Vitaliy Starukhin

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Vitaliy Starukhin
Personal information
Full name Vitaliy Vladimirovich Starukhin
Date of birth (1949-06-06)June 6, 1949
Place of birth Minsk, Belarusian SSR
Date of death August 9, 2000(2000-08-09) (aged 51)
Place of death Donetsk, Ukraine
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1971 SKA Odessa 56 (28)
1971–1972 Budivelnyk 24 (20)
1973–1981 Shakhtar 217 (84)
Total 297 (132)
National team
1980 USSR 1 (0)
Teams managed
1981–2000 Shakhtar (youth teams)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vitaliy Vladimirovich Starukhin (Ukrainian: Старухін Віталій Володимирович; born June 6, 1949 in Minsk; died August 9, 2000 in Donetsk of pneumonia) was a Soviet professional football player. He is considered by many fans to be the greatest players to ever play for Shakhtar Donetsk.[1]

In 2011 Vitaly Starukhin, together with Oleg Blohin and Igor Belanov was named as "the legends of Ukrainian football" at the Victory of Football awards.[2]

Statistics for Shakhtar[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Super Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shakhtar 1973 28 10 3 3 - - - - 31 13
1974 28 11 8 4 - - - - 36 15
1975 25 9 - - - - - - 25 9
1976 (s) 11 0 3 1 - - - - 14 1
1976 (a) 10 4 - - 5 2 - - 15 6
1977 26 9 3 1 - - - - 29 10
1978 25 7 9 4 2 0 - - 36 11
1979 32 26 2 1 2 0 - - 36 27
1980 21 5 8 7 2 1 - - 31 13
1981 11 3 5 2 - - 1 0 17 5
Total 217 84 41 23 11 3 1 0 270 110

Honours[edit]

  • Soviet Top League top scorer: 1979 (26 goals).
  • Soviet Top League runner-up: 1975, 1979.
  • Soviet Top League bronze: 1978.
  • Soviet Cup winner: 1980.
  • Soviet Footballer of the Year: 1979.
  • Best rookie player: 1973.

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