Died Valentin Sapronov, a former player and coach of Donetsk “Shakhtar”

Умер Валентин Сапронов – бывший игрок и тренер донецкого "Шахтера"

On may 17, at 88-m to year of life has become a legendary football player and coach of Donetsk “Shakhtar” Valentina Sapronova.

A graduate of Avdiivka football Valentin Sapronov played for Shakhtar from 1952 until 1963. He spent 270 games and scored 49 goals, twice winner of the USSR Cup (1961, 1962), the first of the Donetsk football players participated in an official match in national team of the Soviet Union.

After retiring from 1965 to 1967 was the coach of the Pitmen.