People with strong character do not change their mood depending upon their wellbeing or misfortune.
This seems to be a simple truth but the person spoken about must prove it all the time.
On the rainy evening of December 14 2011 in the final match of Europe League group stage between FC Dynamo Kyiv and Maccabi Tel Aviv FC nerve excitation of all participants of this event and their fans, who came to say god bye to beloved Dynamo stadium, was on an incredibly high level. There was hope to crush the outsider of the group after scoring two quick goals. There also was a good piece of news from Istanbul about our main competitors loosing their match. But the hope for success started disappearing quickly after the Swedish referee Daniel Stallhamar signaled about the beginning of the second half. The absurd mistake of home side defense resulted in double punishment for Dynamo: red card for Brazilian defender Leandro Almeida and goal for visitors. The mach that started so positively started turning into a tragedy when referee sent another player in a white-blue shirt called Yevhen Khacheridi off as he couldn’t cope with his emotions. After two goals for Israeli side the disgraceful defeat of Dynamo seemed inevitable, but it’s well known that courage is stronger than misfortune. In the most difficult moment when the battle and honor seemed to be lost the captain turned his team on. He was the one who rose above circumstances not being afraid of falling down. The result of the match was not important any more. Victory of different kind was necessary – victory of each player against himself. And the goal which became the symbol of this victory was scored ten minutes before the final whistle. It was scored by a real fighter Oleh Husiev who was Dynamo skipper that night. It had been almost nine years since he joined our football club at that moment.
Out of frying pan into fire
The end of the last century and the beginning of this one became significant for football in Sumy. The first step in fruitful activity of local authorities was the rebirth of the professional football team in the city. So after almost twenty-year break FC Frunzynets-League 99 were proclaimed professionals again. They looked for young players among those who were competing for the regional title. One of those young men was 17-year-old Oleh Husiev who overcame all problems with his cardiovascular system which could have made him stop playing football. There was no more need for the boy’s parents to worry because of cardiac murmurs of their son and his unstable blood pressure. Husiev played his first match for Valeriy Bermudes’ team on the August 12 2000. They lost the game in Romny against the local Electron 4:1, but youngsters who were thrown out of the frying pan into the fire stopped being whipping boys soon. As a result they won the honorable 7th place in 2000/01 season. Oleh who was the finisher became the best striker of the team with six goals to his name.
The following season was even more successful. The team leaded by Yuriy Dubko won the 5th place in group B of the Ukrainian Second League. The number of goals scored by Oleh was 11 that year. It was difficult to overestimate his role in the team. That season the young striker missed only 2 games. His team lost both of them: 0:1 against Metalist-2 and 2:3 against Stal Alchevsk second squad.
First success in the capital
The success of the young forward was noticed and soon after being approved by FC Arsenal Kyiv representative Oleh moved to the capital of Ukraine. For some reason he played once for FC Borysfen Boryspil on July 20 in the Ukrainian First League match against Karpaty-2. In a week this 19-year-old young man played for the Gunners within the Ukrainian Premier League against FC Vorskla Poltava. That first game was a success for Husiev! He took the field 6 minutes before the time. Due to Oleh’s assist ex- Dynamo Kyiv player Serhiy Konovalov scored the decider (2:1).
That season the head coach of the team Viacheslav Hroznyi moved Oleh to the position of the right winger. Husiev also succeeded in Ukraine U-21 headed by Pavlo Yakovenko, like in the qualifier against Spain, for example (0:0). That game took place only 3 years after the beginning of his professional career. On the field he played against the young star of European football Xabi Alonso and didn’t look worse than the Spanish midfielder.
“No” to Spartak, “Yes” to Dynamo!
It seems that Oleg Husiev’s joining the most titled football club of Ukraine was a fate. In the very beginning of his career he was spotted by FC Shinnik Iaroslavl scouts, but for some reasons he did not become the player of this Russian team after preliminary trial. Also Husiev could FC Spartak Moscow. Viacheslav Hroznyi who worked with that club at that time was ready to take him to the capital of Russia, but later Hroznyi was asked by former Kyiv mayor Olexandr Omelchenko to take charge of FC Arsenal Kyiv and he took Husiev with him.
To Kyiv with love!
Only after transfer to FC Dynamo Kyiv Oleh managed to demonstrate his real potential. At first he had hard times in the team headed by Olexiy Mykhailychenko. He was a reservist. Still due to his talent and hard work he overcame all the difficulties. Besides after the serious injury of Yuriy Dmytrulin Oleh got a chance to become the right winger of the team. All the criticism towards the new player disappeared after the match against FC Arsenal Kyiv on July 22 2002 (3:0). Opposing his former teammates Oleh performed an assist and scored the 3rd goal of the game. In five years he had many team and individual awards. They were: three UPL titles, three national cups, the award to the best player of Ukraine in 2005 and the “Golden ball of Ukraine” in 2007. Trouble came out of the blue. On April 12 2008 Oleh injured crucial ligaments and two meniscuses. It took him much time to recover…
Every match like last battle
Still for such performers as Husiev difficulties are something they overcome. Crucial point happened in a year and a half, on September 17 2009, in the Champions League group stage match against FC Rubin Kazan (3:1). 65 minutes into the match Oleh substituted Andriy Yarmolenko and helped Dynamo win. He scored the third goal of the game for his team.
Since then Husiev has been playing very effectively. He still gladdens Dynamo fans with his impressive skills.
On September 20 2015 he converted from the spot as FC Dynamo Kyiv opposed FC Volyn Lutsk within the UPL matchday 8 and thus scored his 100th goal in official fixtures (85 – Dynamo, 13 – Ukraine national team, 2 – Arsenal).
Dynamo leader keeps impressing Dynamo supporters with his fighting spirit as every match is like a life for him!
Thank you for loyalty!
Late in 2016 Husiev’s contract with Dynamo expired. Oleh left the club, but in half a year came back and signed new one-season agreement.
On May 19 2018 Husiev played his last game for Dynamo. It was the home match against FC Shakhtar Donetsk Kyivans won 2:1. When Oleh made a substitute appearance, fans demonstrated banners saying “Legend #20” and “Thank you for loyalty”.
Almost right away after the end of his career of player, Husiev became the assistant coach of Yuriy Moroz in Dynamo U-21. In July of 2020 Oleh was appointed to the post of the assistant coach of Mircea Lucescu in the first team.