20 years without Oleksandr Bragin

Exactly 20 years ago, on 15 October 1995, FC Shakhtar’s first president Oleksandr Bragin died. The explosion at the Shakhtar Centralnyi Stadion at a match with Tavriya Simferopol claimed lives of people. Oleksandr Bragin was among them.

On that day, Ukrainian football lost one of the wisest and professional managers. Oleksandr Bragin was at the origins of modern Shakhtar - the club, which is now known and respected throughout the world. In the memory of the players, coaches and FC Shakhtar fans, Oleksandr Bragin will forever remain purposeful, demanding and talented leader.