Today its 50th anniversary notes the famous midfielder of Kiev “Dynamo” 90 Yuri Maximov.
A graduate of the Kherson soccer, Maksimov played for Kiev “Dynamo” for three years, from 1995 to 1997, three times in this period, becoming the champion of Ukraine (1995, 1996, 1997) and winning the Ukrainian Cup (1996). A bright player in the midfield, he was one of the favorites of the fans “white-blue” at the time.
During his career of the player Maksimov has changed nine clubs except Dinamo playing for Kristall (Kherson), “Tavria” (Simferopol), “Dnepr”, “Werder” (Bremen, Germany), “Waldhof” (Mannheim, Germany), “Rostov” (Rostov-on-don, Russia), “Borisfen” (Boryspil) and “metallurg” (Zaporozhye). For the national team of Ukraine has played 27 games, scoring 5 goals.
Farewell match of Yuri Maximov was held on 6 October 2009 at the stadium “Crystal” in Kherson, in the presence of 7 thousand spectators. It was attended by the team of “the Friends of Yury Maximov”, to which were invited other famous footballers Kiev “Dynamo” of his era, and the team of veterans of Kherson “Crystal”. The meeting ended with the score 4:2 in favor of “Friends”
After his retirement Maximov moved on to coaching, making his debut as assistant coach of Minsk “Dynamo”. Later headed CSKA (Kiev), “Obolon” (Kiev), “Krivbass” (Krivoy Rog), “metallurg” (Donetsk), “Mordovia” (Saransk, Russia), Taraz (Kazakhstan) and “Keshla” (Baku, Azerbaijan). With the last command produced this year, the highest coaching award, having won the Cup of Azerbaijan, the first among the Ukrainian coaches.
Congratulations Yuri Vilyevich with the anniversary and wish strong health, family happiness, prosperity and success and victories on hard coach!