Serhiy Kravchenko (footballer born 1983)

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Serhiy Kravchenko
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Kravchenko with Ukraine in 2011
Personal information
Full name Serhiy Serhiyovych Kravchenko
Date of birth (1983-04-24) 24 April 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Number 4
Youth career
-2002 Shakhtar Donetsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Shakhtar-2 Donetsk 40 (0)
2004–2005 Shakhtar-3 Donetsk 30 (5)
2005–2006 Qarabağ 12 (3)
2006–2009 Vorskla Poltava 80 (14)
2009 Dynamo Kyiv 12 (2)
2010– Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 90 (7)
National team
2008–2013 Ukraine 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 July 2014

Serhiy Kravchenko (Ukrainian: Сергій Сергійович Кравченко; born 24 April 1983 in Donetsk, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian football midfielder for Volyn Lutsk in the Ukrainian Premier League. He is also a regular of the Ukraine national football team.

Career[edit]

Kravchenko began his career in the Shakhtar Donetsk reserves and youth team in 2002.

Qarabağ[edit]

For the 2005–06 season, where he played for Qarabağ FK in the Azerbaijan Premier League. His club finished fifth at the end of the season.

Vorskla Poltava[edit]

Kravchenko moved to Vorskla Poltava in March 2006. There, when new coach Mykola Pavlov arrived in 2007, Kravchenko began to shine exceptionally.

In the 2007–08 season, the team finished 8th in the Ukrainian Premier League, which was its best result since the 1999–2000 season.

In the first half of the 2008–09 season, Vorksla made it the semifinals of the Ukrainian Cup which was their highest result in that competition ever. The team was also 4th in the league table. Kravchenko contributed scored 4 goals in 17 matches as well as several assists during this part of the season.

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

On 28 July 2008, he officially signed with Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv, but there is still questions when he will join them in the summer or in the winter when he becomes a free agent. Kravchenko will be entirely owned by the club on 28 January 2009, as reported by the Dynamo Kyiv official website.[1]

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk[edit]

On 23 December 2009 Kravchenko was sold to Dnipro for an undisclosed fee.[2]

Volyn Lustk[edit]

On July 6th, 2014 after his contract ran up with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, free agent Serhiy Kravchenko made a transfer to Ukrainian Premier League club Volyn Lutsk.

International[edit]

Kravchenko has been a regular for the Ukraine national football team with head coach Oleksiy Mykhailychenko since team mate Oleh Husyev got injured. He was called with four other new-comers.[3] He made the most of it when he scored the winning goal in a friendly against Poland.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 August 2008 Ukraina Stadium, Lviv  Poland 1–0 1–0 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

Kravchenko is married to Tatiana. His father is agent. His hobbies include playing tennis with his wife. He greatly admires French star Zinedine Zidane.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Сергей Кравченко подписал контракт с "Динамо" 28 July 2008
  2. ^ "Кравченко и Мандзюк – игроки "Днепра" (Kravchenko and Mandziuk – Dnipro players)" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Mykhailychenko named the squad – Sportunion.blox.ua (Russian) 16–05–08
  4. ^ Serhiy Kravchenko: "In Poltava they said that I wasn't Ukrainian". – Interview of Kravchenko and his wife at their new Kyiv home, Guru.ua (Russian)

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