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Penza football club “Zenit” coach Sergei Filippenkov dies during veteran match

09:31 | 16.10.2015 | Sport

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Penza, 16 October 2015. PenzaNews. Sergei Filippenkov, head coach of the Penza football club “Zenit,” 44, has passed away during the friendly veteran match with “Penzgorstroyzakazchik” team in the evening of Thursday, October 15.

Penza football club “Zenit” coach Sergei Filippenkov dies during veteran match

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According to currently available information, his death was caused by blot clot detachment.

Sergei Filippenkov’s team was winning, 3:0, when he suddenly felt sick about five minutes before the end of the game. The ER team did all they could, but to no avail.

Sergei (Alexandrovich) Filippenkov was born in Smolensk on August 2, 1971.

He is famous as a player of Smolensk “Kristall” and Moscow CSKA, and for winning the Russian Cup two times in the latter’s roster.

He played solely for CSKA in the Supreme League, where he scored 100 matches and 17 goals.

In 2007, Sergei Filippenkov left “Dinamo” from Bryansk in the First Division due to applying to the Higher School of Coaching, with a possible end to his football player career approaching.

However, he began the 2008 season as the head player of Lipetsk “Metallurg,” which won its zone matches and proceeded to the First Division.

Sergei Filippenkov also took part in out-season gathering of “Metallurg” but decided to finish his career in native Smolensk as a player and a coach for “Dnepr,” playing is final match in November 2010.

He proceeded to coach Smolensk “Dnepr” in 2011-2012.

In December 2012, he was appointed assistant to Victor Bulatov, head coach of Penza “Zenit,” climbing upwards to the office of senior coach in June 2014, and being appointed as its head coach later.

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