13 may 2002 was a tragedy that shook the football world. In Zaporozhye on 64-m to year of life died Valery Lobanovskiy.
However, the memory of the brilliant and legendary football player and coach never die.
Every year in mid-may, residents and guests of the city to remember an outstanding football player and a great coach who just have devoted themselves to the game of millions.
This year marked the 16th anniversary of the death of Valery Vasilyevich. On this day, at Baikove cemetery in Kiev came to his relatives and friends, the players of “Dynamo” of different generations, colleagues, and followers, disciples, admirers of talent of the outstanding meters and fans.
Sunday everyone traditionally honored the memory of the Master at the monument to Valeriy Lobanovsky, which is installed at the entrance to the Dynamo stadium, where a rally was held in memory of a great coach. This monument not only is a favorite of football fans, and has become one of the sights of Kiev.
Despite the cloudy and rainy weather, at noon to honor the memory of Valery Vasilyevich the colon of the stadium has gathered a lot of people. Among them – the Vice-UEFA President Grigoriy Surkis, President of Dynamo Igor Surkis, the family of Valery Vasilyevich, the head of Federation of soccer of the city of Kiev Igor Kochetov.
Came and those with whom he at one time had a chance to play, and those who believe him as their teacher. About Lobanovsky, remembered well-known veterans Andriy Biba, Volodymyr Muntian, and many others.
Around the monument there were pupils of FC Dynamo Kyiv Academy named after Valeriy lobanovskyi, their parents, the coaching staff of the school, representatives of the fan club, headed by its leader Sergey Mikhaylenko, the staff of “Dinamo” and journalists. All gathered to remember, to commemorate and thank the person.
The participants honored the memory of coach a minute of silence, featured songs dedicated to the great Master.
Outstanding people remain in people’s memory as they were at the time of their greatest success. The image of Valeriy lobanovskyi will always be an example of selfless service to his cause, which he gave himself without reserve.