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Pavlo Yakovenko

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Pavlo Yakovenko
Personal information
Full name Pavlo Oleksandrovych Yakovenko
Date of birth (1964-12-19) 19 December 1964 (age 56)
Place of birth Nikopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Obolon Kyiv (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1982 Metalist Kharkiv 2 (0)
1982–1993 Dynamo Kyiv 161 (5)
1993–1994 Sochaux 6 (1)
Total 169 (6)
National team
1986–1990 USSR 19 (1)
1983 Ukrainian SSR
Teams managed
1994–1995 Metalurh Nikopol
1996–1997 Uralan Elista
1999 Uralan Elista
1999 Amatory (UEFA Regions Cup)
2000–2002 Borysfen-2 Boryspil
2000–2004 Ukraine U-19 (juniors)
2002–2004 Ukraine U-21[1]
2004–2005 Khimki
2005–2007 Kuban Krasnodar
2007–2008 Rostov
2008–2012 Ukraine U-21
2020– Obolon Kyiv
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pavlo Oleksandrovych Yakovenko (Ukrainian: Павло Олександрович Яковенко) – or Pavel Aleksandrovich Yakovenko (Russian: Павел Александрович Яковенко; born 19 December 1964 in Nikopol, Ukrainian SSR), is a former Ukrainian footballer and USSR international.

Personal life

He is the father of the Ukrainian footballers Oleksandr Yakovenko and Yuriy Yakovenko.[2]

Playing career

Yakovenko's superb build-up play during the mid-1980s made him the starting midfielder for both Dynamo Kyiv and the USSR national football team during their respective successful campaigns of winning the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and advancing to the top 16 in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. However, recurrent injuries had limited Yakovenko's playing time after 1987 and Yakovenko never returned to his earlier form, becoming a bench player at best.

In 1983 Yakovenko took part in the Summer Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR in the team of Ukrainian SSR.[3]


As of 19 June 2012[4]
USR national team
Year Apps Goals
1986 7 1
1987 7 0
1988 4 0
1990 1 0

International goals

As of 19 June 2012
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 1986 Estadio Sergio León Chavez, Irapuato, Mexico  Hungary 1-0 6-0 1986 FIFA World Cup

Coaching career

He is a trusted Ukrainian coach who headed the Ukraine under-21 team on several occasions as well as other teams representing the country on the international arena. Yakovenko also coached several teams from the southern regions of the neighbouring Russian Federation such as Kuban Krasnodar and FC Rostov.

Ballon d'Or


  1. ^ At the helm along with Hennadiy Litovchenko.
  2. ^ Олександр Яковенко: Я був присутнім на пологах свого сина (in Ukrainian). 7 October 2010.
  3. ^ Composition of teams at the Summer Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR.
  4. ^ "Павел ЯКОВЕНКО (Pavel Yakovenko)". Retrieved 15 June 2011.
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