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Valyantsin Byalkevich (Belarusian: Валянцін Бялькевіч; 27 January 1973 – 1 August 2014), also sometimes spelled "Valiantsin Bialkevich") was a Belarusian football player. He was most notably a member of the Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv from 1996 to 2008. During the late 1990s, he was a playmaker for Dynamo Kyiv of the UEFA Champions League, and helped them reach the semi-finals of 1998–99 competition.

Valyantsin Byalkevich
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Byalkevich in 2011
Personal information
Full name Valyantsin Mihaylavich Byalkevich
Date of birth (1973-01-27)27 January 1973
Place of birth Minsk, Soviet Union
Date of death 1 August 2014(2014-08-01) (aged 41)
Place of death Kiev, Ukraine
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Dinamo Minsk 86 (39)
1996–2008 Dynamo Kyiv 222 (51)
2008–2009 Inter Baku 5 (0)
Total 313 (90)
National team
1994–1995 Belarus U21 2 (0)
1992–2005 Belarus 56 (10)
Teams managed
2010–2013 Dynamo Kyiv Reserves (assistant)
2012–2013 Dynamo Kyiv Youth
2013–2014 Dynamo Kyiv Reserves
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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CareerEdit

ClubEdit

In September 1994 while playing for FC Dinamo Minsk, Byalkevich was banned from European competitions for one year by UEFA after testing positive for anabolic steroids following a UEFA Cup match.[1]

InternationalEdit

In October 2005, Byalkevich retired from the Belarus national team, having scored 10 goals, while being capped 56 times.

Personal lifeEdit

Byalkevich married Russian pop singer Anna Sedokova (born in Ukraine) in 2004. They had a daughter on 8 December 2004 and divorced in 2006. In 2008, he accepted Ukrainian citizenship and continued to work in the Dynamo Kyiv football academy.

DeathEdit

Byalkevich died on 1 August 2014, after suffering an aneurysm.[2][3]

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 May 1994 Olimpiysky National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine   Ukraine 1 – 0 1–3 Friendly
2 14 February 1996 İzmir Atatürk Stadium, Izmir, Turkey   Turkey 1 – 0 2–3 Friendly
3 1 June 1996 Råsunda Stadium, Metropolitan Stockholm, Sweden   Sweden 1 – 3 1–5 1998 World Cup qualifier
4 14 October 1998 Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales   Wales 2 – 1 2–3 Euro 2000 qualifier
5 31 March 1999 Stadio del Conero, Ancona, Italy   Italy 1 – 0 1–1 Euro 2000 qualifier
6 2 September 2000 Dinamo Stadium (Minsk), Belarus   Wales 2 – 0 2–1 2002 World Cup qualifier
7 6 June 2001 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Norway 1 – 0 1–1 2002 World Cup qualifier
8 17 May 2002 Dynamo Stadium (Moscow) (1928), Russia   Russia 1 – 0 1–1 LG Cup
9 19 May 2002 Dynamo Stadium (Moscow) (1928), Russia   Ukraine 1 – 0 2–0 LG Cup
10 4 June 2005 Dinamo Stadium (Minsk), Belarus   Slovenia 1 – 1 1–1 2006 World Cup qualifier

HonorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sepp Blatter Warning". The Herald. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  2. ^ Умер бывший футболист киевского «Динамо» Валентин Белькевич. http://lenta.ru (in Russian). lenta.ru. Retrieved 1 August 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ Michael Yokhin (13 August 2014). "Dynamo Kiev mourn loss of Bal, Byalkevich". ESPN.com. Retrieved 13 August 2014.

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