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Maxim Ishkeldin has died!

The whole bandy world are in shock and grief today. The information reached us that the star player Maxim Ishkeldin has died today, June 5. He died in his sleep and no cause of death has yet been determined.

Maksim Vitalyevich Ishkeldin was born on June 22, 1990. Maxim was one of the foremost bandy players in his country. He played last season for Yenisei, Krasnoyarsk. He has previously played for Sibselmash (2006-2010), Zorky (2010-2015) and SKA Neftyanik (2015-2020). He was also one of the most important players in the national team. He was voted the best player in the Super League in both the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons.

He was also a prominent player when the national team won its latest gold when the World Championship was held in Vänersborg, Sweden. He was then also chosen as the tournament’s best midfielder. He became world champion a total of six times.

Maxim Ishkeldin became only 30 years old.

Federation of International Bandy expresses its deepest condolences to Maxim’s family and friends and also all his supporters and teammates in his last two teams Yenisei and SKA Neftyanik.