Oleh Bazylevych

Oleh Petrovych Bazylevych (Ukrainian: Оле́г Петро́вич Базиле́вич; also: Bazilevich, Bazylewicz; 6 July 1938 – 16 October 2018[1]) was a Ukrainian footballer, football (soccer) coach, and sport administrator. He holds titles of the Master of Sports of the USSR, Merited Coach of the Soviet Union, and Merited Coach of Ukraine.

Oleh Bazylevych
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Personal information
Full name Oleh Petrovych Bazylevych
Date of birth (1938-07-06)6 July 1938
Place of birth Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR
Date of death 16 October 2018(2018-10-16) (aged 80)
Place of death Kyiv, Ukraine
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1965 Dynamo Kyiv 161 (63)
1966 Chornomorets Odessa 35 (6)
1967–1968 Shakhtar Donetsk 32 (9)
Teams managed
1969–1970 Desna Chernihiv
1971 Shakhtar Kadiivka
1972 Avtomobilist Zhytomyr
1972–1973 Shakhtar Donetsk
1974–1976 Dynamo Kyiv and USSR (1975–1976)
1977–1978 Dinamo Minsk
1979 Pakhtakor Toshkent
1980–1981 CSKA Moscow
1984 Zorya Voroshilovhrad
1985 Ukraine junior team
1986 Shakhtar Donetsk
1987–1988 Slavia Sofia
1988–1989 Bulgaria (olympic)
1992–1994 Ukraine
1995–1996 Kuwait (olympic)
1997 Al Kuwait Kaifan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Bazylevych played club football for Dynamo Kyiv, Chornomorets Odessa and Shakhtar Donetsk, winning the Soviet Top League with Dynamo Kyiv in 1961 and the USSR cup in 1964.[2] Bazylevych played for Dynamo Kyiv from 1957 to 1965 in 161 matches and scored 53 goals.[1]

Following his playing career, Bazylevych became a manager. As a co-manager with Valeriy Lobanovskyi Bazylevych won with Dynamo Kyiv the 1974–75 Cup Winners' Cup and the 1975 European Super Cup (and a bronze medal with the Soviet Union Olympic football team at the 1976 Summer Olympics).[1]

Bazylevych was fired from the position of the head coach of the Ukraine main team in 1994 when his team managed to lose at home to Lithuania 0:2 in its first game of official competitions. From 1998 to 2001 lead the FFU Committee that worked with national teams.[3]


  • Champion USSR: 1961 (player), 1974, 1975 (coach)
  • Silver medals of USSR Championship: 1960, 1965 (player)
  • Soviet Cup: 1964 (player), 1974 (coach)
  • Cup Winners' Cup: 1975 (coach)
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1975 (coach)
  • Olympics bronze medal: 1976 (coach)


In January 2017, there were reports of Bazilevich's incurable Parkinson's disease, with which Oleh fought for many years.[4]

On 16 October 2018, Oleh Bazylevych died in Kyiv. He was buried in the Central Avenue of the Baikove Cemetery.[5]


  1. ^ a b c (in Ukrainian) The legendary player and coach of Dynamo Kyiv died, Ukrayinska Pravda (16 October 2018)
  2. ^ "Oleg Petrovich Bazilevich". KLISF. Retrieved 28 August 2009.
  3. ^ Oleg Bazilevich Died, Rossiyskaya Gazeta (16 October 2018)
  4. ^ Владимир Мунтян: Ажиотаж вокруг болезни Олега Базилевича неуместен // kp.ua
  5. ^ Выдающегося украинского футболиста и тренера Олега Базилевича похоронят 18 октября на Байковом кладбище в Киеве

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