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 Aleksandr STAROSTIN 1931-1934 
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Name: Aleksandr Petrovich Starostin

Nickname: "Zhban"


Country: :RUS: Russia
Club: Spartak Moscow (MKS, Krasnaya Presnya, Pishcheviki, Promkooperatsia, Dukat)
Position: *CB, SB, DMF, CMF
Side: RF/RS
Age: 28-31 years (22/08/1903)

Height: 178 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Attack: 61
Defence: 86
Balance: 86
Stamina: 81
Top Speed: 84
Acceleration: 77
Response: 81
Agility: 78
Dribble Accuracy: 78
Dribble Speed: 75
Short Pass Accuracy: 80
Short Pass Speed: 76
Long Pass Accuracy: 78
Long Pass Speed: 75
Shot Accuracy: 64
Shot Power: 85
Shot Technique: 65
Free Kick Accuracy: 61
Curling: 63
Header: 82
Jump: 87
Technique: 79
Aggression: 61
Mentality: 85
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 78

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 5
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot frequency: 6
Consistency: 6
Growth type: Late Peak

S07 Man Marking
S09 Covering

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Marking - Covering

Attack Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


The second oldest of the brothers Starostin, an uncompromising, implacable character. By 1922, he was a medium-sized boy who played as a central midfielder in the third team of Krasnaya Presnya. And then suddenly a jump to the first team in place of the defender. From a measured game - to a heavy one, from playing along - to selection. He had excellent speed - he ran 100 meters in 11.8 seconds. For a football player and currently enviable. And then it was outstanding. Alexander grew up and matured. Broad-shouldered, weight under 80 kilograms, height 177 centimeters - a little push, the opponent bounces off the ball for a meter. Being of a dense physique, Alexander Petrovich had the nickname Zhban.

According to the class of the game, Alexander was higher than his brothers, successfully combining technique, strength, character and sports anger. The only defender who alone in those years could cope with the famous center forward Mikhail Butusov did not let him play either from below or from above. He had a jump that allowed him to take off the ground half a meter and win top balls. His stability in the game was also remarkable. He mastered the nerves to perfection and was cunning in football. By nature, he is the most stubborn of all the Starostins, he was silent on the field, generously forgiving his teammate's mistakes, never shouting. He was always aware of all issues regarding the team, tried to solve them. However, he behaved modestly on the field, never shouted at his partners, did not reproach them for their mistakes, but willingly admitted his mistakes. He went to the heights of skill, never stumbling. He was securely fixed at each successive height of his ascent. Alexander in football was surprisingly balanced and cold-blooded. During the game, he supported the ardor of his heart and cooled his mind with some internal regulators.

His ability to instantly appreciate the confusion on the football field was amazing. He was almost not mistaken in his prediction of the development of the opponent's attack, and at the right moment, it would seem the most critical and irreversible, he suddenly appeared in front of the forward and took the ball from him. He ran fast, had a wonderful, equal shot from both legs, was highly equipped technically and played superbly with his head.

The first captain of the club Spartak Moscow. One of the best backs in football history of the USSR. Had a fine positional instinct, reliability, high will power. A variety of ways he caused others attacking errors. Thrifty and quick, he won the duel with the most fearsome strikers of those time. Universality, a versatile technique allows Aleksandr to shine for many years with the same success in the national team in all positions the defensive line. Modest, very balanced, has tremendous insight and tactical acumen. All his actions spoke of his good sense, logic. A dynamic, confident. Could hit, grab a surprise brilliant actions in defense.

Retired from football while still in excellent shape. Voluntarily relinquish its place in the team if the young Vasily Sokolov. "You can not overripe game fans to pay for long-standing sympathy. I want to stay in their memories, if not young, but at least swagger "- joked he was sorry to friends and fans over the departure of a large football.

Russian (RSFSR) Champion: 1927, 1928, 1931. 2 nd prize - 1932.

Champion of the USSR in 1936 (autumn). 2 nd prize - 1937. 3rd prize - 1936 (spring).

In the championships of the USSR - 18 matches.

In the All-Star team for the year: 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937.

His phisique

Head Length: + 5
Head Width: + 2
Neck Length: - 4
Neck Width: + 4
Shoulder Heigth: 0
Shoulder Width: 0
Chest Measurement: 0
Waist Circumference: - 1
Arm Circumference: + 2
Leg Circumference: + 1
Calf Circumference: + 1
Leg Length: 0

Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:04 pm

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The footballer in the photo is Grigory Fedotov, the real Aleksandr Starostin is this:

Thu Mar 30, 2023 6:17 pm
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