Date of birth: 14 October 1969
Viktor Onopko is a Russian football defender, the all-time cap leader
for the Russian national team (113 matches).
In his club career that started in 1988, Onopko played for Shakhtar Donetsk,
Spartak Moscow, Real Oviedo, Rayo Vallecano, Alania Vladikavkaz and FC
Although he was eligible to play for Ukraine, Onopko elected to play for
Russia and has amassed 109 caps (plus four for the CIS), the first coming
in 1992. He played in the 1994 and 2002 World Cups, as well as Euro 96.
Onopko was named Russian footballer of the year in 1993 and 1994.