Shatskikh playing for Arsenal Kyiv in 2011
|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 1 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Maksim Aleksandrovich Shatskikh (Russian: Максим Александрович Шацких) (born 30 August 1978), is an Uzbek professional footballer of Russian origin who plays for Hoverla Uzhhorod in the Ukrainian Premier League. He is widely regarded as one of the best Uzbek players of all time and is currently the leading goalscorer of the national team. Shatskikh is one of the best all-time scorers of the Ukrainian Premier League and the best scorer among foreign players.
Previously, 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 as the "next Shevchenko" in the media. His brother Oleg Shatskikh was also a footballer.
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 July 28, 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, according to turnir.com.ua, which referenced the official website of the Kyivan club (fcarsenal.com.ua). 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.
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.
- As of 2 September 2013
|Total for Dynamo||215||97||37||22||73||23||3||0||328||142|
|Total for Arsenal K||83||21||8||1||2||0||-||-||93||22|
- 2004, 2006, 2007
- Bronze medal - 2011
- 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
- 1999-00, 2002-03
- "А если бы не «Динамо»?" (in Russian). profootball.com.ua.
- "Shatskikh lifts Dynamo". UEFA. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
- Tommy Staniforth (2009-06-05). "Shatskikh clinches title for irrepressible Kiev". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
- Владимир Пояснюк (Volodymr Poyasniuk) (2010-04-05). "Carpe diem. Максим Шацких – в "Клубе 100"! (Max Shatskikh – Member of Club 100)" (in Russian). ua.football. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
- Shatskikh received the Golden Ball award (Russian)
- "Maksim Shatskikh joins Arsenal Kiev". uzdaily. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- "Uzbekistan 9–0 Chinese Taipei: Five for Shatskykh". ESPN. 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
- "Uzbekistan won Singapore 7–3 in qualification round of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa". UzA. 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
- Maksim Shatskikh statistics for national team
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Maksim Shatskikh.|
- Official site of Dynamo Kyiv
- Maksim Shatskikh at National-Football-Teams.com
- Maksim Shatskikh's profile at uzfootball.uz