Andriy Yarmolenko

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Andriy Yarmolenko
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Yarmolenko with Dynamo Kyiv in 2009
Personal information
Full name Andriy Mykolaiovich Yarmolenko
Date of birth (1989-10-23) 23 October 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Leningrad, Soviet Union
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)[1]
Playing position Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Kyiv
Number 10
Youth career
2002 Yunist Chernihiv
2002–2003 Desna Chernihiv
2003 Lokomotiv Kiev
2003 Vidradnyi Kiev
2004–2006 Yunist Chernihiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Desna Chernihiv 9 (4)
2007–2008 Dynamo-2 Kyiv 37 (9)
2007– Dynamo Kyiv 151 (57)
National team
2007–2008 Ukraine U-19 15 (5)
2008–2011 Ukraine U-21 16 (3)
2009– Ukraine 40 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 May 2014

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.

In 2013 Andriy Yarmolenko became the highest scoring foreign born player for the Ukraine national football team surpassing Tymerlan Huseynov, a native of Dagestan, (Russian Federation).

Career[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Yarmolenko's parents, native Ukrainians, were from Kulykivka Raion, Chernihiv oblast, Ukrainian SSR. After getting married his mother was offered a job in 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.[2]

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.[2] At the start of his professional career he played at local clubs Polissia and Desna before joining Dynamo.

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

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."[3][4]

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.[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.

International career[edit]

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.

Its first game for the senior squad Yarmolenko played on September 5, 2009 in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game against Andorra national football team, during which he scored his first goal.

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.


Career statistics[edit]

Senior level[edit]

As of 18 May 2014
Club Season League Cup Europe Super Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Desna Chernihiv 2006–07 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3
Dynamo-2 Kyiv 2006–07 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 4
2007–08 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 5
Dynamo Kyiv 2007–08 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2008–09 10 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 13 5
2009–10 28 7 2 0 6 0 1 0 37 7
2010–11 26 11 5 1 16 4 0 0 42 16
2011–12 28 12 1 1 10 0 1 0 40 13
2012–13 27 11 1 0 12 2 0 0 40 13
2013–14 26 12 4 4 9 5 0 0 39 21
Total for Dynamo 146 54 16 11 53 11 2 0 217 75
Total 191 66 17 11 53 11 2 0 263 87

International[edit]

As of 5 March 2014
Ukraine
Year Apps Goals
2009 6 2
2010 2 1
2011 9 3
2012 10 2
2013 11 6
2014 2 1
Total 39 15

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

Personal life[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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