Tiberiy Popovich

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Tiberiy Popovich
Personal information
Date of birth(1930-09-20)20 September 1930
Place of birth Mukaczewo, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 10 February 2008(2008-02-10) (aged 77)
Place of death Mukacheve, Ukraine
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
1948 Bolshevik Mukachevo
1949 FC Dynamo Mukachevo
1950 FC Dynamo Moscow 0 (0)
1951–1959 FC Dynamo Kyiv 121 (4)
1959–1961 FC Kolhospnyk Rivne 75 (2)
National team
1956 Ukraine 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tiberiy Popovich (originally Hungarian : Tibor Popovics, 20 September 1930 – 10 February 2008) was an association footballer from the former Soviet Union who played for FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Hungarian language language spoken in and around Hungary

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In 1956 Popovich played couple of games for Ukraine at the Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR. [1]

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