Vitali Vladimirovich But (Russian: Виталий Владимирович Бут; born 16 November 1972) is a Russian football official and a former player who played as a midfielder. He is the general director for FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk.

Vitali But
Personal information
Full name Vitali Vladimirovich But
Date of birth (1972-11-16) 16 November 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth Novorossiysk, Soviet Union
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chernomorets Novorossiysk (general director)
Youth career
EShVSM Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989 Tsement Novorossiysk 3 (1)
1989–1992 Dynamo Moscow 12 (1)
1993 Lokomotiv Moscow 4 (0)
1993–1995 Chernomorets Novorossiysk 78 (18)
1996–1998 Arsenal Tula 62 (5)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Chernomorets Novorossiysk (general director)
2018– Chernomorets Novorossiysk (general director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

During his professional career, ended at the age of just 27, But played for Tsement Novorossiysk, FC Dynamo Moscow, FC Lokomotiv Moscow, FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk and FC Arsenal Tula. He represented the Soviet Union at the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship in Portugal.

In May 2009, But re-joined former team Chernomorets, as its general director. His younger brother, Vladimir, was also a footballer — and a midfielder. He too represented Chernomorets Novorossiysk, but spent the better part of his professional career in Germany, namely with Borussia Dortmund.

Traffic incidentEdit

On 5 October 2019 it has been reported that he is being investigated on two charges - leaving the place of an incident and driving under influence after running over a child with his Range Rover a day before and driving away.[1]


  1. ^ "В Новороссийске пьяный депутат сбил ребенка и скрылся" (in Russian). Izvestia. 5 October 2019.

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