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Alexander Yakushev

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Alexander Sergeyevich Yakushev (Russian: Александр Серге́евич Якушев) (born January 2, 1947) is a former ice hockey player and coach for the Soviet Union. Born in Moscow, Soviet Union, Alexander Yakushev is best known to North American hockey fans as one of the stars for the Soviet team that played Team Canada in the famous 1972 Summit Series. His style of play was atypical of his colleagues who were fast and skilled; he was often described as the equivalent of Canada's Phil Esposito. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Yakushev has received more than 86,867 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Alexander Yakushev is the 24th most popular hockey player (up from 25th in 2019), the 1,802nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,615th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Russian Hockey Player.

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Among hockey players, Alexander Yakushev ranks 24 out of 364Before him are Guy Lafleur, Georges Vézina, Jiří Holík, Bobby Orr, Teemu Selänne, and Alexander Ovechkin. After him are Viktor Konovalenko, Vyacheslav Starshinov, Marcel Dionne, Peter Forsberg, Alexei Kasatonov, and Pavel Bure.

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Among people born in 1947, Alexander Yakushev ranks 497Before him are Mihaela Peneș, Alexander Tikhonov, Tracey Walter, Heide Rosendahl, Bill Smitrovich, and Meredith Baxter. After him are Ilanit, Richard J. Evans, Camille Keaton, Takeshi Urata, Jane Curtin, and Liz Torres.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Yakushev ranks 1,802 out of 3,262Before him are Mukhu Aliyev (1940), Lyubov Polishchuk (1949), Kirill Petrenko (1972), Andrei Eshpai (1925), Aleksandr Andronov (1901), and Zhanna Bichevskaya (1944). After him are Lev Kassil (1905), Viktor Kapitonov (1933), Sergei Avdeyev (1956), Yuly Shokalsky (1856), Daniil Kvyat (1994), and Gennadi Volnov (1939).


Among hockey players born in Russia, Alexander Yakushev ranks 8Before him are Vladislav Tretiak (1952), Valeri Kharlamov (1948), Viacheslav Fetisov (1958), Sergei Makarov (1958), Igor Larionov (1960), and Alexander Ovechkin (1985). After him are Viktor Konovalenko (1938), Vyacheslav Starshinov (1940), Alexei Kasatonov (1959), Pavel Bure (1971), Sergei Fedorov (1969), and Veniamin Alexandrov (1937).