In 2011 Ukrainian Football Patriots selected 4 Legends of Ukrainian Football- 3 players from the Soviet era...
Vitaliy Starukhin (1949-2000)
Soviet Union 1980- 1 appearance
Master of Sport of the USSR 1983
Oleh 'Oleg' Blokhin (b.1952)
Soviet Union 1972–1988- 112 appearances 42 goals
Ballon d'Or 1975
Merited Master of Sport of the USSR 1975
Igor Belanov (b.1960)
Chornomorets Odessa & Dynamo Kiev
Soviet Union 1985–1990- 33 appearances 8 goals
Merited Master of Sport of the USSR 1986
The fourth Legend of Ukrainian Football is Valeriy Lobanovskyi, of whom more later...