|Full name||Hennadiy Ivanovych Popovych|
|Date of birth||9 February 1973|
|Place of birth||Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukrainian SSR|
|Date of death||4 June 2010(aged 37)|
|Place of death||Saint-Petersburg, Russia|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|1989||FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk|
|1990||FC Prometei Dniprodzerzhynsk|
|1991||FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk|
|1991–1993||FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||66||(4)|
|1992||FC Prometei Dniprodzerzhynsk||1||(2)|
|1994||FC Zirka Kirovohrad||17||(5)|
|1994–1995||FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||25||(3)|
|1995||FC Shakhtar Donetsk||3||(0)|
|1996–1997||FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||38||(5)|
|1997–2001||FC Zenit Saint Petersburg||109||(30)|
|2002–2005||FC Zenit Saint Petersburg (administrator)|
|2005–2006||FC Zenit Saint Petersburg (reserves assistant)|
|2007||FC Zenit Saint Petersburg (reserves administrator)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Hennadiy Ivanovych Popovych (Ukrainian: Геннадій Іванович Попович; Russian: Геннадий Иванович Попович) (9 February 1973 – 4 June 2010) was an Ukrainian professional footballer. He was born in Dniprodzerzhynsk. He made his professional debut in the Soviet Second League B in 1991 for FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih.
Popovych was a trainee of the sport academy of Mettalurg from Dniprodzerzhynsk. He was playing for various teams at the early stage of his career including Prometei (1990), Kryvbas (1991–1994), Zirka (1994–1995), Shakhtar (1995–1996). In 1997, he moved to Russia, where he started to play for Zenit from Saint Petersburg, where he performed more than 100 caps and scored 41 goal. Together with "Zenit" he reached a peak of his career. In 2000, he scored two goals in the final of Intertoto Cup against Celta. Nevertheless, his goals did not help Zenit to win the cup. In 2001 Popovych won the bronze medal of Russian championship with Zenit also being the first sniper of the team in the season of 2001. In the end of 2001 according to strong recommendation from medics finished his football career due to the problems with heart.
Between 2002 and 2005 he was working as an administrator of Zenit. Between 2005 and 2008 he was a coach of Zenit youth team. In 2009 Popovych became a coach of Zenit Academy  and since 2010 youth team of Lokomotiv. In his spare time he liked playing hockey and fishing.
In January 2011 in the youth sport complex Zenit the tournament in the name of Popovich was organized.
In June 2012 on the Petrovskiy Stadium Zenit fans opened the memorial tablet dedicated to Popovich.
In popular culture
Saint Petersburg band "Bivny" mentioned Popovich in their song "Forwards" ("Форварды" in Russian).
- Russian Premier League bronze: 2001.
- Russian Cup winner: 1999.
- Russian Cup finalist: 2002 (played in the early stages of the 2001/02 tournament for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg).
European club competitions
- Career stats by Footballfacts
- "Не стало Геннадия Поповича…". Archived from the original on 2 December 2012.
- "Он умер на футбольном поле".
- "Ирина Попович: «Пока нас помнят, мы живы".
- "Умер Геннадий Попович". Archived from the original on 2 December 2012.
- "«Международный футбольный турнир имени Геннадия Поповича". Archived from the original on 2015-12-22.
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