought that in an attempt to catch the ball, he was able to increase the length of his arms. For this dexterity, agility and always black goalkeeper uniform, Lev Yashin received a nickname that the participants of the quiz should guess.

Yashin was the first Soviet goalkeeper to hold a series of so-called clean sheets, that is, he never missed the ball into his own net. In the 1980s, a symbolic club named after the football player was created, which includes goalkeepers who repeated and multiplied his successes. How many matches need to be played “to zero” to get into the club, and who succeeded – all this is to be solved by the portal users.

Lev Yashin had a talisman, to which he treated with special trepidation and almost never parted with it. But once in Marseille, fans snatched him from the hands of a football player, and Yashin had to beg them to return the talisman back. The participants of the quiz will have to indicate which subject they are talking about.

They are also asked to answer how high Lev Yashin could jump and in what year he received the Golden Ball award. It is noteworthy that the athlete is still the only goalkeeper awarded this honor.

Lev Yashin’s sports talent was recognized by opponents and fans of other clubs, millions of Soviet boys dreamed of being like him, poets of the sixties dedicated lines to him. The hero of whose poems and songs the legendary athlete has become, you must indicate in the answer to the final question of the quest.

Know Moscow is a joint project of the Moscow departments of information technology, culture, cultural heritage, education and science. An interactive guide to city attractions contains descriptions of more than two thousand monuments, museums, streets and excursion routes. It contains information about 266 historical figures and 70 interesting online quests.

For example, on the portal you can take part in online quizdedicated to the legendary athletes of CSKA, or go through a quest timed to anniversary of the 1980 Olympics.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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