Andriy Rusol

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Anatoliyovych and the family name is Rusol.
Andriy Rusol
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Personal information
Full name Andriy Anatoliyovych Rusol
Date of birth (1983-01-16) 16 January 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Kirovohrad, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Youth career
1997–1998 Zirka Kirovohrad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Zirka Kirovohrad 1 (0)
1999–2003 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 40 (0)
2003–2011 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 211 (9)
Total 252 (9)
National team
2003 Ukraine U21 1 (0)
2004–2011 Ukraine 49 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 May 2011

Andriy Anatoliyovych Rusol (born 16 January 1983 in Kirovohrad) is a Ukrainian retired footballer, who formerly played as a defender for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and the Ukrainian national team.

Club career[edit]

Rusol was a defender. He started his career with Zirka Kirovohrad in the 1998–99 season. He then transferred to Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih for the 1999–2000 season. He played for Kryvbas until 2003, when he was transferred to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. He played 117 matches for Dnipro and scored 5 goals. In the 2007–08 season, Rusol became the captain of Dnipro. He retired on 24 August 2011 due to back injuries, aged 28.

International career[edit]

Rusol made his debut for Ukraine on 31 March 2004.[1] Since then, he has played 49 matches and scored 3 goals.[2]

Rusol scored Ukraine's first World Cup finals goal in the 4th minute against Saudi Arabia in the 2006 World Cup.[3] Recently, he was the captain against Sweden and beat them 1–0.

Personal life[edit]

Rusol's hobbies are jazz music and reading.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morrison, Neil. "International Matches 2004 - Europe". RSSSF, 2 February 2005. Retrieved on 6 May 2013.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias & Mamrud, Roberto. "Ukraine - Record International Players". RSSSF, 29 February 2012. Retrieved on 6 May 2013.
  3. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Saudi Arabia - Ukraine 0:4 (0:2)". 19 June 2006. Retrieved on 6 May 2013.