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Valeriy Lobanovskyi

1939 - 2002

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Valeriy Vasylyovych Lobanovskyi (Ukrainian: Вале́рій Васи́льович Лобано́вський, pronounced [wɐˈlɛr⁽ʲ⁾ij lobɐˈnɔu̯sʲkɪj]; Russian: Вале́рий Васи́льевич Лобано́вский; 6 January 1939 – 13 May 2002) was а Soviet and Ukrainian football player and manager. He was Master of Sports of the USSR, Distinguished Coach of the USSR, and a laureate of the UEFA Order of Merit in Ruby (2002) and FIFA Order of Merit, the highest honour awarded by FIFA. In 2002 he was awarded the Hero of Ukraine award (posthumously), his nation's highest honour, for his contribution to Ukrainian football. In 2008, Lobanovskyi was ranked 6th in Inter's list of the 100 Greatest Ukrainians following a nationwide poll that saw around 2.5 million people casting their votes.Lobanovskyi is most famous for his spells managing FC Dynamo Kyiv and the USSR national football team. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valeriy Lobanovskyi has received more than 428,608 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Valeriy Lobanovskyi is the 26th most popular coach (up from 27th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 76th in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Coach.

Valeriy Lobanovskyi is most famous for being the manager of Dynamo Kyiv, which he led to 13 Ukrainian league titles, six Soviet league titles, and three European Cup titles.

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Among coaches, Valeriy Lobanovskyi ranks 26 out of 328Before him are Ronald Koeman, Carlos Alberto Parreira, Dick Advocaat, Pep Guardiola, Claudio Ranieri, and Arrigo Sacchi. After him are Otto Rehhagel, Jürgen Klopp, Ernst Happel, Fatih Terim, Ottmar Hitzfeld, and Marcelo Bielsa.

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Among people born in 1939, Valeriy Lobanovskyi ranks 27Before him are Ada Yonath, Ralph Lauren, F. Murray Abraham, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Sonny Chiba, and Clay Regazzoni. After him are Peter Grünberg, John Cleese, Tzvetan Todorov, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Ricardo Bofill, and Wes Craven. Among people deceased in 2002, Valeriy Lobanovskyi ranks 20Before him are László Kubala, Niki de Saint Phalle, Chuck Jones, James Coburn, Ivan Illich, and Rod Steiger. After him are Camilo José Cela, Linda Lovelace, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Robert Nozick, Nándor Hidegkuti, and Fritz Walter.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Valeriy Lobanovskyi ranks 68 out of 1,083Before him are John Demjanjuk (1920), Andrzej Żuławski (1940), Isaac Babel (1894), Moshe Sharett (1894), Irène Némirovsky (1903), and Larisa Latynina (1934). After him are Sonia Delaunay (1885), Anton Makarenko (1888), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Fanny Kaplan (1890), Baal Shem Tov (1700), and Volodymyr Zelensky (1978).

Among COACHES In Ukraine

Among coaches born in Ukraine, Valeriy Lobanovskyi ranks 1After him are Anatoliy Byshovets (1946), Volodymyr Bezsonov (1958), and Sergei Semak (1976).