With FIFA’s Ballon D’or 2012 award ceremony only a few weeks away, we take a look back at the only goalkeeper to to hold the award: Lev Yashin.

Yashin played for Dynamo Moscow from 1950-1970, with a total of 326 appearances and 1 goal to his credit. Nicknamed the “Black Spider,” Yashin also made 78 international appearances for the Soviet Union. The ex- Dynamo Moscow keeper also holds the honor of being voted the best goalkeeper of the 20th century by the IFFHS.

Sit back and watch as we honor one of the all-time greats in world football.