Yuriy Ananchenko passed away

The heart of Shakhtar’s renowned striker Yuriy Ananchenko stopped beating at the age of 75.

Yuriy Ivanovych defended the colours of the Donetsk team back in 1959-1967, making 178 appearances and scoring 53 goals for the Pitmen. His name is associated with Shakhtar’s first history-making success. Owing to a brace grabbed by Yuriy Ananchenko in the final match against Moscow-based Torpedo, the Pitmen won the USSR Cup for the first time in 1961.

The Football Club Shakhtar offers its deep condolences to the family and friends of Yuriy Ivanovych. His fond memory lives on.

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