Viktor Prokopenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Прокопенко) (24 October 1944 – 18 August 2007) was a football (soccer) player and coach who played in GDR and Ukrainian SSR and later worked as a coach in Russia and Ukraine.
|Full name||Viktor Yevhenovych Prokopenko|
|Date of birth||24 October 1944|
|Place of birth||Zhdanov, Ukrainian SSR|
|Date of death||18 August 2007(aged 62)|
|Place of death||Odessa, Ukraine|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1964–1967||Soviet Army Team (DDR)||?||(?)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He was born in Zhdanov, Ukrainian SSR, which now known as Mariupol, Ukraine. In 1975, he graduated from the Odessa State Pedagogical Institute of Ushynsky and later the Moscow Higher School of Coaches.
Prokopenko was the first ever manager of the Ukraine national football team, and authored Flexibility, Strength, Endurance, a popular book on stretching.
Prokopenko died in Odessa after a heart attack. He was 62 years old.
- Chornomorets Odesa
- Shakhtar Donetsk