Oleksandr Pavlovych Yakovenko
|Full name||Oleksandr Pavlovych Yakovenko|
|Date of birth||23 June 1987|
|Place of birth||Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1999–2003||FC Lokomotyv-MSM-OMIKS Kyiv|
|2008||→ Anderlecht (loan)||3||(0)|
|2009–2011||→ Westerlo (loan)||57||(13)|
|2012||→ OH Leuven (loan)||13||(3)|
|2014||→ Málaga (loan)||9||(1)|
|2015||→ ADO Den Haag (loan)||11||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 May 2016
He has also played for FC Metalist Kharkiv, and SK Lierse in the past. In the January Transfer window for the 2007-2008 season, he was loaned out to Anderlecht and made an immediate impact constantly being selected as a starter as well as scoring goals in the domestic league and the UEFA Cup. The following summer Anderlecht signed him on a four-year full-time contract.
On 2 February 2016, Yakovenko signed a contract with Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv until the end of the 2015/16 season with the option to extend it, signing as a free agent after terminating his contract with his former club Fiorentina. On the 30th of May it was announced that Dynamo had freed Yakovenko instead of signing a new contract. Whilst in Dynamo, he played in the 1/8 of the UEFA Champions League, who got knocked out 1-3 on aggregate against Manchester City, and won the Ukrainian Premier League which was also his first club title that he won as a player.
- Dynamo Kyiv
- His name is sometimes transliterated as Alexander Yakovenko or Oleksandr Iakovenko.
- "Iakovenko to play at Den Dreef" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2012-01-26.
- Олександр Яковенко: Я був присутнім на пологах свого сина (in Ukrainian). gold-football.at.ua. 2010-10-07.
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