Viktor Onopko

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Viktor Onopko
Viktor Onopko 2011.jpg
Honored by UEFA in 2011
Personal information
Full name Viktor Savelyevich Onopko
Date of birth (1969-10-14) 14 October 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Voroshilovgrad, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Luhansk, Ukraine)
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
CSKA Moscow (asst manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986 Stakhanovets Stakhanov 4 (0)
1986–1988 Shakhtar Donetsk 3 (0)
1989 Dinamo Kiev 0 (0)
1990–1991 Shakhtar Donetsk 45 (4)
1992–1995 Spartak Moscow 108 (23)
1995–2002 Real Oviedo 216 (7)
2002–2003 Rayo Vallecano 28 (1)
2003–2004 Alania Vladikavkaz 7 (0)
2004–2005 Saturn 51 (1)
Total 462 (33)
National team
1992 CIS 4 (0)
1992–2004 Russia 109 (7)
Teams managed
2009– CSKA Moscow (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Viktor Savelyevich Onopko (Russian: Виктор Савельевич Онопко) (born 14 October 1969) is a football coach and a former defender. He held the record for most international appearances for the Russian national team until 8 September 2015, when he was overtaken by Sergei Ignashevich.[1] Currently he works as an assistant manager for PFC CSKA Moscow.

Club career[edit]

Born in Voroshilovgrad (now Luhansk), Soviet Union, Onopko's career as player started in 1988 and finished in 2005, during this time he played for Shakhtar Donetsk, Spartak Moscow, Real Oviedo, Rayo Vallecano, Alania Vladikavkaz and FC Saturn.

International career[edit]

Although he was eligible to play for Ukraine, Onopko chose to play for Russia and amassed 109 caps (plus four for the CIS, including in Euro 92), the first coming in 1992. He played in the 1994 and 2002 World Cups, as well as Euro 96. Onopko was in the preliminary squad for Euro 2004 but was dropped due to injury.

In 2009, he was part of the Russia squad that won the 2009 Legends Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Viktor has a younger brother Serhiy Onopko who also played as a professional footballer.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stakhanovets Stakhanov 1986 4 0 0 0 4 0
Shakhtar 1986 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 3 0 1 0 4 0
Total 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Dinamo Kyiv 1989 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shakhtar 1990 21 0 3 1 24 1
1991 24 1 1 0 25 1
Total 45 1 4 1 0 0 49 2
Spartak 1992 23 6 2 1 7 1 32 8
1993 30 9 4 0 9 4 43 13
1994 26 2 3 0 5 0 34 2
1995 29 6 1 0 6 0 36 6
Total 108 23 10 1 27 5 145 29
Real Oviedo 1995–96 19 1 19 1
1996–97 37 0 1 0 38 0
1997–98 31 0 31 0
1998–99 33 0 2 0 35 0
1999-00 31 2 1 0 32 2
2000–01 35 3 1 0 36 3
2001–02 30 1 30 1
Total 216 7 5 0 0 0 221 7
Rayo Vallecano 2002–03 28 1 1 0 29 1
Alania 2003 7 0 1 0 8 0
Saturn 2004 26 1 5 0 31 1
2005 25 0 2 0 27 0
Total 51 1 7 0 0 0 58 1
Career total 458 33 29 2 27 5 514 40

Honours[edit]

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