Konstantin Yeryomenko

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Konstantin Yeryomenko
Personal information
Full name Konstantin Viktorovich Yeryomenko
Date of birth (1970-08-05)5 August 1970
Place of birth Dnipropetrovsk, USSR
Date of death 18 March 2010(2010-03-18) (aged 39)
Place of death Moscow, Russia
Playing position Pivot
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1 (0)
1989 Selenga Ulan-Ude 2 (0)
1990 Traktor Pavlodar 18 (3)
1990 Alga Bishkek 8 (1)
1990 Mekhanizator Dnipropetrovsk
1991–2001 Dina Moscow 235 (533)
National team
1992–2001 Russia 66 (122)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Konstantin Viktorovich Yeryomenko, often transliterated as Eremenko (Russian: Константин Викторович Ерёменко; 5 August 1970 – 18 March 2010) was a Russian futsal player who was named the greatest futsal player of the 20th century.[1]


Konstantin Yeryomenko was a football player in his youth, but turned to futsal in 1990. He played for Dina Moscow for 10 years, during which time he also became the top scorer for the Russian national team. The Russian team went on to win the 1999 UEFA Futsal Championship and Yeryomenko scored the winning penalty in a shoot-out against the hosts Spain. He was the most famous futsal player in Russia and recognized throughout the futsal community as one of the game's true superstars.[2]

After finishing his career in 2001, Yeryomenko went on to become president of Dinamo Moscow in 2002, and in 2003 he was elected the first president of the Russian Futsal Super League.

In 2004 Konstantin Yeryomenko became a member of the Federation Council.


Konstantin Yeryomenko died from a heart attack while playing in a kickabout match. Despite having a history of heart problems, which were instrumental in his decision to retire from futsal and also necessitated surgery at the height of his playing career, he chose to defy doctors' orders and continued to play. He is buried in Moscow's Troyekurovskoye Cemetery.





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