Oleksandr Rykun

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Oleksandr Rykun
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Personal information
Full name Oleksandr Valeriyovych Rykun
Date of birth (1978-05-06) 6 May 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Dnipropetrovsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 FC Metalurh Novomoskovsk 37 (7)
1997 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 24 (1)
1998–2003 FC Metalurh Mariupol 114 (29)
2003–2007 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 71 (10)
2007–2010 Metalist Kharkiv 91 (9)
2010 Vorskla Poltava
National team
2002–2006 Ukraine 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 September 2010
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Valeriyovich and the family name is Rykun.

Oleksandr Rykun (Ukrainian: Олександр Валерійович Рикун; born 6 May 1978 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR) is a retired football player of the Ukrainian national football team who played as a midfielder.


Rykun started his career for FC Metalurh Novomoskovsk in 1995. He played there until 1997 when he transferred to Dnipro in 1997. In 1998, he transferred to FC Metalurh Mariupol where he played until 2003. He then transferred back to Dnipro. He debuted in the Vyscha Liha on 17 March 1998 against FC Chernomorets Odessa. The best player of Ukrainian Premier League 2003-04.


  • Rykun played 71 matches for Dnipro and scored 10 goals.
  • He played 114 matches for Mariupol and scored 29 goals.
  • He played 8 matches for the Ukrainian national football team.

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