Oleksandr Hladkyy

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Oleksandr Hladkyy
Александр Гладкий - Olexandr Gladkiy (22225947862).jpg
Personal information
Full name Oleksandr Mykolayovych Hladkyy
Date of birth (1987-08-24) 24 August 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Lozova, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Kyiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Metalist Kharkiv 17 (4)
2005–2007 Kharkiv 64 (18)
2007–2010 Shakhtar Donetsk 82 (27)
2010–2014 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 23 (2)
2012–2014 Karpaty Lviv (loan) 59 (18)
2014–2016 Shakhtar Donetsk 36 (15)
2016– Dynamo Kyiv 8 (0)
2017 Karpaty Lviv (loan) 13 (4)
National team
2004–2009 Ukraine U-21 15 (5)
2007– Ukraine 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 February 2017

Oleksandr Mykolayovych Hladkyy (Ukrainian: Олександр Миколайович Гладкий, born 24 August 1987) is a Ukrainian football forward who currently plays for Dynamo Kyiv, and for the Ukraine national team. His last name can also be transliterated as Hladkiy,[2] Gladkiy[3] and Gladkyy.[4]

Club career[edit]

Kharkiv[edit]

Hladkyy began his career in Metalist Kharkiv's football academy, and soon after, the young player was invited to another professional club from the Kharkiv, 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. His first fame came in the 2006–07 season, when after scoring 13 goals to finish as the Ukrainian league's top scorer.

Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

After this success, Hladkyy attracted the notice of giants Shakhtar Donetsk, and on 8 June 2007, he signed a five-year deal worth €2.5 million with the club. On his Shakhtar debut, a friendly match, he scored the winning goal. He scored two goals in another friendly.

On 7 May 2008, Hladkyy earned his first trophy in his career when Shakhtar defeated rivals Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 in the Ukrainian Cup final, where he scored and was also sent off.

Hladkyy won the Premier League with Shakhtar that season, but fell one goal short of making Ukrainian Premier League history by being the top goalscorer for 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 third goal in Shakhtar's 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.[5]

Shakhtar Donetsk Return[edit]

In May 2014, Hladkyy resigned for FC Shakhtar Donetsk, signing a two-year contract.[6]

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

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.

International career[edit]

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.[7] Since then, he has been called up to the main squad for every game under both Oleg Blokhin, and now, Oleksiy Mykhailychenko.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 June 2017
Club Season League Cup Europe Super Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Metalist 2003–04 8 3 - - - - - - 8 3
2004–05 9 1 2 0 - - - - 11 1
Total 17 4 2 0 - - - - 19 4
Kharkiv 2004–05 10 4 - - - - - - 10 4
2005–06 25 1 2 1 - - - - 27 2
2006–07 29 13 1 0 - - - - 30 13
Total 64 18 3 1 - - - - 67 19
Shakhtar 2007–08 29 17 7 1 9 2 1 1 46 21
2008–09 26 4 5 1 10 2 1 0 42 7
2009–10 22 6 2 1 6 1 - - 30 8
2010–11 5 0 - - - - 1 2 6 2
Total 82 27 14 3 25 5 3 3 124 38
Dnipro 2010–11 19 2 4 2 2 0 - - 25 4
2011–12 4 0 2 0 - - - - 6 0
Total 23 2 6 2 2 0 - - 31 4
Karpaty 2011–12 8 3 2 1 - - - - 10 4
2012–13 23 5 3 0 - - - - 26 5
2013–14 28 10 2 0 - - - - 30 10
Total 59 18 7 1 - - - - 66 19
Shakhtar 2014–15 19 11 7 4 3 0 1 1 30 16
2015–16 17 4 3 2 10 3 1 0 31 9
Total 36 15 10 6 13 3 2 1 61 25
Dynamo Kyiv 2016–17 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
Total 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
Karpaty 2016–17 13 4 - - - - - - 13 4
Total 13 4 - - - - - - 13 4
Career total 302 88 42 13 43 8 5 4 392 113

International[edit]

As of 3 February 2017
Ukraine
Year Apps Goals
2007 5 1
2008 3 0
2009 0 0
2010 0 0
2011 0 0
2012 0 0
2013 0 0
2014 1 0
2015 2 0
2016 0 0
2017 0 0
Total 11 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.[8]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 August 2007 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine  Uzbekistan 1–0 2–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Shakhtar Donetsk
Dynamo Kyiv
Individual
  • Ukrainian Premier league Top Goalscorer (13 goals): 2007
  • Ukrainian Premier League Top Assister (11 assists): 2008

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://shakhtar.com/en/team/player/?id=98
  2. ^ "Blokhin fits up trusted squad". Article at ffu.org.ua. 5 October 2007. Retrieved 7 October 2007. 
  3. ^ Player profile at uefa.com, uefa.com, accessed 7 October 2007
  4. ^ Player profile at shakhtar.com, shakhtar.com, accessed 7 October 2007
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ Гладкий підписав контракт із Шахтарем на два роки. www.champion.com.ua (in Ukrainian). champion.com.ua. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Game report from ScoresPro.com Game Report on ScoresPro.com
  8. ^ "Kravets, Artem". National Football Teams. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 

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