Ukrainian football player, Oleh Bazylevych, Dead at 80

Oleh Petrovych Bazylevych was born on July 6, 1938, and died on October 16, 2018.

He was a Ukrainian footballer, football (soccer) coach, and sports administrator.

Oleh Bazylevych holds titles of the Master of Sports of the USSR, Merited Coach of the Soviet Union, and Merited Coach of Ukraine.

He played club football for Dynamo Kyiv, Chornomorets Odessa and Shakhtar Donetsk, winning the Soviet Top League with Dynamo Kyiv in 1961.

He played for Dynamo Kyiv from 1957 to 1965 in 161 matches and scored 53 goals.

He became a manager, after his playing career.

Whilst he was an assistant coach to Valery Lobanovsky, Bazylevych won with Dynamo Kyiv the 1974–75 Cup Winners’ Cup and the 1975 European Super Cup (and a bronze medal with the Soviet Union Olympic football team at the 1976 Summer Olympics).

He was fired from the position of the head coach of the Ukraine main team in 1994 when his team managed to lose at home to Lithuania 0:2 in its first game of official competitions.

He died at 80 years old.