Ukraine national football team 1992

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Ukraine national football team 1992
Season 1992
Manager Viktor Prokopenko
Assistant manager Mykola Pavlov
Leonid Tkachenko
Home stadium Avanhard Stadium, Uzhhorod
Matches played 4
Wins 0
Draws 2
Losses 2
Goals scored (0.75 per match)
Goals against 6
Top goalscorer 1 – Yuriy Maksymov, Ivan Hetsko, Yuriy Hudymenko
Players 39
Goalscorers 3
Debutants everyone
Highest scoring Ukraine – Hungary 1:3 (April 29)
Longest winless run 4
Longest losing run 1
Highest attendance 13,000 Ukraine – Hungary (April 29)
Lowest attendance 10,000 Hungary – Ukraine (August 26)
Belarus – Ukraine (October 28)
Average attendance 11,204
1993

Ukraine national football team 1992 was the very first composed team that represented the now independent Ukraine. Note that it was not the very first to represent Ukraine, though. The country while being part of the Soviet Union used to play several games mostly against the Turkish nationals back 1930s. Those games, however, later were scratched and went into the oblivion.

Overview[edit]

The 1992 season was the first season for the Ukraine national football team. The Federation, particularly its president Bannykov had organized first game with Hungary on the small stadium near the border with the country of the opponents. The field on which the game was organized could have been counted as the neutral considering the fact that Uzhhorod has a big population of native Hungarians.

The Federation hired Viktor Prokopenko to prepare team for the World Cup of 1994. Mr. Bannykov tried to get a qualification spot for the national team. By the end of the year it was clear that there is no hope for that, which reflected upon the motivation of the players. Plus numerous players that were born in Ukraine already started to defect to the Russian national football team camp such as Kamchelskis, Onopko, Yuran, and others. Other plays simply chose not to participate for the Ukrainian side such as Lyutyi and Yaremchuk. Prokopenko only received a consent from six former Soviet international players (they are outlined in bold in the list below), others only had some experience on the youth level if any at all.

After losing another game to Hungary Prokopenko was fired and was replaced by his assistance as interim coaches Pavlov and Tkachenko. The Ukrainian internationals lost that game on the last minutes having a relative advantage throughout the game. That loss is particularly logical after somewhat surprisingly bleak performance against the national team of USA, they played before it. After the game in the USA could also be observed a withdrawal of some key players from the team's roster.

The substituted coaches did manage not to lose against the national team of the neighboring Belarus. Tkachenko at that time successfully coached Metalist leading it to the finals of the Cup, while Pavlov has recommended himself well by managing Tavriya Simferopol in the Soviet First League. By the end of the year a lot of footballers decided to try their skills for the more successful Russian national football team that completely adopted all the achievements of its Soviet predecessor. Those player switched their citizenship in hope to be included on the team that would make to the finals in the United States,[1] such as Andrei Kanchelskis, Viktor Onopko, and others. Even after playing for the already FIFA-admitted national team (Ukraine) up to three games the FIFA allowed those players to be included to the Russia's World Cup roster (Yuri Nikiforov, Akhrik Tsveiba, Oleg Salenko). The goal of Yuri Hudymenko eventually played a bad joke on him as he was not allowed to change the sides due to that fact. Proven to be a great strikes in the dawn of the 90's, after transferring to Dynamo Moscow he successfully disappeared from the football horizon.

Although being recognized already in 1992 for strange reasons the administration of Ukrainian Football Federation had failed to secure recognition and submit the required documentation in time to compete in the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification[1] and was only adopted by FIFA in late 1994.[1]

A total of 39 players participated in the national team from 12 Premier League teams and two more players from Rangers. The most players to the national team delegated Dynamo Kyiv nine with Chornomorets and Dnipro seven a piece.

Historical results[edit]

Friendly International (unofficial)

1992-11-18
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Poland  3–3  Ukraine
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Report Holovan
Pokhlebayev (pen)
Popov

Friendly International

1992-10-28
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Belarus Belarus 1–1  Ukraine
Gotsmanov Goal 49' Report Maksymov Goal 79'
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Alexey Spirin (Russia)

Friendly International

1992-08-26
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Hungary  2–1  Ukraine
Fischer Penalty missed12' (pen.)
K.Kovács Goal 82'
Nagy Goal 89'
Report Hudymenko Goal 35'
Leonenko Red card 57'
Városi Stadion, Nyíregyháza
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Octavian Streng (Romania)

Friendly International

1992-06-27
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United States  0–0  Ukraine
Report
Rutgers Stadium, Piscataway[2]
Attendance: 11,815[3]
Referee: Michael Caulfield (Ireland)

Friendly International

1992-04-29
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Ukraine  1–3  Hungary
Hetsko Goal 90' Report Salloi Goal 61'
Kiprich Goal 70'84' (pen.)
Avanhard Stadium, Uzhhorod
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Vadim Zhuk (Belarus)

Roster[edit]

Soviet players of Ukraine[edit]

List of players who were anticipated to play for Ukraine with their age after name and record (caps/goals)

Goalkeepers

Viktor Chanov, 33 (21/0), Serhiy Krakovskyi, 32

Defenders

Yuriy Nikiforov, 22 (4/0), Oleg Kuznetsov, 29 (63/1), Oleh Luzhny, 24 (8/0), Akhrik Tsveiba, 26 (25/2), Viktor Onopko, 23 (4/0), Vasyl Rats, 31 (47/4), Anatoliy Demyanenko, 33 (80/6), Volodymyr Bezsonov, 34 (79/4), Sergei Baltacha, 34 (45/2), Yuri Susloparov, 34 (7/0), Oleksiy Cherednyk, 32 (2/0)

Midfielders

Olexiy Mykhailychenko, 29 (41/9), Igor Dobrovolski, 25 (29/8), Vadym Tyshchenko, 29 (8/0), Ivan Yaremchuk, 30 (18/2), Oleksandr Zavarov, 31 (41/6), Hennadiy Lytovchenko, 29 (58/15), Viktor Pasulko, 31 (8/1), Vadym Yevtushenko, 34 (12/1), Pavlo Yakovenko, 28 (19/1), Andriy Bal, 34 (20/1), Yevhen Yarovenko, 29 (2/0), Stepan Betsa, 22[4]

Forwards

Ivan Hetsko, 24 (5/0), Andrei Kanchelskis, 23 (23/3), Sergei Yuran, 23 (15/2), Volodymyr Lyutyi, 30 (6/1), Oleh Protasov, 28 (68/29), Ihor Belanov, 32 (33/8), Vladimir Lebed, 19

Season roster[edit]

players retired from national team this season

Goalkeepers[edit]

Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Most Recent Game
Current Career
Oleksandr Pomazun (1971-10-11)11 October 1971 (aged 21) Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 3 (−3) 3 (−3) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Ihor Kutepov (1965-12-17)17 December 1965 (aged 27) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1 (−3) 1 (−3) v Hungary, April 29, 1992

Defenders[edit]

Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Most Recent Game
Current Career
Oleg Kuznetsov (1963-03-22)22 March 1963 (aged 29) Scotland Rangers F.C. 1 (0) 64 (1) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Akhrik Tsveiba (1966-09-10)10 September 1966 (aged 26) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1 (0) 26 (2) v Hungary, August 26, 1992
Oleh Luzhny (1968-08-05)5 August 1968 (aged 24) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1 (0) 9 (0) v Hungary, April 29, 1992
Yuriy Nikiforov (1970-09-16)16 September 1970 (aged 22) Ukraine Chornomorets Odessa 3 (0) 7 (0) v Hungary, August 26, 1992
Serhiy Shmatovalenko (1967-01-20)20 January 1967 (aged 25) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1 (0) 3 (0) v Hungary, August 26, 1992
Serhiy Bezhenar (1970-08-09)09 August 1970 (aged 22) Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2 (0) 2 (0) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Oleksandr Bondarenko (1966-06-29)29 June 1966 (aged 26) Ukraine Torpedo Zaporizhia 2 (0) 2 (0) v Hungary, August 26, 1992
Yevhen Drahunov (1964-02-13)13 February 1964 (aged 28) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2 (0) 2 (0) v Hungary, August 26, 1992
Serhiy Tretyak (1963-09-07)7 September 1963 (aged 29) Ukraine Chornomorets Odessa 2 (0) 2 (0) v USA, June 27, 1992
Andriy Annenkov (1969-01-29)29 January 1969 (aged 23) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1 (0) 1 (0) v Hungary, August 26, 1992
Yaroslav Vatamanyuk (1963-05-25)25 May 1963 (aged 29) Ukraine Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk 1 (0) 1 (0) v USA, June 27, 1992
Serhiy Diryavka (1971-04-18)18 April 1971 (aged 21) Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 (0) 1 (0) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Yuri Moroz (1970-09-27)27 September 1970 (aged 22) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1 (0) 1 (0) v USA, June 27, 1992
Ihor Pokydko (1965-02-15)15 February 1965 (aged 27) Ukraine Nyva Ternopil 1 (0) 1 (0) v USA, June 27, 1992
Yuriy Shelepnytsky (1965-01-18)18 January 1965 (aged 27) Ukraine Chornomorets Odessa 1 (0) 1 (0) v Hungary, April 29, 1992
Andriy Yudin (1967-06-28)28 June 1967 (aged 25) Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 (0) 1 (0) v Hungary, August 26, 1992

Midfielders[edit]

Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Most Recent Game
Current Career
Olexiy Mykhailychenko (1963-03-30)30 March 1963 (aged 29) Scotland Rangers F.C. 1 (0) 42 (9) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Yuriy Sak (1967-01-03)3 January 1967 (aged 25) Ukraine Chornomorets Odessa 3 (0) 3 (0) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Ilia Tsymbalar (1969-06-17)17 June 1969 (aged 23) Ukraine Chornomorets Odessa 3 (0) 3 (0) v Hungary, August 26, 1992
Yuriy Dudnyk (1968-09-26)26 September 1968 (aged 24) Ukraine Metalurh Zaporizhia 2 (0) 2 (0) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Serhiy Kandaurov (1972-02-02)2 February 1972 (aged 20) Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 2 (0) 2 (0) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Serhiy Kovalets (1968-09-05)5 September 1968 (aged 24) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 2 (0) 2 (0) v USA, June 27, 1992
Yuriy Maksymov (1968-12-08)8 December 1968 (aged 24) Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 (1) 1 (1) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Evgueni Pokhlebaev (1971-11-25)25 November 1971 (aged 21) Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 (0) 1 (0) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Andriy Polunin (1971-03-05)5 March 1971 (aged 21) Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 (0) 1 (0) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Dmytro Topchiev (1966-09-25)25 September 1966 (aged 26) Ukraine Karpaty Lviv 1 (0) 1 (0) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Ihor Zhabchenko (1968-07-01)1 July 1968 (aged 24) Ukraine Kremin Kremenchuk 1 (0) 1 (0) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Serhiy Pohodin (1968-04-29)29 April 1968 (aged 24) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (0) 1 (0) v Hungary, April 29, 1992

Forwards[edit]

Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Most Recent Game
Current Career
Ivan Hetsko (1968-04-06)6 April 1968 (aged 24) Ukraine Chornomorets Odessa 2 (1) 7 (1) v USA, June 27, 1992
Serhiy Husyev (1967-07-01)1 July 1967 (aged 25) Ukraine Chornomorets Odessa 3 (0) 3 (0) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Yuri Hudymenko (1966-03-10)10 March 1966 (aged 26) Ukraine Tavriya Simferopol 2 (1) 2 (1) v Hungary, August 26, 1992
Oleksandr Pryzetko (1971-01-31)31 January 1971 (aged 21) Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 2 (0) 2 (0) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Serhiy Scherbakov (1971-08-15)15 August 1971 (aged 21) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2 (0) 2 (0) v USA, June 27, 1992
Viktor Leonenko (1969-10-05)5 October 1969 (aged 23) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1 (0) 1 (0) v Hungary, August 26, 1992
Valentyn Moskvyn (1968-05-04)4 May 1968 (aged 24) Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 (0) 1 (0) v Belarus, October 28, 1992
Serhiy Rebrov (1974-06-03)3 June 1974 (aged 18) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (0) 1 (0) v USA, June 27, 1992
Oleg Salenko (1969-10-25)25 October 1969 (aged 23) Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1 (0) 1 (0) v Hungary, April 29, 1992

Coach(es)[edit]

Name Wins Draws Losses Achievement/Remarks
Ukraine Viktor Prokopenko 0 1 2 no win streak
Ukraine Mykola Pavlov 0 1 0 interim coach together with Leonid Tkachenko

Season goalscorers[edit]

# Player Career Goals (Caps) Pct. Playing status Age
1 Yuriy Maksymov 1992–2002 1 (1) 1 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 24
2 Ivan Hetsko 1990–1997 1 (2) 0.5 FC Chornomorets Odessa 24
= Yuriy Hudymenko 1992 1 (2) 0.5 SC Tavriya Simferopol 26


Players were not called for national team after the season[edit]

Defenders

Yuriy Nikiforov (changed to Russia), Oleksandr Bondarenko, Yevhen Drahunov, Serhiy Tretyak, Andriy Annenkov, Yaroslav Vatamanyuk, Yuri Moroz, Ihor Pokydko, Yuriy Shelepnytsky, Akhrik Tsveiba (changed to Russia), Andriy Yudin

Midfielders

Ilia Tsymbalar (changed to Russia), Yuriy Dudnyk

Forwards

Yuri Hudymenko, Serhiy Scherbakov (car crash - disabled), Valentyn Moskvyn, Serhiy Pohodin, Oleg Salenko (changed to Russia)

See also[edit]

References[edit]