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Oleh Anatoliyovych Husyev (Ukrainian: Олег Анатолійович Гусєв; born 25 April 1983) is a retired Ukrainian football midfielder who played for FC Dynamo Kyiv. He played as a winger and could also play as Right midfielder, right full-back.

Oleh Husyev
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Husyev with Dynamo Kyiv in 2017
Personal information
Full name Oleh Anatoliyovych Husyev
Date of birth (1983-04-25) 25 April 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Stepanivka, Sumy Oblast, Ukrainian SSR
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Right midfielder, Right back
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Kyiv U-21 (assistant)
Youth career
SS Zmina Sumy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Arsenal Kyiv 23 (1)
2003–2018 Dynamo Kyiv 296 (57)
Total 319 (58)
National team
2003 Ukraine U-21 8 (2)
2003–2016 Ukraine 98 (13)
Teams managed
2018– Dynamo Kyiv U-21 (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2017

He made over 250 Ukrainian Premier League appearances for Dynamo, winning the league three times in addition to four Ukrainian Cups and five Ukrainian Super Cups.

A full international since 2003, Husyev earned over 95 caps, making him the nation's third-most capped player and fourth-highest international goalscorer of all time. He represented Ukraine at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

Club careerEdit

Husyev transferred to Dynamo in the summer of 2003. Following his strong display in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he was linked with a move to French side Olympique Lyonnais.[2] However, Dynamo Kyiv President Ihor Surkis stated that Husyev, along with fellow players Artem Milevskiy and Ruslan Rotan, are "the future of Dynamo Kyiv".[3]

On 30 March 2014, Husyev suffered a knee to the head from goalkeeper Denys Boyko (on loan from Dynamo Kyiv to Dnipro) grabbing a ball in midair, this collision knocked him to the ground, where he laid motionless for a few seconds before one of the Dnipro midfielders, Jaba Kankava, ran over to open Husyev's mouth and moved his tongue to allow Husyev to breathe. Kankava is credited with possibly saving Husyev's life.[4][5]

On 20 September 2015, Husyev scored a penalty in a 0–2 away win against Volyn Lutsk in the Ukrainian Premier League, which was marked as his 100th competitive senior goal.

Having left Dynamo Kiev in December 2016, Husyev returned to Dynamo on 13 June 2017, signing a one-year contract.[6] In 2018 it was announced that he is attending coaching class at the Kiev Oblast Football Federation.[7]

International careerEdit

Husyev made his senior international debut for Ukraine on 20 August 2003, replacing fellow debutant Serhiy Tkachenko at half time in a 0–2 friendly defeat to Romania at the Shakhtar Stadium in Donetsk.[8] He scored his first goal for the team on 17 November 2004, opening a 3–0 away win over Turkey in the ninth minute, for 2006 World Cup qualification.[9] Husyev played all five of Ukraine's games as they reached the quarter-finals at their first World Cup in Germany, scoring the winner in their last-16 penalty shootout against Switzerland.[10] He also played all of their matches as they co-hosted UEFA Euro 2012 with Poland, in a group stage exit.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.[11]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 November 2004 Şükrü Saracoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey   Turkey 1–0 3–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 15 August 2006 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine   Azerbaijan 4–0 6–0 Friendly
3. 24 March 2007 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands   Faroe Islands 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification
4. 28 March 2007 Chornomorets Stadium, Odessa, Ukraine   Lithuania 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification
5. 17 October 2007 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine   Faroe Islands 2–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification
6. 3–0
7. 14 October 2009 Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella, Andorra   Andorra 2–0 6–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
8. 11 October 2011 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia   Estonia 1–0 2–0 Friendly
9. 29 February 2012 HaMoshava Stadium, Petah Tikva, Israel   Israel 1–0 3–2 Friendly
10. 28 May 2012 Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria   Estonia 2–0 4–0 Friendly
11. 9 February 2011 Tivoli-Neu, Innsbruck, Austria   Austria 1–1 2–3 Friendly
12. 2–2
13. 22 March 2013 Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland   Poland 2–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification


See alsoEdit


  1. ^
  2. ^ Ukrainian Soccer News ::: Lyon after Oleh Husev
  3. ^ – UEFA Champions League – News & Features – News specific
  4. ^ McCauley, Kim (30 March 2014). "Husev rescues opponent after knee to the head". Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Oleh Gusev: Ukraine defender's 'life saved' by opponent". BBC. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Олег ГУСЄВ повертається до Динамо!". (in Ukrainian). FC Dynamo Kiev. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  7. ^ Oleh Husyev signed up for coaching classes (Олег Гусев пошел на тренерские курсы). Sport Arena. 28 February 2018
  8. ^ "Ukraine 0-2 Romania". European Football. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  9. ^ Tozar, Türker (17 November 2004). "Ukraine pass Turkish test". UEFA. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Switzerland 0-0 Ukraine (aet)". BBC Sport. 26 June 2006. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Husyev, Oleh". National Football Teams. Retrieved 25 April 2017.

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