Pyatov in 2014
|Full name||Andriy Valeriyovych Pyatov|
|Date of birth||28 June 1984|
|Place of birth||Kirovohrad, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2017
Andriy Valeriyovych Pyatov (Ukrainian: Андрій Валерійович П'ятов, born 28 June 1984 in Kirovohrad, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian football goalkeeper who plays for FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League.
Pyatov started his career in Vorskla Poltava in 2002. He was bought by Shakhtar from Vorskla for approximately £880,000 on 13 December 2006. He spent the rest of the 2006–07 season on loan at Vorskla Poltava. In the 2007–08 season, Pyatov replaced Bohdan Shust as the main goalkeeper of Shakhtar Donetsk, playing in league, cup, and UEFA Champions League matches, keeping two clean sheets. For the 2008–2009 season Pyatov will have serious competition for his No.1 spot as Shakhtar loaned out Bohdan Shust, and signed FC Kharkiv 'keeper Rustam Khudzhamov who is reaching his prime and saved FC Kharkiv from relegation. But after Shakhtars' 2–0 loss to FC Lviv, Pyatov regained his place as the clubs' No.1. In a home Champions League fixture against Barcelona Pyatov made 7 crucial saves as Shakhtar were leading 1–0, until Bojan Krkić sent in a cross which was spilled by Pyatov for Lionel Messi to easily tap in to make it 1–1 in the 85th minute. But things went from bad to worse as another cross was sent in Messi rose and headed home giving Barcelona the win, and ruining Pyatov's perfect game. Pyatov has cemented his spot as Shakhtar's No.1 after great performances in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup which saw Shakhtar reach the final, beating fellow Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv in the first ever all Ukrainian semi-final. His appearance in the final was marred as he spilled Naldo's freekick into the net to give Werder Bremen an equaliser but Shakhtar won 2–1 in extra time. On 1 November 2009 vs Chornomorets Odessa Pyatov played his 100th game for Shakhtar (conceding 72 goals), and in this game he won the Man of the Match, and is also the 1st time coach (Mircea Lucescu) ever named a goalkeeper Man of the Match.
In 2015 Pyatov broke the record of penalties stopped in European competitions by stopping his fourth penalty, a record previously held by Shovkovsky.
Pyatov was a member of the Ukrainian national under-21 team where he has played 20 matches. He was also part of Ukraine's 2006 World Cup squad which got to the quarter-finals. He has made 23 appearances for the Ukrainian national team and has let in 4 goals, keeping clean sheets against Poland, Sweden, Croatia and the Faroe Islands. He started the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a clean sheet against Belarus to help Ukraine win 1–0 in Lviv. In the 0–0 draw against Croatia, Pyatov was instrumental in denying Luka Modrić on two occasions, and as well as other to secure a point for his country. In November 2013 Pyatov set a new record of minutes without a goal for the national team, beating the record of Oleksandr Shovkovskiy.
- 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
- UEFA Cup: 1
- As of 20 March 2016
- Paul Doyle (20 May 2009). "Uefa Cup final: Shakhtar Donetsk v Werder Bremen - as it happened". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 16 February 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
- Пятов установил рекорд по продолжительности сухой серии в сборной Украины (in Russian). 26 November 2013. Archived from the original on 16 February 2010.
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