As pioneers in football go, few rank higher than Valeriy Lobanovskyi. Influencing the game’s greatest managers long after he began his 30-year odyssey on the touchline, his success with Dynamo Kyiv – who he led to two Cup Winners’ Cups, a UEFA Super Cup and 12 league titles over three stints – stands tall as the greatest in Ukrainian football history.
This film celebrates his greatest moments in the sport, from club level at Dynamo to the international scene, where he took the Soviet Union to the Euro 88 final, as well as some of his finest protégés, from Eastern Europe’s greatest footballer, Oleh Blokhin, to his most revered contemporary star, Andriy Shevchenko.
Films used in making this documentary:
Peleshyan – Seasons
Peleshyan – Our Century
Dovzhenko – Earth
By Jonny Newell of SwitchHit Productions @switchhitfilms