Yevhen Kucherevskyi

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Yevhen Kucherevskyi
Personal information
Full name Yevhen Mefodiyovych Kucherevskyi
Evgeny Mefodyevich Kucherevsky
Date of birth (1941-08-06)6 August 1941
Place of birth Kherson, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Date of death 26 August 2006(2006-08-26) (aged 65)
Place of death Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1961 FC Spartak Kherson
1961–1962 FC Enerhiya Nova Kakhovka
1963–1964 SKA Odessa
1965–1967 FC Sudostroitel Mykolaiv 21 (0)
1968 FC Avanhard Zhovti Vody 27 (0)
1969–1970 FC Enerhiya Nova Kakhovka
Teams managed
1981–1983 FC Kolos Nikopol
1984–1985 FC Sudostroitel Mykolaiv
1987–1992 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
1992 Étoile Sportive du Sahel
1992–1993 Russia U-19
1993 Russia U-21 (assistant)
1994 Russia U-21
1994–1997 SC Mykolaiv
1997–1999 FC Arsenal Tula
1999 FC Uralan Elista
2000 Dnipromine Academy Dnipropetrovsk
2000 FC Rotor Volgograd
2001 FC Torpedo-ZIL Moscow
2001–2005 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
2005–2006 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (director of sports)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yevhen Mefodiyovych Kucherevskyi (Ukrainian: Євген Мефодiйoвич Кучеревський, Russian: Евгений Мефодьевич Кучеревский) (6 August 1941 – 26 August 2006) was a Ukrainian football coach. He is most famous for his spells managing Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, which, under his helm, won the Soviet Championship in 1988, took 2nd place twice in 1987 and 1989, as well as the USSR Cup in 1989. Dnipro's recent success in the first half of the 2000s is mostly attributed to his coaching as well.

On 26 August 2006, Kucherevskyi's Mercedes-Benz suffered a head-on collision with a KAMAZ truck. The much respected coach died an hour and half later in a hospital, without regaining consciousness.

Upon Kucherevskyi's funeral, the Dnipropetrovsk mayor, Ivan Kulichenko, announced the plan to name one of the city streets to the celebrated coach.