Denys Oliynyk

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Denys Oliynyk
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Oliynyk with Metalist Kharkiv in 2010
Personal information
Full name Denys Viktorovych Oliynyk
Date of birth (1987-06-16) 16 June 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Zaporizhia, Ukrainian SSR
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
SV Darmstadt
Number 22
Youth career
2004–2008 Dynamo Kyiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Dynamo Kyiv 3 (1)
2007 Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka (loan) 14 (1)
2008 Arsenal Kyiv (loan) 16 (5)
2009–2011 Metalist Kharkiv 68 (21)
2011–2014 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 37 (9)
2014–2016 Vitesse 56 (8)
2016– SV Darmstadt 3 (1)
National team
2007–2008 Ukraine U21 17 (6)
2010– Ukraine 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2016

Denys Oliynyk (Ukrainian: Денис Вікторович Олійник; born 16 June 1987 in Zaporizhia, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian football midfielder who plays for SV Darmstadt.

Oliynyk also played for the Ukraine national under-21 football team and for the Ukraine national football team.

Club career[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

Oliynyk arrived in Dynamo Kyiv in 2004. There he was featured frequently in Dynamo-3, Dynamo-2, and the reserve squad of the main team. Although Oliynyk played in two games in Dynamo Kyiv's main team in the 2006–07 season, he was not officially promoted to the main team until in May 2008 after the end of the 2007–08 season by new coach Yuriy Semin who was searching for new talents.[1]

Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka (loan)[edit]

For part of the 2007–08 season, Oliynyk was loaned off to the then-Ukrainian Premier League club FC Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka.[2] He only stayed there until the end of 2007.

Arsenal Kyiv (loan)[edit]

For the first half of the 2008–09 season, Oliynyk was loaned off with fellow team-mate Vitaliy Mandzyuk to Arsenal Kyiv in July 2008. His time with Arsenal was extremely impressive as he quickly became one of the leaders of the midfield and attack.

Metalist Kharkiv[edit]

Seeking to strengthen his team for the UEFA Cup 2008-09, Metalist Kharkiv coach Myron Markevych purchased Oliynyk during the winter transfer season.[3] Oliynyk established himself in the squad and played in the UEFA Cup and in the Ukrainian Premier League.

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk[edit]

In July 2011 Oliynyk changed club to join fellow Ukrainian Premier League side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.[4]

Vitesse Arnhem[edit]

On 26 May 2014, Oliynyk signed a two-year contract at Dutch Eredivisie club Vitesse Arnhem.[5]


On 9 August 2016, Oliynyk joined SV Darmstadt.[6]


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