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Ilya Vladimirovich Tsymbalar (Илья́ Влади́мирович Цымбала́рь; 17 June 1969 – 28 December 2013) was a professional football player and coach. A midfielder, he represented both Ukraine and Russia on the international level. He primarily played as an attacking midfielder and was known for set-piece ability and technique.
|Full name||Ilya Vladimirovich Tsymbalar|
|Date of birth||17 June 1969|
|Place of birth||Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Date of death||28 December 2013(aged 44)|
|Place of death||Odessa, Ukraine|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|2010||Shinnik Yaroslavl (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
After retiring, Tsymbalar became vice-president of Anzhi Makhachkala, before turning to coaching by taking over Spartak’s reserve team, moving on to the coaching team of FC Khimki. In 2006, he became head-coach of FC Spartak-MZhK Ryazan, whom he led to promotion to the Russian First Division. In February 2008, he was named as head coach of FC Nizhny Novgorod. In January 2009 he resigned from the club.
|1||29 May 1994||Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia||Slovakia||Friendly match|
|2||6 September 1995||Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands||Faroe Islands||UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying|
|3||31 March 1999||Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia||Andorra||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying|
His son Oleg Tsimbalar is a professional footballer.
Tsymbalar died from heart disease on 28 December 2013.
- Экс-футболист Илья Цымбаларь скончался на 45-м году жизни (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 29 December 2013.
- Михаил Афонин официально стал главным тренером ФК Нижний Новгород (in Russian). regnum.ru. Retrieved 17 April 2009.
- "Soccer-Former Russia midfielder Tsymbalar dies, aged 44". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 29 December 2013.