Igor Utrobin celebrates his anniversary!

Igor Utrobin celebrates his anniversary!

20 July, 14:30
Kazakhstan football veteran turned 55!

Igor Utrobin is a trainee of Almaty football school.

Graduated from the Kazakh State Institute of Physical Education.

He played in teams of masters and professional football clubs as a striker.

1982 and 1984 - USSR championship, II league, 8 zone, FC ‘Skif’ (Alma-Ata).

1983 and 1985 - USSR championship, II league, 8 zone and Kazakh SSR championship, FC "Zhetysu" (Taldy-Kurgan).

1986 - USSR Championship, I League, Western group and USSR Championship, II League, 6 zone, FC ‘Metallurg’ (Zaporozhye) and FC ‘Torpedo’ (Zaporozhye).

1987-1991 -  USSR championship, II league, 8 zone and Buffer league, Eastern zone, FC ‘Vostok’ (Ust-Kamenogorsk).

1992 - championship of Kazakhstan, Highest division, Group B, FC ‘Shakhtyor’ (Karaganda).

1993-1994, championship of Kazakhstan, Highest division, Group A, FC ‘Dostyk’ (Almaty).

1995, championship of Kazakhstan, Highest division, FC ‘Kairat’ (Almaty).

Igor Utrobin played 365 matches and scored 107 goals in USSR championship and cup, as well as Kazakhstan championship and cup.

In 1986 he took part in the Spartakiad of USSR Peoples as part of the youth team of Kazakh SSR, 6 matches, 1 goal.

In 1990, as part of FC ‘Vostok’ (Ust-Kamenogorsk), he won the first place in the tournament of Zone 8 of the II league of the USSR championship and, together with Sergey Kirillov from ‘Kostanayets’ (Kostanay), shared the title of the best scorer with 21 goals.

In 1993, as part of FC ‘Dostyk’ (Almaty), he won Kazakhstan Football Cup.

In 1996 he took part in the qualification of the Futsal World Cup as part of Kazakhstan national team, 6 games, 6 goals.

After the end of his career as an acting football player, Igor Utrobin devoted himself to the development of Kazakhstani football, worked in various managerial positions, as well as an inspector of Kazakhstani Premier League and the First League championship matches.

From 1995 to 1999 - Sporting director of ‘Tsesna-Tau’ company.

From 2000 to 2004 - Executive Director of FC ‘Tsesna’ (Almaty).

From 2004 to 2007 - Senior Specialist of Youth football department of Football Union of Kazakhstan.

In 2007 - Sporting director of FC "Almaty" (Almaty).

From 2007 to 2016 - Senior Specialist, Deputy Director of KFF youth football department.

From 2016 to 2018 – KFF General Manager and Sporting Director.

From 2018 to 2020 – Head of KFF youth football department.

From 2020 to the present, he is a member of KFF Commission for the certification of artificial turf and natural football pitches of professional football clubs.

Happy birthday and anniversary, Igor Vladimirovich!

Good health! Prosperity! Wellbeing!

Kazakhstan Football Federation team

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