Date of birth: 5 November 1952
Oleg Blokhin is a Soviet football striker. He was named
European Footballer of the Year in 1975.
Playing for Dynamo Kiev, Blokhin is the all-time leader in games (432)
and goals (211) in the USSR National Championship, which he won 8 times.
He led Dynamo to the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1975 and 1986. Blokhin is
the all-time cap (112) and goal (42) leader for the Soviet Union, playing
in the 1982 and 1986 World Cups. He was one of the first Soviet players
to play abroad, signing with Austria's Vorwaerts Steyr in 1988 and also
playing in Greece with Aris.
After retiring as a player, Blokhin coached Greek clubs Olympiakos, PAOK,
and Ionikos. He serves as the head coach of the Ukrainian national team
from September 2003.