Tag: ukraine

Names of the Nineties: Andrei Kanchelskis

t his peak, Andrei Kanchelskis was irresistibly brilliant. He was a quintessential Manchester United winger, a player made in the club’s own image

The ascent of Dynamo Kyiv in Europe in the late 1990s

MONACO’S EXHILARATING RUN to the Champions League semi-finals in 2017 was as thrilling as it was tinged by a shade of sadness, given Leonardo Jardim’s brilliant team looked certain to be pulled…

The Andrei Kanchelskis interview

RECEIVING THE BALL in acres of space on the plush Hampden Park pitch, Andrei Kanchelskis looked up to assess his options. With Rangers already 3-0 up against a wasteful Ayr United and…

The last great days of the Soviet Union

Reaching the final of Euro 88 and re-forming again in 1992 after the Union’s collapse, the Soviet national team enjoyed fleeting highs in their final days

A Stalinist utopia and the Ghosts of Avanhard

Once standing on the cusp of professional status, Ukrainian side Stroitel even had a brand new stadium waiting for them. Then the Chernobyl disaster struck

How Andrei Kanchelskis tore down the Iron Curtain

This feature is part of The Tsars of Football ANDREI KANCHELSKIS HAS NEVER BEEN AFRAID to take on a challenge in his career in football, and he has had a fair few…