Yevhen Seleznyov

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Yevhen Seleznyov
Yevhen Seleznyov-2011.jpeg
Seleznyov with Shakhtar Donetsk in 2011
Personal information
Full name Yevhen Oleksandrovich Seleznyov
Date of birth (1985-07-20) 20 July 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Makiivka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2009 Shakhtar Donetsk 26 (7)
2002–2004 Shakhtar-3 Donetsk 41 (9)
2002–2006 Shakhtar-2 Donetsk 53 (19)
2006–2008 Arsenal Kyiv (loan) 36 (19)
2009–2011 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 51 (30)
2011–2012 Shakhtar Donetsk 26 (16)
2012– Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 71 (28)
National team
2008– Ukraine 42 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:41, 14 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 April 2015
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Oleksandrovich and the family name is Seleznyov.

Yevhen Oleksandrovich Seleznyov (Ukrainian: Євген Олександрович Селезньов; born 20 July 1985) is a Ukrainian football striker who plays for Ukrainian Premier League club FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

He previously played two spells at Shakhtar Donetsk, winning the UEFA Cup in 2009, and a domestic double three years later. He was the league's top scorer in their double-winning season, and maintained the honour the following season with Dnipro.

A full international since 2008, Seleznyov has earned over 40 caps for Ukraine, scoring nine international goals. He was part of their squad when they co-hosted UEFA Euro 2012.

Career[edit]

Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

Born in in Makiivka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, Yevhen Seleznyov is a product of the Shakhtar academy. In the winter of 2007, he went on a one-and-a-half year loan deal to Arsenal Kyiv. Seleznyov was one of the top goal-scorers in the 2007–08 Ukrainian Premier League, having scored 17 goals in 24 games.

On completion of his loan he returned to Donetsk, and signed a 5-year deal.[1] He scored his first goal for Shakhtar on 3 August against Illichivets Mariupol in a 3–0 victory· He took part with the club in the UEFA Champions League in their group-stage exit, playing three matches scoring as a substitute to conclude a 5–0 home win over FC Basel.[2]

He made two appearances in the UEFA Cup as they won it in his first season at the club: on 19 February 2009, a minute after replacing Oleksandr Gladky, he headed in Jádson's free kick with his first touch of the game to score past Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to open a 2–0 win.[3]

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk[edit]

Seleznyov celebrating with Dnipro in April 2010

On 25 July 2009, Seleznyov signed with rivals Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in a deal worth €4.5 million. That same day, he scored his first goal for Dnipro on his debut against Metalist Kharkiv. In the next two seasons, Seleznyov established himself as a key player at Dnipro. He showed good target man characteristics for a forward and good scoring ability, especially with his head. He was the top scorer of the 2010–11 Ukrainian Premier League season with 17 goals in 24 games.

Return to Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

On 22 June 2011, Dnipro returned to his old club Shakhtar Donetsk. The transfer fee was undisclosed but it is estimated to be around €5 million.[4][5]

At the end of the 2011–12 season, Seleznyov was Shakhtar's top league goalscorer, and joint top league scorer outright with Maicon with 14, despite the latter scoring two penalties. Seleznyov scored against APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League, in a 2–0 win.[6]

Return to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk[edit]

On 29 August 2012, Seleznyov went back to Dnipro for an undisclosed fee.

On 7 May 2015, Seleznyov scored an 80th-minute equaliser in the Europa League semi-final first leg against Napoli, making it 1–1 and giving Dnipro the away goals advantage heading into the second leg.[7] In the second leg, at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, a week later, Seleznyov scored the only goal of the game as Dnipro won 1–0, to go through to their first European final on 27 May 2015, 2–1 winners on aggregate.[8] Dnipro lost the final 3-2, with Seleznyov entering the game in the 78' minute.

International career[edit]

On 24 May 2008, he made his first appearance for the Ukrainian national football team in a friendly against Netherlands. He scored his first international goal against Norway in Dnipropetrovsk on 19 November, the only goal of the game.

Seleznyov was a member of Ukraine's squad as they co-hosted UEFA Euro 2012, but did not enter the field of play in their group stage exit.

On 6 September 2013, Seleznyov was one of nine Ukrainian players to score in their 9–0 thrashing of San Marino at the Arena Lviv in qualification for the following year's World Cup.[9] He scored his first international two-goal haul on 15 October in the reverse fixture, as Ukraine won 8–0 in Serravalle;[10] the result qualified Ukraine for the play-offs, which they lost to France.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 14 May 2015[11]
Club Season League Cup Europe Super Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal Kyiv 2006–07 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2
2007–08 24 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 17
Total 36 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 19
Shakhtar Donetsk 2008–09 26 7 2 2 2 2 1 0 31 11
Total 26 7 2 2 2 2 1 0 31 11
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2009–10 27 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 30 16
2010–11 24 17 3 1 2 1 0 0 29 19
Total 51 30 6 4 2 1 0 0 59 35
Shakhtar Donetsk 2011–12 23 14 2 0 3 1 1 0 29 15
2012–13 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Total 26 16 2 0 3 1 1 0 32 17
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2012–13 22 7 4 0 6 3 0 0 32 10
2013–14 29 13 1 1 7 2 0 0 37 16
2014–15 20 8 5 3 12 2 0 0 37 13
Total 71 28 10 4 25 7 0 0 106 39
Career total 210 100 20 10 32 11 2 0 264 121

International[edit]

As of 19 November 2013.[12]
Ukraine
Year Apps Goals
2008 5 1
2009 8 3
2010 7 1
2011 7 0
2012 6 0
2013 9 4
Total 42 9

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.[12]

Honors[edit]

Team[edit]

Shakhtar

2011–12
2011–12
2012
2008–09

Personal[edit]

2011, 2012
2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ Selezniov signs on at Shakhtar – UkrainianSoccer.net, 9 June 2008
  2. ^ Saffer, Paul (27 November 2008). "Jadson treble seals Shakhtar consolation". UEFA. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Ashenden, Mark (19 February 2009). "Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Евгений Селезнев переходит в Шахтер (in Russian). FC Dnipro. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Шахтер" вернет лучшего бомбардира чемпионата Украины из "Днепра" за 5 миллионов евро (in Russian). sports.ru. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Line-ups: APOEL 0:2 Shakhtar". shakhtar.com. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Napoli 1-1 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk". BBC Sport. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Dnipro’s Yevhen Seleznyov sinks Napoli to seal Europa League final place". Guardian. 14 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ukraine flex muscles to overwhelm San Marino". UEFA. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Eight-goal Ukraine still miss out". UEFA. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Y. SELEZNYOV". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Yevhen Seleznyov". European Football. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 

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