Valyantsin Byalkevich

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Valyantsin Byalkevich
Valyantsin Byalkevich.jpeg
Byalkevich in 2011
Personal information
Full name Valyantsin Mihaylavich Byalkevich
Date of birth (1973-01-27)27 January 1973
Place of birth Minsk, Soviet Union
Date of death 1 August 2014(2014-08-01) (aged 41)
Place of death Kiev, Ukraine
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Dinamo Minsk 86 (39)
1996–2008 Dynamo Kyiv 222 (51)
2008–2009 Inter Baku 5 (0)
Total 313 (90)
National team
1994–1995 Belarus U21 2 (0)
1992–2005 Belarus 56 (10)
Teams managed
2010–2013 Dynamo Kyiv Reserves (assistant)
2012–2013 Dynamo Kyiv Youth
2013–2014 Dynamo Kyiv Reserves
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Valyantsin Byalkevich (Belarusian: Валянцін Бялькевіч; 27 January 1973 – 1 August 2014), also referred to as Valiantsin Bialkevich, was a Belarusian footballer who played as a midfielder. He spent the majority of his career with Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv, where he was predominantly used as a playmaker, and was part of the team that reached the semi-finals of 1998–99 UEFA Champions League.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

In September 1994 while playing for FC Dinamo Minsk, Byalkevich was banned from European competitions for one year by UEFA after testing positive for anabolic steroids following a UEFA Cup match.[1]

International[edit]

In October 2005, Byalkevich retired from the Belarus national team, having scored 10 goals, while being capped 56 times.

Personal life[edit]

Byalkevich married Ukrainian pop singer Anna Sedokova (born in Ukraine) in 2004. They had a daughter on 8 December 2004 and divorced in 2006. In 2008, he accepted Ukrainian citizenship and continued to work in the Dynamo Kyiv football academy.

Death[edit]

Byalkevich died on 1 August 2014, after suffering an aneurysm.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 May 1994 Olimpiysky National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Ukraine 1 – 0 1–3 Friendly
2 14 February 1996 İzmir Atatürk Stadium, Izmir, Turkey  Turkey 1 – 0 2–3 Friendly
3 1 June 1996 Råsunda Stadium, Metropolitan Stockholm, Sweden  Sweden 1 – 3 1–5 1998 World Cup qualifier
4 14 October 1998 Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales  Wales 2 – 1 2–3 Euro 2000 qualifier
5 31 March 1999 Stadio del Conero, Ancona, Italy  Italy 1 – 0 1–1 Euro 2000 qualifier
6 2 September 2000 Dinamo Stadium (Minsk), Belarus  Wales 2 – 0 2–1 2002 World Cup qualifier
7 6 June 2001 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Norway 1 – 0 1–1 2002 World Cup qualifier
8 17 May 2002 Dynamo Stadium (Moscow) (1928), Russia  Russia 1 – 0 1–1 LG Cup
9 19 May 2002 Dynamo Stadium (Moscow) (1928), Russia  Ukraine 1 – 0 2–0 LG Cup
10 4 June 2005 Dinamo Stadium (Minsk), Belarus  Slovenia 1 – 1 1–1 2006 World Cup qualifier

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Dinamo Minsk
Dynamo Kyiv

Individual[edit]

Belarusian Footballer of the Year (1)
1995
Komanda (2)
2001, 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sepp Blatter Warning". The Herald. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  2. ^ Michael Yokhin (13 August 2014). "Dynamo Kiev mourn loss of Bal, Byalkevich". ESPN. Retrieved 13 August 2014.

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