Evgeny Alekseev (basketball)
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Evgeny Alekseev Basketball
Evgeny Alekseev
Personal information
Born(1919-03-22)22 March 1919
Moscow, RSFSR, Soviet Union
Died28 February 2005(2005-02-28) (aged 85)
Moscow, Russia
NationalitySoviet / Russian
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Career information
Playing career1937-1953
Coaching career1953-1984
Career history
As player:
1937-1940Lokomotiv Moscow
1940, 1944-1949CSKA Moscow
1949-1953VVS Moscow
As coach:
1953-1966CSKA Moscow
1967-1976Dynamo Moscow
1976-1984Spartak Moscow Women
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:

Evgeny Nikolaevich Alekseev (Russian: ? ? ; 22 March 1919 - 28 February 2005) was a Soviet and Russian professional basketball player and coach.

Club playing career

Alekseev played club basketball with the Soviet clubs Lokomotiv Moscow, CSKA Moscow, where he was the team's captain, and VVS Moscow. He won three USSR League championships, in the years 1939, 1945, and 1952.

National team playing career

Alekseev was the captain of the senior Soviet Union national basketball team. He played with the USSR at the EuroBasket 1947, where he won a gold medal, and averaged 10.2 points per game.[1] He was subsequently named an Honored Master of Sports of the USSR.

Coaching career

After his basketball playing career ended, Alekseev began working as a basketball coach, in 1953. As the head coach of CSKA Moscow, he won 6 USSR League championships, and two FIBA European Champions Cups (now called EuroLeague) titles, in 1961 and 1963, while also leading CSKA to the EuroLeague Finals in 1965. He was also the head coach of Dynamo Moscow.

As the head coach of Spartak Moscow Women, he won the USSR Women's League championship in 1978, and the Ronchetti Cup three times (1977, 1981, and 1982).

He also worked as an assistant coach of the senior Soviet Union national basketball team. He was an assistant coach on the Soviet Union team that won a silver medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics. He was subsequently named a Merited Coach of the USSR. He was also an assistant coach with the Soviet Union, when they won the gold medal at the EuroBasket 1961.

Awards and honors

Personal life

Alekseev's wife, Lidiya Alekseyeva, was a well-known basketball player, and also the long-time head basketball coach of the senior USSR women's national basketball team.

See also


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