Valeriy Lobanovskyi

1939 - 2002

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Valeriy Vasylyovych Lobanovskyi (Ukrainian: Вале́рій Васи́льович Лобано́вський [wɐˈlɛrɪj lobɐˈnɔu̯sʲkɪj]; Russian: Вале́рий Васи́льевич Лобано́вский; 6 January 1939 – 13 May 2002) was а 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 330,104 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Valeriy Lobanovskyi is the 27th most popular coach (down from 20th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 64th 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 27 out of 329Before him are Carlos Alberto Parreira, Pep Guardiola, Otto Rehhagel, Arrigo Sacchi, Claudio Ranieri, and Joachim Löw. After him are Michael Laudrup, Jürgen Klopp, Phil Jackson, Maurizio Sarri, Ottmar Hitzfeld, and Fatih Terim.

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Among people born in 1939, Valeriy Lobanovskyi ranks 35Before him are John Cleese, Tzvetan Todorov, Clay Regazzoni, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Ratko Janev, and Zviad Gamsakhurdia. After him are Jānis Lūsis, Wes Craven, Ray Manzarek, Romano Prodi, Barry Seal, and Henry Mintzberg. Among people deceased in 2002, Valeriy Lobanovskyi ranks 23Before him are Niki de Saint Phalle, Ivan Illich, Rod Steiger, Camilo José Cela, Robert Nozick, and James Tobin. After him are Fritz Walter, Linda Lovelace, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Alexander Prokhorov, Nándor Hidegkuti, and John Gotti.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Valeriy Lobanovskyi ranks 76 out of 913Before him are David Oistrakh (1908), Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), Irène Némirovsky (1903), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Leonid Kravchuk (1934), and Georges Charpak (1924). After him are Daniel of Galicia (1201), Edward Rydz-Śmigły (1886), Oleg Blokhin (1952), Larisa Latynina (1934), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), and Clarice Lispector (1920).

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).