(, last name also transliterated as Semin
) (born 11 May 1947 in Orenburg
) is a Russian football coach
and the current manager of FC Dynamo Kyiv
. He is most notable for his former work as FC Lokomotiv Moscow
manager and president.
Syomin was born on 11 May 1947 in Orenburg
. His family moved to Oryol
some time later. As a child he has showed interest in football
, ice hockey
, and athletics
. His son Andrei Syomin
is also a player and a coach.
At the age of 16, while still attending school, Syomin started his player career at Spartak Oryol
, a Soviet Second League
One year later he was invited to Spartak Moscow
. He has scored two first Spartak's goals in a European competition (in 1966 against OFK Beograd
At the age of 20, Syomin changed club again, this time to Dynamo Moscow
. With this club, he won his only player's trophy, the 1970 Soviet Cup
. He calls the spell with Dynamo the most successful period of his player career.
Syomin left Dynamo due to disagreements with the coach after he was not fielded in a European match. After that he has changed several other clubs. Syomin played for Kairat Almaty
, Chkalovets Novosibirsk
, Lokomotiv Moscow
, and Kuban Krasnodar
. He ended his career as a player at the age of 33.
Syomin started his coaching career in 1983, when he was called to save Pamir Dushanbe
, a First League
team, from relegation. Syomin succeeded and was recognized as the honorary coach of Tajik SSR
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