The football team of NMRRC took second place in the “Golden Play-Off” of the Oleg Romantsev’s Cup
Football competitions among corporate teams for the prize of the legendary USSR national team player and Spartak coach Oleg Romantsev have been taking place for almost ten years, but this year for the first time they were hosted by hospitable Sochi. The National Medical Research Radiological Centre team, having passed the group qualifying stage, entered the “Golden Play-Off” and took second place in it.
Our team consists of representatives of all three branches of the Center, doctors and specialists of various professions: surgeons, anesthesiologists, support service specialists, candidates of science, urologists. But they are all united by a love of football. The best scorer of the tournament was Valery Tokaev (oncologist from the P. Hertsen Moscow Oncology Research Institute), the best goalkeeper was Yuri Gerbey, a surgeon, a player of the team, who has been reliably guarding our goal for 10 years.
A total of 16 corporate teams and 262 players from various industries took part in the tournament, for whom football is not just a sport, but friendship, mood, and passion.
Therefore, our team has a lot of cups, medals, diplomas, but the main reward is team spirit and the reliable shoulder of a friend. It is no coincidence that it was Oleg Ivanovich Romantsev, the creator of the famous style and spirit of “Spartak”, which implied beautiful multi-move combinations in which the main thing was teamwork, he presented awards to the winners of the tournament.
“Oleg Ivanovich expressed sincere words of admiration to our team that we not only save people, but also have time to play sports,” – the team captain, an engineer from the technical service of the P. Hertsen Moscow Oncology Research Institute Vadim Zubenko – It was a small discovery for him. “Of course, such praise is worth a lot and you want to play even better. I hope we satisfied his expectations.”
Press Service of Federal State Budgetary Institution «National Medical Research Radiological Centre» of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation