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Anatoliy Konkov

Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 13.26CET
Anatoliy Konkov
FFU president Anatoliy Konkov ©Olexandr Zadiraka
Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 13.26CET

Anatoliy Konkov

Nationality: Ukrainian
Date of birth: 19 September 1949
Association president since: 2012

• An FC Avangard Kramatorsk academy product who started his professional career at FC Shakhtar Donetsk in 1968, Konkov moved to FC Dynamo Kyiv six years later and helped the club win the European Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup in 1975. He also won four Soviet league titles (1975, 1977, 1980 and 1981) and the USSR Cup in 1978. A defensive midfielder and libero, Anatoliy Konkov scored eight goals in 47 appearances for the Soviet Union, captaining the side in 1977 and 1978. He was a runner-up at the 1972 UEFA European Championship and helped the USSR claim bronze at the 1976 Olympics.

• The FFU president retired from football in 1981 and went into coaching, enjoying spells at SC Tavriya Simferopol, Shakhtar, FC Zenit St Petersburg and FC Vorskla Poltava and FC Inter Baku. He also worked with Ukraine's Under-21 team and was in charge of the senior side during the second half of EURO '96 qualifying, handing an international debut to an 18-year-old Andriy Shevchenko. From 1994 to 1996, he was chairman of the FFU competitions committee. Most recently, he worked as FC Stal Alchevsk's sporting director.

• On 2 September 2012, Konkov was elected as the president of the Football Federation of Ukraine. "During my reign as FFU president, I see my main task as not only continuing the activity of my predecessors, but also in producing new ideas which could benefit Ukrainian football's future," he said. "The FFU's priority is to ensure the revival of grassroots football. The FFU will continue to support FIFA and UEFA initiatives aimed at the future development of football."

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