Infinity, thanks for the info
Shtaniuk was very popular for being so tough. I swear I saw him take a free kick one day from at least 35-40 metres that missed the goal but broke a seat in the stand because he hit it so hard. He didn't score often but wwas a great threat from corners because he could hold half of the defence back on his own! He didn't score many but made many!
Viola, you like Stoke? Unusual in Osterriech no doubt! Stoke have played in Austria pre season twice out of the last 3 years, playing amongst others Sturm (I think), Levski Sofia, Genclerbirligi, Roma, Wacker Burghausen and (don't laugh) SV Gmunden and Gratkorn. My friend went and brought me back an SV Gmunden pennant and a Gratkorn scarf! Bad Ichsel I think was the location, a big training complex.
Anyway, Yashin played at Stoke in 1964 or 65 for the Testimonial match of Sir Stanley Matthews along with Pele, Eusebio, Puskas, Di Stefano amongst others. I have a neighbour who is 75 and whenever he mentions it he looks like he is going to cry, having seen those players turn up at Stoke for our (and some may argue England's) greatest ever talent. He said it was almost watched in silence, so good were the players on display.
I'll be sure to check back here soon!