Ukraine national football team

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Ukraine
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Team (Збірна)
Yellow-Blue (Жовто-Сині)
Association Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU)
Федерація Футболу України
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Mykhaylo Fomenko
Asst coach Valeriy Dushkov
Oleksandr Zavarov
Volodymyr Onyschenko
Yuriy Syvukha
Captain Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
Most caps Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (132)
Top scorer Andriy Shevchenko (48)
Home stadium Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev
FIFA code UKR
FIFA ranking 22 Steady 0 (14 August 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 11 (February 2007)
Lowest FIFA ranking 132 (September 1993)
Elo ranking 18 (9 July 2014)
Highest Elo ranking 14
Lowest Elo ranking 69 (29 March 1995)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Ukraine 1–3 Hungary 
(Uzhhorod, Ukraine; 29 April 1992)
Biggest win
 Ukraine 9–0 San Marino 
(Lviv, Ukraine; 6 September 2013)
Biggest defeat
 Croatia 4–0 Ukraine 
(Zagreb, Croatia; 25 March 1995)
 Spain 4–0 Ukraine 
(Leipzig, Germany; 14 June 2006)
 Czech Republic 4–0 Ukraine 
(Prague, Czech Republic; 6 September 2011)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2006)
Best result Quarter-finals (2006)
European Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 2012)
Best result Group stage (2012)

The Ukraine national football team (Ukrainian: Збірна України з футболу) is the national football team of Ukraine and is controlled by the Football Federation of Ukraine. After Ukrainian Independence and the country's breakaway from the Soviet Union, they played their first match against Hungary on 29 April 1992. The team's biggest success on the world stage was reaching the quarter finals in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which also marked the team's début in the finals of a major championship.[1] As a host nation Ukraine automatically qualified for Euro 2012.[1]

Ukraine's home ground is the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev.[2]

History[edit]

Pre-independence (1925–1935)[edit]

Officially the national team of Ukraine was formed in the early 1990s and shortly after was recognized internationally. It is not widely known, however, that Ukraine previously had a national team in 1925–1935.[3][4] Just like the RSFSR, the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic had its own national team.

The earliest record of games it played can be traced back to August 1928. A championship among the national teams of the Soviet republics as well as the Moscow city team was planned to take place in Moscow. Just before the tournament started, the Ukrainian national team had played two exhibition games against the Red Sports Federation team from Uruguay, one in Kharkiv (lost 1–2) and the other in Moscow (won 3–2). At the All-Soviet tournament, Ukraine played three games and reached the final where it lost to Moscow 0–1. Along the way Ukraine managed to defeat the national teams of Belarus and Transcaucasus.

In 1929, Ukraine beat the team of Lower Austria in an exhibition match in Kharkiv, recording a score of 4–1.

In 1931, Ukraine participated in another All-Soviet championship in Moscow. It played only one game, starting from the semifinals. Ukraine lost to the national team of Transcaucasus 0–3 and was eliminated.

Official formation[edit]

Prior to Independence in 1991, Ukrainian players represented the Soviet Union national football team. After independence a Ukrainian national team was formed but the Football Federation of Ukraine failed to secure recognition in time to compete in the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification.[5] Meanwhile, some of the best Ukrainian players of the beginning of the 1990s (including Andrei Kanchelskis, Viktor Onopko, Sergei Yuran, Yuri Nikiforov, Ilya Tsymbalar and Oleg Salenko) chose to play for Russia, as it was named the official successor of the Soviet Union.

The Soviet Union's five-year UEFA coefficients, despite being earned in part by Ukrainian players (for example, in the final of the last successful event, Euro 88, 7 out of starting 11 players were Ukrainians[6]), were transferred to the direct descendant of the Soviet national football team – the Russian national football team. As a result, a crisis was created for both the national team and the domestic league. When Ukraine returned to international football in late 1994 it did so as absolute beginners.[5]

In the following years, the Ukrainian team improved, showcasing talents like Andriy Shevchenko, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk and Serhiy Rebrov. However, Ukraine failed to qualify for any major tournaments prior to 2006.

2006 FIFA World Cup[edit]

After an unsuccessful UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying campaign, Ukraine appointed Oleh Blokhin as the national team's head coach. Despite initial skepticism about his appointment due to his previous somewhat undistinguished coaching record and general public calls for a foreign coach, Ukraine went on to qualify for their first-ever FIFA World Cup on 3 September 2005, by drawing 1–1 against Georgia in Tbilisi. In their first World Cup (2006 FIFA World Cup), they were in the Group H together with Spain, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. After losing 0–4 in the first match against Spain, the Ukrainians beat their other two opponents to reach the knock-out stage.

In the round of 16, Ukraine played against the winner of the Group G Switzerland, who they beat on penalties. In the quarter-finals they were beaten 0–3 by eventual champions Italy.

UEFA Euro 2012[edit]

As a host nation Ukraine qualified automatically for UEFA Euro 2012,[1] marking their début in the UEFA European Championship. In their opening game against Sweden, Ukraine won 2–1 in Kiev. Despite the team's efforts, the co-hosts were eliminated after a 0–2 loss to France and a 0–1 loss to England, all in Donetsk.

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 10 6 4 0 31 4 +27 22
 Ukraine 10 6 3 1 28 4 +24 21
 Montenegro 10 4 3 3 18 17 +1 15
 Poland 10 3 4 3 18 12 +6 13
 Moldova 10 3 2 5 12 17 −5 11
 San Marino 10 0 0 10 1 54 −53 0
  England Moldova Montenegro Poland San Marino Ukraine
England  4–0 4–1 2–0 5–0 1–1
Moldova  0–5 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–0
Montenegro  1–1 2–5 2–2 3–0 0–4
Poland  1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 1–3
San Marino  0–8 0–2 0–6 1–5 0–8
Ukraine  0–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 9–0


UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group C[edit]

Legend
Qualified directly for the finals
Advanced to the play-offs
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Ukraine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Macedonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Luxembourg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Belarus Luxembourg Republic of Macedonia Slovakia Spain Ukraine
Belarus  8 Sep '15 12 Oct '15 12 Oct '14 14 Jun '15 9 Oct '14
Luxembourg  8 Sep '14 5 Sep '15 12 Oct '15 12 Oct '14 15 Nov '14
Macedonia  27 Mar '15 9 Oct '14 15 Nov '14 8 Sep '15 9 Oct '15
Slovakia  9 Oct '15 27 Mar '15 14 Jun '15 9 Oct '14 8 Sep '15
Spain  15 Nov '14 9 Oct '15 8 Sep '14 5 Sep '15 27 Mar '15
Ukraine  5 Sep '15 14 Jun '15 12 Oct '14 8 Sep '14 12 Oct '15


Stadiums[edit]

The most important matches of the Ukrainian national team are held in Kiev's Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, also home of FC Dynamo Kyiv. New infrastructure and stadiums were built in preparation for Euro 2012, and other venues include stadiums in the cities of Donetsk, Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa. The alternative stadiums are: Donbass Arena (Donetsk), Metalist Stadium (Kharkiv), Arena Lviv (Lviv), Dnipro-Arena (Dnipropetrovsk), Chornomorets Stadium (Odessa).

During Soviet times (before 1991) only two stadiums in Ukraine were used in official games, they are the Olimpiysky NSC in Kiev (known then as Republican Stadium) and the Lokomotiv Stadium in Simferopol.

Forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Friendly international

3 September 2014
Ukraine  v  Moldova

UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group C

8 September 2014
20:45 UTC+1
Ukraine  v  Slovakia
[ Report]

UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group C

9 October 2014
20:45 UTC+1
Belarus  v  Ukraine
[ Report]


UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group C

12 October 2014
18:00 UTC+1
Ukraine  v  Macedonia
[ Report]

UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group C

15 November 2014
18:00 UTC+1
Luxembourg  v  Ukraine
[ Report]

Recent matches[edit]

Friendly international

14 August 2013
21:00 UTC+2
Ukraine  2 – 0  Israel
Rotan Goal 27'
Seleznyov Goal 71'
Report

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H

6 September 2013
21:00 UTC+3
Ukraine  9 – 0  San Marino
Dević Goal 11'
Seleznyov Goal 26'
Edmar Goal 32'
Khacheridi Goal 45+1'54'
Konoplyanka Goal 50'
Bezus Goal 63'
Fedetskyi Goal 75'
Rakytskiy Goal 90+4'
Report
Arena Lviv, Lviv
Attendance: 34,915
Referee: Neil Doyle (Republic of Ireland)

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H

10 September 2013
21:45 UTC+3
Ukraine  0 – 0  England
Report
Olympic Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 69,890
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H

11 October 2013
21:00 UTC+3
Ukraine  1 – 0  Poland
Yarmolenko Goal 64' Report
Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv
Attendance: 39,126
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H

15 October 2013
21:00 UTC+2
San Marino  0 – 8  Ukraine
Report Seleznyov Goal 13' (pen.)18'
Dević Goal 15'51'57' (pen.)
Yarmolenko Goal 55'
Bezus Goal 65'
Mandzyuk Goal 80'
Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle
Attendance: 1,268
Referee: Harald Lechner (Austria)

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Second Round

15 November 2013
21:45 UTC+2
Ukraine  2 – 0  France
Zozulya Goal 61'
Yarmolenko Goal 82' (pen.)
Report
Olympic Stadium, Kiev
Attendance: 67,732
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Second Round

19 November 2013
TBC UTC+1
France  3 – 0  Ukraine
Sakho Goal 22'
Benzema Goal 34'
Sakho Goal 72'
Report
Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 77,000
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

Friendly International

5 March 2014
CET (UTC+2)
Ukraine  2 – 0  United States
Yarmolenko Goal 11'
Dević Goal 68'
Report
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus(10)
Attendance: 1,573
Referee: Leontios Trattou (Cyprus)

Friendly international

22 May 2014
21:00 UTC+2
Ukraine  2 – 1  Niger
Ordets Goal 20'
Stepanenko Goal 80'
Report Balé Goal 56'

Last 12 months – 11 games, 8 win(s), 2 draw(s), 1 loss(es) – 30 scored & 4 allowed.
Best scorer(s): Yarmolenko and Dević with 4 goals

Notes:

Player records[edit]

Most capped Ukraine players[edit]

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk and Andriy Shevchenko being honored by UEFA in 2011 for their 100th cap. They are the first and second, respectively, most capped players in the history of Ukraine.
Andriy Shevchenko is the top scorer in the history of Ukraine with 48 goals.

As of 22 May 2014

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk 2000– 132 4
2 Andriy Shevchenko 1995–2012 111 48
3 Oleksandr Shovkovskiy 1994–2012 92 0
4 Oleh Husyev 2003– 91 13
5 Serhiy Rebrov 1992–2006 75 15
6 Andriy Voronin 2002–2012 74 8
Ruslan Rotan 2003– 74 7
8 Andriy Husin 1993–2006 71 9
9 Andriy Vorobey 2000–2008 68 9
10 Andriy Nesmachniy 2000–2009 67 0


Top Ukraine goalscorers[edit]

As of 22 May 2014

# Player Career Goals Caps Average
1 Andriy Shevchenko 1995–2012 48 111 0.43
2 Andriy Yarmolenko 2009– 15 40 0.38
Serhiy Rebrov 1992–2006 15 75 0.2
4 Oleh Husyev 2003– 13 91 0.14
5 Serhiy Nazarenko 2003– 12 56 0.21
6 Yevhen Seleznyov 2008– 9 42 0.21
Andriy Vorobey 2000–2008 9 68 0.13
Andriy Husin 1993–2006 9 71 0.13
9 Tymerlan Huseynov 1993–1997 8 14 0.57
Yevhen Konoplyanka 2010– 8 37 0.22
Artem Milevskiy 2006– 8 50 0.16
Andriy Voronin 2002–2012 8 74 0.11


Ukraine captains[edit]

As of 22 May 2014

# Player Career Captain Caps Total Caps
1 Andriy Shevchenko 1995–2012 56 111
2 Oleh Luzhny 1992–2002 39 52
3 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk 2000– 38 132
4 Oleksandr Holovko 1995–2004 13 58
Yuriy Kalytvyntsev 1995–1999 13 22
6 Oleksandr Shovkovskiy 1994–2012 12 92
7 Ruslan Rotan 2003– 7 74
8 Serhiy Bezhenar 1992–1997 4 23
Yuriy Maksymov 1992–2002 4 27
10 Serhiy Diryavka 1992–1995 3 9
Ihor Kutepov 1992–1993 3 4


Top 10 goalkeepers[edit]

As of 22 May 2014

# Player Games Wins GA GAA
1 Oleksandr Shovkovskiy 92 38 80 0.87
2 Andriy Pyatov 48 23 37 0.771
3 Oleh Suslov 12 7 15 1.25
4 Vitaliy Reva 9 3 10 1.111
5 Andriy Dykan 8 5 11 1.375
6 Maksym Levytskyi 8 1 10 1.25
7 Dmytro Tyapushkin 7 1 11 1.571
8 Valeriy Vorobyov 6 3 2 0.333
9 Dmytro Shutkov 5 2 4 0.8
10 Vyacheslav Kernozenko 5 2 8 1.6


  • ^1 Players in bold are still actively competing and are available for selection

Ukraine managers[edit]

Manager Nation Ukraine career Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Win % Qualifying cycle Final tour
Viktor Prokopenko Ukraine 1992 3 0 1 2 2 5 0
Mykola Pavlov (caretaker) Ukraine 1992 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
Oleh Bazylevych Ukraine 1993–1994 11 4 3 4 13 14 36.36 1996
Mykola Pavlov (caretaker) Ukraine 1994 2 0 0 2 0 3 0
Yozhef Sabo Ukraine 1994 2 1 1 0 3 0 50 1996
Anatoliy Konkov Ukraine 1995 7 3 0 4 8 13 42.86 1996
Yozhef Sabo Ukraine 1996–1999 32 15 11 6 26 41 46.88 1998, 2000
Valeriy Lobanovskyi Ukraine 2000–2001 18 12 4 2 29 14 66.67 2002
Leonid Buryak Ukraine 2002–2003 19 14 3 2 38 13 73.68 2004
Oleh Blokhin Ukraine 2003–2007 46 21 14 11 78 26 45.65 2006, 2008 2006
Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko[9] Ukraine 2008–2009 20 15 1 4 41 12 75 2010
Myron Markevych[10][11][12] Ukraine 2010 4 3 1 0 9 3 75
Yuriy Kalytvyntsev (caretaker)[13][14] Ukraine 2010–2011 8 3 2 3 14 16 37.5
Oleh Blokhin[15][16] Ukraine 2011–2012 12 5 3 4 28 12 41.67 2014 2012
Andriy Bal (caretaker)[17] Ukraine 2012 3 1 1 1 2 1 33.33 2014
Oleksandr Zavarov (caretaker) Ukraine 2012 1 1 0 0 1 0 100
Mykhaylo Fomenko[18] Ukraine 2013– 14 11 2 1 37 6 78.57 2014

Last updated on 22 May 2014.

Coaching staff[edit]

Currently approved[19]

Head coach Ukraine Mykhaylo Fomenko[18]
Coach Ukraine Valeriy Dushkov
Coach Ukraine Oleksandr Zavarov
Coach Ukraine Volodymyr Onyschenko
Goalkeeper Coach Ukraine Yuriy Syvukha
Manager Ukraine Oleh Taraday
Senior Administrator Ukraine Ruslan Volchanskyi
Administrator Ukraine Viktor Kashpur

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 28 players were called up for a friendly match against Moldova on 3 September 2014 and UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Slovakia on 8 September 2014.[20]
Players' records are accurate as of 22 May 2014 after a match against Niger.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Andriy Pyatov (1984-06-28) 28 June 1984 (age 30) 48 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
1GK Dmytro Bezotosnyi (1983-11-15) 15 November 1983 (age 30) 0 0 Ukraine Chornomorets Odesa
1GK Denys Boyko (1988-01-29) 29 January 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
2DF Oleksandr Kucher (1982-10-22) 22 October 1982 (age 31) 39 2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
2DF Vyacheslav Shevchuk (1979-05-13) 13 May 1979 (age 35) 35 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
2DF Artem Fedetskyi (1985-04-26) 26 April 1985 (age 29) 30 2 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
2DF Yevhen Khacheridi (1987-07-28) 28 July 1987 (age 27) 28 3 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
2DF Yaroslav Rakytskyi (1989-08-03) 3 August 1989 (age 25) 26 4 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
2DF Yevhen Makarenko (1991-05-21) 21 May 1991 (age 23) 2 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
2DF Ivan Ordets (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 22) 1 1 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
3MF Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (Captain) (1979-03-30) 30 March 1979 (age 35) 132 4 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
3MF Oleh Husyev (1983-04-25) 25 April 1983 (age 31) 91 13 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
3MF Andriy Yarmolenko (1989-10-23) 23 October 1989 (age 24) 40 15 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
3MF Taras Stepanenko (1989-08-08) 8 August 1989 (age 25) 14 1 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
3MF Edmar Halovskyi (1980-06-16) 16 June 1980 (age 34) 11 1 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv
3MF Mykola Morozyuk (1988-01-17) 17 January 1988 (age 26) 8 1 Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk
3MF Dmytro Khomchenovskyi (1990-04-16) 16 April 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Ukraine Zorya Luhansk
3MF Artem Hromov (1990-01-14) 14 January 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava
3MF Kyrylo Kovalchuk (1986-06-11) 11 June 1986 (age 28) 0 0 Ukraine Chornomorets Odesa
3MF Pavlo Rebenok (1985-07-25) 25 July 1985 (age 29) 0 0 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv
3MF Yevhen Shakhov (1990-11-30) 30 November 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
4FW Roman Zozulya (1989-11-17) 17 November 1989 (age 24) 16 3 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
4FW Roman Bezus (1990-09-26) 26 September 1990 (age 23) 15 3 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
4FW Oleksandr Hladkyy (1987-08-24) 24 August 1987 (age 27) 8 1 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
4FW Volodymyr Homenyuk (1985-07-19) 19 July 1985 (age 29) 8 0 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv
4FW Pylyp Budkivskyi (1992-03-10) 10 March 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Ukraine Zorya Luhansk

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Rustam Khudzhamov (1982-10-05) 5 October 1982 (age 31) 1 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk v.  United States, 5 March 2014
GK Maksym Koval (1992-12-09) 9 December 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Ukraine Hoverla Uzhhorod v.  France, 15 November 2013
DF Yevhen Selin (1988-05-09) 9 May 1988 (age 26) 15 1 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv v.  Niger, 22 May 2014
DF Andriy Pylyavskyi (1988-12-04) 4 December 1988 (age 25) 0 0 Ukraine Zorya Luhansk v.  Niger, 22 May 2014
DF Yevhen Tkachuk (1991-07-27) 27 July 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava v.  Niger, 22 May 2014
DF Yevhen Zubeyko (1989-09-30) 30 September 1989 (age 24) 0 0 Ukraine Chornomorets Odesa v.  Niger, 22 May 2014
DF Vitaliy Mandzyuk Injured (1986-01-24) 24 January 1986 (age 28) 24 1 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v.  France, 19 November 2013
MF Ruslan Rotan Injured (1981-10-29) 29 October 1981 (age 32) 74 7 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v.  Moldova, 3 September 2014 WD
MF Denys Harmash Injured (1990-04-19) 19 April 1990 (age 24) 16 1 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv v.  Moldova, 3 September 2014 WD
MF Yevhen Konoplyanka Injured (1989-09-29) 29 September 1989 (age 24) 37 8 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v.  Niger, 22 May 2014
MF Serhiy Bolbat (1993-06-13) 13 June 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk v.  Niger, 22 May 2014
MF Denys Dedechko (1987-07-02) 2 July 1987 (age 27) 1 0 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava v.  Niger, 22 May 2014
MF Serhiy Sydorchuk (1991-05-02) 2 May 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv v.  Niger, 22 May 2014
MF Valeriy Fedorchuk (1988-10-05) 5 October 1988 (age 25) 0 0 Ukraine Volyn Lutsk v.  France, 19 November 2013
MF Oleksiy Hay (1982-11-06) 6 November 1982 (age 31) 29 1 Ukraine Chornomorets Odessa v.  San Marino, 15 October 2013
MF Dmytro Hrechyshkin (1991-09-22) 22 September 1991 (age 22) 2 0 Ukraine Chornomorets Odessa v.  England, 10 September 2013
FW Marko Dević (1983-10-27) 27 October 1983 (age 30) 35 7 Russia Rubin Kazan v.  Niger, 22 May 2014
FW Oleksiy Antonov (1986-05-08) 8 May 1986 (age 28) 2 0 Kazakhstan Aktobe v.  Niger, 22 May 2014
FW Yevhen Seleznyov Injured (1985-07-20) 20 July 1985 (age 29) 42 9 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk v.  Niger, 22 May 2014 WD
FW Oleksandr Kovpak (1983-02-02) 2 February 1983 (age 31) 3 0 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava v.  San Marino, 15 October 2013

Notes:

  • Injured Injured or recovering from surgery
  • (ret.) Retired from the national team
  • WD Withddrew

Previous squads[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup FIFA World Cup Qualification
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1930–1990 Part of  Soviet Union
United States 1994 Did Not Enter (spot not granted by FIFA) Did Not Enter (spot not granted by FIFA)
France 1998 Did Not Qualify 12 6 3 3 11 9
South Korea Japan 2002 12 4 6 2 15 13
Germany 2006 Quarter-Finals 8th 5 2 1 2 5 7 12 7 4 1 18 7
South Africa 2010 Did Not Qualify 12 6 4 2 21 7
Brazil 2014 12 7 3 2 30 7
Russia 2018 To Be Determined
Qatar 2022
Total Quarter-final 1/5 5 2 1 2 5 7 60 30 20 10 95 43
* Denotes draws include knock-out matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA European Championship record[edit]

UEFA European Championship UEFA European Championship Qualification
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1960–1992 Part of  Soviet Union
England 1996 Did Not Qualify 10 4 1 5 11 15
Belgium Netherlands 2000 12 5 6 1 16 7
Portugal 2004 8 2 4 2 11 10
Austria Switzerland 2008 12 5 2 5 18 16
Poland Ukraine 2012 Group Stage 13th 3 1 0 2 2 4 Qualified as host nation
France 2016 To Be Determined To Be Determined
2020
Total Group Stage 1/5 3 1 0 2 2 4 42 16 13 13 56 48

Qualifying campaigns[edit]

FIFA World Cup UEFA European Championship
1994 – Qualifying spot not granted by FIFA 1996 – 4th in Qualifying group 4
1998 – 2nd in Qualifying group 9, lost to Croatia in play-off 2000 – 2nd in Qualifying group 4, lost to Slovenia in play-off
2002 – 2nd in Qualifying group 5, lost to Germany in play-off 2004 – 3rd in Qualifying group 6
2006Qualified for the tournament (1st in Qualifying group 2) 2008 – 4th in Qualifying group B
2010 – 2nd in Qualifying group 6, lost to Greece in play-off 2012Qualified as host nation
2014 – 2nd in Qualifying group H, lost to France in play-off 2016 – TBD

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Ukraine's all-time international record, correct as of 22 May 2014.[21]

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Albania 4 3 1 0 6 2 +4
 Andorra 4 4 0 0 17 0 +17
 Armenia 8 5 3 0 17 8 +9
 Austria 2 1 0 1 4 4 0
 Azerbaijan 2 1 1 0 6 0 +6
 Belarus 7 3 3 1 7 4 +3
 Bulgaria 5 3 2 0 7 2 +5
 Brazil 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
 Cameroon 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Canada 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Chile 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Costa Rica 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4
 Croatia 7 1 3 3 5 12 -7
 Cyprus 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1
 Czech Republic 2 0 1 1 0 4 -4
 Denmark 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 England 7 1 2 4 3 9 -6
 Estonia 4 4 0 0 10 0 +10
 France 9 1 3 5 5 14 -9
 Faroe Islands 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7
 Georgia 8 5 3 0 14 5 +9
 Germany 5 0 3 2 5 10 -5
 Greece 6 2 2 2 4 3 +1
 Hungary 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3
 Iran 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Iceland 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1
 Israel 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2
 Italy 7 0 1 6 2 14 -12
 Japan 2 1 0 1 1 1 0
 Kazakhstan 4 4 0 0 9 3 +6
 South Korea 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3
 Latvia 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2
 Lithuania 7 5 0 2 15 8 +7
 Libya 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3
 Luxembourg 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Mexico 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1
 Moldova 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2
 Montenegro 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3
 Macedonia 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1
 Netherlands 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3
 Niger 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Northern Ireland 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2
 Norway 5 4 1 0 5 0 +5
 Poland 7 3 2 2 9 8 +1
 Portugal 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
 Romania 5 1 1 3 6 11 -5
 Russia 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1
 San Marino 2 2 0 0 17 0 +17
 Saudi Arabia 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4
 Scotland 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
 Serbia 4 4 0 0 7 1 +6
 Slovakia 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1
 Slovenia 4 0 2 2 4 6 -2
 Spain 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5
 Switzerland 2 1 1 0 2 2 0
 Sweden 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1
 Tunisia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Turkey 6 1 1 4 5 9 -4
 United Arab Emirates 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 United States 4 3 1 0 5 1 +4
 Uruguay 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1
 Uzbekistan 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3
 Wales 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
Total 195 88 55 53 278 194 +84

Home venues record[edit]

Since Ukraine's first fixture (29 April 1992 vs. Hungary) they have played their home games at 11 different stadiums.

Venue City Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Points per game
Olimpiyskyi Kiev 50 25 17 8 79 42 1.84
VVL Dynamo Kiev 20 13 5 2 38 15 2.2
Metalist Kharkiv 7 2 1 4 9 8 1
Ukraina Lviv 6 6 0 0 14 5 3
Donbass Arena Donetsk 5 0 1 4 2 9 0.2
Arena Lviv Lviv 3 2 1 0 11 1 2.33
Chornomorets Odessa 3 2 1 0 4 2 2.33
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2 2 0 0 2 0 3
Shakhtar Donetsk 2 0 1 1 0 2 0.5
Meteor Dnipropetrovsk 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Avanhard Uzhhorod 1 0 0 1 1 3 0
Totals 100 52 28 20 162 89 1.84
Last updated: 22 May 2014. Statistics include official FIFA-recognised matches only.

FIFA Ranking history [22][edit]

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
90 77 71 59 49 47 27 34 45 45 60 57 40 13 30 15 22 34 55 47 18 17

Sports kits and sponsors[edit]

Team kit prior to Feb. 2006 – Lotto
Team kit used in 2009 – Adidas

On 29 March 2010, Ukraine debuted a new Adidas kit.[23] This replaced the Adidas kit with a yellow base and the traditional Adidas three stripe with a snake sash which was used in 2009.[24] Prior to 5 February 2009 Ukraine wore a Lotto kit.

Sponsors[edit]

Marketing for the Football Federation of Ukraine is conducted by the Ukraine Football International (UFI).

Former title and general sponsors included Ukrtelekom and Kyivstar.[28]

Kits[edit]

Kit providers[edit]

The official team kit is currently produced by German company Adidas which has a contract with the Ukrainian team until 31 December 2016.

Period Kit provider
1992 – 1996 United Kingdom Umbro
1997 – 2002 Germany Puma
2002 – 2008 Italy Lotto
2009 – 2016 Germany Adidas

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ukraine determine own future, UEFA
  2. ^ NSK Olimpiysky, Ukrainian Soccer Portal
  3. ^ The Ukrainian Football National Team of 1925–1935 (Ukrainian)
  4. ^ Ukrainian Soccer History website (Ukrainian)
  5. ^ a b Ukraine’s forgotten World Cup pedigree, Business Ukraine (4 August 2010)
  6. ^ "RSSSF European Championship 1988 – Final Tournament – Full Details". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  7. ^ "It's still on: Ukraine confirm friendly in Cyprus vs. USMNT set to go ahead as scheduled". MLSsoccer.com. Major League Soccer. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "World Cup: USMNT match vs. Ukraine to be moved to Cyprus due to political upheaval". MLSsoccer.com. Major Soccer League. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Ukraine decides not to renew coach's contract, Kyiv Post (23 December 2009)
  10. ^ Markevych, Surkis sign contract of national football team's chief coach, Kyiv Post (21 April 2010)
  11. ^ (Ukrainian) "Офіційна заява Мирона Маркевича (Official petition of Myron Markevych)". metalist.kharkov.ua. 21 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "Copy of the document for the resgnation". Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  13. ^ (Ukrainian) "Збірну довірили Калитвинцеву (National team was entrusted to Kalitvintsev)". www.ffu.org.ua. 25 August 2010. 
  14. ^ Markevich leaves Ukraine helm, UEFA (August 25, 2010)
  15. ^ Ukraine appoint Blokhin, Sky Sports (21 April 2011)
  16. ^ Oleg Blokhin appointed Ukraine coach, Reuters (21 April 2011)
  17. ^ Андрій Баль призначений в.о. головного тренера збірної України (Andriy Bal is appointed acting head coach of the Ukrainian national team), www.ua-football.com (6 October 2012)
  18. ^ a b Ukraine's football federation taps Fomenko to coach national team, Kyiv Post (26 December 2012)
  19. ^ (Russian) Блохин огласил свой тренерский штаб, ua-football.com
  20. ^ "Mykhailo Fomenko announced the squad on Paraguay and Slovakia" (in English). FFU. 22 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "All matches". ffu.org.ua. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  22. ^ FIFA-ranking
  23. ^ (Russian) "Новую форму сборной первым примерил Ракицкий (+фото) (New uniform for the National team was first fitted by Rakytsky with photo)". ua.football. Globalinfo (Kiev, Ukraine). 29 March 2010. 
  24. ^ "Ukraine 09/10 Adidas football kits". footballshirtculture. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  25. ^ National team sponsor promised $2 mln for advancing to the WC-2014
  26. ^ Article-news at epicentrk.com.ua
  27. ^ Presentation of new sponsors in 2013 on YouTube. Youtube channel of FFU.
  28. ^ Explanation of sponsorship.

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