Ihor Surkis

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Ihor Surkis
Ігор Суркіс
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Born (1958-11-22) November 22, 1958 (age 58)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (now Ukraine)
Occupation businessman
Known for Chairman, Dynamo Kyiv
Net worth €3.5 billion (March 2015)
Children 2

Ihor Mikhaylovich Surkis (Ukrainian: Ігор Суркіс) (born November 22, 1958 in Kiev, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union) is a Ukrainian businessman best known for being a chairman of Dynamo Kyiv since 2002. His brother, Hryhoriy Surkis, is the head of the Football Federation of Ukraine.[1]

Early age[edit]

Born into the family of military doctor Mykhailo (Rakhmil) Davidovych Surkis and Rima Yanivna (née Gorinshtein) a daughter of the Kievan football commentator and fan Yan Petrovych Gorinshtein.[2] Surkis family settled in Kiev after moving there from the Soviet Central Asia.

Kievan "Wonderful Seven"[edit]

Along with his older brother Ihor is a member of so-called Kievan Wonderful Seven or Surkis and Co. The group included a former Kiev mayor Valentyn Zghursky, Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk, Yuriy Karpenko, Yuriy Lyakh, and Bohdan Hubsky.[3][4] After fall of the Soviet Union, the Surkis and Co was involved in a ponzi scheme "Ometa 21st century" similar to the MMM in Russia. Later its members along with the former President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk participated in a political project the Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (united) that had its own faction in the parliament.

Anti-jewish taunts[edit]

During a cup match against Karpaty Lviv in 2006, opposing fans hurled anti-Jewish insults at Surkis. It resulted in a USD $5,000 fine for their club.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ukraine's Karpaty Lviv fined" (PDF). Reuters. 2006-04-19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  2. ^ Gorinshtein Yan: 22 and a football. fanat1k.ru. 26 January 2012
  3. ^ Bohdan Hubsky: brilliant scoundrel! Argumentua. 23 December 2011
  4. ^ Versiya. Empire of the Surkis and Co clan. Kompromat.ru. 6 June 2000

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