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|Full name||Boris Trifonovich Apukhtin|
|Date of birth||February 19, 1906|
|Place of birth||Kraskovo, Russian Empire|
|Date of death||February 27, 1975(aged 69)|
|Place of death||Moscow, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1928–1933||Serp i Molot Moscow|
|1936||Proletarskaya Pobeda Moscow|
|1950||Krasnoye Znamya Ivanovo|
|1968||Neftyanik Fergana (director)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2012|
In 1916 he began his playing career at the Moscow team ZKS Moscow (Zamoskvorietsky Club of Sport). In 1919, he was a footballer for VTOPAS Moscow (All-Russian Society of Educational and Industrial Associations). He then he performed in clubs such as MOGES Moscow and FC Serp i Molot Moscow. In 1934 he moved to GCOLIFK football team. In 1941, upon the commencement of the Great Patriotic War he was forced to end his playing career. He defended the team colors of Moscow and the Russian Central Council of Trade Unions (VTSPS) (1931–1933).
In 1936 he coached the club Proletarskaya Pobeda Moscow. In June 1946 he was appointed head coach of Dynamo Kiev, with whom he worked until the end of the year. In the first half of 1948 he led Lokomotiv Moscow and in the second half of 1949, Dinamo Yerevan. In 1950 he coached the club Krasnoye Znamya Ivanovo. From August until the end of 1968 he worked as the Director of Neftyanik Fergana. In the meantime, he was a consulting coach of the Albania national football team in 1948-1952. In the years 1943-1968 he worked intermittently as a senior manager in the Department of Sport Football Committee of the USSR. He was the author of The Technique of Football (1956, 1958), Tactical Preparation of Players (1961) etc. He died on February 27, 1975 in Moscow at the age of 69.
Apukhtin was awarded the title Master of Sports of the USSR in 1948 and the title of Merited Sports Coach of the USSR in 1957.
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