Vasily Trofimov: biography, creativity, career, personal life

The list of awards received by Vasily Dmitrievich is very impressive. In addition to the numerous prizes received at the championships, he holds the title of twice a participant in the list of the 33 best footballers in the country at number one.

Road to fame


biography of the future athlete began in 1919. The child appeared in the Moscow Governorate in the village of Kostino. The boy was fond of sports since his early years. Kostina Stadium he attended from 1927. A commune was organized near the house. It created a team in which Vasya Trofimov played.

He coached novice champion Matvei Goldin. The management of Bolshevsky Dynamo was also present at the games. Mentors quickly noted the promising guy during the game of hockey. He was taken in the youth team to Yakushev.

Before the beginning of 1939 the transition to the capital Dynamo took place. On different types of spot for the Moscow club the athlete performed throughout his career. Trofimov has shown himself as a player talented and workable. The athlete was distinguished by huge opportunities in the field of tactics and technical abilities.

Deft and maneuverable, he brilliantly wielded the stroke, masterly changing the direction and rhythm of the movement. Especially spectacular his manoeuvres were at rapid movement on the brace itself, when Vasily Dmitriyevich covered the ball with a corps, without missing out of the field. He had a perfectly set kick off both legs.

In autumn 1945 the athlete took part in Dynamo’s tour of Great Britain. Before the games began, Trofimov was injured. Because of her, he lasted just over half an hour in the match against Arsenal of London on the pitch. In the autumn of 1947 there was a trip to Scandinavia, where Basil became one of the heroes of the matches. Then there were the winning meetings with Yugoslav “Partizan”, Budapest “Vašaš”, games in Hungary, GDR.

Successes and failures

With variable success the confrontation between CDSC and Dynamo began after the war. It ended only with the disbandment of the army in 1952. The number one figure in all matches was Trofimov, who earned the nickname Chepets for “honking” to strong opponents, hindering scoring goals. By the admission of all opponents with a low nimble player it was impossible to compete.

He never adhered to patterns, constantly improvising in both hockey and football. His sudden accelerations denied rivals every opportunity. If necessary, the far right walked on the gate, turning into a real ram. It was impossible to believe his “feints”, so easily their Chepets performed on different parts of the field. At the same time the athlete is astoundingly able to find the fullest mutual understanding with co-teams.

He quickly assessed the situation, instantly made the best decision, accurately passing the ball to the partner who was in the optimal position. His completion of the attack was also impressive. The transfer from the flank was aimed and sharp, always immaculate in technical performance. The variety of means used was striking. He operated all over the field, invariably displaying terrific individual skill.

The professional had the ability to reincarnate into the pieces of the chess party. This is the strategy followed in the then game with a clear arrangement of the players. According to Trofimov, the main point was speed handling of the ball. He didn’t acknowledge pauses, loved changing rhythms.

He was not compared to the famous Garrincha, everyone who saw Chepz play said that the Brazilian just looked like him in the game.

For the domestic football team the athlete competed in 1952. In preparation for the Olympics, they played 7 games, scored 2 goals.

New Horizons

Go to the game with the puck the football star had not to his will. The famous player in the national team of the first convocation started. Especially Chepc was noted in matches with a strong team of Czechoslovakia.

Before the war, he played in this sport for the capital team. In 1955-1956 in ball hockey Trofimov played 6 games for the national team. However, from hockey “winter” the athlete willingly moved from “summer”, with meat, as this option did not interfere with football.

The main dream for Vasily Dmitrievich remained football even after winning them as a deserved coach not one match with the hockey team. He became the ancestral of pressing reception throughout the field.

In 1952 the master was educated at the school of trainers under the state institute of physical education. The playing senior coach he was in 1955-1959. Big sport as a player due to injuries professional left in 1954. Then in 1960 he became the senior mentor of the capital Dynamo. In this position he remained until 1981.

In 1967 the professional was included in the symbolic national team of the country. Under his leadership, the team scored its biggest victories, winning the Country Cup and the EuroChampions Cup. Almost simultaneously Dmitriyevich became the mentor of the national team. Until 1981, he led the team to victories.


Next his coaching career is related to ball hockey. From 1983 until 1994 Trofimov headed the Dynamov school in ball hockey. In 1998 Vasily Dmitriyevich is named the best coach of the century in this sport. Under his leadership, the team set the tone in the world game. In the shortest possible time the master determined the prospects of the wards and the possibilities of their further growth.

He so formed teams from hockey players of different plan that everyone could show their strongest qualities. At the same time enhancing the merits of co-commanders. The team paid an atmosphere of creativity. The specifics of the tasks and clear game tasks helped confidently perform functions in the game.

Happily the family life of the famous player also developed. With the chosen woman, Ksenia (Oksana) Nikolayevna, he met by accident. However, feelings between the two flared quickly. Very soon an official ceremony took place, after which young people became husband and wife.

From life the famous athlete left in 1999, on September 22. They made a huge contribution to the development of sports. The memory of the outstanding player and mentor is dedicated since December 2018 National Super Bowl in bandy, ball hockey.

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