Leonid Buryak

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Leonid Buryak
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Personal information
Full name Leonid Yosipovich Buryak
Date of birth (1953-07-10) 10 July 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Odessa, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1963–1966 Prodmash, Odessa
1966–1968 Sport School No. 6
1968–1971 FC Chornomorets Odessa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1972 Chornomorets Odessa 52 (9)
1973–1984 Dynamo Kyiv 304 (56)
1985–1986 Torpedo Moscow 37 (2)
1987–1988 Metalist 36 (4)
1988 KPT-85
National team
1974–1983 USSR 49 (8)
Teams managed
1988–1989 KPT-85
1990 VanPa
1991–1993 University of Evansville
1993 Nyva Ternopil
1994–1998 Chornomorets Odessa
1996–2000 Ukraine (assistant)
1999 Arsenal Tula
2002–2003 Ukraine
2005 Dynamo Kyiv
2005–2007 Dynamo Kyiv (sportive director)
2012 PFC Oleksandriya
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Leonid Yosipovich Buryak (Ukrainian: Леонід Йосипович Буряк; born 10 July 1953 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian football coach and former Olympic bronze-medal-winning player.

Career[edit]

Buryak, who is Jewish,[1] was a midfielder for the USSR national football team,[2][3] and competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics, at which he won a bronze medal.[4][5]

Buryak played for a number of teams in the Soviet Union, most notably for Dynamo Kyiv, of which he was also the sporting manager.[6] As a player, he had a tremendous impact on his team, similar to what Pavel Nedvěd or Zinedine Zidane had on theirs. Buryak has coached the Ukrainian national football team.[7][8][9]

In 1979 Buryak played couple of games for Ukraine at the Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR.[10]

Statistics for Dynamo[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Super Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dynamo 1973 26 2 9 0 6 2 - - 41 4
1974 29 5 5 1 6 1 - - 40 7
1975 25 0 1 0 8 2 - - 34 2
1976 (s) 5 0 1 0 - - - - 6 0
1976 (a) 13 4 - - 8 3 - - 21 7
1977 26 5 2 0 2 0 1 0 31 5
1978 24 5 8 4 3 1 - - 35 10
1979 26 5 6 1 6 1 - - 38 7
1980 28 9 7 5 1 1 - - 36 15
1981 29 9 7 0 5 1 1 0 42 10
1982 21 3 2 1 4 2 - - 27 6
1983 28 6 1 0 2 0 - - 31 6
1984 24 3 2 0 - - - - 26 3
Total 304 56 51 12 51 14 2 0 408 82
  • The statistics in USSR Cups and Europe is made under the scheme "autumn-spring" and enlisted in a year of start of tournaments

Awards[edit]

Ballon d'Or[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]