Mykhaylo Fomenko

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Mykhaylo Fomenko
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Personal information
Full name Mykhaylo Ivanovych Fomenko
Date of birth (1948-09-19) 19 September 1948 (age 65)
Place of birth Mala Rybytsia, Sumska Oblast, Ukrainian SSR
Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position former Defender
Youth career
1962–1965 FC Spartak Sumy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1970 FC Spartak Sumy ?
1970–1972 FC Zorya Luhansk 59 (1)
1972–1979 FC Dynamo Kyiv 212 (0)
National team
1972–1976 USSR 24 (0)
Teams managed
1979 FC Frunzenets Sumy
1980–1985 FC Dynamo Kyiv (as instructor)
1985–1986 FC Desna Chernihiv
1987 FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih
1987–1990 FC Guria Lanchkhuti
1990–1991 FC Rashid Baghdad / Iraq
1991–1992 FC Avtomobilist Sumy
1993 FC Dynamo Kyiv
1994 FC Veres Rivne
1994 Guinea
1994–1996 CSCA-Borysfen Kyiv
1996–2000 FC Metalist Kharkiv
2000–2001 CSCA Kyiv
2001–2002 FC Metalist Kharkiv
2003 FC Metalurh Zaporizhia
2003–2005 FC Metalist Kharkiv
2005 FC Spartak Sumy (vice-president)
2005–2008 SC Tavriya Simferopol
2010–2011 FC Salyut Belgorod
2012– Ukraine
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Soviet Union
Men’s Football
Bronze 1976 Montreal Team competition

Mykhaylo Fomenko (Ukrainian: Михайло Іванович Фоменко; born 19 September 1948) is current head coach of Ukraine's national football team[1] and a former Ukrainian footballer who capped 24 times for the USSR.[1] He was famous for his coaching in Dynamo Kyiv, winning its first Ukrainian gold medals, first Ukrainian Cup and most notably, beating Barcelona in the very first leg of the Champions League tournament. Barcelona, under Johan Cruijff and with players like Ronald Koman, Josep Guardiola, ended up to be finalist of that UEFA Champions League season.

Career[edit]

Playing[edit]

Fomenko was an integral part of Dynamo Kyiv’s achievements in the 1970s at the club level, which included hoisting the 1975 Winners Cup and Super Cup.[1]

Coaching[edit]

Starting in 1979 Fomenko has coached numerous Ukrainian clubs, most notably Dynamo Kyiv, winning its first Ukrainian gold medals, first Ukrainian Cup both in 1993 and most notably, beating Barcelona in the very first leg of the Champions League tournament. Barcelona ended up to be finalist of that 39th season of the UEFA Champions League. Before that success, in the end of 1989, he promoted Georgian club FC Guria Lanchkhuti to the Soviet Top league and in 2001 reached Ukrainian Cup final with CSKA Kyiv what is the best result in club's history. On 26 December 2012 Fomenko was given a one-year contract with a possible second-year extension as head coach of Ukraine's national football team.[1] After the Football Federation of Ukraine had failed to contract Harry Redknapp and Sven-Göran Eriksson for that position.[1] Fomenko has coached Ukraine to 6 World Cup Qualifier wins against Poland(x2), Moldova, Montenegro, San Marino, France, 1 draw against England, and lost away to France in the WC play-off 2nd leg. Mykhaylo Fomenko has indicated he would like to continue is his role and lead Ukraine in the Euro 2016 campaign. On 6 February 2014 the Football Federation of Ukraine announced Fomenko's contract with them was extended until the end of 2015.[2]

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Player[edit]

Сlub
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