Eduard Malofeyev

Eduard Vassilievich Malofeyev (Russian: Эдуа́рд Васи́льевич Малофе́ев, IPA: [məlɐˈfʲeɪf], Belarusian: Эдуард Васілевіч Малафееў Eduard Malafyeyew; born 2 June 1942 in Kolomna) is a Soviet and Belarusian football coach and former international player of Russian origin.[1][2]

Eduard Malofeyev
Personal information
Full name Eduard Vassilievich Malofeyev
Date of birth (1942-06-02) 2 June 1942 (age 78)
Place of birth Krasnoyarsk, Russia, USSR
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960 Avangard Kolomna
1961–1962 Spartak Moscow 4 (0)
1963–1972 Dinamo Minsk 278 (114)
National team
1963–1968 Soviet Union 40 (6)
1964–1968 Soviet Union Olympic 4 (0)
Teams managed
1972–1973 Dinamo Minsk (youth)
1974–1975 Dinamo Minsk (assistant)
1977–1978 Dinamo Brest
1978–1983 Dinamo Minsk
1983–1984 Soviet Union olympic team
1984–1986 Soviet Union
1985–1987 Dinamo Moscow
1988–1991 Dinamo Minsk
1992 Asmaral Kislovodsk
1993–1994 Dinamo-Gazovik Tyumen
1995 Smena Minsk
1995 Dinamo-Gazovik Tyumen
1996–1998 Anzhi Makhachkala
1999–2000 Pskov
2000–2003 Belarus
2001–2002 Dinamo Minsk
2003 Fakel Voronezh
2005 MTZ-RIPO Minsk (youth)
2005–2006 FBK Kaunas
2006 Heart of Midlothian (caretaker)
2006–2007 MTZ-RIPO Minsk
2007 Šilutė
2008–2009 Dynamo Saint Petersburg
2009–2010 Shakhtyor Soligorsk
2010 Dynamo Saint Petersburg
2010–2011 Pskov-747
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Despite being born and grown in Russian SFSR, Malofeyev rose to prominence in Belarus, having scored over 100 goals in Soviet Top League for Dinamo Minsk. He is widely regarded as one of the best Belarusian coaches in history as he led Dinamo Minsk to the team's only Soviet champions title, and coached Belarus national football team in one of their most successful major competition qualifying campaigns.

Life and careerEdit

Malofeyev played for Avangard Kolomna (1960), Spartak Moscow (1961–1962) and Dinamo Minsk (1963–1972). In 1962, he won the Soviet championship with Spartak.

He was capped 40 times for the USSR national team in 1963–1968 and scored 6 goals. He participated in UEFA Euro 1964 and 1968 as well World Cup 1966

As a coach, Malofeyev led Dinamo Minsk to the championship in the Soviet Top League in 1982. In 1984–1986 he was the head coach for USSR. With Malofeyev at the helm, the Soviet national team qualified for the 1986 World Cup but he was fired shortly before the World Cup started in favor of Valeri Lobanovsky. He also coached the Belarus national football team from 2000 to 2003.

Malofeyev's trademark was what he called "sincere football," characterized by passion for the game and attacking style. It was in sharp contrast to the pragmatic, analytical approach favored by Valeri Lobanovsky.

Between 2004 and 2007 he worked in all three clubs associated with Vladimir Romanov's holding (Belarusian MTZ-RIPO Minsk, Lithuanian FBK Kaunas and Scottish Hearts[3]) at various coaching and administrative positions.

In later years he had coached Dynamo St. Petersburg (whom he led to promotion to the Russian First Division in 2009[4]), Shakhtyor Soligorsk and Pskov-747.


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  3. ^ "Ivanauskas to take two-week break". BBC Sport website. 23 October 2006.
  4. ^ Лауреаты сезона 2009–го года Archived 28 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine

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