|Full name||Oleksandr Mykolayovych Hladkyy|
|Date of birth||24 August 1987|
|Place of birth||Lozova, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2012–2014||→ Karpaty Lviv (loan)||59||(18)|
|2017||→ Karpaty Lviv (loan)||13||(4)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 October 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 September 2018
Oleksandr Mykolayovych Hladkyy (Ukrainian: Олександр Миколайович Гладкий, born 24 August 1987) is a Ukrainian football forward who last played for side Turkish Süper Lig club Çaykur Rizespor. He has also appeared for the Ukraine national team. His last name is variously transliterated into English as Hladkiy, Gladkiy and Gladkyy.
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.
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.
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. However, with the addition of strikers Yevhen Seleznyov and Marcelo Moreno, and with coach Mircea Lucescu using only one forward in a 4-5-1 formation, Hladkyy had difficulty keeping his spot in the starting line-up or even a place on the bench, leaving his future in doubt . After 10 league games with only 1 win, Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu started Hladkyy, who scored in the 28th minute in a 3–0 win over Chornomorets Odessa. Mircea gave Hladkyy another starting opportunity due to an injury to Luiz Adriano, and he 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 he also injured his own side's 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 victory in Spain over F.C. Barcelona, ending the latter's streak of 20 games without defeat. As a result of the win, Shakhtar collected more points in the group stage than ever before (9).
Shakhtar Donetsk return
Upon the expiration of his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk, Hladkyy signed a 3-year contract as a free agent with the Ukrainian champions, Dynamo Kyiv, on 23 May 2016.
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, his only goal in 11 matches for Ukraine's senior squad. Since 2007, he has been called up to the main squad by Oleg Blokhin and then Oleksiy Mykhailychenko, but has not appeared for Ukraine since 2015.
- As of 15 September 2018
- As of 15 September 2018
- Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.
|1.||22 August 2007||Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine||Uzbekistan||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
- 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
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 7 September 2008.
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- "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 Archived 5 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
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