Andriy Yarmolenko

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Mykolayovych and the family name is Yarmolenko.
Andriy Yarmolenko
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Yarmolenko with Ukraine in 2016
Personal information
Full name Andriy Mykolayovych Yarmolenko
Date of birth (1989-10-23) 23 October 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)[1]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Kiev
Number 10
Youth career
2002 Yunist Chernihiv
2002–2003 Desna Chernihiv
2003 Lokomotyv Kyiv
2003 Vidradnyi Kyiv
2004–2006 Yunist Chernihiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Desna Chernihiv 9 (4)
2007–2008 Dynamo-2 Kyiv 37 (9)
2008– Dynamo Kyiv 208 (85)
National team
2007–2008 Ukraine U19 14 (5)
2008–2011 Ukraine U21 16 (3)
2009– Ukraine 67 (29)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 December 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2016

Andriy Mykolayovych Yarmolenko (Ukrainian: Андрій Миколайович Ярмоленко; born 23 October 1989) is a Ukrainian football winger or forward who currently plays for Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Premier League and the Ukraine national team.

Yarmolenko has been a full international for Ukraine since 2009, scoring 29 goals in more than 60 matches and playing at UEFA Euro 2012 and Euro 2016.

Early life[edit]

Yarmolenko's parents, native Ukrainians, were originally from Kulykivka Raion, Chernihiv Oblast. After marrying, his mother was offered a job in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, and moved there, later joined by her husband. Shortly after the birth of Andriy, the family moved back to their native land, to the city of Chernihiv.[2]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Yarmolenko is generally a pupil of the Chernihiv youth system. He joined the Dynamo Kyiv Youth Academy at age 13. However, he returned to Chernihiv after a year, unable to endure the physical demands of training.[2] At the start of his professional career, he played at local clubs Polissia and Desna Chernihiv before joining Dynamo again.

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

In December 2006, Yarmolenko signed a five-year contract with Ukrainian giants, Dynamo Kyiv, where he joined its second team, Dynamo-2, which plays in lower leagues, for a couple of seasons. The talented youngster was praised as the "new Sheva" by journalists, who noted his qualities of good physique, shot and especially his speed. The then vice-president of Dynamo, Yozhef Sabo, also praised the youngster, saying, "Yarmolenko has all the makings to become a top-level player."[3][4]

On 11 May 2008, Yarmolenko debuted for Dynamo's first team in an away match against Vorskla Poltava and scored the winning goal in Kyiv's 1–2 victory.[5] He scored 7 goals in 21 games in his first season and 11 in 19 in his second. He is now regularly used as a left or centre forward.

Rivalry with Taras Stepanenko[edit]

In a match in October 2015, Yarmolenko committed a dangerous challenge which almost broke Shakhtar Donetsk player Taras Stepanenko's leg. The two reconciled after the game and exchanged jerseys, but afterwards Yarmolenko threw Stepanenko's shirt on the ground while he thanked the Dynamo fans. In the Shakhtar–Dynamo derby in April 2016, after the former won 3–0, Stepanenko stepped in front of the Dynamo fans kissing his Shakhtar badge. In a brawl that escalated, Yarmolenko kicked and beat Stepanenko to the ground.[6]

International career[edit]

Yarmolenko playing against Sweden at UEFA Euro 2012

On 11 August 2007 Yaromolenko represented Ukraine under-19 team in an away exhibition game against Japan, winning 1–0. He also participated in the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification.

After the qualification on 10 October 2008, Yarmolenko was invited to the under-21 squad which played against the Netherlands. He later participated in qualification and finals of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

On 5 September 2009, in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game against Andorra, Yarmolenko made his first senior appearance for Ukraine and scored in a 5–0 win. On 2 September 2011, in an international friendly against Uruguay in Kharkiv, Yarmolenko set a national team record by scoring 14 seconds into the match, the fastest time in which a Ukraine national team player has scored a goal.

Yarmolenko scored a hat-trick on 15 November 2014, netting all of Ukraine's goals in a 3–0 victory away to Luxembourg in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.[7] In November 2015, Yarmolenko scored in both legs of Ukraine's 3–1 play-off victory over Slovenia to qualify the nation for Euro 2016 final stages.[8] Yarmolenko was subsequently included in Ukraine's squad for Euro 2016, where he played in all three matches as Ukraine failed to score and finished bottom of the group.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 December 2016
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dynamo Kyiv 2007–08 Ukrainian Premier League 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2008–09 10 0 3 5 0 0 1 0 14 5
2009–10 28 7 2 0 6 0 1 0 37 7
2010–11 26 11 5 1 16 4 47 16
2011–12 28 12 1 1 10 0 1 0 40 13
2012–13 27 11 1 0 12 2 40 13
2013–14 26 12 4 4 9 5 39 21
2014–15 26 14 5 1 11 4 1 0 43 19
2015–16 23 13 3 4 7 2 1 0 34 19
2016–17 13 4 0 0 5 1 18 5
Career total 208 85 22 15 76 18 5 0 311 118

International[edit]

As of 15 November 2016
Ukraine
Year Apps Goals
2009 6 2
2010 2 1
2011 9 3
2012 10 2
2013 11 6
2014 8 4
2015 9 4
2016 12 7
Total 67 29

International goals[edit]

Scores and results lists Ukraine's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 5 September 2009 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine  Andorra 1–0 5–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [1]
2. 14 October 2009 Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella, Andora  Andorra 6–0 6–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [2]
3. 17 November 2010 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland   Switzerland 1–1 2-2 Friendly [3]
4. 2 September 2011 Metalist Oblast Sports Complex, Kharkiv, Ukraine  Uruguay 1–0 2–3 Friendly [4]
5. 7 October 2011 Metalist Oblast Sports Complex, Kharkiv, Ukraine  Bulgaria 3–0 3–0 Friendly [5]
6. 11 November 2011 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Germany 1–0 3–3 Friendly [6]
7. 29 February 2012 HaMoshava Stadium, Petah Tikva, Israel  Israel 3–1 3–2 Friendly [7]
8. 28 May 2012 Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria  Estonia 1–0 4–0 Friendly [8]
9. 6 February 2013 Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville, Spain  Norway 2–0 2–0 Friendly [9]
10. 22 March 2013 National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland  Poland 1–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [10]
11. 26 March 2013 Chornomorets Stadium, Odessa, Ukraine  Moldova 1–0 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [11]
12. 11 October 2013 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Poland 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [12]
13. 15 October 2013 San Marino Stadium, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino 5–0 8–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [13]
14. 15 November 2013 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  France 2–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [14]
15. 5 March 2014 Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  United States 1–0 2–0 Friendly [15]
16. 15 November 2014 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 1–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying [16]
17. 2–0
18. 3–0
19. 31 March 2015 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine  Latvia 1–0 1–1 Friendly [17]
20. 5 September 2015 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine  Belarus 2–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying [18]
21. 14 November 2015 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine  Slovenia 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs [19]
22. 17 November 2015 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Slovenia 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs [20]
23. 28 March 2016 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Wales 1–0 1–0 Friendly [21]
24. 29 May 2016 Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy  Romania 4–1 4–3 Friendly [22]
25. 3 June 2016 Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bergamo, Italy  Albania 2–1 3–1 Friendly [23]
26. 5 September 2016 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Iceland 1–1 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [24]
27. 6 October 2016 Torku Arena, Konya, Turkey  Turkey 1–0 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [25]
28. 9 October 2016 Marshal Józef Piłsudski Stadium, Kraków, Poland  Kosovo 2–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [26]
29. 15 November 2016 Metalist Oblast Sports Complex, Kharkiv, Ukraine  Serbia 2–0 2–0 Friendly [27]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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