Serhiy Rebrov

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Stanislavovych and the family name is Rebrov.
Serhiy Rebrov
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Rebrov as manager of Dynamo Kyiv in 2014
Personal information
Full name Serhiy Stanislavovych Rebrov
Date of birth (1974-06-03) 3 June 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Horlivka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Kyiv (Manager)
Youth career
Shakhtar Donetsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Shakhtar Donetsk 26 (12)
1992–2000 Dynamo Kyiv 189 (93)
2000–2004 Tottenham Hotspur 60 (10)
2003–2004 Fenerbahçe (loan) 38 (4)
2004–2005 West Ham United 27 (1)
2005–2008 Dynamo Kyiv 53 (20)
2008–2009 Rubin Kazan 31 (5)
Total 423 (145)
National team
1993–1995 Ukraine U21 17 (7)
1992–2006[1] Ukraine 75 (15)
Teams managed
2014– Dynamo Kyiv
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Serhiy Stanislavovych Rebrov (Ukrainian: Сергій Станіславович Ребров, born on 3 June 1974 in Horlivka, Donetsk Oblast) is a retired Ukrainian football forward turned midfielder, who is currently managing the Ukrainian club FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Rebrov gained international fame as an attacking partner of Andriy Shevchenko at Dynamo Kyiv throughout the 1990s and remains the all-time top scorer of the Ukrainian Premier League.

From his debut in 1992, he was capped 75 times by Ukraine, scoring 15 goals. He played in the nation's first ever World Cup, in 2006.

Club career[edit]

Rebrov joined Shakhtar Donetsk as a youth in 1990. In his debut 1991 season, then a 17-year-old, he scored 2 goals in 7 games in the USSR Premier League. In his second season, playing in the newly established Ukrainian Premier League, he became a joint 3rd goalscorer, catching the eye of Dynamo Kyiv scouts.

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

Rebrov moved to Dynamo Kyiv in August 1992 and has since become the highest all-time scorer in the Ukrainian Premier League. His total tally in the league with Shakhtar and Dynamo is 123 goals in 261 games.

He scored several key goals in European competitions, notably in the 1997–98 and 1998–99 seasons of the UEFA Champions League, including a famous goal against Barcelona from a tight angle. Dynamo reached the Champions League semi-final in 1999, but lost to Bayern Munich on aggregate. In the 1999–2000 season, Rebrov became a joint top scorer in the UEFA Champions League with 10 goals (including 2 goals in qualification games) as Dynamo progressed to the last sixteen before going out on head-to-head record against Real Madrid.

England[edit]

On 17 May 2000, he was transferred to Tottenham Hotspur for £11 million,[2] where he managed a modest return of 9 goals in 29 games over his first Premier League season, appearing to struggle to adjust to the different style of play in England. Things grew worse for Rebrov after the sacking of George Graham in March 2001, as he was frozen out by new manager Glenn Hoddle, with extremely few first team starts or substitute appearances. He went out on two consecutive loan spells to Fenerbahçe.

Subsequently, Rebrov.signed a one-year contract with West Ham United in the Championship after his contract with Tottenham expired.[3] He scored just once in the league for West Ham, the winner in a 3–2 win over Watford on 27 November 2004.[4] He also scored once in the League Cup against Notts County.[5]

Return to Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

On 1 June 2005, Rebrov became a free agent after declining to re-sign and two days later he signed a new two-year contract with Dynamo Kyiv, with the option of a one year extension. In the new 2005–06 season, Rebrov became Dynamo's top scorer with 13 goals, two behind league joint top scorers Brandão and Okoduwa, despite playing in midfield. Rebrov also topped the league in points, with goals and assists – and was named player of the season according to a poll of team managers and captains.

In July 2007, Rebrov became Dynamo's captain. In the 2007–08 season, he was mostly benched, starting only seven out of eighteen matches before the winter break. His contribution in some games was heavily criticised by the press. It was reported that Rebrov could move to Arsenal Kyiv during the transfer window. However, under new manager Yuri Semin, Rebrov started all games and was named best player at the close season Channel One Cup. In February 2008, Dynamo president Ihor Surkis stated that the club was planning talks with Rebrov with a view of extending his contract.[6] Shortly thereafter, Rebrov received an offer of a two-year contract from Russian Premier League club Rubin Kazan.

Rubin Kazan[edit]

Rebrov playing for Rubin Kazan.

On 3 March 2008, Dynamo announced that Rebrov had signed a two-year contract with Rubin Kazan and would join the new club at the end of the season, in summer 2008.[7] With the Russian season starting in spring, Rubin eventually agreed a $1 million compensation with Dynamo for Rebrov's early release from his contract.[8] He was part of the team that won the 2008 Russian Premier League for the first time in Rubin's history, playing in midfield in 24 out of his team's 30 league matches and scoring 5 goals.

Retirement[edit]

Rebrov's retirement was announced on 20 July 2009. At the same time he became an assistant manager at Dynamo Kyiv reserves team.[9] During his career he played in various European Leagues with 423 games recorded and 145 goals netted. His career achievements resulted in him being inducted into the Viktor Leonenko Hall of Fame in March 2012.

Manager Career[edit]

On 17 April 2014 Rebrov was named caretaker manager of Dynamo Kiev. On May 19, after the victory in Ukrainian cup is named manager. [10]

Controversy[edit]

Rebrov was at the centre of a race row in September 2008 by giving Spurs' new signing Roman Pavlyuchenko some controversial advice, reportedly warning him not to go out near Tottenham's White Hart Lane ground because lots of "dark-skinned people" live there. According to the Daily Mirror, Rebrov's comments came in an interview in Russian magazine Football Weekly on how £13.8 million signing Pavlyuchenko should adapt to British life.[11]

Rebrov, who played for Spurs between 2000 and 2004, said: "I wouldn't go for a walk on my own around White Hart Lane. A lot of dark-skinned people live there. So naturally the crime rate is higher than anywhere else. It's not nice to be a robbery victim. So I suggest that Roman doesn't walk but drives around instead".[11]

National team career[edit]

Rebrov scored Ukraine's first ever World Cup goal in their opening qualifying group 9 match in 1998, against Northern Ireland. The match in Belfast finished 1-0 thanks to Rebrov's contribution. Ukraine finished 2nd in the group behind Germany, with Rebrov again scoring the winner in another 1-0 victory away to Albania in March 1997, and at home to the same team in August. His three goals helped his team into the play-offs, where they lost 3-1 on aggregate to Croatia.

Rebrov's club exploits earned him a recall to the national team and a ticket to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, where he scored a long range shot against Saudi Arabia as Ukraine progressed to the quarterfinals before going down to Italy.

At the time of his retirement on 20 July 2009 he was the fourth most capped player in the Ukrainian national team's history having represented his country 75 times and was their second all-time scorer with 15 goals.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Season Club League League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1991 Shakhtar Soviet Top League 7 2 3 1 - - - - 10 3
1992 Ukrainian
Premier League
19 10 6 1 - - - - 25 11
1992–93 Dynamo Kyiv 23 5 6 2 2 0 - - 31 7
1993–94 10 2 1 0 2 1 - - 13 3
1994–95 24 8 6 1 7 1 - - 37 10
1995–96 31 9 5 1 2 0 - - 38 10
1996–97 30 20 1 0 4 0 - - 35 20
1997–98 29 22 7 7 12 8 - - 48 37
1998–99 22 9 5 5 14 8 - - 41 22
1999–00 20 18 4 2 16 10 - - 40 30
2000–01 Tottenham Premier League 29 9 5 3 - - 2 0 36 12
2001–02 30 1 3 0 - - 6 2 39 3
2002–03 Fenerbahçe Süper Lig 13 2 - - - - - - 13 2
2003–04 25 2 3 1 - - - - 30 3
2004–05 West Ham Championship 27 1 2 0 - - 4 1 33 2
2005–06 Dynamo Kyiv Ukrainian
Premier League
27 13 5 1 1 0 1 0 34 14
2006–07 17 6 2 0 7 2 1 0 27 8
2007–08 9 1 2 0 5 1 - - 16 2
2008 Rubin Russian
Premier League
24 5 1 0 - - - - 25 5
2009 7 0 - - - - 1 0 8 0
Total for Dynamo 242 113 44 19 72 31 2 0 360 163
Career totals 423 145 67 25 72 31 15 3 577 204
  • Other - Super Cup & League Cup

International[edit]

National team Year
Apps Goals
Ukraine 1992 1 0
1993 3 0
1994 - -
1995 - -
1996 5 1
1997 10 3
1998 5 4
1999 10 4
2000 5 0
2001 8 0
2002 7 1
2003 7 0
2004 4 0
2005 3 1
2006 7 1
Career Totals 75 15

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 31 August 1996 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 1–0 1–0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualification
2 23 March 1997 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Moldova 1–0 1–0 Friendly
3 29 March 1997 Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada, Spain  Albania 1–0 1–0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualification
4 20 August 1997 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Albania 1–0 1–0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualification
5 19 August 1998 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Georgia 1–0 4–0 Friendly
6 2–0
7 5 September 1998 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Russia 3–1 3–2 UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
8 10 October 1998 Camp d’Esports d’Aixovall, Aixovall, Andorra  Andorra 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
9 5 June 1999 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Andorra 2–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
10 18 August 1999 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine  Bulgaria 1–0 1–1 Friendly
11 8 September 1999 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Iceland 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
12 17 November 1999 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Slovenia 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
13 17 April 2002 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine  Georgia 1–0 2–1 Friendly
14 17 August 2005 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine  Serbia and Montenegro 1–0 2–1 Friendly
15 19 June 2006 AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany  Saudi Arabia 2–0 4–0 2006 FIFA World Cup

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Manager[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Serhiy Rebrov - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  2. ^ Thorpe, Martin (17 May 2000). "Spurs smash record as they land £11m Rebrov". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Hammers sign Rebrov". BBC Sport. 27 July 2004. Retrieved 1 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "West Ham 3-2 Watford". BBC. 27 November 2004. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "West Ham 3-2 Notts County". BBC. 21 September 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Dynamo will extend Rebrov's contract". Dynamomania. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "Serhiy Rebrov will move to Rubin". Dynamo Kyiv official site. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2008. 
  8. ^ "Rebrov is moving to Kazan". Dynamo Kyiv official site. 6 March 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2008. 
  9. ^ "Serhiy Rebrov starts coaching career". Dynamo Kyiv official site. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  10. ^ http://m.espn.go.com/soccer/story?storyId=1826707&section=europe&lang=EN&wjb=
  11. ^ a b "Ex-Spurs star Sergei Rebrov's racist advice for Roman Pavlyuchenko". Daily Mirror. 10 September 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2008. 

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