Yuriy Kalitvintsev

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Yuriy Kalitvintsev
Yuriy Kalitvintsev.jpg
Kalitvintsev during a match between Ukraine and Canada
Personal information
Full name Yuriy Mykolayovych Kalitvintsev
Date of birth (1968-05-05) 5 May 1968 (age 47)
Place of birth Volgograd, RSFSR, Soviet Union
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–86 Rotor Volgograd 9 (0)
1986–88 SKA Rostov/Don 60 (6)
1988–91 Rotor Volgograd 117 (27)
1992–93 Dynamo Moscow 48 (8)
1994 Lokomotiv N.Novgorod 18 (8)
1994–99 Dynamo Kyiv 93 (15)
1998–99 Trabzonspor 14 (1)
1999–2000 CSCA Kyiv 10 (1)
Total 369 (66)
National team
1995–1999[1] Ukraine 22 (1)
Teams managed
2001–2002 FC Zakarpattia Uzhhorod
2002–2005 Ukraine U-19
2005–2006 Ukraine U-17
2006–2009 FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv
2009 Ukraine U-19
2009–2010 FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv
2010–2012 Ukraine (assistant)
2010–2011 Ukraine (caretaker)
2013–2014 Volga
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Mykolayovych and the family name is Kalitvintsev.

Yuriy Mykolayovych Kalitvintsev (Ukrainian: Юрій Миколайович Калитвинцев,[2] Russian: Ю́рий Никола́евич Калитвинцев;[3] 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.[4] Master of Sports, International Class (1988). He last managed 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.[4][5] Though born in Russia, Kalitvintsev became a naturalized Ukrainian after a spell with Dynamo Kyiv.[6]

His son, Vladyslav, also a midfield for Dynamo Kyiv.

Club career[edit]

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[edit]

Kalitvintsev earned 22 caps (scored 1 goal) for the Ukrainian national football team. He scored only one goal, but very important one against the group favorites, Croatia, at Republican Stadium in Kiev on 11 June 1995 during qualification to the Euro 1996.

Coaching career[edit]

Following his retirement, Kalitvintsev coached FC Zakarpattia Uzhhorod for several years.[4] 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.

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.[7] After Markevych resignation of late August 2010 Kalitvintsev was appointed Ukraine's caretaker manager on 25 August 2010.[4] On 21 April 2011 Oleh Blokhin was (again) appointed head coach of the Ukrainian national team; Kalitvintsev stayed on as Blokhin's assistant.[8][9]


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