Viktor Matviyenko

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameViktor Antonovich•Matviyenko
Used nameViktor•Matviyenko
Original nameВиктор Антонович•Матвиенко
Other namesViktor Antonovych Matviyenko, Віктор Антонович Матвієнко
Born9 November 1948 in Zaporizhzhia, Zaporizhzhia (UKR)
Died29 November 2018 in Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Measurements175 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


A Ukrainian, Viktor Matviyenko was a defender who won a bronze medal with the Soviet team at the 1976 Montréal Olympics. He earned 21 caps in his career, winning the UEFA Winners’ Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in 1975. Matviyenko won the Soviet League in 1971, 1974-75, and 1977, and the Soviet Cup in 1974. He played for FC Metalurh Zaporizhya, SKA Odesa, FC Dynamo Kyiv, with whom he had his greatest success from 1970-77, and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

Matviyenko later became a well-known football manager. He worked first as an assistant with Avanhard Rivne, but them became head manager of Avanhard from 1980-82 and 1985. He later managed Orlęta Łuków (Poland), FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi, FC Torpedo Zaporizhia, FC Bukovyna Chernivtsi, CS Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol, FC Torpedo Zaporizhia, FC Dustlik, and finally FC Stal Alchevsk as an assistant, in a career that lasted from 1991-2002.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1976 Summer Olympics Football (Football) URS UKR Viktor Matviyenko
Football, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 3 Bronze