YACHIN Lev (1929-1990) Russia / Football
Considered to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of football, the Soviet was nicknamed the "Black Spider" due to the colour of his keeper's jersey. He was also a spectacular shot-stopper.He was an Olympic champion with one a Russian team that also counted in its ranks the midfielder Igor Netto. The Soviets beat Yugoslavia in the final.Several years later, having by this tie retired, Lev Yachin suffered from an illness, which caused him to lose his sight. A few years later, he died.