World Football Legend: OLEG BLOKHIN
Blokhin was one of the greatest strikers in the world throughout the 1970s, hitting the target regularly through a period of great success at his hometown club Dynamo Kiev and becoming the greatest goalscorer in the history of the Soviet League.
He won the championship 8 times. He led Dynamo to the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1975 and 1986, scoring a goal in each final. Blokhin is also the USSR national football team's most capped player with 112 caps, as well as their all time leading goalscorer with 42 goals; he played in the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cups where he scored 1 goal in each.
Blokhin is best known for being the European Footballer of the Year and winning the Ballon d’Or in 1975. He was the very first Ukrainian player to have received such an award.
At the end of his career, Oleg Blokhin was allowed to play abroad. He helped a provincial austrian club Vorvaerts Stayr reach the elite league of Austrian football in 1988. Played 1989/1990 season at Aris Limassol of Cyprus league. From there Oleg moved to Greece where he was a head coach in three Greek clubs, Olimpiakos Pireaus (1990 - 1993), PAOK Saloniki (1993 - 1994), Aris Athens (1994 - 1997)
|Currently Oleg Blokhin is a head coach of the Ukrainian national team|
|Oleg Blokhin is a USSR national football team's most capped player with 112 caps|
|He is leading goalscorer of the Soviet Union national team with 42 goals|
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