Valery Lobanovsky - the most award-winning coach of the USSR

Valery Lobanovsky - the most award-winning coach of the USSR

14 may 2019, 12:55
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At the World Championships in Mexico, the USSR national team, which included 8 Kievans, showed a decent game, but flew out of the tournament, losing to the 1/8 finals of the Belgian team. Following the results of 1986, Dynamo was recognized as the second team, and Lobanovsky - the second coach of the world.

Two years later, the USSR national team under the leadership of Lobanovsky became the silver medalist of the European Championship, beating Holland, England, Italy and losing in the final to the defeated Dutch.

After receiving the Cup of the Soviet Union and winning the 1990 championship, Valery Lobanovsky became the most award-winning coach of the USSR since 8 championships and 6 USSR Cups. However, after the failed World Championship in 1990, Lobanovsky left the club and the national team. The next 6 years he worked with teams of the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
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On January 1, 1997, Valery Lobanovsky returned to training at Dynamo, and in the same year the club won the Ukrainian championship, and the next made a double. In the Champions League draw reached 1/4, phenomenally beating Barcelona with a score of 7: 0 in two matches.

The 1998–1999 season became even more successful - again the championship, the Cup of Ukraine, and the qualification for the Champions League semi-final. In 2000, Kiev for the third time in a row made a "double", and in the next - the fifth in a row won the championship of Ukraine. However, as a coach of the national team Lobanovsky did not achieve any noticeable results.

Since 1988, Lobanovsky started having heart problems - he suffered a heart attack. In 2001, he experienced a second heart attack, he had an operation and was forced to miss all the Dynamo away games in the Champions League. On May 7, 2002, during the championship game with Metallurg in Zaporozhye, Valery Lobanovskyy felt bad; He was operated on with a diagnosis of stroke, but he died on May 13, 2002 at 8:35 pm at the age of 63, without regaining consciousness.

On May 14, 2002, Valeriy Vasilyevich Lobanovsky was buried at the Baikovo cemetery in Kiev. More than 60,000 people came to say goodbye to him, including the highest state officials.
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