Valeriy Lobanovsky

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Valeriy Lobanovsky

Kiev, City of Kiev, Ukraine
Death 13 May 2002 (aged 63)
Zaporizhia, Zaporiz'ka, Ukraine
Burial Kiev, City of Kiev, Ukraine
Memorial ID 6739671 · View Source
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Football Coach. He will go down in history as the most successful football coach (Soccer) in Ukraine and the former Soviet Union; he is ranked 8th in the world's greatest mangers by ESPN. He led Dynamo Kiev to 5 league titles and 2 Cup Winners' Cups between 1974 and 1986. He guided Soviet Union to runners-up spot in 1988 European Championships. He returned to Kiev for 3rd spell and took them to 5 consecutive league titles 1996 to 2001. He became Ukraine coach in 1999, took Dynamo to the Champions' League semi-final. Following his death Lobanovskyi was awarded the title "Hero of Ukraine" the nation's highest honor. Dynamo Kyiv's stadium was also renamed the Lobanovsky Stadium in his honor. In 2005, the Valeri Labanovsky Memorial Tournament was established. He died during brain surgery, following complications suffered after the stroke.

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  • Originally Created by: Jim Tipton
  • Added: 1 Sep 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6739671
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Valeriy Lobanovsky (6 Jan 1939–13 May 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6739671, citing Baykova Cemetery, Kiev, City of Kiev, Ukraine ; Maintained by Find A Grave .