Viktor Prokopenko

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Viktor Prokopenko
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Personal information
Full name Viktor Yevhenovych Prokopenko
Date of birth (1944-10-24)24 October 1944
Place of birth Zhdanov, Soviet Union
Date of death 18 August 2007(2007-08-18) (aged 62)
Place of death Odessa, Ukraine
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1967 Soviet Army Team (DDR) ? (?)
1967–1968 Lokomotiv Vinnytsia 43 (5)
1969–1970 Chornomorets 49 (7)
1971–1973 Shakhtar 45 (14)
1973–1974 Lokomotiv Kherson ? (5)
1974–1975 Chornomorets 17 (2)
Teams managed
1982–1986 Chornomorets
1987–1988 Rotor
1988 Qatar
1989–1994 Chornomorets
1992 Ukraine
1994–1999 Rotor
1999 Al Ahli
2000–2001 Shakhtar
2002–2003 Dynamo Moscow
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Viktor Prokopenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Прокопенко) (24 October 1944 – 18 August 2007) was a football (soccer) player and coach who played in GDR and Ukrainian SSR and later worked as a coach throughout the Soviet Union, the post Soviet countries and Qatar. He was born in Zhdanov, Soviet Union, which is now known as Mariupol and is part of Ukraine.[1] He was known as Anatoli Prokopenko during his time in Qatar.[2] In 1975 he graduated from the Odessa State Pedagogical Institute of Ushynsky and later the Moscow Higher School of Coaches.

Prokopenko was the first ever manager of the Ukraine national football team. Prokopenko also authored Flexibility, Strength, Endurance, a popular book on stretching. He died in Odessa after a heart attack. Prokopenko was 62 years old.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viktor Prokopenko passed away
  2. ^ Alexander Bobrov (28 March 2011). "Из виртуального в реальное". football.sport-express.ru. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 

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