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The Ukraine Squad in UEFA EURO 2020

The Ukraine squad failed to pass the group stage in their two previous appearances, finishing the third (2012) and the fourth (2016) respectively. Therefore, reaching the knockout stage this season will be the main priority for head coach Andriy Shevchenko.
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1. HOW IS THE UKRAINE SQUAD IN UEFA EURO 2020?

Ukraine secured a solid place at this summer’s European Championship after finishing as unbeaten winners in Group B of the Qualifying tournament. The Euro 2012 former hosts finished three points ahead of the Euro 2016 defending champions Portugal and now are getting ready to compete in the Euros for the third consecutive time.

The Ukraine squad failed to pass the group stage in their two previous appearances, finishing the third (2012) and the fourth (2016) respectively. Therefore, reaching the knockout stage this season will be the main priority for head coach Andriy Shevchenko. 

Ukraine has been assigned to Group C, which includes the Netherlands, Austria, and North Macedonia. This is not estimated as the most difficult group but it will also be a challenge for the yellow-shirt warriors. 

 

Official 23 players in Ukraine Euro 2020 squad

2. WHO IS THE MANAGER OF THE UKRAINE TEAM?

  • Full name:         Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko
  • Date of birth:     29th, September 1976 
  • Place of birth:    Dvirkivshchyna, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Height:              1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Positions:          Striker, Ukraine manager

Andriy Shevchenko is a Ukrainian football manager who has currently managed the Ukraine national team. He is also a former professional footballer and a politician. Shevchenko played for Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea, and the Ukraine national team as a striker

Shevchenko is the sixth most goalscorer in all European tournaments with 67 goals. He is the second most prolific player in the history of AC Milan with 176 goals and is the all-time top scorer of the Derby della Madonnina with 14 goals. Andriy Shevchenko is the owner of the  Ballon d'Or in 2004. He won a lot of titles with his clubs including the UEFA Champions League in 2003 with Milan. In his international career, In 2006, the striker captained Ukraine to the quarterfinals of their first FIFA World Cup appearance, and he also competed in UEFA Euro 2012 in his home country. He is also the all-time leading scorer for the Ukrainian national team with 48 goals.

Shevchenko was the Ukraine national team's assistant manager from the 16th of February to the 15th of July 2016 and was appointed as the head coach of Ukraine's national team on July 15th, 2016. Some years ago, many people called for Sheva to be dismissed but he kept to his principles and his team's fortunes changed. Since his appointment, Shevchenko has won 21 of his 44 matches, with his Ukraine team averaging one goal every 66 minutes. His greatest achievement to date was qualifying for Euro 2020 undefeated by any other teams. 

Coach Andriy Shevchenko

3. LIST OF 26 UKRAINE PLAYERS IN EURO 2020

GOALKEEPERS

Andriy Pyatov 

  • Shirt Number:   12
  • Date of birth:     28 June 1984 
  • Place of birth:    Kirovohrad, Soviet Union
  • Height:              1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Current Club:    Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Position:            Goalkeeper

Andrii Valeriiovych Piatov is a Ukrainian football goalkeeper who plays for the Premier League side FC Shakhtar Donetsk, and for the Ukrainian national team. Piatov started his career for  Artemida Kirovohrad in the 2000 Amateur League when he was 15 years old. In 2001, Piatov moved to Poltava to join the Vorskla Poltava juniors team and second team. On 13 December 2006, he was bought by Shakhtar for a fee of approximately £880,000. Since the 2007-08 season, he played for Shakhtar Donetsk as the main goalkeeper of the club. 

On November 1st, 2009, Odessa Piatov made his 100th appearance for Shakhtar in the match against Chornomorets Odessa. In this game,  he was awarded Man of the Match, marking the first time a goalkeeper has been selected Man of the Match by coach Mircea Lucescu. In 2015, Piatov broke the record of penalties stopped in European competitions by stopping his fourth penalty, a record previously held by Oleksandr Volodymyrovych Shovkovskyi. Pyatov debuted for Ukraine at the senior level in 2007. He has made over 90 appearances for the Ukrainian national team since then. Pyatov set a new national team record for minutes without a goal in November 2013, surpassing Oleksandr Shovkovskyi's previous record.

Shakhtar Donetsk’s number one shot-stopper turns 37 in the summer but he was still named to the final 26-man squad for the rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 tournament in May 2021. Besides, he is also keeping a very important role in the Ukraine team this season. He is the captain of the team and is Shevchenko’s representative on the field. 

Andriy Pyatov

Heorhiy Bushchan

  • Shirt Number:   1
  • Date of birth:     31 May 1994
  • Place of birth:    Odessa, Ukraine
  • Height:              1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
  • Current Club:     Dynamo Kyiv
  • Position:            Goalkeeper

Heorhiy Mykolayovych Bushchan is a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for FC Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Premier League and the Ukraine national team. 

When he was 14, Bushchan moved to Kyiv and started to play for  Dynamo Kyiv youth and reserve teams. From the 2011–12 season onwards, he was a member of Dynamo's first-team squad on and off. His debut was on August 20, 2017, when he helped his team beat Stal Kamianske 4–1 at NSC "Olimpiyskiy" in the Ukrainian Premier League.  In the 2019–20 season, Bushchan built himself as the Dynamo's first-choice goalkeeper. He contributed to help Dynamo to become the champions of the Ukrainian Premier League (2020-21), Ukrainian Cup (2019-20, 2020-21), and Super Cup (2018, 2019, 2020). With his youth and agility, Georgiy Bushchan is also the first goalie choice of coach Andriy Shevchenko for the Ukraine team in Euro 2021. 

Heorhiy Bushchan

Anatolii Trubin  

  • Shirt Number:   23
  • Date of birth:     1 August 2001
  • Place of birth:    Donetsk, Ukraine
  • Height:              1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
  • Current Club:    Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Position:            Goalkeeper

Anatolii Volodymyrovych Trubin is a goalkeeper for Shakhtar Donetsk and the Ukraine national team in professional football. Trubin began his football career with Azovstal-2 Mariupol before joining the Shakhtar Donetsk school in 2014. 

On May 26, 2019, he made his professional debut in a 4–0 league triumph over Mariupol. At the age of 19, he had 3 seasons appearing in the professional Ukrainian Premier League with Shakhtar Donetsk. On March 31, 2021, he made his debut for the Ukraine national football team in a World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan. He will be one of the potential young factors of the Ukraine team in this Euro tournament. 

Anatolii Trubin

DEFENDERS

Eduard Sobol 

  • Shirt Number:   2
  • Date of birth:     20 April 1995
  • Place of birth:    Vilniansk, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine
  • Height:              1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:    Club Brugge
  • Position:            Defender

Eduard Oleksandrovych Sobol is a professional footballer from Ukraine who now plays for Club Brugge as a defender. Sobol was trained in the FC Metalurh Zaporizhya's youth system. Sobol made his FC Metalurhon debut against FC Enerhetyk Burshtyn in the Ukrainian First League on November 5, 2011. 

He played for FC Shakhtar Donetsk from 2013 to 2021, including some short loan deals with some other clubs during this time.  In 2021, he signed for Club Brugge to play in the Belgian professional league. 

Eduard Sobol

Serhiy Kryvtsov 

  • Shirt Number:    4
  • Date of birth:     15 March 1991
  • Place of birth:    Zaporizhya, Ukraine
  • Height:              1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:    Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Position:            Defender

Serhiy Andriyovych Kryvtsov is a defender in the Ukrainian Premier League for FC Shakhtar Donetsk and the Ukraine national squad. He made his senior debut at the age of 17 for Metalurh Zaporizhya and played in the club for 2 years (2008-2010). Since 2010, he played for Shakhtar Donetsk. Shakhtar won the treble with the team’s success in the Premier League, Cup, and the Super Cup (2010-11). In the following seasons, he gradually contributed more to the team’s wins and got the most prestigious Ukraine football titles. 

Kryvtsov played for the Ukraine U21 and U19 junior teams. He was a member of the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Championship-winning Ukraine under-19 team. On September 6, 2011, he made his senior national team debut in a 4–0 friendly loss against Czech Republic, playing the entire 90 minutes.

Serhiy Kryvtsov

Illia Zabarnyi

  • Shirt Number:    13
  • Date of birth:      1 September 2002
  • Place of birth:     Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:     Dynamo Kyiv
  • Position:             Defender

Illya Borysovych Zabarnyi is a professional footballer from Ukraine who now plays as a defender for FC Dynamo Kyiv. After 4 years of training at the Dynamo Kyiv youth academy, Zabarnyi initially played in the  Ukrainian Premier League Reserves but was promoted to Dynamo Kyiv’s first team in 2019 and dedicated to the club since then. 

At the age of 18, Zabarnyi was called up for the Ukraine U21's matches in September 2020 and made the debut in a match against Finland U21. On October 7, 2020, he made his national team debut in a friendly against France.

Illya Zabarnyi

Vitaliy Mykolenko

  • Shirt Number:    14
  • Date of birth:      29 May 1999
  • Place of birth:     Vitaliy Serhiyovych Mykolenko
  • Height:               1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Current Club:      Dynamo Kyiv
  • Position:             Defender

 

Vitaliy Serhiyovych Mykolenko is a professional footballer from Ukraine who currently plays as a left-back for Dynamo Kyiv. 

Mykolenko was trained in the Dynamo Kyiv youth academy from 2012 to 2016. In August 2017, he was promoted to the senior squad side after playing for FC Dynamo in the Ukrainian Premier League Reserves. His first senior match in the Ukrainian Premier League was on 20 August 2017 in a win against FC Stal Kamianske. Together with the team, he had the best titles in the Ukrainian football league system including 3 Ukrainian Super Cups, 2 Ukrainian Cups, and 1 Ukrainian Premier League at the age of 22. Mykolenko appeared in the Ukraine team at all levels of youth football. He made his debut for the Ukraine national squad on 20 November 2018 in a friendly against Turkey, as a starter. 

Vitaliy Mykolenko

Oleksandr Zinchenko 

  • Shirt Number:    17
  • Date of birth:      15 December 1996
  • Place of birth:     Radomyshl, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Current Club:      Manchester City
  • Position:             Attacking midfielder/ Left-back

Oleksandr Volodymyrovych Zinchenko had 10 years trained in young teams in Ukraine before moving to Russia to practice in amateur leagues in Moscow. On 12 February 2015, he signed a contract with Ufa. His debut senior match was for Ufa in the Russian Premier League on 20 March 2015. He scored his first goal but the team were still defeated 1-2 by FC Rostov. 

Since 2016, the defender signed for Premier League side Manchester City for an unrevealed fee. He played for PSV teams on loan deals in the 2016-17 season then returned Man-City to continue playing until now. Although Zichenko is not Ukraine’s most talked-about star, he has become integral to the Ukraine squad. He can make up for his slight build with quick thinking and precise passing. He, with Manchester City FC, has made many achievements in all England football competitions in recent years. Especially, the citizens became the champions of the Premier League, EFL Cup, and the runners-up in the UEFA Champions League this year (the 2020-21 season).

On October 12, 2015, he made his international debut against Spain in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualification match. In a friendly against Romania in Turin on May 29, 2016, Zinchenko scored his first international goal in a 4–3 victory for Ukraine. At the age of 19 years and 165 days, he became Ukraine's youngest player to score an international goal, breaking Andriy Sheva's record set in 1996. On the opening match of the World Cup selection 2022 against the France team, which took place on 24 March 2021, Zinchenko became the youngest captain in the history of the national team. These details are enough shreds of evidence to indicate that the 24-year-old will be a redoubtable player in the fields of Euro 2020.

 Oleksandr Zinchenko

Oleksandr Karavaev 

  • Shirt Number:    21
  • Date of birth:      2 June 1992
  • Place of birth:     Kherson, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
  • Current Club:     Dynamo Kyiv
  • Position:             Midfielder/ Left-back

Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Karavaev is a professional footballer from Ukraine who now plays for Dynamo Kyiv as a midfielder. Karavaev grew up from the Shakhtar Donetsk youth academy and started playing for its first team from 2009 to 2017. Under the contracts signed with Shakhtar, he also played for Sevastopol (2012–2014), Zorya Luhansk (2014–2016), Fenerbahçe (2017), Zorya Luhansk (2017–2019) on loan deals. Since 2019, he has played for Dynamo Kyiv. He won 2 Ukrainian Cups (2019-20, 2020-21), 2 Super Cups (2019, 20), and a Ukrainian Premier League title (2020-21) with the club. Karavayev has played for many Ukrainian national teams at every level since 2015. 

Oleksandr Karavaev

Mykola Matviyenko 

  • Shirt Number:    22
  • Date of birth:      2 May 1996
  • Place of birth:     Saky, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Current Club:     Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Position:             Center-back/ Left-back

Mykola Oleksandrovych Matvieynko is a Ukrainian footballer who plays for Shakhtar Donetsk and the Ukraine national team as a center-back or left-back. At the age of 19 in 2015, Matvieynko began his senior career with FC Shakhtar Donetsk after 6 years of training in Shakhtar Donestk youth supportive school. He played for Karpaty Lviv, Vorskla Poltava in 2017 on loan deals and returned to Shakhtar since then.   

There have been no Ukrainian international playing more times under Shevchenko than Mykola Matvieynkoat at the age of 33. He initially started at the left-back position before moving into the center-back. He’s been near ever-present at the back while the identity of his central defensive partner changes continually. The former Arsenal and Manchester City target is as talented in possession, with his long-range passing frequently praised. Matvienko, whose Shakhtar Donetsk contract expires in 2025, is going to make his tournament debut this summer and has no doubt been studying Memphis Depay (Holland) and Marcel Sabitzer (Austria)

Mykola Matviyenko

Oleksandr Tymchyk

  • Shirt Number:    24
  • Date of birth:      20 January 1997
  • Place of birth:     Kryklyvets, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Current Club:     Dynamo Kyiv
  • Position:             Defender

Oleksandr Vasylyovych Tymchyk is a defender of FC Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukraine national team. Tymchyk is a graduate of BRW-BIK Volodymyr-Volynskyi and FC Dynamo's youth athletic programs. Ruslan Gan was his first coach. He began his career with the Ukrainian Premier League Reserves before being promoted to the main squad in October 2016. On November 6, 2016, Tymchyk made his Ukrainian Premier League debut as a start-squad player for FC Dynamo Kyiv against FC Dnipro. On September 3, 2020, he made his professional debut for Ukraine in a 2-1 UEFA Nations League victory over Switzerland. 

Oleksandr Tymchyk

Denys Popov 

  • Shirt Number:    25
  • Date of birth:      17 February 1999 
  • Place of birth:     Myhiya, Mykolaiv Oblast, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:     Dynamo Kyiv
  • Position:             Defender

Denys Yuriyovych Popov Popov is a Ukrainian professional football defender for FC Dynamo Kyiv. Popov was born in the Pervomaisk Raion and attended the RVUFK Kyiv and Dynamo Kyiv youth sporting schools. In July 2017, he was promoted to the senior squad side after playing for FC Dynamo in the Ukrainian Premier League Reserves. Popov made his Ukrainian Premier League debut for Dynamo Kyiv on April 13th, 2019, in a 1-0 victory over FC Mariupol.

Popov was a significant figure in Ukraine’s U20's first-ever FIFA U-20 World Cup victory in 2019. In a friendly against Bahrain on May 23, 2021, he made his debut for Ukraine's national football team.

Denys Popov

MIDFIELDERS

Heorhiy Sudakov 

  • Shirt Number:    3
  • Date of birth:      1 September 2002 
  • Place of birth:     Brianka, Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Current Club:     Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Position:             Midfielder

 

Heorhiy Viktorovych Sudakov is a professional footballer from Ukraine who currently plays for FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League as a midfielder. This year, Sudakow is just 18 years old. 

He played in the Ukrainian Premier League Reserves before making his UEFA Champions League debut for Shakhtar Donetsk in a 1-0 away win over Real Madrid on October 21, 2020. In his international career, Sudakov played his first senior match on 23 May 2021 in a friendly against Bahrain. 

Heorhiy Sudakov

Serhiy Sydorchuk

  • Shirt Number:    5
  • Date of birth:      2 May 1991
  • Place of birth:     Zaporizhzhia, Ukrainian SSR
  • Height:               1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:     Dynamo Kyiv
  • Position:             Midfielder

 

Serhiy Oleksandrovych Sydorchuk is a professional footballer from Ukraine who now plays for FC Dynamo Kyiv as a midfielder. 

Sydorchuk, who was born in Zaporizhzhia, is a product of FC Metalurh Zaporizhya's youth system.  On 23 August 2009, he made his FC Metalurh debut in the Ukrainian Premier League, coming on as a second-half substitute against FC Metalurh Donetsk. Since 2013, he has played for Dynamo. He has won 3 Ukraine Premier League titles (2014-15, 2015-16, 220-21), 4 Ukrainian Cups (2013-14, 2014-15, 2019-20, 2020-21), and 4 Ukrainian Super Cups (2016, 2018, 2019, 2020) with his club. 

In the 64th minute of a European qualifier away against Belarus in Barysaw on 9 October 2014, Sydorchuk made his full international debut for Ukraine, replacing captain Ruslan Rotan. He scored the game's second goal in extra time, a close-range shot put up by Andriy Yarmolenko.

 

Serhiy Sydorchuk

Taras Stepanenko 

  • Shirt Number:    6
  • Date of birth:      8 August 1989
  • Place of birth:     Velyka Novosilka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Current Club:     Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Position:             Defensive Midfielder

Taras Mykolayovych Stepanenko is a Ukrainian professional footballer who currently plays for FC Shakhtar Donetsk and the Ukraine national team as a defensive midfielder. He began his career at Metalurh Zaporizhya, where he made his debut in 2007, before moving to Shakhtar Donetsk in 2010. He led Ukraine's under-21 football team as captain. He played four times for Ukraine's under-19 team, 22 times for the under-21 team, and five times for the senior team. On November 17, 2010, he made his senior team debut in a friendly match against Switzerland, coming on as a 65th-minute substitute for Taras Mykhalyk. 

Taras Stepanenko

Ruslan Malinovskyi 

  • Shirt Number:    8
  • Date of birth:      4 May 1993
  • Place of birth:     Zhytomyr, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Current Club:     Atalanta
  • Position:             Midfielder

 

Ruslan Volodymyrovych Malinovskyi is a professional footballer from Ukraine who plays as a midfielder for Atalanta of the Italian Serie A and the Ukraine national team. He is a set-piece expert who can shoot with either foot and has a powerful and accurate shot.

Malinovskyi played his first senior matches for Shakhtar Donetsk from 2011 to 2017. However, he spent most of his time playing in other fields on loan deals with Sevastopol (2012–2013), Sevastopol-2 (2013), Zorya Luhansk (2014–2015), Genk (2015–2017). Malinovskyi's contract with Shakhtar Donetsk was redeemed on May 29, 2017, and the player signed a four-year contract with Genk. However, on July 16, 2019, Malinovskyi signed a new €13.7 million contract with Atalanta and has played there since then. 

There’s no question that the heartbeat of the Ukraine side Atlanta is Ruslan Malinovsky, whose excellent distribution and ability to retain possession has turned the Yellow and Blue into an easy-on-the-eye force. In addition to possessing the foundations, the dynamic midfielder, who is equally at ease playing in front of the defense as behind the striker, is a goalscoring danger, having scored six goals in 33 appearances.

 

Ruslan Malinovskyi

Mykola Shaparenko 

  • Shirt Number:    10 
  • Date of birth:      4 October 1998 
  • Place of birth:     Velyka Novosilka, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Current Club:     Dynamo Kyiv
  • Position:             Midfielder

Mykola Volodymyrovych Shaparenko is a professional footballer from Ukraine who currently plays for FC Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Premier League. Shaparenko is one of the Ukrainian Premier League's youngest goal scorers even when his main position is a midfielder. 

On April 5, 2015, Shaparenko made his Illichivets Mariupol debut as a replacement player in a 6–2 Ukrainian Premier League loss against Shakhtar Donetsk. He signed a contract with FC Dynamo Kyiv in June 2015 and made his senior team debut against FC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi on November 18, 2017, at Zirka Stadium, as a stoppage-time replacement in a 2–0 victory.

Mykola Shaparenko

Marlos

  • Shirt Number:    11 
  • Date of birth:      7 June 1988
  • Place of birth:     São José dos Pinhais, Brazil
  • Height:               1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Current Club:     Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Position:             Midfielder/ Right winger

Marlos Romero Bonfim Marlos is a Brazilian-born Ukrainian professional footballer who now plays for FC Shakhtar Donetsk and the Ukraine national team as an attacking midfielder. 

His first senior career was for Coritiba in 2006. Three years later, he played for São Paulo. From 2012-2014, He signed for Metalist Kharkiv. Since July 2014, he has been a member of FC Shakhtar Donetsk. Together with the team, he has won a lot of prestigious titles. Besides, Marlos had many individual awards for himself. He was the Ukrainian Premier League Footballer of the Year (2016, 2017, 2018), Ukrainian Premier League best player of the season (2017–18), and Football Stars of Ukraine – Best UPL player (2017, 2018). Marlos made his debut the for Ukraine national team, replacing Artem Kravets in the second half in a 2–0 away win against Kosovo in Shkodr (Albania) as part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying on October 6, 2017. He is one of the best midfielders of the Ukraine squad. 

Marlos

Yevhen Makarenko

  • Shirt Number:    14 
  • Date of birth:      21 May 1991
  • Place of birth:     Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR
  • Height:               1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:     Kortrijk
  • Position:             Midfielder, Defender

 

Yevhenii Oleksandrovych Makarenko is a professional football defender from Ukraine. He is on loan from Anderlecht to Kortrijk

Makarenko attended FC Dynamo Kyiv's athletic school. From 10 July 2012, he was loaned to FC Hoverla Uzhhorod in the Ukrainian Premier League. In the seasons from 2013 to 2016, he helped Dynamo to win the Ukrainian Premier League 2 times and Ukrainian Cup 2 times as well. Since 2018, he has played for Anderlecht and he played for Kortrijk since 2020 on a loan deal. 

On March 5, 2014, he received his first cap for his country's senior national football team in a 2–0 win over the United States. 

 

Yevhen Makarenko

Viktor Tsygankov 

  • Shirt Number:    15 
  • Date of birth:      15 November 1997
  • Place of birth:     Nahariya, Israel
  • Height:               1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Current Club:     Dynamo Kyiv
  • Position:             Midfielder

Viktor Vitaliyovych Tsyhankov is a midfielder for FC Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukraine national team. He was born in Israel where his father Vitaliy Tsyhankov played as a footballer.

Tsyhankov was back in Ukraine when he was very young. On 14 August 2016, he made his Ukrainian Premier League debut for Dynamo Kyiv against FC Stal Kamianske. He was named player of the month three times in the Ukrainian Premier League during the 2018–2019 season  (March 2018, December 2018, and April 2019). In October 2016 when he was just 19 years old, Tsyhankov was called up for the first time to the senior Ukraine team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Turkey and Kosovo.

Viktor Tsygankov

Roman Bezus 

  • Shirt Number:    18 
  • Date of birth:      26 September 1990
  • Place of birth:     Kremenchuk, Poltava Oblast, Soviet Union
  • Height:               1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:     Gent
  • Position:             Attacking midfielder, second striker

Roman Anatoliyovych Bezus is a professional footballer from Ukraine who now plays for K.A.A. Gent in the Belgian Pro League as a second striker or attacking midfielder. He played for many clubs before staying with Gent in 2019. He had a Ukrainian Cup with Vorskla Poltava; 1 Premier League title and 2 Ukrainian Cups with Dynamo Kyiv. Bezus received the title for best rookie of the year in 2012. 

In a friendly match against Germany on November 11, 2011, Bezus made his senior national team debut for Ukraine.  He scored the game-winning goal for Ukraine against Estonia in a friendly match on November 14, 2019.

Roman Bezus

FORWARDS

Andriy Yarmolenko 

  • Shirt Number:    7 
  • Date of birth:      23 October 1989 
  • Place of birth:     Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • Height:               1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:     West Ham
  • Position:             Forward, winger

Andriy Mykolayovych Yarmolenko is a Ukrainian professional footballer who represents the Ukraine national team and plays as a winger or a forward for West Ham United in the English Premier League. Before playing for West Ham since 2018, Yarmolenko is a forward of Desna Chernihiv (2006-2007), Dynamo-2 Kyiv (2007-2008), Dynamo Kyiv (2008-2017), Borussia Dortmund (2017-2018). 

Having dedicating nearly a decade to FC Dynamo, he won 3 Ukrainian Premier League titles, 3 Super Cup titles, and 2 Ukrainian Cups. Moreover, he gained a lot of individual awards for his excellence such as Best Young Player of Ukraine (2010, 2011), Ukrainian Premier League Footballer of the Year (2011,2014), Ukrainian Footballer of the Year (2013, 2014,2015, 2017), etc. 

Not just having the same first name with head coach Andryi Shevchenko, Andriy Yarmolenko is going to break the record of the former Ukrainian striker to become the top goalscorer for the Ukraine team. Shevchenko scored 48 goals in 111 games, making him Ukraine's all-time leading scorer. Andriy Yarmolenko, who has 41 goals in 17 fewer games, isn't far behind. The 31-year-old now holds the right-wing position at West Ham, though he has been known to operate on the opposite flank, will be regarded as his country's strongest attacking threat this summer even when prospective center-forwards Roman Yaremchuk and Junior Moraes are available. 

Andriy Yarmolenko

Roman Yaremchuk  

  • Shirt Number:    9 
  • Date of birth:      27 November 1995
  • Place of birth:     Lviv, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Current Club:     Gent
  • Position:             Forward/ Striker

Roman Olehovych Yaremchuk is a striker for the Belgian club Gent as well as the Ukrainian national team. Yaremchuk made his Dynamo debut in the Ukrainian National Youth Competition on September 6, 2008. He scored twice in his first outing against FC Yunist Chernihiv. Yaremchuk joined Gent in the Belgian First Division A in August 2017 on a four-year deal. As of 22 May 2021, he had 180 appearances in all games and scored 67 goals. Roman Yaremchuk is an important player of the Ukraine squad taking part in this Euro season. 

Roman Yaremchuk

Artem Biesiedin 

  • Shirt Number:    19 
  • Date of birth:      31 March 1996 
  • Place of birth:     Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:     Dynamo Kyiv
  • Position:             Forward/ Striker

Artem Yuriyovych Biesiedin is a striker for Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian professional football league. Biesiedin is trained in different sportive school systems. His initial coach was Yuriy Prydybaylo. He started to sign for Dynamo Kyiv in 2015 and played almost his games for this club. He joined FC Metalist on loan on March 3, 2015, and made his Ukrainian Premier League debut on March 1, 2015, in a match against FC Dynamo Kyiv. Biesiedin was first called up to the senior Ukraine side in November 2016 for matches against Finland and Serbia. He made his national team debut in a friendly match against Serbia on November 15, 2016, coming on as a substitute. 

Artem Biesiedin

Oleksandr Zubkov

  • Shirt Number:    20
  • Date of birth:      3 August 1996
  • Place of birth:     Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Current Club:     Ferencvaros
  • Position:             Midfielder/ Forward

Oleksandr Valeriyovych Zubkov Zubkov is a professional footballer from Ukraine who now plays for Ferencváros in Hungary. He joined FC Shakhtar in 2013 and played for the Shakhtar Donetsk reserves. On 15 May 2016, Zubkov has his first match in the Ukrainian Premier League as a substitute player in a match against Zorya Luhansk. Zubkov was loaned to Ferencváros in Hungary at the end of the spring season. Ferencváros exercised his option to purchase him permanently after a successful loan in which he became the club's leading scorer. 

Zubkov made his debut for the Ukraine national team on 7 October 2020 in a friendly against France. He was ready to perform his all anility in the Euro 2020. 

Oleksandr Zubkov

Artem Dovbyk 

  • Shirt Number:    26
  • Date of birth:      21 June 1997 
  • Place of birth:     Cherkasy, Ukraine
  • Height:               1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
  • Current Club:     Dnipro-1
  • Position:             Forward

Artem Oleksandrovych Dovbyk is a professional football forward from Ukraine who currently plays for SC Dnipro-1 in the Ukrainian Premier League. 

He started his senior career with Cherkaskyi Dnipro where he won the 2014-15 Ukrainian Second League. He was later loaned to Moldovan team FC Zaria Bălți for three months and won the Moldovan Cup. He was awarded the Ukrainian Premier League Best Young Player (2016–17). From 2018 to 2020, he played for Midtjylland and also helped the club to win Danish Superliga (2017–18) and Danish Cup (2018–19). He had a loan deal with  SønderjyskE in the 2019-20 season and also won the Danish Cup (2019-20). After that season, Dovbyk signed to play for Dnipro-1. 

On March 31, 2021, he made his national team debut against Kazakhstan in a World Cup qualification. In the first group-round match in Euro 2020 between Ukraine and Holland on 13 June 2021, he was the starting forward. Unfortunately, the team were narrowly defeated 3-2 by the Netherlands. However, they still have 2 other opportunities to change the condition and find a place in the knockout stage. Artem Dovbyk may continue making good results in the following games of this Euro season. 

Artem Dovbyk

REFERENCE SOURCES

  • Wikipedia
  • https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro-2020/teams/57166--ukraine/squad/
Harry Siuu
Written by: Harry Siuu
a specialized football specialist with over ten years' experience as a football journalist who works for Betimate.com.

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5 Tottenham 36 21 11 3 7 40 31 9
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