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Maxim Tsigalko dead: Championship Manager icon dies aged 37 | Football | Sport – WebMag

Maxim Tsigalko, a Belarusian footballer widely renown for his stats on the Championship Manager 2001/02 computer game, has sadly died aged 37. The Minsk-born striker was the in-game equivalent of Pele and Ronaldo, once his talents had developed.

However, in real life Tsigalko never fulfilled his potential.

He started his career with Dinamo Minsk where he won the Belarusian Cup in 2003 and Belarusian Premier League a year later.

The forward also went on to make two appearances for his country, scoring one goal against Uzbekistan.

He went on to have spells at Naftan Novopolotsk, Kaisar, Banants and Savit Mogilev.

Dinamo Minsk confirmed the news of Tsigalko on their website in a statement which read: “Champion of Belarus, winner of the Cup of the country with Dynamo.

“We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Maxim … Eternal memory!”

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