Dmitry Radchenko was born on 2 December 1970 in Leningrad and started out at the Smena Sports School, (now known as the Gazprom Academy.)
His professional career began at Dynamo Leningrad before moving across town to Zenit in 1989 and later playing for Spartak Moscow. He then made the move to Spain and played for a number of clubs there including Racing Santander and Deportivo La Coruña. In 1999 he transferred to Japan and played for Júbilo Iwata.
Radchenko is a two-time Russian league winner, Japanese title winner and winner of the Spanish Super Cup. He also won two caps for the USSR and 33 caps for Russia.
We all wish Dmitry the best of luck with his new appointment.