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Valeri Minko

Personal information
Full nameValeri Vikentyevich Minko
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2.4 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Valeri Vikentyevich Minko ( ) (born 8 August 1971 in Barnaul) is a former association footballer who played defender and now head coach.

He capped for USSR U-20 team at 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship.

In 1993, he was subjected to nephrectomy after being injured when playing a 1994 U-21 European Championship qualifying game against Greece (1:1). Nevertheless, he decided to continue his career with one kidney remaining and played over 200 games after his injury. Now he is considered by CSKA fans as one of symbols of courage and team spirit.

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