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Andrey Gusin

Gusin Andrei Leonidovich
Ukrainian football player, striker, midfielder

Born on December 11, 1972 in the city of Zolochiv (Lviv region). He graduated from the Lviv State Institute of Physical Culture. Tragically died in 2014.

Speded for the teams: “Karpaty” (Kamenka-Buzhskaya) (1991), “Gazovik” (Komarno) (1992), “Karpaty” (Lviv) (1992-1993), “Dynamo-2” (Kiev) (1993-1995 ), CSKA-Borysfen (Kiev) (1995-1996), Dynamo (Kiev) (1996-2005), Wings of the Soviets (Samara) (Russia, 2005-2006), Saturn (Ramenskoye) ( Russia, 2007-2008).

He played 71 matches for the Ukrainian team (9 goals). Member of the 2006 World Cup.

Coaching debut took place in the club “Saturn” (Ramenskoye) as a playing coach. In 2009, he was the coach of the Khimki club (Russia) for a month, and in 2010 he was an assistant to the head coach of the Anji club (Makhachkala, Russia) for three months. From December 2010, he was the senior coach of Dynamo-2 (Kiev).

• champion of Ukraine (1997-2001, 2003, 2004);
• winner of the Cup of Ukraine (1998 – 2000, 2003);
• silver medalist of the championship of Ukraine (2002);
• finalist of the Ukrainian Cup (1993, 2002).

In a detailed analysis of the events of 2005–2006, when the Ukrainian team won the right to play in the World Championship for the first time in history, and then reached the quarterfinal, with all due respect to the “official” heroes of the team – Shovkovsky, Shevchenko and Rebrov – you should not forget about the huge contribution made to that success by central midfielder Andrei Gusin. In the qualifying cycle, three of his goals brought the Ukrainian team six points, and how many interceptions and successful tackles the tireless defensive midfielder performed – and do not count.

This, probably, few people remember, but at the dawn of his career, a lanky guy from the Lviv backwoods was almost cut off for Ukrainian football. When the Union collapsed, and the championships of Russia and Ukraine were just beginning to exist, the Iraqi millionaire Hussam Al-Khalidi decided to create a football club of the future in Moscow. He named it in honor of the three beloved children – Asil, Marion and Alan (as a result of the merger of the initial letters “Asmaral” turned out) and invited all the potentially best personnel from the territory of the newly collapsed Union, who did not receive invitations from Western European clubs. Among those invited to the club created on the basis of the ordinary Krasnaya Presnya team was Gusin, an attacker who had played at that time two incomplete seasons in the teams of the second league from the Lviv region.

Who knows what the career of future hope and support for the Ukrainian team would end with, would it be recorded in Moscow. Why, the decrepit Konstantin Beskov pointed with a finger – “not suitable”, – and Andrei drove back to Lviv, to defend the colors of “Karpat”. But the participant of that “Asmaralovsky” recruitment Luhansk Sergey Semak, as they say, “rooted”, became “Russian” and 13 years after that he played for the Russian national team …

However, having left for Karpaty, Andrei did not stay there for long. 4 goals in 17 games of the spring part of the championship and reaching the final of the Ukrainian Cup is a good result for a young striker. The breeders of Dynamo Kyiv, who in the summer of 1993 took Gusin to Kiev, decided the same way. At the same time, Andrei made his debut in the match of the Ukrainian team – one of the first in its history, with the Croats in their field. The debut was a success – having gone on as a substitute after the break, Gusin scored the only goal of the Ukrainians in that game.

Full contrast was the first three seasons of Andrew in Kiev. From the very beginning, the white-and-blue mentor Jozsef Szabo put a cross on the high striker – he had Shevchenko and Leonenko, and Rebrov bought from Shakhtar. Gusin worked hard in the first league as part of the champion reservists of the country, but even a tiny ray of light did not appear at the end of the tunnel. His status did not change even after the excellent season of 1994/95, in which a Lviv citizen scored 22 goals against Dynamo-2.

Needless to say, with what enthusiasm Andrew responded to the offer to play in another Kiev club – “CSKA-Borisfen”. It is clear that the level and ambitions of the first and second teams in the status of the capital were incomparable, but for Gusin this did not play a decisive role. The main thing is that army instructor Mikhail Fomenko gave him a chance to return to the elite class, which was a sin not to use. Moreover, the team under the supervision of an experienced coach got a nice and fighting team. Fomenko was counting on Andrei, and he did not disappoint: with nine goals in 27 games, he helped the league debutant to ascend to dizzying heights – fourth place.

The “reanimation” of the forward did not go unnoticed by the then national team coach Anatoly Konkov. In September 1995, after more than a two-year break, Andrew received a call to the country’s main team – and again did not leave the field without his goal. This time, the Lithuanians were hit by a ram forward. Gusin hastily returned to Dynamo, but what to do with him was poorly represented. Helped Valery Lobanovsky, who saw in the long-distance attacker defensive midfielder.

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