Anatoli Kozhemyakin

Anatoli Kozhemyakin
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Personal information
Full name Anatoli Yevgenyevich Kozhemyakin
Date of birth (1953-02-24)24 February 1953
Place of birth Moscow, Russian SFSR
Date of death 13 October 1974(1974-10-13) (aged 21)
Place of death Moscow, Russian SFSR
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
FC Lokomotiv Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969 FC Lokomotiv Moscow 0 (0)
1970–1974 FC Dynamo Moscow 62 (24)
National team
1972–1973 USSR 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Anatoli Yevgenyevich Kozhemyakin (Russian: Анатолий Евгеньевич Кожемякин, 24 February 1953 – 13 October 1974) was a Soviet football player. He died in a freak accident: he was stuck in an elevator, but was able to open the elevator doors, as he tried to climb out, the elevator started moving again and crushed him to death.[1]


International career

Kozhemyakin made his debut for USSR on 29 March 1972 (aged 19) in a friendly against Bulgaria. He played in a 1974 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Chile. USSR team did not go to the return game against Chile in protest against the Augusto Pinochet regime.