Viktor Budyanskiy

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Viktor Budyansky
Personal information
Full name Viktor Igorevich Budyansky
Date of birth (1984-01-12) 12 January 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Vovchansk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2001–2004 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Juventus 2 (0)
2005Reggina (co-ownership) 2 (0)
2005–2006Avellino (loan) 28 (1)
2006–2007 Ascoli 31 (3)
2007–2012 Udinese 1 (0)
2008Lecce (loan) 18 (1)
2009Khimki (loan) 9 (0)
National team
2003 Russia U-19 11 (2)
2007 Russia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Viktor Igorevich Budyansky (or Romanization as Boudianski (Russian: Виктор Игоревич Будянский, born 12 January 1984) is a retired association footballer who played as a midfielder. He last played for Italian club Udinese.

Club career[edit]

Juventus and various loans[edit]

Budyanskiy started his Italy career at Juventus along with Ilyos Zeytulayev and Serhiy Kovalenko after a trail. He signed a 5-year contract on 10 August 2001.[1] He played his first league match for the club on 2 May 2004 against Perugia.

After graduation from youth team in June 2004, along with Ilyos Zeytulayev they were unable to register as a Juve player. At first FIGC declared that their remained 2 years contract did not fulfill the regulation and void them (FIGC declared that their contract is youth contract and should be a maximum of 3-year) and a non-EU player at that time cannot sign a contract extension, thus they were released. But after an appeal, the appeal committee stated that a foreigner can sign a professional contract regardless his age, FIGC regulations only protected domestic youth product could only sign a contract for more than 3 years after 18, thus available to Juve since December.[1]

he joined Reggina in a co-ownership deal for just €1K, along with Ilyos Zeytulayev in January 2005.[2] In June 2005, Juventus bought back Budyanskiy for the same price (€0.5K) and let Zeytulaev went to Reggina permanently.

In July 2005, Budyanskiy was loaned to Avellino of Serie B.

In July 2006, he was sold to Ascoli in another co-ownership deal for undisclosed fees. In June 2007, Ascoli bought the remain half for 900K.[3]

Udinese and various loans[edit]

In August 2007 he joined Udinese and in January 2008 left for Lecce. He played at Lecce for a year and joined Khimki in another 1-year loan, along with team-mate Jani Tapani Virtanen, which also made Udinese had an extra non-EU registration quota.

In January 2010 he returned to Italy but failed to make a single appearance.

International career[edit]

Although he was born in Ukraine he has Russian citizenship and played a few matches for the Russian national team at a junior level[4] and finally debuted for the senior team on 2 June 2007 as he came in as a substitute in the match against Andorra.[5]


  1. ^ a b "COMUNICATI UFFICIALI N. 23/C" (PDF). Commissione d'appello federale, FIGC (in Italian). 13 December 2004. 
  2. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2005" (PDF). Juventus FC. 25 October 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2007" (PDF). Juventus FC. 16 October 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Boudianski: I'm forgotten in both Russia and Ukraine. So pity" (in Russian). 24 November 2006. Retrieved 3 June 2007. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Russia vs. Andorra match events". UEFA. 2 June 2007. Archived from the original on 4 June 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2007. 

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