Viktor Matviyenko

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Viktor Matviyenko
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Viktor Matviyenko in 1975
Personal information
Full nameViktor Antonovych Matviyenko
Date of birth(1948-11-09)9 November 1948
Place of birth Zaporizhia, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Date of death 29 November 2018(2018-11-29) (aged 70)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
FC Metalurh Zaporizhya
Senior career*
1966–1967 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya
1968–1969 SKA Odessa
1970 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya
1970–1977 FC Dynamo Kyiv
1978 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
National team
1971–1972 USSR 21 (0)
Teams managed
1979 Avanhard Rivne (assistant)
1980–1982 Avanhard Rivne
1985 Avanhard Rivne
1991–1992 Orlęta Łuków (Poland)
1993 FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi
1993 FC Torpedo Zaporizhia
1994 FC Bukovyna Chernivtsi
1995 CS Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol
1996–1997 FC Torpedo Zaporizhia
1998 FC Dustlik
2001–2002 FC Stal Alchevsk (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medal record
Representing Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Men’s Football
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1976 Montreal Team competition

Viktor Antonovych Matviyenko (Ukrainian : Віктор Антонович Матвієнко; (9 November 1948 – 29 November 2018) [1] was a Ukrainian footballer and coach.

Ukrainian language language member of the East Slavic subgroup of the Slavic languages

Ukrainian is an East Slavic language. It is the official state language of Ukraine, one of the three official languages in the unrecognized state of Transnistria, the other two being Romanian and Russian. Written Ukrainian uses a variant of the Cyrillic script.

Ukraine Sovereign state in Eastern Europe

Ukraine, sometimes called the Ukraine, is a country in Eastern Europe. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. The dominant religions in the country are Eastern Orthodoxy and Greek Catholicism. Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world.



The Soviet Top League, known after 1970 as the Higher League served as the top division of Soviet Union football from 1936 until 1991.

The Soviet Cup, or USSR Cup, was the premier football cup competition in the Soviet Union conducted by the Football Federation of the Soviet Union. The winner of the competition was awarded a qualification to the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, unless it already qualified for the European Cup, in turn passed the qualification to the finalist. In case if a team would win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and not win its national league cup titles next year, it qualified to the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup along with the new cup holder.

UEFA Cup Winners Cup former European association football tournament for clubs

The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup was one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season — but not recognised by the governing body of European football until two years later. The final tournament was held in 1998–99, after which it was absorbed into the UEFA Cup.

International career

He earned 21 caps for the USSR national football team, and participated in UEFA Euro 1972. He also won a bronze medal in football at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

UEFA Euro 1972 1972 edition of the UEFA Euro

The 1972 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Belgium. This was the fourth European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament took place between 14 and 18 June 1972.

The football tournament at the 1976 Summer Olympics started on July 18 and ended on July 31. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. 13 teams participated in the tournament, and 3 teams withdrew.

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