Sergey Valyaev

Sergey Valyaev

Ukrainian football player, midfielder
Date of Birth: 16.09.1978
Country: Ukraine

  1. Biography of Sergey Valyaev
  2. Career as a Player
  3. International Career
  4. Coaching Career
  5. Achievements

Biography of Sergey Valyaev

Sergey Valyaev is a Ukrainian footballer and midfielder. He was born in Ukraine and began his football career as a player. After retiring, he transitioned into coaching.

Sergey Valyaev

Career as a Player

From 2005 to 2012, Valyaev played for the Kharkiv-based team, "Metalist". In July 2012, he signed a contract with "Hoverla-Zakarpattia" from Uzhhorod. However, he only played one match for the team. On July 24, 2012, it was announced that Valyaev had signed a contract with "Arsenal" from Kyiv.

In late August 2013, Valyaev transferred to "Helios", another Kharkiv-based team that competes in the First League of Ukraine. He debuted for the team on August 31, 2013, in a match against "Neftekhimik-Ukrneft". However, in November 2013, he left the Kharkiv club.

International Career

Valyaev represented the Ukrainian national team, playing in three matches and scoring one goal. He made his debut on November 19, 2008, in a friendly match against Norway. His first goal came on February 10, 2009, in a friendly match against Slovakia, where he opened the scoring in the tenth minute of the game. His last appearance for the national team was against England on April 1, 2009, at Wembley Stadium.

In that match, he started as one of the three central midfielders but was substituted in the 61st minute for a winger. Ukraine was losing by a narrow margin at the time. Valyaev decided to retire from international football in 2010 due to health reasons.

Coaching Career

During the winter break of the 2015/16 season, Valyaev became the head coach of the club "Nikopol-NPGU". In May 2018, he was appointed as the head coach of "Metalist 1925". However, on September 11 of the same year, he was relieved of his duties.


Throughout his career, Valyaev achieved the bronze medal in the Ukrainian championship seven times: 2000/01, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, and 2011/12.