Roman Zozulya

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For the gymnast, see Roman Zozulya (gymnast).
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Vyacheslavovych and the family name is Zozulya.
Roman Zozulya
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Personal information
Full name Roman Vyacheslavovych Zozulya
Date of birth (1989-11-17) 17 November 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Kyiv, Ukraine
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 18
Youth career
2002–2005 FC Dynamo Kyiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Dynamo Kyiv 35 (3)
2006 Dynamo-3 Kyiv 1 (0)
2006–2008 Dynamo-2 Kyiv 59 (11)
2011–2016 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 85 (22)
2016– Betis 3 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Ukraine U17 14 (2)
2007–2008 Ukraine U19 15 (4)
2008–2011 Ukraine U21 22 (1)
2010– Ukraine 31 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 October 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2016

Roman Vyacheslavovych Zozulya (Ukrainian: Роман В'ячеславович Зозуля, born 17 November 1989 in Kyiv) is a Ukrainian football striker, who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Betis and Ukrainian national team.


Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

He was a product of the Dynamo youth system progressing through Dynamo-3 and Dynamo-2. In 2008 after the 2007–08 season he was promoted to the main team.

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk[edit]

On 27 February 2014, in a Europa League match against Tottenham Zozulya was sent off after he directed a head-butt towards Jan Vertonghen.[1] Zozulya was sent off and had to be restrained from attacking Vertonghen, who was accused of simulating the degree of contact.[2] Tottenham went on to win the game 3–1, knocking Dnipro out of the Europa League.[3]


On 27 July 2016, Zozulya signed a three-year contract with La Liga side Real Betis.[4]

International career[edit]

Roman debuted for Ukraine on 2 June 2010 against Norway at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo. He scored a goal after Yevhen Konoplyanka fired a long shot at Jon Knudsen, who fumbled with the ball and let Roman kick the ball into the net. He was substituted in the 81st minute.[5][6] He was member of the Ukrainian 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 2010 Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo, Norway  Norway 0–1 0–1 Friendly
2. 22 March 2013 National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland  Poland 1–3 1–3 WC 2014 Qual
3. 15 November 2013 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine  France 1–0 2–0 WC 2014 Qual
4. 29 May 2016 Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy  Romania 1–1 3–4 Friendly
Correct as of 29 May 2016


FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk


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