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Mykola Makhynia

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Mykola Makhynia
Personal information
Full name Mykola Borysovych Makhynia
Date of birth (1912-11-30)November 30, 1912
Place of birth Kaniv, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire
Date of death March 15, 1990(1990-03-15) (aged 77)
Place of death Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Position(s) Outer Forward,[1] Defender
Youth career
1925–1927 Raikomvod Kyiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1931 Raikomvod Kyiv
1932–1941 Dynamo Kyiv 110 (10)
1942–1943 Dynamo Kazan
1944–1947 Dynamo Kyiv 51 (2)
Teams managed
1944–1945 Dynamo Kyiv
1947–1953 ODO Kiev
1954–1958 Youth Football School
1959–1961 SKVO Kiev/SKA
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mykola Borysovych Makhynia (Ukrainian: Микола Борисович Махиня; 1912 – 1990) was a Soviet and Ukrainian football player and coach. He is Merited Master of Sports of the Soviet Union (1946) and Merited Coach of the Ukrainian SSR (1962), the author of the first goal for Dynamo Kyiv in the Soviet Top League.

He was born in a family of river captain-instructor Borys Kasianovych Makhynia who eventually commanded big steamboats along Dnieper.[2] Mykola was the youngest and had two brothers Andriy and Ivan and a sister Yevdokia.[2] Talent for football appeared in all brother, but only Mykola was able to reach the highest level.[2] If Andriy eventually left football and the highest achievement for Ivan was participations in games of the Kyiv championship in 1920s, Mykola passed all the levels that led to football heights.[2]

Already in 1925 (or 1926)[1] Mykola started to play for teams of local agency "Raikomvod" (or as they were simply called "Vodnyki).[2]


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