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Oleh Blokhin

Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 15.19CET
FC Dynamo Kyiv
Oleh Blokhin
Dynamo coach Oleh Blokhin ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 15.19CET

Oleh Blokhin

FC Dynamo Kyiv

Date of birth: 5 November 1952
Playing career:
FC Dynamo Kyiv, SK Vorwärts Steyr, Aris Limassol FC
Coaching career:
Olympiacos FC, PAOK FC (twice), Ionikos FC (twice), AEK Athens FC, Ukraine (twice), FC Moskva, FC Dynamo Kyiv

• Blokhin rose through Dynamo's youth ranks to win seven Soviet titles and five USSR Cups, as well as lifting the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1975 and 1986 and the UEFA Super Cup in 1975. A fearsome forward, he scored 211 goals in 432 Soviet league appearances, both competition records.

• Played out his career with short spells in Austria at Vorwärts Steyr and Aris Limassol in Cyprus before retiring in 1990.

• Record holder of caps (112) and goals (42) for the Soviet national team, Blokhin won a bronze medal at the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games and also participated in the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cups. In 1975, his role in Dynamo's European Cup Winners' Cup triumph and three goals against FC Bayern München in the two-legged UEFA Super Cup helped him win the Ballon d'Or.

• Started his coaching career in 1990 with Olympiacos, spending three years with the club – winning two Greek Cups – and also having spells at PAOK, Ionikos and AEK. Took charge of Ukraine in September 2003, guiding the team to the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup, where they lost to eventual champions Italy.

• Stepped down after missing out on UEFA EURO 2008 but was reappointed in April 2011 after spells at Moskva and FC Chornomorets Odesa, the latter as sporting director. Unable to guide the national team beyond the group stage at UEFA EURO 2012, on 25 September that year he signed a four-year contract to take over at Dynamo, agreeing he would leave his Ukraine post the following month.

Last updated: 30/09/12 1.25CET

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