|Full name||Oleksandr Mykolayovych Hladkyy|
|Date of birth||24 August 1987|
|Place of birth||Lozova, Kharkiv Region, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2012–2014||→ Karpaty Lviv (loan)||59||(18)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 August 2016.
Oleksandr Mykolayovych Hladkyy (Ukrainian: Олександр Миколайович Гладкий, born 24 August 1987 in Lozova, Kharkiv) is a Ukrainian football forward who currently plays for Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukraine national football team. His last name can also be transliterated as Hladkiy, Gladkiy and Gladkyy.
Oleksandr Hladkyy started his career in Metalist Kharkiv football academy, and soon after, the young player was invited to another professional club from the city, FC Kharkiv. Under direction of coach Volodymyr Bessonov, Hladkyy became a regular player for the club and soon established himself as one of the best strikers in the league. Oleksandr's first fame came in season of 2006–07, when after scoring 13 goals, Hladkyy became the Ukrainian league's top scorer.
After this success, Oleksandr Hladkyy was noticed by one of Ukrainian leaders FC Shakhtar Donetsk and on 8 June 2007, he signed a 5-year deal worth €2.5 million with the club. On his debut for the club (friendly match), he scored the winning goal. Not long after, he scored two goals in a friendly.
He won the premiership with Shakhtar that season but fell 1 goal short of breaking Ukrainian Premier League history by being the top goal scorer two consecutive years. With the addition of Yevhen Seleznyov and Marcelo Moreno, Hladkyy has had difficulty to regain his spot in the starting line-up or even the bench leaving his future in doubt especially with the coach Mircea Lucescu using a 4-5-1 (meaning only one forward) over last years 4-4-2 . After 10 league games with only 1 win Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu gave Hladkyy the start and he scored in the 28th minute in a 3–0 win over Chornomorets Odessa. Mircea gave Hladkyy another starting opportunity due to Luiz Adriano being injured, and Oleksandr scored the 3rd goal in Shakhtars 4–2 win over FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih. Hladkyy scored a winner for Shakhtar against Olexandria in the 93rd minute in an Ukrainian Cup quarter final, although this pro comes with a con as he injured second choice goalkeeper Rustam Khudzhamov during a collision in the Shakhtar penalty area. He scored his first two UEFA Champions League goals in a historic 3–2 win in Spain beating giants F.C. Barcelona (whom were on a streak of 20 games without defeat.) This was also big for Shakhtar as Shakhtar collected more points in the group stage than ever before (9).
After not gaining a regular place in Shakhtar Donetsk he transferred to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on 17 August 2010. In that period of his career Dnipro fans gave him the nickname "Buratino" due to a specific style of playing.
Shakhtar Donetsk Return
On 23 May 2016, Hladkyy signed a 3-year contract with the Ukrainian champions Dynamo Kyiv, signing as a free agent after his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk has ended.
Oleksandr Hladkyy was a regular member of the Ukraine national under-21 football team and scored 6 goals in 12 games. On 22 August 2007, he made his debut for the senior Ukraine national football team in a friendly against Uzbekistan and scored the opening goal. Since then, he has been called up to the main squad for every game under both Oleg Blokhin, and now, Oleksiy Mykhailychenko.
- As of 23 May 2016
- Shakhtar Donetsk
- Ukrainian Premier League (2): 2007–08, 2009–10
- Ukrainian Cup (2): 2007–08, 2015–16
- Ukrainian Super Cup (4): 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015
- UEFA Cup: 2008–09
- Dynamo Kyiv
- Ukrainian Premier league Top Goalscorer (13 goals): 2007
- Ukrainian Premier League Top Assister (11 assists): 2008
- "Blokhin fits up trusted squad". Article at ffu.org.ua. 5 October 2007. Retrieved 7 October 2007.
- Player profile at uefa.com, uefa.com, accessed 7 October 2007
- Player profile at shakhtar.com, shakhtar.com, accessed 7 October 2007
- "Александр Гладкий: "О переходе в "Днепр" долго не думал" (Oleksandr Hladkyy: About the transfer to "Dnipro" did not think long about it)" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
- Гладкий підписав контракт із Шахтарем на два роки. www.champion.com.ua (in Ukrainian). champion.com.ua. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
- Game report from ScoresPro.com Game Report on ScoresPro.com