|Full name||Andriy Budnyi|
|Date of birth||20 September 1982|
|Place of birth||Chernivtsi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|FC Bukovyna Chernivtsi|
|2002||San Jose State Spartans|
|2004–2005||Azusa Pacific Cougars|
|2006–2007||Arsenal Bila Tserkva|
|2007–2008||→ Obolon-2 Kyiv (loan)||36||(24)|
|2009||→ Wilmington Hammerheads (loan)||1||(1)|
|2013||VSI Tampa Bay||18||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 April 2012.
College and Amateur
In 2002, Budnyi attended Bard College. He transferred to San Jose State University in 2002. He then transferred to Azusa Pacific University, where he earned the 2005 Golden State Athletic Conference and Region II Player of the Year award.
During his college years he also played two seasons with Cascade Surge in the USL Premier Development League, helping the team to two PDL Northwest Division titles, and being named to the PDL All-Western Conference teams in both 2004 and 2005.
Having spent much of the early part of 2006 training with Chivas USA of Major League Soccer, Budnyi signed his first professional contract with Charlotte Eagles of the USL Second Division on 28 June 2006, and subsequently played in 8 games for the team, scoring 1 goal.
Budnyi returned to his homeland in 2006, playing initially for Arsenal Bila Tserkva and then for Obolon Kyiv. He was the top scorer for Obolon's reserves, FC Obolon-2 Kyiv, in the Ukrainian Second League in 2007–2008, with 20 goals.
Budnyi returned to the United States in early 2009, and joined Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division in April 2009. On 22 July 2009, the RailHawks sent him on loan for one game to the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL Second Division. On 22 February 2010 Carolina announced the re-signing of Budnyi to a new contract for the 2010 season.
Budnyi joined the Syracuse Silver Knights in 2011. He did not re-sign at the start of the new season.
Budnyi returned the struggling Syracuse Silver Knights after signing a contract after the 2012/13 season had begun to add more firepower to their attack.
- PDL Honors
- Charlotte Eagles Sign Ukrainian Forward Andriy Budnyy
- RailHawks central station: Budnyy, Patterson outbound, Shields inbound
- "Budnyy back in RailHawk attack". NASL.com. Retrieved 2010-02-24.[dead link]