|Full name||Eugenijus Riabovas|
|Date of birth||3 February 1951|
|Place of birth||Kaunas, Lithuania|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Prior to his coaching career, Riabovas played for Žalgiris Vilnius and 3 times was named as Best Footballer of Lithuania. Riabovas was once the captain of the Lithuanian SSR football team during the USSR era.
In November 2006 he was briefly attached to Scottish Premier League football club Heart of Midlothian FC, in an advisory capacity. On 14 November 2006 it was speculated by the Scottish press that Riabovas would be the replacement for temporary head coach Eduard Malofeev, but this was later denied and did not take place, with Valdas Ivanauskas returning to take up the position, following a period of illness.