On 79-m to year of life died a famous Soviet football player Alexander Sokolov, reports zasekin.ru.
He was the leader of the basketball team from the Kuibyshev Polytechnic Institute. In the years 1958-66 Alexander Sokolov defended the gates of Kuibyshev team «wings of the Soviets».
Finalist of the USSR Cup in 1964 («Wings» lost the final to Dynamo, and in the semifinals won 3:2 Dinamo Moscow, the gates of which defended the Lev Yashin), semifinalist of the Cup of the USSR, 1965 (in the semifinals lost to the capital’s «Spartacus»).
Alexander Sokolov — the champion of RSFSR, 1961.
Then he played in the Tula and shop «Metallurgists».