Tribute to Valeriy Lobanovskyi in Kyiv

Tribute to Valeriy Lobanovskyi in Kyiv

January 6 is a special date in FC Dynamo Kyiv history. This day outstanding person was born – Valeriy Lobanovskyi.

Lobanovskyi dedicated over quarter of a century to our club, at first as a gifted player and then as a coach. Eight USSR league titles, six USSR Cups, three USSR Super Cups, two Cup Winners’ Cups and one UEFA Super Cup – that’s the collection of trophies legendary coach gathered.

Valeriy Lobanovskyi raised three Ballon d’Or holders – Oleh Blokhin, Ihor Belanov and Andriy Shevchenko. He brought up generations of talented players, who glorified Ukraine and Kyiv. Lobanovskyi was a trendsetter and role model for many European coaches. His ideas and unique worldview were way ahead of his time.