Milevskiy with Hajduk in 2014
|Full name||Artem Milevskiy|
|Date of birth||12 January 1985|
|Place of birth||Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Second striker|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2015.
Artem Milevskiy (born 12 January 1985 in Minsk, Belarus) is a Ukrainian football striker who currently plays for the Croatian club Hajduk Split. Milevskiy is known for his technical ability and physical bulk that allows him to play with a quicker forward. He holds a degree of Master of Sports of Ukraine, International Class (2005). He is also a Ukrainian international.
Early career and Dynamo Kyiv
Milevskiy played at the youth level for Smena Minsk of Belarus. In 2000 he moved to Ukraine FC Borysfen Boryspil before joining FC Dynamo Kyiv in 2002. He made his debut for Dynamo as a late substitute in a UEFA Champions League match against FC Internazionale on the 10th of December, 2003, aged just 18. It was his only appearance of the 2003/04 season. The next season he also only made one appearance, this time in the Ukrainian Premier League against FC Chornomorets Odesa. The 2005/06 season was one where Artem began to show his talent for Dynamo. He made 13 appearances, scoring four goals.
In 2006, he was voted best footballer in Ukraine for the month of August, in a traditional survey by football journalists, head coaches and captains conducted by sports newspaper Komanda. Serhiy Kravchenko took second place. Artem scored eight goals in 21 appearances as his club went unbeaten domestically the entire 06/07 season.
On 6 September 2007, in the club's 80th anniversary, Milevskiy scored a header in a 2–2 draw with A.C. Milan, in a friendly match. However, he spent the majority of the 2007–08 season injured, only making 11 appearances with 5 goals for the runners-up, as Shakhtar Donetsk were crowned champions.
On 6 August 2008, Milevskiy scored a crucial penalty against Drogheda United, in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round (second leg) to put Dynamo 2–1 up, in a final 2–2 home draw (4–3 win on aggregate). A week later, he scored twice and assisted to help Dynamo come back from 1–0 down against arch-rivals Spartak Moscow in the competition's third qualifying round, in a 4–1 away triumph. In the return leg he netted another brace, in an identical result. He finished the 08/09 season with a career high 18 goals in 41 appearances. The next season he beat his career high tally for goals, grabbing 19 in 37 appearances in all competitions.
On 31 October 2010 Dynamo beat Mariupol Illichivets 9–0, with Artem Milevsky getting his first hat-trick and finishing the game with 4 goals. He went on to score 13 more goals that season as Dynamo reached the semi finals of the Europa League.
Milevskiy's Dynamo career took a turn for the worse in the 11/12 season as goals and form began to dry up and his playing time took a big hit. He still managed nine goals and 13 assist in 29 appearances but cracks began to show in both his attitude and fitness. The next season was even worse for Artem as he made just 15 appearances, unable to score a single goal. He was released by Dynamo at the end of the 12/13 season.
Milevsky signed a three-year contract with Gaziantepspor during the summer of 2013. Whilst contracted to Gaziantepspor, Milevsky crashed his Ferrari California and went onto have his contract cancelled by mutal consent on 31 December 2013. He played less than 400 minutes of football that season for Gaziantepspor, managing a single goal and one further assist.
After his release from Gaziantepspor, Milevsky joined FC Aktobe in February 2014, though after only a week there were reports that the contract had been cancelled. Artem recently described this as one of the toughest points of his career as he was also battling alcoholism at the time.
On 29 July 2014, Milevsky signed for Hajduk Split. on a two-year deal. Artem made his debut for Hajduk in a 6-0 win against NK Zadar. He scored his first goal for Hajduk in a 2-2 draw with NK Lokomotiva. The striker was introduced late in the game along with Elvir Maloku. In the final six minutes of the game, with Hajduk losing 2-0, Artem assisted his fellow substitute Elvir Maloku to make it 2-1 and then scored himself in the final minute to salvage a point for his side.
Milevskiy began playing internationally for Belarus, being a part of the nation's unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the European under-16 championship, before taking Ukrainian nationality. Because he played for U-16 Belarus national team there was a big international issue back in 2003 him joining the Ukrainian side. After some dialogues between Belarusian and Ukrainian federations the consensus was finally reached. He was part of Ukrainian U19 team that finished semi-finalists at the 2004 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. In next year's FIFA World Youth Championship, Milevsky and the team were ousted in the last-16.
Milevsky then joined Ukraine's U-21 squad for the 2006 European Under-21 Championship, where the nation finished second to Netherlands, and was picked by UEFA.com journalists as a member of the 'Team of the Tournament', pitching as striker alongside the Netherlands' Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. During the tournament's group stage, also against the Netherlands, Milevsky became known for his cheeky Panenka-style penalty taking, in a 2–1 win.
Later in the year, he was picked for the nation's World Cup squad, where he would earn his first full cap, on 19 June 2006, against Saudi Arabia, coming on as a late substitute for legendary Andriy Shevchenko, in a 4–0 win.
In the second-round match against, Switzerland, Milevskiy was one of three Ukrainian kickers who successfully scored their penalty, following a 0–0 draw after regulation (while repeating his Panenka number, which backfired domestically on 26 October 2008, in a league contest against SC Tavriya Simferopol). Ukraine won the shootout 3–0, but ended their 2006 World Cup campaign with a 3–0 loss to traditional powerhouse Italy in the quarter-finals.
Milevskiy scored his first goal for the senior side on 6 February 2008 in a 1–1 draw with Cyprus, in a friendly game.Artem's second goal for the national team was a penalty kick against Slovakia in a friendly match in Cyprus on 10 February 2009.
|1.||6 February 2008||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Cyprus||1–1||Draw||Friendly|
|2.||10 February 2009||Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus||Slovakia||2–3||Win||Friendly|
|3.||5 September 2009||Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine||Andorra||5–0||Win||2010 World Cup qual.|
|4.||5 September 2009||Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine||Andorra||6–0||Win||2010 World Cup qual.|
|5.||8 October 2010||Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine||Canada||2–2||Draw||Friendly|
|6.||8 February 2011||Municipal Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus||Romania||2–2||Draw||Friendly|
|7.||15 November 2011||Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine||Austria||2–1||Win||Friendly|
|8.||28 May 2012||Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria||Estonia||0-4||Win||Friendly|
|Correct as of 28 may 2012|
- Ukrainian Premier League: 2002-03, 2003-04,2006-07,2008-09
- Ukrainian Cup: 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07
- Ukrainian Super Cup: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
- UEFA U-21 Championship 2006: runner-up
- Top assister of the Ukraine Premier League: 2008-09
- Top scorer of the Ukraine Premier League: 2009-10
- Ukrainian Footballer of the Year: 2008, 2009
- Ukrainian Premier League Footballer of the Year: 2009
- Wilson, Jonathan. "Euro 2012: Ukraine". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
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- "Stats and scores from the Houston Chronicle". chron.com. Retrieved 2008-07-06.
- uefa.com's Team of the Tournament; UEFA.com, 5 June 2006
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