Oleksandr Yevtushok

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Oleksandr Yevtushok
Personal information
Full name Oleksandr Vasilovych Yevtushok
Date of birth (1970-01-11) 11 January 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Dzhankoy, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Central defender, midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 SC Tavriya Simferopol 33 (0)
1992–1993 Naftovyk Okhtyrka 49 (2)
1993 Yavir Krasnopillya (loan) 2 (0)
1993–1995 Karpaty Lviv 64 (4)
1995–1996 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 29 (2)
1996 Karpaty Lviv (loan) 9 (0)
1997 Coventry City 3 (0)
1997 FC Zirka Smila 2 (1)
1998–1999 Karpaty Lviv 44 (5)
1998–1999 Karpaty-2 Lviv 3 (0)
2000 CSKA Kyiv 23 (2)
2000 CSKA-2 Kyiv 2 (0)
National team
1994–1998 Ukraine 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Oleksandr Yevtushok (Ukrainian: Олекса́ндр Васи́льович Євтушо́к, born 11 January 1970 in Dzhankoy, Ukrainian SSR), sometimes called Alex Evtushok in the British media, is a former Ukrainian footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Yevtushok started his career in 1990 at SC Tavriya Simferopol, where he played the last two season of the Soviet First League. In 1992, he joined Naftovyk Okhtyrka, a team which was previously in the 4th tier of the Soviet League, for the inaugural Ukrainian Premier League season. The club was relegated and ended in the 3rd place in the 1992–93 Ukrainian First League. He also played in the 1992–93 Ukrainian Second League for Yavir Krasnopillya, which also ended in the 3rd place.

He joined Karpaty Lviv in 1993 and scored the winning goal in the 1993–94 European Cup Winners' Cup match against Shelbourne, which was the first European win of the club.[1] He moved to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in 1995, but later return to Karpaty Lviv on loan in 1996.

Yevtushok was signed by Premier League club Coventry City in 1997, becoming the first Ukrainian football in post-Soviet era to play in the competition.[2] In his debut, against Manchester United, he was replaced just after 30 minutes in a 1–3 loss.[3] He had two other appearances and was released after Coventry City escaped relegation on the final matchday.

He later returned to Ukraine and spent the rest of 1997 for FC Zirka Smila in the Ukrainian Football Amateur League, returning to Karpaty Lviv in the following year. He last played for FC CSKA Kyiv in 2000.

International career[edit]

He earned 8 caps for the Ukraine national football team.[4]