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|Full name||Mykola Petrovych Pavlov|
|Date of birth||20 June 1954|
|Place of birth||Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1985||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (assist)|
|1991||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (assist)|
|1994–1995, 1996||Dynamo Kyiv (team administrator)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Mykola Petrovych Pavlov (Ukrainian: Микола Петрович Павлов) (Russian: Николай Петрович Павлов; born 20 June 1954 in Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR) is a former Ukrainian football defender, and former head-coach of Illychivets Mariupol in the Ukrainian Premier League. He is Merited Master of Sports of the USSR (1983) and Merited Coach of Ukraine.
Pavlov began his playing career in 1972, playing for "Spartak Brest", (later renamed "Bug Brest", now FC Dinamo Brest) in the Belarusian SSR. The club played in the old Soviet Second League. After three years there he moved to Krylia Sovetov, a club in the Soviet Top League. Four seasons and three years later, in 1979 he moved back to Belarusian SSR to play for their best team in the Soviet Top League, Dinamo Minsk. Another 3 years later, in 1982 he was on the move again, this time back to Ukraine to play in Odessa for Chernomorets Odessa. The following season he moved to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. His two seasons there were the most successful of his career. He became the USSR champion in 1983, and won the bronze medal the following year (1984).
In 1988 Pavlov took up the head-coach position of Kolos Nikopol. During the 1990s he coached Tavriya Simferopol, Krystal Kherson, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. While coach of Dnipro he was brought on to be the caretaker head-coach of the Ukraine national football team. In the 1995–96 season Pavlov was coach of Dynamo Kyiv, leading them to a Ukrainian League title. Following Dynamo he has coached other Ukrainian clubs, including a return to Tavriya Simferopol, then at FC Illychivets Mariupol (7 years there), and FC Stal Alchevsk. In the winter of 2007 he was brought in as head-coach at FC Vorskla Poltava. In his first season with the team he led them to an 8th-place finish, and into the quarter-finals of Ukrainian Cup.
On 2 February 2017 Pavlov announced that he retired from coaching career.
- As of 27 September 2013.
|Ukraine||28 October 1992||13 September 1994||3||0||1||2||1||4||−3||0.00|
- Mykola Pavlov ended his coaching career (Николай Павлов завершил тренерскую карьеру). sport.ua. 2 February 2017
- (in Ukrainian) Order of President of Ukraine № 729/2009 Archived 23 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine
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