Serhiy Rebrov

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Serhiy Rebrov
Serhiy Rebrov - Сергей Ребров (21729477184).jpg
Rebrov as manager of Dynamo Kyiv in 2015
Personal information
Full name Serhiy Stanislavovych Rebrov
Date of birth (1974-06-03) 3 June 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth Horlivka, Soviet Union
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Shakhtar Donetsk 26 (12)
1992–2000 Dynamo Kyiv 189 (93)
2000–2004 Tottenham Hotspur 60 (10)
2002–2004Fenerbahçe (loan) 38 (4)
2004–2005 West Ham United 27 (1)
2005–2008 Dynamo Kyiv 53 (20)
2008–2009 Rubin Kazan 31 (5)
Total 423 (145)
National team
1993–1995 Ukraine U21 17 (7)
1992–2006[1] Ukraine 75 (15)
Teams managed
2014–2017 Dynamo Kyiv
2017–2018 Al-Ahli
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Serhiy Stanislavovych Rebrov (Ukrainian: Сергій Станіславович Ребров, born 3 June 1974) is a retired Ukrainian football forward, former the manager of Al-Ahli Saudi.

Rebrov gained international fame as an attacking partner of Andriy Shevchenko at Dynamo Kyiv throughout the 1990s and as of August 2017 is the all-time top scorer of the Ukrainian Premier League together with Maksim Shatskikh.

Rebrov was born in Horlivka, Donetsk Oblast. From his debut in 1992, he was capped 75 times by Ukraine, scoring 15 goals. He played in the nation's first ever World Cup, in 2006.

Club career[edit]

Rebrov joined Shakhtar Donetsk as a youth in 1990. In his debut 1991 season, then a 17-year-old, he scored 2 goals in 7 games in the USSR Premier League. In his second season, playing in the newly established Ukrainian Premier League, he became a joint 3rd goalscorer, catching the eye of Dynamo Kyiv scouts.

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

Rebrov moved to Dynamo Kyiv in August 1992 and has since become the highest all-time scorer in the Ukrainian Premier League. His total tally in the league with Shakhtar and Dynamo is 123 goals in 261 games.

He scored several key goals in European competitions, notably in the 1997–98 and 1998–99 seasons of the UEFA Champions League, including a famous goal against Barcelona from a tight angle. Dynamo reached the Champions League semi-final in 1999, but lost to Bayern Munich on aggregate. In the 1999–2000 season, Rebrov became a joint top scorer in the UEFA Champions League with 10 goals (including 2 goals in qualification games) as Dynamo progressed to the last sixteen before going out on head-to-head record against Real Madrid.

England[edit]

On 17 May 2000, he was transferred to Tottenham Hotspur for £11 million,[2] where he managed a modest return of 9 goals in 29 games over his first Premier League season, appearing to struggle to adjust to the different style of play in England. Things grew worse for Rebrov after the sacking of George Graham in March 2001, as he was frozen out by new manager Glenn Hoddle, with extremely few first team starts or substitute appearances. He went out on two consecutive loan spells to Fenerbahçe.

Subsequently, Rebrov signed a one-year contract with West Ham United in the Championship after his contract with Tottenham expired.[3] He scored just once in the league for West Ham, the winner in a 3–2 win over Watford on 27 November 2004.[4] He also scored once in the League Cup against Notts County.[5]

Return to Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

On 1 June 2005, Rebrov became a free agent after declining to re-sign and two days later he signed a new two-year contract with Dynamo Kyiv, with the option of a one-year extension. In the new 2005–06 season, Rebrov became Dynamo's top scorer with 13 goals, two behind league joint top scorers Brandão and Okoduwa, despite playing in midfield. Rebrov also topped the league in points, with goals and assists – and was named player of the season according to a poll of team managers and captains.

In July 2007, Rebrov became Dynamo's captain. In the 2007–08 season, he was mostly benched, starting only seven out of eighteen matches before the winter break. His contribution in some games was heavily criticised by the press. It was reported that Rebrov could move to Arsenal Kyiv during the transfer window. However, under new manager Yuri Semin, Rebrov started all games and was named best player at the close season Channel One Cup. In February 2008, Dynamo president Ihor Surkis stated that the club was planning talks with Rebrov with a view of extending his contract.[6] Shortly thereafter, Rebrov received an offer of a two-year contract from Russian Premier League club Rubin Kazan.

Rubin Kazan[edit]

Rebrov playing for Rubin Kazan.

On 3 March 2008, Dynamo announced that Rebrov had signed a two-year contract with Rubin Kazan and would join the new club at the end of the season, in summer 2008.[7] With the Russian season starting in spring, Rubin eventually agreed a $1 million compensation with Dynamo for Rebrov's early release from his contract.[8] He was part of the team that won the 2008 Russian Premier League for the first time in Rubin's history, playing in midfield in 24 out of his team's 30 league matches and scoring 5 goals.

Retirement[edit]

Rebrov's retirement was announced on 20 July 2009. At the same time he became an assistant manager at Dynamo Kyiv reserves team.[9] During his career he played in various European Leagues with 423 games recorded and 145 goals netted. His career achievements resulted in him being inducted into the Viktor Leonenko Hall of Fame in March 2012.

Managerial career[edit]

On 17 April 2014 Rebrov was named caretaker manager of Dynamo Kyiv. On 19 May, after the victory in Ukrainian cup he was named manager.

Dynamo Kiev[edit]

During Rebrov's reign as manager, Dynamo Kiev went on to win 2 Ukrainian Premier League titles, 2 Ukrainian Cup titles, 1 Ukrainian Super Cup. In the 2015–16 season, the team also progressed past the group stages of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in over 15 years, into the knockout rounds. The season before Rebrov lead Dynamo Kiev in a successful 2014–15 UEFA Europa League campaign, which included a memorable 5–2 win over Everton F.C. in the Round of 16 second leg. Rebrov confirmed his resignation as manager on 31 May 2017 following his contract expiry, after the club's final game of the season, against Chornomorets Odessa. [10]

International career[edit]

Rebrov scored Ukraine's first ever World Cup goal in their opening qualifying group 9 match in 1998, against Northern Ireland. The match in Belfast finished 1–0 thanks to Rebrov's contribution. Ukraine finished 2nd in the group behind Germany, with Rebrov again scoring the winner in another 1–0 victory away to Albania in March 1997, and at home to the same team in August. His three goals helped his team into the play-offs, where they lost 3–1 on aggregate to Croatia.

Rebrov's club exploits earned him a recall to the national team and a ticket to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, where he scored a long range shot against Saudi Arabia as Ukraine progressed to the quarterfinals before going down to Italy.

At the time of his retirement on 20 July 2009 he was the fourth most capped player in the Ukrainian national team's history having represented his country 75 times and was their second all-time scorer with 15 goals.

Personal life[edit]

Rebrov is a licensed amateur radio-operator and an active contester and has been active with the following callsigns: UT5UDX (Ukraine), M0SDX (England), TA2ZF (Turkey) and UT0U (Ukrainian contest-callsign).[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shakhtar 1991 Soviet Top League 7 2 3 1 10 3
1992 Ukrainian
Premier League
19 10 6 1 25 11
Total 26 12 9 2 0 0 0 0 35 14
Dynamo Kyiv 1992–93 Ukrainian
Premier League
23 5 6 2 2 0 31 7
1993–94 10 2 1 0 2 1 13 3
1994–95 24 8 6 1 7 1 37 10
1995–96 31 9 5 1 2 0 38 10
1996–97 30 20 1 0 4 0 35 20
1997–98 29 22 7 7 12 8 48 37
1998–99 22 9 5 5 14 8 41 22
1999–00 20 18 4 2 16 10 40 30
Total 189 93 35 18 59 28 0 0 283 139
Tottenham 2000–01 Premier League 29 9 5 3 2 0 36 12
2001–02 30 1 3 0 6 2 39 3
Total 59 10 8 3 0 0 8 2 75 15
Fenerbahçe 2002–03 Süper Lig 13 2 13 2
2003–04 25 2 3 1 30 3
Total 38 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 41 5
West Ham 2004–05 Championship 27 1 2 0 4 1 33 2
Dynamo Kyiv 2005–06 Ukrainian
Premier League
27 13 5 1 1 0 1 0 34 14
2006–07 17 6 2 0 7 2 1 0 27 8
2007–08 9 1 2 0 5 1 16 2
Total 53 20 9 1 13 3 2 0 77 24
Rubin 2008 Russian
Premier League
24 5 1 0 25 5
2009 7 0 1 0 8 0
Total 31 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 33 5
Total for Dynamo Kyiv 242 113 44 19 72 31 2 0 360 163
Career total 423 145 67 25 72 31 15 3 577 204
  • Other - Super Cup & League Cup

International[edit]

National team Year
Apps Goals
Ukraine 1992 1 0
1993 3 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 5 1
1997 10 3
1998 5 4
1999 10 4
2000 5 0
2001 8 0
2002 7 1
2003 7 0
2004 4 0
2005 3 1
2006 7 1
Career total 75 15

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 31 August 1996 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 1–0 1–0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualification
2 23 March 1997 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine  Moldova 1–0 1–0 Friendly
3 29 March 1997 Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada, Spain  Albania 1–0 1–0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualification
4 20 August 1997 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine  Albania 1–0 1–0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualification
5 19 August 1998 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine  Georgia 1–0 4–0 Friendly
6 2–0
7 5 September 1998 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine  Russia 3–1 3–2 UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
8 10 October 1998 Camp d’Esports d’Aixovall, Aixovall, Andorra  Andorra 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
9 5 June 1999 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine  Andorra 2–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
10 18 August 1999 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine  Bulgaria 1–0 1–1 Friendly
11 8 September 1999 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Iceland 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
12 17 November 1999 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine  Slovenia 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 2000 Qualification
13 17 April 2002 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine  Georgia 1–0 2–1 Friendly
14 17 August 2005 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine  Serbia and Montenegro 1–0 2–1 Friendly
15 19 June 2006 AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany  Saudi Arabia 2–0 4–0 2006 FIFA World Cup

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 17 April 2018
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 17 April 2014 31 May 2017 136 94 20 22 069.12
Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli 1 June 2017 19 April 2018 38 23 10 5 060.53
Total 174 117 30 27 067.24

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv

Fenerbahçe

Rubin Kazan

Manager[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Serhiy Rebrov - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  2. ^ Thorpe, Martin (17 May 2000). "Spurs smash record as they land £11m Rebrov". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Hammers sign Rebrov". BBC Sport. 27 July 2004. Retrieved 1 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "West Ham 3-2 Watford". BBC. 27 November 2004. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "West Ham 3-2 Notts County". BBC. 21 September 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Dynamo will extend Rebrov's contract". Dynamomania. 2 February 2008. Archived from the original on 7 February 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "Serhiy Rebrov will move to Rubin". Dynamo Kyiv official site. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2008. 
  8. ^ "Rebrov is moving to Kazan". Dynamo Kyiv official site. 6 March 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2008. 
  9. ^ "Serhiy Rebrov starts coaching career". Dynamo Kyiv official site. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  10. ^ http://m.espn.go.com/soccer/story?storyId=1826707&section=europe&lang=EN&wjb=
  11. ^ http://www.qrz.co.il/news.php?pid=122&pin=69

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