Andrei Zygmantovich

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Andrei Zygmantovich
Personal information
Full name Andrei Vikentyevich Zygmantovich
Date of birth (1962-12-02) 2 December 1962 (age 53)
Place of birth Minsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1991 Dinamo Minsk 262 (20)
1991–1992 Groningen 29 (2)
1992 Dinamo Minsk 8 (0)
1993–1996 Racing Santander 87 (1)
Total 386 (23)
National team
1984 USSR Olympic 1 (0)
1984–1990 USSR 36 (3)
1992–1995 Belarus 9 (0)
Teams managed
2001 Naftan Novopolotsk
2002 Dinamo Minsk
2002–2007 Belarus U17
2007 MTZ-RIPO Minsk
2007–2008 FBK Kaunas
2010 Sibir Novosibirsk (youth)
2011–2012 Sibir-2
2012– Belarus (assistant)
2014 Belarus (caretaker)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Andrei Vikentyevich Zygmantovich (Russian: Андрей Викентьевич Зыгмантович; born 2 December 1962) is a Belarusian retired footballer, and a current coach.

Mainly a defensive midfielder with good positioning and skills,[1] he played for nearly a decade with Dinamo Minsk, also having abroad stints in the Netherlands (only one year) and Spain; in the early 2000s, he embarked on a coaching career.

Zygmantovich represented the Soviet Union at the 1990 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in Minsk, Soviet Union, Zygmantovich started playing for FC Dinamo Minsk. In his second professional season, he appeared 30 times and netted twice to help his hometown side win the only Soviet League in their history, edging FC Dynamo Kyiv by one point. After a spell with FC Groningen, the 30-year-old returned to the club where he would spend most of his career.

In early 1993, Zygmantovich moved abroad again, now to Spain with Racing de Santander where he would play the next three full campaigns, teaming up with former compatriots (Russian) Ilshat Faizulin, Dmitri Popov and Dmitri Radchenko. In 1993–94, he was an instrumental element as the Cantabrians achieved one of their best ever finishes in La Liga (eighth).[2]

Zygmantovich started coaching in 2001 in his country, including the national team's under-19. In 2007, he moved to Lithuania with FBK Kaunas.

International career[edit]

Zygmantovich made his debut for the Soviet Union on 28 March 1984, in an exhibition game with West Germany. He represented the nation at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, scoring a goal against Cameroon (4–0, although in a final group stage exit) which turned out to be his last international game for the country.

Zygmantovich later appeared for Belarus in nine matches, his first being a 1–1 friendly draw with Ukraine in Minsk, on 28 October 1992.[3]

International goals[edit]

[4]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 January 1985 Maharaja College Stadium, Kochi, India  Iran 0–2 Win 1985 Nehru Cup
2. 28 August 1985 Lenin Central Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union  West Germany 1–0 Win Friendly
3. 18 June 1990 San Nicola, Bari, Italy  Cameroon 0–4 Win 1990 FIFA World Cup

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zygmantovich" (in Spanish). Web del Racing. Retrieved 22 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "El bigote de Zygmantóvich [sic], el último líbero, todavía pervive en la memoria del Racing" [The moustache of Zygmantovich, the last sweeper, still lingers in Racing's memory] (in Spanish). El Confidencial. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Andrei Vikentyevich Zygmantovich – International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Andrey Zygmantovich". European Football. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 

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