Basil the Rat: biography and career of the Soviet and Ukrainian ex-football player and coach
Basil the Rat - Soviet and Ukrainian former professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder. Currently he is a football coach.
During his playing career he played as a part of such clubs as "Karpaty Lviv", "Locomotive Vinnitsa," "Dynamo Kiev", "Espanol" and "Ferencvaros". In the period from 1986 to 1990, he played in the national team of the Soviet Union of Socialist Republics, which won the silver medal at the 1988 European Championships in Germany. In 1986 he was awarded the title of International Master of Sports of the USSR, and after a short time - honored master of sports of the USSR. As a coach he worked in clubs "Ferencvaros", "Dynamo Kiev" and "Obolon Kiev."
Biography and career of a football player
Vasiliy Rats born March 25, 1961 in the village of Fanchikovo in the Transcarpathian region, Ukrainian SSR. At an early age he became interested in football. Regularly played in the school football team and participated in various city and regional competitions. In 1979 he was accepted into the youth team "Karpaty Lviv", where he subsequently began his professional career. In total, the "green-white" spent five official matches.
In 1980 Vasily Rats moved in the Vinnitsa "Locomotive", where during one season periodically appeared in the first team in the national championship.
A career in the club "Dynamo Kiev"
By the composition of Kiev "Dynamo" midfielder he joined in 1981. The first year of Basil played for the doubles team, and then in 1982 he made his debut for the people of Kiev in a match against "Dinamo Moscow", and played the full 90 minutes of playing time. Later in an interview, Basil admitted that if he was not given the chance to play in the game, most likely, he would have moved in the Moscow "Spartak", because their supply side has repeatedly acted earlier. To be precise, Vassily Rats have been conditional agreement with Beskova coach of the imminent transition, but Valery Lobanovsky prevent this process as soon as learned. Apparently he saw young midfielder boundless talent and potential.
Achievements in the "Dynamo Kiev"
However, his pride and regular place at the base of Kiev "Dynamo" only in 1984, when after a short break returned to the team the coveted coach Valery Lobanovsky. From the second round of the 1986 USSR championship midfielder Basil the Rat began to play as part of Kiev in every match, with no substitutions. He played for the "white-blue" until 1989. In total, 164 had spent the match and marked 22 goals scored. During the nine seasons in the national championship midfielder earned himself a good career statistics. Basil the Rat became a four-time champion of the USSR, four-time winner of the USSR Cup, two-time Super Bowl winner of the USSR and the Cup Winners' Cup UEFA-1986 for which he received the title of Honored Master of Sports of the USSR, and was called to the national team.
Go to the Catalan "Espanol"
In 1989, the Soviet midfielder interested in the Spanish club "Espanol." Racz decides to throw himself a new challenge and agrees to play abroad. player contract was designed for only three months. In the course of the season Rat takes part in 11 games of the championship of Spain, but the Catalan club it does not bring much happiness - on the results of the season the team will fly to a lower division. Soon Vasily Rats leaving the team and returned to Kiev.
Returning to Kiev "Dynamo"
In 1990, the midfielder again signed an agreement with "Dynamo Kiev" and continues to act in the national championship. Later, the player admitted that much pleasure from the game of the "white-blue", he did not receive, because as a part there are very few partners in the legendary "Star" structure in 1986. Having played for the team 21 games and the difference with two goals, the midfielder left the club, hoping for the best prospect in football. Basil the Rat begins to self-train and keep fit, to get the best offer on the part of Western European clubs.
Switch to Hungarian club "Ferencváros" and the completion of a career
In 1991 he signed a contract with the Hungarian team called "Ferencváros" (Budapest). Here, the player signed a contract for two and a half years. The first match in the Hungarian Championship held in the summer of 1991. As part of the "Green Eagles" I spent a total of 7 matches and scored 1 goal. football started soon recognized that he could not continue to play at the professional level because of health problems. Raz said that began to lose coordination and strength in the field, the ball in his legs did not hold, and then fell on the grass at the combat with rivals. In turn, the Hungarian club management did not prematurely break the contract with the player, but on the contrary, tried to help. However, Vasily independently decided to terminate the contract and end his career, feeling the responsibility to the whole club and the fans.
After completion of the player's career Vasily Karlovich was in Hungary, where he engaged in small business. And from 1996 to 1997 he worked as assistant coach of the club "Ferencváros".
In 2007, he was a member of the coaching staff of the Kiev "Dynamo", and in 2011 was the coach of the club "Obolon Kiev."
Rat Dmitry Basil Gordon visiting
A well-known journalist and intervyuver Dmitry Gordon as part of its transfer in 2015 took a great interview and the legendary Soviet and Ukrainian player Vasily Karlovich Raz. Part 1:
A former football player and coach tells interesting for their lives, as well as key and crucial moments of his career. We recommend to view!