Oļegs Blagonadeždins

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Oļegs Blagonadeždins
Personal information
Full name Oļegs Blagonadeždins
Date of birth (1973-05-16) 16 May 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FK Spartaks Jūrmala (assistant manager)
Youth career
1986–1988 Shakhtar Donetsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Pārdaugava Rīga 1 (0)
1992–2006 Skonto Rīga 222 (19)
2003 Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz (loan) 4 (0)
2006–2007 FK Jūrmala 23 (0)
National team
1993–2004 Latvia 70 (2)
Teams managed
2007–2009 JFC Skonto (youth)
2009–2012 Latvia U-19
2012 FK Spartaks Jūrmala
2014 AFA Olaine
2014– FK Spartaks Jūrmala (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Oļegs Blagonadeždins (Ukrainian: Олег Благонадєждін; born 16 May 1973 in Donetsk, Ukraine) is a former Latvian football defender, currently the assistant manager of the Latvian Higher League club FK Spartaks Jūrmala.

During his playing career Blagonadeždins played 70 international matches and scored 2 goals for the Latvia national team. He debuted in 1992 when the national team was founded, and played at the Euro 2004. He started his career in Pārdaugava, then played for Skonto FC for several years. Blagonadeždins also played for Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz in Russia. His last club was FK Jūrmala.

From February to July 2012 Blagonadeždins managed the Latvian Higher League club Spartaks Jūrmala. Prior to the 2014 Latvian First League season Blagonadeždins was appointed as the manager of AFA Olaine. In mid-season he left, joining his previous club Spartaks Jūrmala to fulfill the role of the assistant manager. For a short period of time in June 2014 Blagonadeždins worked as the care-taker at the club, fulfilling the manager's functions from the dismissal of Fabio Micarelli till appointment of Roman Pylypchuk.


  • 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999

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