On 4 February at the 63rd year of life died a famous Soviet football player Alexander Mashin, the official website of Kazan «Rubin».
«Alexander Mashin, a native of Kazan, one of the best Central defenders in the club’s history, will forever remain in our ruby hearts,» the statement said.
Alexander Mashin played in Kazan «Ruby» in 1970-75, 1976-80 and 1985. In 297 matches for this team scoring 35 goals.
In 1975-76, he played in the defense of Leningrad «Zenit». Spent in the top League 13 games.
Also Alexander Mashin played in teams Svetotechnika (Saransk), «Ray» (Kazan). In 1992 he was player-coach of the Kazan team «Idel».