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Valeriy Lobanovskyi

Valeriy Lobanovskyi
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Full nameValeriy Vasylyovych Lobanovskyi
Date of birth6 January 1939
Place of birthKiev, Soviet Union
Date of death13 May 2002(age 63)
Place of deathZaporizhia, Ukraine
Playing positionForward

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Valeriy Vasylyovych Lobanovskyi ( , , , Valeriy Vasilyevich Lobanovskiy; 6 January 1939 13 May 2002) was a Ukrainian football manager. He is most famous for his spells managing Dynamo Kyiv, the Ukraine national football team, and the USSR national football team. In 1975 his Dynamo Kyiv team became the first side from the Soviet Union to win a major European trophy when they beat Hungarian side Ferencváros in the final of the Cup Winners' Cup. He was notorious for both his highly scientific and harsh disciplinarian approaches to management.

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