Andriy Biba

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Andriy Biba
Personal information
Full name Andriy Andriyovych Biba
Date of birth (1937-08-10) 10 August 1937 (age 81)
Place of birth Kiev, USSR
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
FShM Kyiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1967 Dynamo Kyiv 247 (69)
1968–1969 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 74 (15)
1970 Desna Chernihiv
National team
1965 USSR 1 (0)
Teams managed
1972–1973 Dynamo Kyiv (assistant)
1975–1976 Tavriya Simferopol (assistant)
1977–1978 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (assistant)
1980 Spartak Zhytomyr
1981 Vuhlyk Horlivka
1983 Podillya Khmelnytskyi
1986–1989 Naftovyk Okhtyrka
1993–1994 Naftovyk Okhtyrka
1994–1995 Naftovyk Okhtyrka
1995–1996 Khimik Zhytomyr
1997–present Dynamo Kyiv (scout)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andriy Andriyovych (or Andrei Andreyevich) Biba (Russian: Андрей Андреевич Биба; Ukrainian: Андрій Андрійович Біба; born 10 August 1937) is a retired Soviet football player and Ukrainian coach.

Honours[edit]

Playmaker[edit]

Biba is acknowledged as one of the greatest attacking midfielders Eastern Europe has ever produced. As Guardian journalist Jonathan Wilson explains, he functioned as 'Bobby Charlton did in Alf Ramsey's England side'[1] as an advanced attacking midfielder moving the ball around the attacking third with a howitzer shot. He enjoyed a starring role in the Dynamo Kiev team of Victor Maslov.

International career[edit]

Biba played his only game for the USSR on 4 July 1965 in a friendly against Brazil starring Pelé.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan Wilson, Inverting the Pyramid (2008/Orion)

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