|Full name||Valeri Aleksandrovich Popovitch|
|Date of birth||18 May 1970|
|Place of birth||Gorky, USSR|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Striker, Attacking midfielder|
|1990–1991||FC Spartak Moscow||10||(0)|
|1995–1996||→ Ikast FS (loan)||6||(3)|
|1999–2000||→ SC Heerenveen (loan)||18||(6)|
|2010−2012||Ilves Tampere (player-coach)|
|2012||FC Haka (youth coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Valeri Aleksandrovich Popovitch (Russian: Валерий Александрович Попович, born 18 May 1970 in Gorky, USSR, now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) is a former Russian football striker with Finnish nationality. Popovitch is the all-time scoring leader of FC Haka. After his contract ended with HJK in 2010, he joined Ilves Tampere playing in Kakkonen, as a player-coach, signing a two-year contract. Currently he is a youth coach at FC Haka.
He has also capped several times for Soviet U-17 and U-19 National football teams. U-17 finished third in the 1986 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, and U-19 won the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship in 1988. Popovitch played in both tournaments.
Popovitch holds a legendary status in Finland and especially in Valkeakoski, where his regarded as one of the best players ever to play for FC Haka. FC Haka retired his number, 14.
- UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship: Champion: 1988
- UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship: Bronze: 1986
Personal awards and achievements
- Finnish Veikkausliiga Player of the Year: 1995, 1998, 2002, 2003
- Finnish league top scorer: 1995, 1999
- Finnish first division top scorer: 1992, 1997
- All time top scorer of Veikkausliiga: 163 goals (in 2008)
- Ilta-Sanomat Player of the Year Award: 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007
- Shares the record for most goals in a single Veikkausliiga season: 23 (shared with Kimmo Tarkkio)
- "Popovich Valeriy Aleksandrovich". KLISF. Retrieved 2010-03-30.