Yarmolenko with Dynamo Kyiv in 2009
|Full name||Andriy Mykolaiovich Yarmolenko|
|Date of birth||23 October 1989|
|Place of birth||Leningrad, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Winger, Forward|
|Current club||Dynamo Kyiv|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Andriy Mykolaiovich Yarmolenko (Ukrainian: Андрій Миколайович Ярмоленко; born 23 October 1989 in Leningrad) is a Ukrainian football winger or forward for Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Premier League and the Ukraine national football team. He is left-footed.
Early life and career
Yarmolenko's parents, native Ukrainians, were coming from Kulykivka Raion, Chernihiv oblast, Ukrainian SSR. After the wedding his mother was offered a job at St. Petersburg and moved there, later joined by her husband. Shortly after the birth of Andriy the family moved back to their native land, the city of Chernihiv.
Yarmolenko is generally a pupil of the Chernihiv youth system. He joined Dynamo Kyiv Youth Academy at 13. However, he returned to Chernihiv after a year, unable to endure the physical demands of training. At the start of his professional career he played at local clubs Polissia and Desna before joining Dynamo.
In December 2006 Yarmolenko signed a five-year contract with Ukrainian giants, Dynamo Kyiv, where he was placed in its second team Dynamo-2 that plays in lower leagues for 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. Then-vice-president of Dynamo, Yozhef Sabo, also praised the youngster, saying that "[Yarmolenko] has all the makings to become a top-level player."
On 11 May 2008 Yarmolenko debuted for Dynamo's main team in an away match against Vorskla Poltava and scored the winning goal in Kyiv's 1–2 victory. 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.
In August 11, 2007 Yaromolenko represented Ukraine junior under-19 squad in an away exhibition game against national team of Japan, which Ukraine won 0:1. He also participated in the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification.
After the qualification on October 10, 2008 Yarmolenko was invited to the youth under-21 squad which played against the youth squad of the Netherlands. He later participated in qualification and finals of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
On 2 September 2011 when Ukraine had 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.
- As of November 28, 2013
|Total for Dynamo||136||50||13||9||51||11||2||0||197||70|
- As of 5 March 2014
|1.||5 September 2009||Kyiv, Ukraine||Andorra||1–0||5–0||WC 2010 Qual|
|2.||14 October 2009||Andorra la Vella, Andora||Andorra||0–6||0–6||WC 2010 Qual|
|3.||17 November 2010||Geneva, Switzerland||Switzerland||1–1||2–2||Friendly|
|4.||2 September 2011||Kharkiv, Ukraine||Uruguay||1–0||2–3||Friendly|
|5.||7 October 2011||Kyiv, Ukraine||Bulgaria||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
|6.||11 November 2011||Kyiv, Ukraine||Germany||1–0||3–3||Friendly|
|7.||29 February 2012||Petah Tikva, Israel||Israel||1–3||2–3||Friendly|
|8.||28 May 2012||Kufstein, Austria||Estonia||0–1||0–4||Friendly|
|9.||6 February 2013||Seville, Spain||Norway||0–2||0–2||Friendly|
|10.||22 March 2013||Warsaw, Poland||Poland||0–1||1–3||WC 2014 Qual|
|11.||26 March 2013||Odessa, Ukraine||Moldova||1–0||2–1||WC 2014 Qual|
|12.||11 October 2013||Kharkiv, Ukraine||Poland||1–0||1–0||WC 2014 Qual|
|13.||15 October 2013||Serravalle, San Marino||San Marino||0–5||0–8||WC 2014 Qual|
|14.||15 November 2013||Kyiv, Ukraine||France||2–0||2–0||WC 2014 Qual|
|15.||5 March 2014||Larnaca, Cyprus||United States||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
Yarmolenko is married and has a son, Ivan, who was born in May 2013. He later received a tattoo of his son's name and birthday on his left arm.
- Ukraine's best football player (according to "Komanda" magazine) : 2011
- Андрей Ярмоленко: "Для академии "Динамо" был слаб" (Andriy Yarmolenko: I was too weak for Dynamo's youth academy) interview with Lyudmila Rusanova of Komanda (Russian)
- Андрей Ярмоленко перешел в "Динамо" (Andriy Yarmolenko moved to "Dynamo") article on ua-football.com (Russian)
- Уже не "Шева", а "Блохин" (Now not "Sheva", but "Blokhin") article on ua-football.com (Russian)
- Андрей Ярмоленко: "Мне просто повезло" (Andriy Yarmolenko: I was lucky) interview with Dynamo's website (Russian)
- Andriy Yarmolenko at FFU.org.ua (Ukrainian)
- Andriy Yarmolenko at National-Football-Teams.com
- Profile on Official Dynamo Website
- Profile at the Guardian
- Profile at UEFA Euro 2012