Oleh Shelayev

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Oleh Shelayev
Personal information
Full name Oleh Mykolayovych Shelayev
Date of birth (1976-11-05) 5 November 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Voroshylovhrad, Ukrainian SSR
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
Zorya Luhansk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Zorya Luhansk 68 (1)
1996–2000 Shakhtar Donetsk 36 (3)
1999 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (loan) 12 (2)
2000 Metalurh Donetsk (loan) 13 (3)
2000–2008 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 207 (24)
2009 FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih (loan) 8 (0)
2009–2014 Metalist Kharkiv 78 (1)
Total 422 (34)
National team
2004–2007 Ukraine 36 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 November 2007
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Mykolayovych and the family name is Shelayev.

Oleh Mykolayovych Shelayev (Ukrainian: Олег Миколайович Шелаєв, born 5 November 1976 in Voroshylovhrad, Ukrainian SSR) is a retired Ukrainian international footballer who last played for Metalist Kharkiv.


Shelayev plays in a defensive midfield position and was the captain of his club team, FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. In December 2008 the club loaned him to FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih. At the end of the 2008–09 season he signed with FC Metalist Kharkiv.

On 4 January 2015 Shelayev became a sports director of the FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Academy.[1]

International career[edit]

He was a member of the Ukrainian national team until his retirement from international football in 2007. He played in several games for Ukraine in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.


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