Yuriy Mykolayovych Kalitvintsev (Ukrainian: Юрій Миколайович Калитвинцев, Russian: Ю́рий Никола́евич Калитвинцев; born 5 May 1968 in Volgograd, Russia) is a former footballer, Ukraine international who after retiring works as a coach in Ukraine and the Russian Federation. He is currently managing a Russian Premier League side FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. Kalitvintsev coached Ukraine U-19 to victory during the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. Though born in Russia, Kalitvintsev became a naturalized Ukrainian after a spell with Dynamo Kyiv.
A Russian-born Kalitvintsev chose to play for the Ukraine side after breaking through as a midfielder for Dynamo Kyiv. Until 1994 he played he spent his playing career at Russian clubs such as FC Rotor Volgograd, FC SKA Rostov-on-Don, FC Dynamo Moscow, and FC Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod. It wasn't until the reorganization of the soviet football when he started to play at the top level of the Russian championship starting for the Moscow's Dynamo. After being transferred to the fading club of Nizhniy Novgorod soon he was offered opportunity from the Ukrainian football giant, Dynamo, which he did not refuse playing alongside such players as Andriy Shevchenko, Serhiy Rebrov, Vitaliy Kosovskyi, and others. His playmaking abilities during the late 1990s were particularly useful during his partnership with Serhiy Rebrov and Andriy Shevchenko on both the club and national team level where he earned an honorary position of a team captain. Kalitvintsev was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year in 1995. In 1998, Kalitvintsev earned a paid transfer to play for Trabzonspor in Turkey, returning to play for CSKA Kyiv to finish his playing career in 2000.
International career 
Kalitvintsev earned 22 caps (scored 1 goal) for the Ukrainian national football team.
Following his retirement, Kalitvintsev coached FC Zakarpattia Uzhhorod for several years. He was the coach of FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv in 2006-10. In January 2013 Kalitvintsev was appointed the head coach of FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod returning to Nizhniy Novgorod after almost 20 years when he played for Lokomotiv Nizhniy Novgorod.
International career 
Kalitvintsev was a coach of several junior Ukraine national football teams that played in tournaments for U-19 and U-17 players. Kalitvintsev was appointed as assistant of head coach Myron Markevych of Ukraine's national football team early February 2010. After Markevych resignation of late August 2010 Kalitvintsev was appointed Ukraine's caretaker manager on 25 August 2010. On 21 April 2011 Oleh Blokhin was (again) appointed head coach of the Ukrainian national team; Kalitvintsev stayed on as Blokhin's assistant.
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