Oleksandr Kosyrin

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Oleksandr Kosyrin
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Personal information
Full name Oleksandr Mykhaylovych Kosyrin
Date of birth (1977-06-18) 18 June 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Zaporizhia, Ukraine
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
FC Torpedo Zaporizhia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 FC Torpedo Zaporizhia 21 (0)
1997–2000 FC Dynamo Kyiv 5 (1)
1998–1999FC Cherkasy (loan) 18 (11)
1999–2000 Maccabi Tel Aviv 17 (4)
2000–2002 FC Arsenal Kyiv 32 (4)
2002–2005 FC Chornomorets Odessa 86 (44)
2005–2008 FC Metalurh Donetsk 61 (26)
2008–2010 FC Chornomorets Odessa 19 (8)
2010–2011 FC Odesa 41 (15)
2012–2013 FC Hoverla-Zakarpattia Uzhhorod 2 (1)
National team
1996–1998 Ukraine (U-21) 6 (4)
2003–2005 Ukraine 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 March 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2012

Oleksandr Mykhaylovych Kosyrin (Ukrainian: Олександр Михайлович Косирін, born 18 June 1977 in Zaporizhia, Ukraine) is a former professional footballer a former member of the Ukrainian national football team.


Club career[edit]

Kosyrin started playing in his home town of Zaporizhia, at the football academy of FC Torpedo Zaporizhia. He spent two seasons playing in the Ukrainian Second League with Victor Zaporizhia. In 1995, he was brought back to Torpedo Zaporizhia, and after two seasons was sold to the Ukrainian giants FC Dynamo Kyiv. He only managed a handful of appearances for the senior team, spending most of his time playing for FC Dynamo-3 Kyiv and FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv, the club’s reserve teams which compete in the Ukrainian Second League and Ukrainian First League respectively. In 1998, he was loaned out to FC Cherkasy, and had a good season there, scoring 11 goals in 18 league games. Kosyrin also spent a year playing in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv. He also spent two years with FC Arsenal Kyiv. In 2002, he was sold to the newly promoted FC Chornomorets Odessa, where he finally established himself as a formidable player. Kosyrin had a good three-year spell with the team, becoming the league leading scorer in the 2004–05 season. He formed a strong partnership with Kostantyn Balabanov. In 2005, he was sold to FC Metalurh Donetsk where he continued his good scoring form. On 19 June 2008 he made his return to Odessa by signing a two-year contract with Chornomorets.[2] In the summer of 2010, when his contract expired, he joined FC Dniester Ovidiopol in the Ukrainian First League.

International career[edit]

Kosyrin has played for the Ukraine national under-21 football team on 6 occasions and has played for the Ukrainian national football team 7 times. His senior debut came on 15 August 2005 in the game against Macedonia.


  1. ^ Kosyrin ended his career (Косырин завершил карьеру). Football.ua. 19 June 2013
  2. ^ "Черноморец" "подписал" Косырина на два года (in Russian). football.odessa.ua. Retrieved 19 June 2008.

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