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Leonid Yosipovich Buryak (Ukrainian: Леонід Йосипович Буряк; born 10 July 1953) is a Ukrainian football coach, and a former Olympic bronze-medal-winning player.

Leonid Buryak
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Personal information
Full name Leonid Yosipovich Buryak
Date of birth (1953-07-10) 10 July 1953 (age 66)
Place of birth Odessa, Ukrainian SSR
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1963–1966 Prodmash, Odessa
1966–1968 Sport School No. 6
1968–1971 FC Chornomorets Odessa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1972 Chornomorets Odessa 52 (9)
1973–1984 Dynamo Kyiv 304 (56)
1985–1986 Torpedo Moscow 37 (2)
1987–1988 Metalist 36 (4)
1988 KPT-85
National team
1974–1983 USSR 49 (8)
Teams managed
1988–1989 KPT-85
1990 VanPa
1991–1993 University of Evansville
1993 Nyva Ternopil
1994–1998 Chornomorets Odessa
1996–2000 Ukraine (assistant)
1999 Arsenal Tula
2002–2003 Ukraine
2005 Dynamo Kyiv
2005–2007 Dynamo Kyiv (sportive director)
2012 PFC Oleksandriya
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Buryak, who is Jewish,[1] was born in Odessa, in the Soviet Union. He was a midfielder for the USSR national football team.[2][3] He competed for the Soviet Union at the 1976 Summer Olympics, at which he won a bronze medal.[4][5]

Buryak played for a number of teams in the Soviet Union, most notably for Dynamo Kyiv, of which he was also the sporting manager.[6] As a player, he had a tremendous impact on his team, similar to what Pavel Nedvěd or Zinedine Zidane had on theirs. Buryak has coached the Ukrainian national football team.[7][8][9]

In 1979 Buryak played couple of games for Ukraine at the Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR.[10]

AwardsEdit

Ballon d'OrEdit

Statistics for DynamoEdit

Club Season League Cup Europe Super Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dynamo 1973 26 2 9 0 6 2 - - 41 4
1974 29 5 5 1 6 1 - - 40 7
1975 25 0 1 0 8 2 - - 34 2
1976 (s) 5 0 1 0 - - - - 6 0
1976 (a) 13 4 - - 8 3 - - 21 7
1977 26 5 2 0 2 0 1 0 31 5
1978 24 5 8 4 3 1 - - 35 10
1979 26 5 6 1 6 1 - - 38 7
1980 28 9 7 5 1 1 - - 36 15
1981 29 9 7 0 5 1 1 0 42 10
1982 21 3 2 1 4 2 - - 27 6
1983 28 6 1 0 2 0 - - 31 6
1984 24 3 2 0 - - - - 26 3
Total 304 56 51 12 51 14 2 0 408 82
  • The statistics in USSR Cups and Europe is made under the scheme "autumn-spring" and enlisted in a year of start of tournaments

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paul Yogi Mayer (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: sport: a springboard for minorities. Vallentine Mitchell. ISBN 0-85303-451-6. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  2. ^ The Glasgow Herald
  3. ^ The Vancouver Sun
  4. ^ "Leonid Buryak Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  5. ^ Jews and the Olympic Games: sport: a springboard for minorities. Vallentine Mitchell. 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Blackburn to sign Kiev defender". RTÉ Sport. 15 December 2006. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Barclays Premier League". ESPN Soccernet. 20 December 2006. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  8. ^ "NESMACHNYI CLOSE TO ROVERS MOVE | Football Transfer News, Football News, Fixtures, Results, Match Reports, Stats". Sportinglife.com. Retrieved 3 February 2011.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Football | Internationals | Northern Ireland | McIlroy praises his young team". BBC News. 16 October 2002. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  10. ^ Football at the 1979 Spartakiad of the Peoples of USSR
  11. ^ Группа «Блестящие». 15 украинских футболистов, претендовавших на «Золотой мяч» - Трибуна-Л - Блоги - Tribuna.com