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Leonid Buryak

Personal information
Full nameLeonid Yosipovich Buryak
Place of birthOdessa, Soviet Union
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11.6 in)
Playing positionSporting Director, former Midfielder
Club information
Current clubDynamo Kyiv

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Leonid Yosipovich Buryak ( ) (born 10 July 1953 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian football coach and former Olympic bronze-medal-winning player.

Buryak, who is Jewish, was a midfielder for the USSR national football team, and competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics, at which he won a bronze medal.

Buryak played for a number of teams in the Soviet Union, most notably for Dynamo Kyiv, of which he was also the sporting manager. As a player he had a tremendous impact on his team, similar to what Pavel Nedvěd or Zinedine Zidane had on theirs. Buryak has coached the Ukrainian national football team.

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