Andriy Vorobey

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Oleksiyovych and the family name is Vorobey.
Andriy Vorobey
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Vorobey in 2011
Personal information
Full name Andriy Oleksiyovych Vorobey
Date of birth (1978-11-29) 29 November 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth Donetsk, Ukraine
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1988[citation needed]–1995 Shakhtar Donetsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2007 Shakhtar Donetsk 219 (80)
1995–1999 Shakhtar-2 Donetsk (loan) 92 (23)
2007–2009 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 47 (12)
2009–2010 Arsenal Kyiv (loan) 23 (9)
2010–2013 Metalist Kharkiv 26 (4)
2013 Helios Kharkiv (loan) 6 (0)
Total 413 (128)
National team
2000–2008 Ukraine 68 (9)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2013.


Andriy Oleksiyovych Vorobey (Ukrainian: Андрій Олексійович Воробей; born 29 November 1978 in Donetsk) is a retired Ukrainian football striker. He was a three times national champion while playing for FC Shakhtar Donetsk. In 2000 the magazine Komanda recognized him as the best player in the league. During his career Vorobey netted over 100 goals in the Ukrainian Premier League, while in the 2000-01 season he became the league's top scorer.

When playing for the national team he was second striker under Andriy Shevchenko. While playing in Shakhtar Donetsk he started as a centre forward, but he became second striker behind Brandão.

Career[edit]

Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

Vorobey started his career in Shakhtar Donetsk in 1994. He was promoted to the senior team in 1997. In the 2000–01 season Vorobey was the leading scorer with 21 goals. He amassed 79 goals in 209 matches in the Ukrainian Premier League playing for Shakhtar Donetsk. His total career for the Shakhtar senior team lasted ten years.

In 2000/01 he set the Ukraine Premier League record for scoring goals in games in a row, 9 goals in 7 games.[1]

Dnipro[edit]

Vorobey signed a three-year contract with FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on 17 June 2007. He scored his first goal in European Competition for FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup, in a 1–1 draw with Aberdeen, however Dnipro were eliminated by Aberdeen on the away goal rule.

Metalist[edit]

On 28 May 2010 it was officially announced that Vorobey had signed a two-year contract at Metalist.

International career[edit]

Vorobey has been on the Ukraine national football team since 2000. Notably, he was on Ukraine's FIFA World Cup 2006 squad, where Ukraine got to the quarterfinals losing to their champions Italy. Vorobey is also well known for being the top scorer of the Ukraine national football team. He has scored 9 goals in the international arena.

His last goal for Ukraine was in the UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifying match against Faroe Islands, which Ukraine won 5–0. Vorobey scored the last goal of the match in the 64th minute.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 22 April 2013[3][4]

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ukraine League Cup Europe Super Cup Total
Shakhtar 1997–98 9 0 2 0 1 0 12 0
1998–99 18 11 4 2 3 0 25 13
1999–00 24 15 2 0 2 0 28 15
2000–01 24 21 5 6 12 7 41 34
2001–02 25 9 6 5 6 2 37 16
2002–03 29 8 6 5 4 1 39 14
2003–04 29 9 5 2 6 0 40 11
2004–05 29 4 6 1 13 1 1 0 49 6
2005–06 16 1 2 0 3 1 1 0 22 2
2006–07 16 2 6 1 4 0 0 0 26 3
Total 219 80 44 22 54 12 2 0 319 114
Dnipro 2007–08 26 7 1 0 3 1 30 8
2008–09 21 5 1 0 2 0 24 5
Total 47 12 2 0 5 1 54 13
Arsenal Kyiv 2009–10 23 9 1 0 24 9
Total 23 9 1 0 24 9
Metalist 2010–11 20 4 1 0 8 0 29 4
2011–12 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2012–13 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Total 26 4 2 1 8 0 36 5
Career totals 315 105 49 23 67 13 2 0 433 141

International[edit]

[5]

Ukraine national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 5 0
2001 12 4
2002 9 1
2003 9 0
2004 6 0
2005 6 0
2006 13 3
2007 6 1
2008 2 0
Total 68 9

Honours[edit]

Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

Personal[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ua-football.com/ukrainian/high/1437765400-teysheyra-mozhet-pobit-rekord-vorobya.html
  2. ^ "Ukraine rout lifts spirits in Kiev". UEFA.com. 17 October 2007. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Andriy Vorobey career Statistics". Football Database.eu. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Andriy Vorobey Europe stats". Uefa.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Andriy Vorobey – International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 

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