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Vitaliy Kosovskyi
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-08-11) 11 August 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth Ostroh, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Vorskla Poltava U-21 (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Podillya Khmelnytskyi 21 (1)
1991–1994 Nyva Vinnytsia 53 (13)
1994–2003 Dynamo Kyiv 131 (20)
Total 205 (34)
National team
1996–2000 Ukraine 25 (2)
Teams managed
2012–2017 Dynamo Kyiv (youth teams)
2017–2018 Dynamo Kyiv U-19 (assistant)
2019 Vorskla Poltava U-21
2019 Vorskla Poltava (caretaker)
2019 Vorskla Poltava
2019– Vorskla Poltava U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vitaliy Kosovskyi (Ukrainian: Віталій Владиславович Косовський; born 11 August 1973 in Ostroh, Soviet Union) is a former football midfielder for Dynamo Kyiv and a Ukraine international.

He is current manager of Vorskla Poltava.


Born in Ostroh, Rivne Oblast, his first steps in football Kosovskyi started when he went to the first grade of school as it happened to be that near the school was also located a children-youth sports school.[1] Kosovskyi explained that his father worked as a driver in Netishyn[1] which is located in neighboring Khmelnytskyi Oblast. When in Netishyn started to be built the Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant, in 1984 Netishyn was granted the status of city and around that time the Kosovskyi family received a new apartment to which they moved.[1]

Dynamo Kyiv

Kosovskyi is notable for representing Dynamo Kyiv in the late 1990s alongside Serhiy Rebrov and Andriy Shevchenko, usually playing the starting left winger. Kosovskyi's career was cut short in the early 2000s by numerous injuries, which prevented his numerous comeback attempts. Following a 9-year career with Dynamo, Kosovsky retired in 2003 to be a scout for Dynamo Kyiv.


During his international career, Kosovskyi has amassed 25 caps, scoring 2 goals.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Serhiy Shebek. Vitaliy Kosovskyi: It was always wanted by me to take part in the Olympics, we would have been fine participants (Віталій Косовський: Дуже хотілося побувати на Олімпіаді, ми були б гідними учасниками). UA-Football. 4 June 2020.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias & Mamrud, Roberto (28 August 2009). "Ukraine - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 October 2009.

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