Serhiy Popov
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Serhiy Popov
Serhiy Popov
Personal information
Full name Serhiy Oleksandrovych Popov
Date of birth (1971-04-22) 22 April 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth Makiivka, Ukrainian SSR
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Zorya Luhansk (assistant)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989 Novator Mariupol 21 (0)
1990-1991 SKA Kyiv 36 (2)
1991 Nyva Vinnytsia 24 (7)
1992-1996 Shakhtar Donetsk 96 (12)
1996-1997 Zenit Saint Petersburg 38 (2)
1997-2004 Shakhtar Donetsk 142 (28)
2004-2006 Metalurh Zaporizhya 31 (2)
Total 388 (53)
National team
1993-2003 Ukraine 54 (5)
Teams managed
2007-2008 Shakhtar Donetsk (U-19)
2008-2013 Shakhtar Donetsk (U-21)
2015-2016 Metalist Kharkiv (assistant)
2015-2016 Ukraine U-16
2016-2017 Ukraine U-17
2017-2018 Ukraine U-18
2019- Zorya Luhansk (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Serhiy Oleksandrovych Popov (Ukrainian: ? ; Russian: ? ? ; born 22 April 1971 in Makiivka) is a former footballer from Ukraine. He is the highest scoring defender of the Ukraine national football team.


Popov is a graduate of the Donetsk sports school of Olympic reserve and started to compete at senior level at age of 17 playing for the Novator Mariupol (Zhdanov). After being drafted to the army, he defended colors of SKA Kiev and FC Nyva Vinnytsia in 1990-91.

After the fall of the Soviet Union Popov signed with Shakhtar Donetsk of the Ukrainian Premier League, with which he stayed until 2004. In the mid 90s he also spend couple of seasons for the Russian Zenit Saint Petersburg. Before retiring in 2006 Popov played for Metalurh Zaporizhia.[]

International career

The hard-nosed defender was also a regular member of the Ukraine national football team from 1993 to 2003, having appeared in 54 international matches and notching 5 goals.[1]

Career statistics

International goals

No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 October 1993 Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, United States  United States
Friendly match
2 5 October 1996 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Portugal
1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 5 June 1999 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Andorra
UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying


  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias & Mamrud, Roberto (28 August 2009). "Ukraine - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009.

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