Serhiy Valyayev Biography

Serhiy Valyayev (Ukrainian: Сергій Валентинович Валяєв; born 16 September 1978 in Makiyivka, Ukraine) is a retired Ukrainian football midfielder and manager.

Club career

Valyayev become one of several footballers that were bought by Metalist Kharkiv in 2005 by the new manager Myron Markevych. Since then, the team has won three bronze titles in the Ukrainian championship.

International career

Valyayev was called up to the national team of Ukraine when Metalist Kharkiv began having successes in UEFA Cup, finishing on top of their group. He was called up along with fellow team-mates Marko Dević and Valentyn Slyusar by Oleksiy Mykhailychenko for a friendly match against Norway on 19 November 2008. His second appearance for the team was significant, as he scored the opening goal in the tenth minute of a friendly match against Cyprus on 10 February 2009.


External links

Profile on Official Metalist website (in Russian)

Serhiy Valyayev at the Football Federation of Ukraine (in Ukrainian)