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Sand kings – Russian Beach Soccer team

Sand kings
The Russian Beach Soccer team won FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013 in Tahiti.
In 2011 Russian Beach Soccer team became World Champion for the first time, they had never even placed in the top four before.

Russian Beach Soccer team 2013:

Andrey Bukhlitskiy
Andrey Bukhlitskiy
Age : 31
Position: Goalkeeper
Club Lokomotiv (Moscow)
He is one of the best goalkeepers in the beach football.
Andrey was the most valuable player of the European Cup -2005, the best goalkeeper of the European championship 2007, the best goalkeeper in Europe -2008-09, the best goalkeeper of the 2010 European Cup, top goalkeeper of the World Cup 2011.

Danila Ippolitov
Danila Ippolitov
Age : 23
Position: Goalkeeper
Club Lokomotiv (Moscow)
He is the youngest player in the team.

Ground players:

Yury Gorchinskiy
Yury Gorchinskiy
Age : 36
Club Lokomotiv (Moscow)
He was recognized as the best Russian beach soccer player in 2010 and became World Champion in 2011. According to Yuri he had to work as a taxi driver to feed his family.

Yury Krasheninnikov
Yury Krasheninnikov
Age : 28
Club Lokomotiv (Moscow)
He is World Champion 2011 and Honored Master of Sports.

Anton Shkarin
Anton Shkarin
Age : 30
Club Lokomotiv (Moscow)
Anton is a veteran of the Russian team. At the moment Shkarin is one of the top three beach soccer defenders in the world.

Ilya Leonov
Ilya Leonov
Age : 33
Club Lokomotiv (Moscow)
He is the captain and head coach of the Moscow club Lokomotiv. He was voted the best player of the Beach Soccer World Cup 2011.

Kirill Romanov
Kirill Romanov
Age : 23
Club: Crystal (St. Petersburg)

Alexey Makarov
Alexey Makarov
Age : 26
Club Lokomotiv (Moscow)
He is one of the most talented players in the Russian national team.

Dmitry Shishin
Dmitry Shishin
Age : 27
Club: Rotor (Volgograd)
At the moment, Dmitry is the best scorer in the history of the Russian national beach soccer (149 goals).

Egor Shaikov
Egor Shaikov
Age : 33
Club Lokomotiv (Moscow)
In 2007, he was one of four Russians invited by Eric Cantona to the “Star game”. Egor was the author of the 800th goal in the history of the Tula “Arsenal”

Anatoly Peremitin
Anatoly Peremitin
Age : 26
Club: Crystal (St. Petersburg)

Egor Eremeev
Egor Eremeev
Age : 28
Club: FC Strogino (Moscow)
In 2012 Eremeev managed to play in the championships of the four countries – Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Switzerland.

Mikhail Likhachev
Mikhail Likhachev
Age : 35
Head coach of Russian team

Makarov Yeremeev

Alexey Makarov and Yegor Yeremeev

Coach Mikhail Likhachev

Coach Mikhail Likhachev

sand kings

Kirill Romanov, Yuri Gorchinskiy, Yuri Krasheninnikov, Yegor Yeremeev, Yegor Shaikov and Anton Shkarin

Ilya Leonov

The captain Ilya Leonov with the prize Fair Play

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