Seleznyov with Shakhtar Donetsk in 2011
|Full name||Yevhen Oleksandrovich Seleznyov|
|Date of birth||20 July 1985|
|Place of birth||Makiivka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|2006–2008||→ Arsenal Kyiv (loan)||36||(19)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:41, 14 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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. 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.
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.
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
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.
Return to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
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. 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. Dnipro lost the final 3-2, with Seleznyov entering the game in the 78' minute.
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.
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. He scored his first international two-goal haul on 15 October in the reverse fixture, as Ukraine won 8–0 in Serravalle; the result qualified Ukraine for the play-offs, which they lost to France.
- As of 14 May 2015
- As of 19 November 2013.
- Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.
|1.||19 November 2008||Dnipro-Arena, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine||Norway||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|2.||2 February 2009||Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus||Slovakia||2–1||3–2||Cyprus International Football Tournaments|
|3.||5 September 2009||Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine||Andorra||5–0||5–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||14 October 2009||Comunal, Andorra la Vella, Andora||Andorra||5–0||6–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||4 September 2010||Stadion Widzewa, Łódź, Poland||Poland||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|6.||14 August 2013||Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine||Israel||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|7.||9 September 2013||Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine||San Marino||2–0||9-0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8.||15 October 2013||Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino||San Marino||1–0||8–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- UEFA Cup: 1
- 2011, 2012
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