Valyantsin Byalkevich

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Valyantsin Byalkevich
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Byalkevich in 2011
Personal information
Full nameValyantsin Mihaylavich Byalkevich
Date of birth(1973-01-27)27 January 1973
Place of birth Minsk, Soviet Union
Date of death 1 August 2014(2014-08-01) (aged 41)
Place of death Kiev, Ukraine
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
1991–1996 Dinamo Minsk 86 (39)
1996–2008 Dynamo Kyiv 222 (51)
2008–2009 Inter Baku 5 (0)
National team
1994–1995 Belarus U21 2 (0)
1992–2005 Belarus 56 (10)
Teams managed
2010–2013 Dynamo Kyiv Reserves (assistant)
2012–2013 Dynamo Kyiv Youth
2013–2014 Dynamo Kyiv Reserves
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Valyantsin Byalkevich (Belarusian : Валянцін Бялькевіч; 27 January 1973 – 1 August 2014), also sometimes spelled "Valiantsin Bialkevich") was a Belarusian football player. He was most notably a member of the Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv from 1996 to 2008. During the late 1990s, he was a playmaker for Dynamo Kyiv of the UEFA Champions League, and helped them reach the semi-finals of 1998–99 competition.




In September 1994 while playing for FC Dinamo Minsk, Byalkevich was banned from European competitions for one year by UEFA after testing positive for anabolic steroids following a UEFA Cup match. [1]


In October 2005, Byalkevich retired from the Belarus national team, having scored 10 goals, while being capped 56 times.

Personal life

Byalkevich married Ukrainian pop singer Anna Sedokova (born in Ukraine) in 2004. They had a daughter on 8 December 2004 and divorced in 2006. In 2008, he accepted Ukrainian citizenship and continued to work in the Dynamo Kyiv football academy.


Byalkevich died on 1 August 2014, after suffering an aneurysm. [2]

Career statistics

International goals

125 May 1994 Olimpiysky National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1 – 01–3 Friendly
214 February 1996 İzmir Atatürk Stadium, Izmir, Turkey Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1 – 02–3 Friendly
31 June 1996 Råsunda Stadium, Metropolitan Stockholm, Sweden Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1 – 31–5 1998 World Cup qualifier
414 October 1998 Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 2 – 12–3 Euro 2000 qualifier
531 March 1999 Stadio del Conero, Ancona, ItalyFlag of Italy.svg  Italy 1 – 01–1 Euro 2000 qualifier
62 September 2000 Dinamo Stadium (Minsk), Belarus Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 2 – 02–1 2002 World Cup qualifier
76 June 2001 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1 – 01–1 2002 World Cup qualifier
817 May 2002 Dynamo Stadium (Moscow) (1928), RussiaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia 1 – 01–1 LG Cup
919 May 2002 Dynamo Stadium (Moscow) (1928), RussiaFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1 – 02–0 LG Cup
104 June 2005 Dinamo Stadium (Minsk), Belarus Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 1 – 11–1 2006 World Cup qualifier



Dinamo Minsk
Dynamo Kyiv


Belarusian Footballer of the Year (1)
Komanda (2)
2001, 2003

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