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Viktor Prokopenko

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Full nameViktor Yevhenovych Prokopenko
Date of birth24 October 1944
Place of birthZhdanov, Soviet Union
Date of death18 August 2007(age 62)
Place of deathOdessa, Ukraine
Height1.86 m
Playing positionForward

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Viktor Prokopenko ( ) (24 October 1944 - 18 August 2007) was a football (soccer) player and coach who played in GDR and Ukrainian SSR and later worked as a coach in Soviet Union and the post Soviet countries. He was born in Zhdanov, Soviet Union, which is now known as Mariupol and is part of Ukraine.

Prokopenko was the first ever manager of the Ukraine national football team. Prokopenko also authored Flexibility, Strength, Endurance, a popular book on stretching. He died in Odessa after a heart attack. Prokopenko was 62 years old.

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