Oleg Blokhin

1952 - Today

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Oleg Vladimirovich Blokhin, or Oleh Volodymyrovych Blokhin (Ukrainian: Оле́г Володи́мирович Блохі́н, Russian: Оле́г Влади́мирович Блохи́н; born 5 November 1952), is a former Ukrainian and Soviet football player and manager. Regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation, Blokhin was formerly a standout striker for Dynamo Kyiv and the Soviet Union.He holds the all-time top goalscorer record for both Dynamo Kyiv (266 goals) and the Soviet Union national team (42 goals), as well as being the overall top goalscorer in the history of the Soviet Top League (211 goals). He is also the only player to have been capped over 100 times for the Soviet Union and holds Dynamo's appearance record with 582 appearances during his 18-year spell at the club. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oleg Blokhin has received more than 423,149 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Oleg Blokhin is the 79th most popular soccer player (up from 108th in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 100th in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Soccer Player.

Oleg Blokhin is most famous for being a football player. He played for Dynamo Kiev and the Soviet Union national team, and is the second-highest scorer in the history of the Soviet Union national team.

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Among soccer players, Oleg Blokhin ranks 79 out of 16,923Before him are Fritz Walter, Eric Cantona, Zito, Silvio Piola, Gianni Rivera, and Alcides Ghiggia. After him are Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Franco Baresi, Matthias Sindelar, Quique Setién, Francesco Totti, and Denis Law.

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Among people born in 1952, Oleg Blokhin ranks 23Before him are Francis Fukuyama, John Goodman, Roger Milla, Anneliese Michel, Sammo Hung, and Jeff Goldblum. After him are Douglas Adams, Arkan, Isabella Rossellini, Zoran Đinđić, Hun Sen, and David Hasselhoff.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Oleg Blokhin ranks 79 out of 913Before him are Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Leonid Kravchuk (1934), Georges Charpak (1924), Valeriy Lobanovskyi (1939), Daniel of Galicia (1201), and Edward Rydz-Śmigły (1886). After him are Larisa Latynina (1934), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), Clarice Lispector (1920), Nachman of Breslov (1772), Lee Strasberg (1901), and Sergey Bubka (1963).


Among soccer players born in Ukraine, Oleg Blokhin ranks 1After him are Andriy Shevchenko (1976), Igor Belanov (1960), Oleh Protasov (1964), Volodymyr Troshkin (1947), Géza Kalocsay (1913), Yozhef Sabo (1940), Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko (1963), Kazimierz Górski (1921), Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (1979), Serhiy Rebrov (1974), and Alfred Eisenbeisser (1908).