Andriy Yarmolenko

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Mykolaiovich and the family name is Yarmolenko.
Andriy Yarmolenko
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Yarmolenko with Dynamo Kyiv in 2015
Personal information
Full name Andriy Mykolaiovich Yarmolenko
Date of birth (1989-10-23) 23 October 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Leningrad, Soviet Union
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Kyiv
Number 10
Youth career
2002 Yunist Chernihiv
2002–2003 Desna Chernihiv
2003 Lokomotiv Kyiv
2003 Vidradnyi Kyiv
2004–2006 Yunist Chernihiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Desna Chernihiv 9 (4)
2007–2008 Dynamo-2 Kyiv 37 (9)
2007– Dynamo Kyiv 174 (69)
National team
2007–2008 Ukraine U19 15 (5)
2008–2011 Ukraine U21 16 (3)
2009– Ukraine 49 (19)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 July 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015

Andriy Mykolaiovich Yarmolenko (Ukrainian: Андрій Миколайович Ярмоленко; born 23 October 1989 in Leningrad) is a Ukrainian football winger or forward for Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Premier League and the Ukraine national football team. He is left-footed.

Yarmolenko has been a full international for Ukraine since 2009, scoring 19 goals in 48 matches and playing at UEFA Euro 2012.

Early life[edit]

Yarmolenko's parents, native Ukrainians, were from Kulykivka Raion, Chernihiv oblast, Ukraine. After getting married his mother was offered a job in Leningrad, Russia and moved there, later joined by her husband. Shortly after the birth of Andriy the family moved back to their native land, the city of Chernihiv.[2]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Yarmolenko is generally a pupil of the Chernihiv youth system. He joined Dynamo Kyiv Youth Academy at 13. However, he returned to Chernihiv after a year, unable to endure the physical demands of training.[2] At the start of his professional career he played at local clubs Polissia and Desna before joining Dynamo.

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

In December 2006 Yarmolenko signed a five-year contract with Ukrainian giants, Dynamo Kyiv, where he was placed in its second team Dynamo-2 that plays in lower leagues for couple of seasons. The talented youngster was praised as the "new Sheva" by journalists, who noted his qualities of good physique, shot, and especially his speed. Then-vice-president of Dynamo, Yozhef Sabo, also praised the youngster, saying that "[Yarmolenko] has all the makings to become a top-level player."[3][4]

On 11 May 2008 Yarmolenko debuted for Dynamo's main team in an away match against Vorskla Poltava and scored the winning goal in Kyiv's 1–2 victory.[5] He scored 7 goals in 21 games in his first season and 11 in 19 in his second. He is now regularly used as a left or centre forward.

International career[edit]

Yarmolenko playing against Sweden at UEFA Euro 2012

In 11 August 2007 Yaromolenko represented Ukraine under-19 in an away exhibition game against Japan, winning 1–0. He also participated in the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification.

After the qualification on 10 October 2008 Yarmolenko was invited to the youth under-21 squad which played against the youth squad of the Netherlands. He later participated in qualification and finals of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

On 5 September 2009, in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game against Andorra national football team, Yarmolenko made his first senior appearance for Ukraine and scored in a 5–0 win.

On 2 September 2011 when Ukraine had an international friendly against Uruguay in Kharkiv, Yarmolenko set a national team record by scoring 14 seconds into the match, the fastest time in which a Ukraine national team player has scored a goal.

Yarmolenko scored a hat-trick on 15 November 2014, netting all of Ukraine's goals in a 3–0 victory away to Luxembourg in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Score and Result lists Ukraine's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 5 September 2009 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine  Andorra 1–0 5–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [1]
2. 14 October 2009 Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella, Andora  Andorra 6–0 6–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [2]
3. 8 February 2011 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Romania 3–2 6–4 Cytavision Cyprus Tournament 2011 [3]
4. 2 September 2011 Metalist Oblast Sports Complex, Kharkiv, Ukraine  Uruguay 1–0 2–3 Friendly [4]
5. 7 October 2011 Metalist Oblast Sports Complex, Kharkiv, Ukraine  Bulgaria 3–0 3–0 Friendly [5]
6. 11 November 2011 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Germany 1–0 3–3 Friendly [6]
7. 29 February 2012 HaMoshava Stadium, Petah Tikva, Israel  Israel 3–1 3–2 Friendly [7]
8. 28 May 2012 Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria  Estonia 1–0 4–0 Friendly [8]
9. 6 February 2013 Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville, Spain  Norway 2–0 2–0 Friendly [9]
10. 22 March 2013 National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland  Poland 1–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [10]
11. 26 March 2013 Chornomorets Stadium, Odessa, Ukraine  Moldova 1–0 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [11]
12. 11 October 2013 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  Poland 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [12]
13. 15 October 2013 San Marino Stadium, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino 5–0 8–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [13]
14. 15 November 2013 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  France 2–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [14]
15. 5 March 2014 Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  United States 1–0 2–0 Friendly [15]
16. 15 November 2014 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 1–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying [16]
17. 2–0
18. 3–0
19. 31 March 2015 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine  Latvia 1–0 1–1 Friendly [17]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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