Midfielder who made his professional debut in 1990 with FC Metalist Kharkiv and played internationally for Ukraine from 1992-2000.
He played youth soccer for FC Metalist Kharkiv .
He managed FC Arsenal Kharkiv and FC Helios Kharkiv after his playing days were behind him.
He was born in Zheleznogorsk, Kursk Oblast, Russia.
Striker Andriy Shevchenko was his teammate on the Ukrainian national team.