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Eugenijus Riabovas (born 3 February 1951) is a Lithuanian football manager.

Eugenijus Riabovas
Personal information
Full name Eugenijus Riabovas
Date of birth (1951-02-03) 3 February 1951 (age 68)
Place of birth Kaunas, Lithuania
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969 Granitas Klaipėda
1970–1975 Atlantas Klaipėda
1976–1981 Žalgiris Vilnius
1982–1985 Pažanga Vilnius
Teams managed
1996–2001 Žalgiris Vilnius
1997–1998 Lithuania U21
2003–2004 Žalgiris Vilnius
2005–2006 FBK Kaunas
2007–2008 Šilutė
2008–2009 FBK Kaunas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Prior to his coaching career, Riabovas played for Žalgiris Vilnius and 3 times was named as Best Footballer of Lithuania. Riabovas was once the captain of the Lithuanian SSR football team during the USSR era.[1]

Managerial careerEdit

He was recently the manager of A Lyga side FBK Kaunas.

In November 2006 he was briefly attached to Scottish Premier League football club Heart of Midlothian FC, in an advisory capacity. On 14 November 2006 it was speculated by the Scottish press that Riabovas would be the replacement for temporary head coach Eduard Malofeev, but this was later denied and did not take place, with Valdas Ivanauskas returning to take up the position, following a period of illness.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 February 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2006. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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