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Yuriy Mykolayovych Kalitvintsev (Ukrainian: Юрій Миколайович Калитвинцев,[1] Russian: Ю́рий Никола́евич Калитвинцев;[2] born 5 May 1968) is a former footballer, Ukraine international who after retiring works as a coach in Ukraine and the Russian Federation. He last worked as the manager of the Russian Premier League team FC Dynamo Moscow.[3][4] Master of Sports, International Class (1988).

Yuriy Kalitvintsev
Yuriy Kalitvintsev 2016.jpg
Managing FC Dynamo Moscow in 2016
Personal information
Full name Yuriy Mykolayovych Kalitvintsev
Date of birth (1968-05-05) 5 May 1968 (age 51)
Place of birth Volgograd, RSFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Rotor Volgograd 9 (0)
1986–1988 SKA Rostov-on-Don 60 (6)
1988–1991 Rotor Volgograd 117 (27)
1992–1993 Dynamo Moscow 48 (8)
1994 Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod 18 (8)
1994–1998 Dynamo Kyiv 93 (15)
1999 Trabzonspor 14 (1)
1999–2000 CSKA Kyiv 10 (1)
Total 369 (66)
National team
1995–1999 Ukraine 22 (1)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Zakarpattia Uzhhorod
2002–2005 Ukraine U-19
2005–2006 Ukraine U-17
2006–2009 Dynamo-2 Kyiv
2009 Ukraine U-19
2009–2010 Dynamo-2 Kyiv
2010–2012 Ukraine (assistant)
2010–2011 Ukraine (caretaker)
2013–2014 Volga Nizhny Novgorod
2016–2017 Dynamo Moscow
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kalitvintsev coached Ukraine U-19 to victory during the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.[4][5] Though born in Russia, Kalitvintsev became a naturalized Ukrainian after a spell with Dynamo Kyiv.[6]

His son Vladyslav is also a player, a midfielder for FC Desna Chernihiv.

Club careerEdit

A Russian-born Kalitvintsev chose to play for the Ukraine side after breaking through as a midfielder for Dynamo Kyiv. Until 1994 he played he spent his playing career at Russian clubs such as FC Rotor Volgograd, FC SKA Rostov-on-Don, FC Dynamo Moscow, and FC Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod. It wasn't until the reorganization of the soviet football when he started to play at the top level of the Russian championship starting for the Moscow's Dynamo. After being transferred to the fading club of Nizhniy Novgorod soon he was offered opportunity from the Ukrainian football giant, Dynamo, which he did not refuse playing alongside such players as Andriy Shevchenko, Serhiy Rebrov, Vitaliy Kosovskyi, and others. His playmaking abilities during the late 1990s were particularly useful during his partnership with Serhiy Rebrov and Andriy Shevchenko on both the club and national team level where he earned an honorary position of a team captain. Kalitvintsev was named Ukrainian Footballer of the Year in 1995. In 1998, Kalitvintsev earned a paid transfer to play for Trabzonspor in Turkey, returning to play for CSKA Kyiv to finish his playing career in 2000.

International careerEdit

Kalitvintsev earned 22 caps for the Ukrainian national football team.[7] He scored only one goal, but a very important one against the group favorites, Croatia, at Republican Stadium in Kiev on 11 June 1995 during qualification to the Euro 1996.

Coaching careerEdit

Following his retirement, Kalitvintsev coached FC Zakarpattia Uzhhorod for several years.[4] He was the coach of FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv in 2006-10. In January 2013 Kalitvintsev was appointed the head coach of FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod returning to Nizhniy Novgorod after almost 20 years when he played for Lokomotiv Nizhniy Novgorod.

Kalitvintsev was a coach of several junior Ukraine national football teams that played in tournaments for U-19 and U-17 players. Kalitvintsev was appointed as assistant of head coach Myron Markevych of Ukraine's national football team early February 2010.[8] After Markevych resignation of late August 2010 Kalitvintsev was appointed Ukraine's caretaker manager on 25 August 2010.[4] On 21 April 2011 Oleh Blokhin was (again) appointed head coach of the Ukrainian national team; Kalitvintsev stayed on as Blokhin's assistant.[9][10]

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 June 1995 Republican Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine   Croatia
UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying


  1. ^ Profile. Football Federation of Ukraine. Ukrainian transliteration: Yuriy Mykolayovych Kalytvyntsev. Note that his son's name is spelled normally.
  2. ^ Russian transliteration: Yuriy Nikolaevich Kalitvintsev
  3. ^ Главным тренером команды назначен Юрий Калитвинцев (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 6 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d Markevich leaves Ukraine helm Archived 4 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine, UEFA (25 August 2010)
  5. ^ Premier congratulates Ukraine on winning UEFA European Under-19 Championship Archived 29 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Interfax-Ukraine (3 August 2009)
  6. ^ Юрий Калитвинцев:"Даже мысли нет вернуться в Россию" Archived 1 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Сегодня.ua (19 December 2007)
  7. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (25 June 2015). "Yuriy Mykolayovych Kalytvyntsev - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  8. ^ Markevych, Surkis sign contract of national football team's chief coach, Kyiv Post (21 April 2010)
  9. ^ Ukraine appoint Blokhin, Sky Sports (21 April 2011)
  10. ^ Oleg Blokhin appointed Ukraine coach, Reuters (21 April 2011)

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