Alexei Mikhailichenko

The career

Olexiy Mikhailichenko was born in Kyiv, March 30, 1963, and most of his life he dreamed of playing in Dynamo Kyiv's colours. He steadily moved up the ladder of Dynamo Kyiv organization as one of the most promising young players of the club. In 1985 he finally donned the Dynamo Kyiv uniform and quickly became a cornerstone member of Dynamo Kyiv's halfback and forward corps.

Career as Player:

Dynamo Kyiv Youth Academy 1973-81, Dynamo Kyiv 1981-1990, Sampdoria (Italy) 1990-91, Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) 1991-96 USSR Player of the Year: 1988 USSR champion: 1985, 1986, 1990
USSR silver: 1988
USSR bronze: 1989
USSR Cup: 1985, 1987, 1990
Italian Champion: 1991
Scottish Champion: 1992, 1993, 1994
Scottish Cup: 1992, 1993 USSR Premier league: 39 goals in 137 gms
European Cups: 5 goals in 28 games USSR National Team: 9 goals in 41 gms (1987-92)
USSR Olympic Team: 7 goals in 14 games (1986-88)
Ukrainian National Team: 2 games (1992, 1994) Olexi Mykhailychenko won Silver medals at the European Championship 1988 (1 gl in 5 gms) and Olympic Gold at the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988 (5 gls in 6 gms). In 1988 Mykhailychenko was 4th in the annual European Footballer of the Year poll conducted by France Football. Mykhailychenko has been Valeri Lobanovsky's assistant coach since July 1997.

Where is he now

After completion of his illustrous career that also included some play in Italian Serie A, Olexiy decided to become a soccer coach. He was soon invited to join his old coach and mentor Valeriy Lobanovsky as well as couple of his old teammates, M. Mihailov and A. Demyanenko on the coaching staff of Dynamo Kyiv, the team of his dream. On May 22nd, only 9 days after Valeriy Lobanovskiy's death, Olexi became the head coach of Dynamo Kyiv.
Last updated by Eugene Berkovich on May 22, 2002 at 8:00 PM