Oleg Blokhin is a former professional football player and team manager from Ukraine. In 1975, he won the Ballon d’Or. He was also named the Ukrainian Footballer of the Year nine times. He is best remembered for his time playing for Dynamo Kyiv. Teams he managed include the Ukraine National Football Team and Dynamo.

Player Profile, Personal Life, and Youth Career

Oleg Vladimirovich Blokhin or Oleh Volodymyrovych Blokhin was born on November 5, 1952, in Kyiv, Ukrainian. He stands 180 cm tall. He is the son of Kateryna Adamenko, who was a decorated pentathlon star. His father was a competitive sprinter Vladimir Blokhin.

He was married to Irina Driugina who was a gymnastics coach. They divorced in the 1990s but have a daughter together – Iryna Blokhina who is a singer. Blokhin later remarried and has two daughters with his second wife, Angela.

Position Forward
Height / weight 1.8 m /
Born 5 Nov 1952
Nationality Ukraine Ukraine
Team History
Aris Limassol 1989 - 1990
Vorwärts Steyr 1988 - 1989
FC Dynamo Kyiv Dynamo 1969 - 1988

From 1962 to 1969, he played for Dynamo Kyiv in the club’s youth system.

Professional Career

He turned pro in 1969 when he was promoted to the senior team of the Dynamo. He played in 432 matches for the team, the most he’s played for than any other club in his professional career. In his tenure, he scored 211 goals.

While with Dynamo, he helped them win the Soviet Top League eight times. They also won the Soviet Cup five times. They also won the UEFA Super Cup in 1975 and they came in second in 1986. Also in 1975, he was awarded the Ballon d’Or.

For the last two years of his playing career, he played a season each for Vorwarts Steyr and [[Aris Limassol]. Concurrent with his club career, he also played for the Soviet Union from 1972 to 1988. From 1973 to 1975, he was named the Soviet Footballer of the Year.

From 1990 to 2014, he managed seven clubs, including the Ukraine National Football Team.

Career Highlights:

Dynamo Kyiv

  • Soviet Top League - 1971, 1974,1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986
  • Soviet Cup - 1974, 1978, 1982,1984–85, 1986–87
  • USSR Super Cup: - 1981, 1986, 1987
  • UEFA Cup Winners Cup - 1974–75,1985–86
  • UEFA Super Cup - 1975; Runner-up -1986

Individual

  • Blokhin’s Golden Foot, awarded in2009
  • Merited Master of Sports (1975)
  • Merited Coach of Ukraine (2005)
  • Ballon d’Or - 1975
  • IOC European Footballer of theSeason - 1974–75
  • Golden Foot - 2009, as a legend
  • Soviet Footballer of the Year -1973, 1974, 1975
  • Ukrainian Footballer of the Year -1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977,1978, 1980, 1981
  • Soviet Top League top scorer - 1972,1973, 1974, 1975, 1977
  • Soviet Top League All-Time Goals andAppearances Leader
  • Soviet Cup All-Time Goals
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 1985–86 topscorer
  • European Cup 1986–87 second place ontop scorers list
  • USSR national football team All-TimeGoals and Caps Leader
  • Ukraine’s Golden Playerrepresentative
  • The best 33 football players of theSoviet Union - No. 1 (1972—1982,1985, 1986), No. 2 (1983, 1984)
  • Club Loyalty Award - 1986
  • IFFHS Legends

Team History:

National Career

  • 1972–1988 - Soviet Union

Management Career

  • 1990–1993 - Olympiacos
  • 1993–1994 - PAOK
  • 1994–1997 - Ionikos
  • 1998 - PAOK
  • 1998–1999 - AEK Athens
  • 2000–2002 - Ionikos
  • 2003–2007 - Ukraine
  • 2007–2008 - Moscow
  • 2011–2012 - Ukraine
  • 2012–2014 - Dynamo Kyiv

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