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Ihor Yurchenko

Ihor Yurchenko
Personal information
Full nameIhor Mykolayovych Yurchenko
Date of birth1960 (age 53–54)
Place of birth?, Ukraine, Soviet Union
Height1.84 m (6 ft  12 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
Spartak youth school (Ivano-Frankivsk)
Senior career*
1977-1978Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk18(1)
1979-1980SKA Rostov-na-Donu13(0)
1981Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk40(3)
1982-1984Shakhtar Donetsk73(9)
1985-1986Chornomorets Odessa36(6)
1988-1989SKA Karpaty Lviv41(5)
Teams managed
Nyva Ternopil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ihor Mykolayovych Yurchenko (Ukrainian: Ігор Миколайович Юрченко; born in 1960) is the Soviet and Ukrainian professional footballer known for his performance in the Ukrainian club Prykarpattia Ivano-Frankivsk. Ihor has a younger brother Mykola Yurchenko whose name is also tightly intertwined with the fate of the western Ukrainian club.

Playing career

He made his professional debut in the tournament for Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk in 1977. Throughout of his career played for different clubs of the Soviet Top League such as Shakhtar Donetsk, SKA Rostov-na-Donu, and Chornomorets Odessa. With the fall of the Soviet Union Yurchenko was on the roster of the football club Prykarpattia which was placed in the Ukrainian Premier League in 1992 after finishing second in the Soviet fourth division. He stayed with the club before its return to the Premiers after the 1994-95 season, becoming the playing coach for the team. Yurchenko soon after the club secured its place in the top league retired as a player continuing to coach the club from Ivano-Frankivsk. Later in his coaching career he managed Nyva Ternopil.



External links

  • Statistics of the player at KLISF (Russian)
  • Protocol of one of the matches in 1993 between Prykarpattia and Podillya (Ukrainian)
  • Interview of Vasyl Teofan, the native of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast and player of Metalist Kharkiv (Ukrainian)
  • Interview of Taras Kovalchuk, another native of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast and player of the Ukrainian Olympic team (Ukrainian)
  • Interview of Taras Klym, the president of NFK Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukrainian)

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