Yaroslav Rakytskiy

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Yaroslav Rakytskyi
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Rakitskiy in 2011
Personal information
Full name Yaroslav Volodymyrovych Rakitskiy
Date of birth (1989-08-03) 3 August 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Pershotravensk, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Shakhtar Donetsk
Number 44
Youth career
2002 FC Pavlohrad
2003–2004 Shakhtar Donetsk
2005 UOR Ddonetsk
2006–2009 Shakhtar Donetsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Shakhtar Donetsk 113 (4)
National team
2009 Ukraine-20 1 (0)
2008–2011 Ukraine-21 17 (3)
2009– Ukraine 26 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2013

Yaroslav Rakytskyi (Ukrainian: Ярослав Володимирович Ракицький, born 3 August 1989) is a Ukrainian footballer currently playing as a defender for Shakhtar Donetsk. He is also a member of the Ukraine national football team, he made his first team appearance for Ukraine national football team on 10 October 2009 and scored his first goal on 14 October of the same year.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

2009-10[edit]

He moved up to the first team during the 2009-10 season, making his debut, at the age of 20, in a 6-1 Ukrainian Cup win against Dnister Ovidiopol (now called FC Odesa).[1] He made his league debut for the club 16 days later, coming as a substitute on 31 August in a 3-1 victory over Zorya Luhansk.[2] His first goal for Shakhtar came in the following round of the Ukrainian Cup in a 3-1 victory over Yednist' Plysky. He also set up the third goal of the match for Oleksandr Gladkiy.[3] Rakitskiy scored his second goal of the season in a 4-1 group stage win over Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League. He ended his first season in the Shakhtar first team with 37 appearances, of which 24 came in the league, and 2 goals. He picked his first trophy at Shakhtar, with the team winning the league.[4]

2010-11[edit]

Rakitskiy started the 2010-11 with success in the Super Cup as Shakhtar comprehensively defeated Tavriya 7-1.[5] His first league goal came in a 3-1 victory over Kryvbas on 10 July 2010.[6] He also scored Shakhtar's only goal in a 6-1 aggregate lose to Barcelona in the Champions League quarter final, scoring in the 5-1 first leg defeat at Camp Nou.[7] He played in Shakhtar's 2-0 Ukrainian Cup win over Dynamo Kyiv.[8] He made a total of 34 appearances in the 2010-11 season, scoring twice as Shakhtar retained the Premier League title.[9]

2011-12[edit]

Shakhtar won the Premier League and the Ukrainian Cup in the 2011-12 season.[10] On 29 October Yaroslav picked up a red card in a 3-2 victory over Oleksandria, after receiving two yellow cards.[11] His first goal of the season came in a 2-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv at the Donbass Arena on 7 April.[12] He scored another goal a few weeks later in a 3-1 victory over Tavriya.[13] He finished the season with 2 goals in 37 appearances, 27 of which were in the league. Shakhtar won the Premier League title for the third year in a row [14] and also retained the Ukrainian Cup in a 2-1 extra time victory over Metalurh Donetsk. Oleksandr Kucher scored the winning goal, after a rebound from Rakitskiy's shot.[15]

2012-13[edit]

He played in Shakhtar's 2-0 Super Cup victory over Metalurh Donetsk on 10 July, keeping a clean sheet.[16] He managed clean sheets in a 6-0 win against Arsenal Kyiv on 15 July,[17] a 1-0 victory over Kryvbas on 29 July[18] and a 4-0 win over Volyn Lutsk on 6 September.[19] On 26 August he assisted Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the third goal in a 3-0 victory over Karpaty Lviv and kept a clean sheet.[20] and was named Man of the Match.[21] On 15 September he kept a clean sheet in a 3-0 victory against Zorya Luhansk.[22]

International[edit]

Yaroslav made his debut for the national team on 10 October 2009, at the age of 20, in a 1-0 victory over England in a World Cup qualifier.[23] His first goal for Ukraine came just four days later and a 6-0 win against Andorra.[24] He scored his second goal in a 2-1 friendly win over Chile on 7 September 2010 [25] and scored his third goal in another friendly match, a 2-2 draw with Romania which saw Ukraine take victory 4-2 in a penalty shootout.[26]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 October 2009 Comunal, Andorra la Vella, Andora  Andorra 4–0 6–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 7 September 2010 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine  Chile 2–0 2–1 Friendly
3. 8 February 2011 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Romania 1–0 2–2 Cytavision Cyprus Tournament 2011
4. 6 September 2013 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine  San Marino 9–0 9–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 13 April 2013[27]
Club Season League Cup Europe Super Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shakhtar 2009–10 24 0 4 1 9 1 - - 37 2
2010–11 21 1 2 0 10 1 1 0 34 2
2011–12 27 2 5 0 4 0 1 0 37 2
2012–13 20 1 1 0 8 0 1 0 30 1
Total 92 4 12 1 31 2 3 0 138 7

International[edit]

As of 6 September 2013[28]
Ukraine national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 4 1
2010 4 1
2011 5 1
2012 7 0
2013 4 1
Total 24 4

Honours[edit]

Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yaroslav Rakitskiy special matches". Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Yaroslav Rakitskiy special matches". Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Yaroslav Rakitskiy special matches". Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ukraine 2009/10". Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Shakhtar age their rage in Super Cup rout". Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Shakhtar Donetsk vs Kryvbas 2-0". Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1". Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Shakhtar sign off with Ukrainian Cup success". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ukraine 2010/11". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Ukraine 2011/12". Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Oleksandria vs Shakhtar 2-3". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Shakhtar vs Dynamo Kyiv 2-0". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Shakhtar vs Tavriya 3-1". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ukraine 2011/12". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Shakhtar keep hold of Ukrainian Cup". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Metalurh Donetsk vs Shakhtar Donetsk 0-2". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "http://uk.soccerway.com/matches/2012/07/15/ukraine/premier-league/joint-stock-company-fc-shakhtar-donetsk/fc-arsenal-kyiv/1289235/". 
  18. ^ "Shakhtar vs Krvbas 1-0". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Volyn vs Shakhtar 0-4". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  20. ^ "Shakhtar Donetsk vs Karpaty 3-0". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "Rakitskiy named as Man of the Match". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "Zorya vs Shakhtar 0-3". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "Yaroslav Rakitskiy special matches". Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  24. ^ "Yaroslav Rakitskiy special matches". Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "Ukraine vs Chile 2-1". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  26. ^ "Romania vs Ukraine 2-2". Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  27. ^ Yaroslav Rakitskiy stats
  28. ^ "Rakitskiy, Yaroslav". National Football Teams. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 

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