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Anatoliy Kyrylovych (or Anatoli Kirillovich) Puzach (Ukrainian: Анатолій Кирилович Пузач, Russian: Анатолий Кириллович Пузач; 3 June 1941 – 19 March 2006) was a Soviet football player and Ukrainian coach.

Anatoliy Puzach
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Personal information
Full name Anatoliy Kyrylovych Puzach
Date of birth (1941-06-03)3 June 1941
Place of birth Krasny Kut, USSR
Date of death 19 March 2006(2006-03-19) (aged 64)
Place of death Kiev, Ukraine
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Progres Berdychiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1961 FC Polissya Zhytomyr ?
1962–1963 SCA Lviv ?
1963 PFC CSKA Moscow 0
1965–1973 FC Dynamo Kyiv 216 (49)
National team
1969–1970 USSR 14 (2)
Teams managed
1974–1990 FC Dynamo Kyiv (assistant)
1990–1992 FC Dynamo Kyiv
1997–2000 FC Dynamo Kyiv (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Early careerEdit

He first played for Progres Berdychiv and then for Polissya and SKA Lviv. In 1964, he became the top scorer of Ukrainian zone, class "B" scored 35 goals. The same year Lvivites reached the Soviet Union Cup quarter-finals. In spring 1964 the team of class "B" best players had friendlies against Dynamo Kyiv (1:2, 2:2) and after those games the quick striker with a good kick have been taken to Kyiv.


International careerEdit

Puzach made his debut for the USSR national team on 25 July 1969, in a friendly against East Germany national team and scored on his debut. He played at the 1970 FIFA World Cup final tournament and in the 1974 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He was the first player in history to come on as a substitute in a World Cup game when non-injury substitutions were allowed for the first time in 1970. He replaced Viktor Serebryanikov in the opening match of the tournament against Mexico.[1]


  1. ^ Football World Cup Firsts.

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