Shatskikh playing for Hoverla Uzhhorod in 2014
|Full name||Maksim Aleksandrovich Shatskikh|
|Date of birth||30 August 1978|
|Place of birth||Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2015–2016||Rukh Vynnyky (amateurs)|
|2016–2017||Dynamo Kyiv (U-19 team assistant)|
|2017–2019||Dynamo Kyiv (assistant)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2019
He is widely regarded as one of the best Uzbekistani players of all time[according to whom?] and is currently the top goalscorer of the national team with 34 goals in 61 games. Shatskikh is the joint all-time top scorer of the Ukrainian Premier League with 123 goals in 341 games together with Serhiy Rebrov. He spent a decade playing for Dynamo Kyiv from 1999 to 2009.
On 28 July 1999, Shatskikh became the first Asian player to score in the UEFA Champions League and is only the second Uzbek player, after Mirjalol Kasymov, to score in UEFA football competitions. At international level, he played in three AFC Asian Cups for Uzbekistan, helping them to fourth place in 2011.
His brother Oleg Shatskikh is also a former footballer.
After playing for clubs in Uzbekistan and Russia in his earlier career he was signed by Ukrainian Premier League's Dynamo Kyiv as a replacement for Andriy Shevchenko, who was acquired by in A.C. Milan in 1999. In his first season at Dynamo, he scored two goals in a 3–2 win over Karpaty Lviv to clinch Dynamo's 8th consecutive league title. He was labeled the "next Shevchenko" in the media.
In his debut season for Dynamo Kyiv, he won the Ukrainian Premier League and became Ukrainian Premier League Topscorer, scoring 20 goals. In the 2002–2003 season, when he scored 22 goals to equal Serhiy Rebrov's record haul of 1997–98 while also playing for Kyiv, Shatskikh scored 5 goals in his debut UEFA Champions League season 1999–2000. On 28 July 1999, he scored his first goal in the Champions League in a match against Žalgiris Vilnius. With Kyiv, Shatskikh managed to play 9 seasons in the UEFA Champions League, scoring 11 goals.
After spending the 2009 season with Lokomotiv Astana in the Kazakhstan Premier League he returned to Kyiv, where he was signed by Arsenal Kyiv during the winter break. During his stay with Arsenal Kyiv, Shatskikh scored his 100th league goal. On 7 April 2010, the president of FC Arsenal Kyiv presented Shatskikh the Golden Ball award for scoring his 100th goal in the Ukrainian Premier League against Metalurh Zaporizhia. Arsenal president Vadym Rabinovych said that he had already ordered another Golden Ball for Shatskikh containing more gold for his future 200th goal in the Ukrainian Premier League.
On 30 December 2013 Shatskikh signed a 2,5 years contract with Hoverla Uzhhorod. On 27 July 2014 in Ukrainian Premier League match Hoverla Uzhhorod- Karpaty Lviv finished by draw 2–2, Shatskikh scored the first goal for the Hoverla side in the match and his 122nd in Ukrainian Premier League.
On 23 August 2014 in Ukrainian Cup away match against Cherkaskyi Dnipro Hoverla won by 2–1 and Shatskikh scored in the 67th minute the second goal of his team. After this match his total goals in the Ukrainian Cup reached 24 goals (as of 23 August 2014) and he became the 2nd best goalscorer of the tournament after Andriy Vorobey with 25 goals.
He is the highest goalscorer in the history of the Ukrainian Premier League with 124 goals, (as of 4 October 2014), surpassing Serhiy Rebrov. Shatskikh scored his 124th goal on 4 October 2014 in a match against Zorya Luhansk lost by Hoverla with 1:2.  He is also member of Oleh Blokhin club with 171 goals (as of 4 October 2014).
At the end of the 2014–15 season Shatskikh left the club, while under a contract and joined an amateur club from Lviv until the end of 2015. On 10 May 2016 he filed a case to Lausanne (Court of Arbitration for Sport) against FC Hoverla Uzhhorod administration for failure to pay him indebted salary. During the 2015–16 season Hoverla already was fined and had points deducted for not paying players' salaries on the decision of the Football Federation of Ukraine, yet according to Shatskikh his personal case that was filed in October 2015 was not yet reviewed by April 2016 and could stretch out for 10 years.
Known since his performance at young age, he was available to represent for Uzbekistan and Russia. Immediately, he chose the former.
Shatskih was among the three best Asian players in 2005. On 13 October 2007, he scored 5 goals against Taiwan. On 2 June 2008, he scored a goal for Uzbekistan during a 7–3 win over Singapore in a World Cup 2010 qualification game and became joint top scorer for the national team with Mirjalol Kasymov. On 15 October 2008, he scored against Japan as well, thus becoming the all-time top scorer for his side. Another famous goal came against Iran in the 2014 WCQs effectively sealing Irans fate and ensuring the Uzbekis reaching the playoffs.
On 29 May 2014, Shatskikh played his farewell match for the national team in a friendly against Oman. He capped 61 matches for national team, scoring 34 goals. He is currently the best national team goalscorer of all-time.
- As of 4 June 2019
- As of 4 June 2019
He is a naturalized citizen of Ukraine subsequently after his retirement from football.
- Ukrainian Championship: 1999–00, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2008–09
- Ukrainian Cup: 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
- Ukrainian Super Cup: 2004, 2006, 2007
- Commonwealth of Independent States Cup: 2002
- Uzbekistan Footballer of the Year: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
- Ukrainian Premier League top scorer: 1999–00, 2002–03
- Ukrainian Cup top scorer: 1999–00, 2001–02, 2002–03
- Serhiy Rebrov club: 124 goals
- Oleh Blokhin club: 171 goals
- Шацких догнал Реброва в списке бомбардиров чемпионатов Украины [Shatskikh has caught Rebrov in the list of goalscorers in the Ukrainian Championship] (in Russian). ua-football.com. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
- А если бы не «Динамо»? (in Russian). profootball.com.ua.
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