Today, April 16, the 9th edition of the U14 football tournament dedicated to the memory of FC Rubin fullback Lenar Gilmullin has started in Kazan.
The opening ceremony has been attended by Lenar Gilmullin's mother Mrs. Nailya Gilmullina, Lenar's first coach Mr. Vladimir Savelyev and Lenar's close friend and former FC Rubin player Mr. Aleksandr Bukharov.
Mrs. Gilmullina has given her congratulations to the young players and spectators on the tournament opening to wish them every success and fair play. Mr. Vladimir Savelyev recalls how Mrs. Gilmullina brought her son to join his first team.
- Although he was a little and slim boy, his character was that of a real sportsman with a love for football. He was 10 when he joined us, then he started to grow up perceiving skills and knowledges. His attitude on the pitch was maximum. Lenar will always remain in our memories. We are wishing you good health, every success in sport, good luck, may the strongest side win!
The current edition involves teams from Kazan, Samara, Togliatti, Ufa, Krasnodar, Makhachkala, Perm and Izhevsk. The tournament will be played until Sunday, April 22. The best scorer trophy will be awarded by Aleksandr Bukharov.