Taras Bondarenko

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Taras Bondarenko
Personal information
Full name Taras Romanovich Bondarenko
Date of birth (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Zaporizhia, Ukraine
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Radnički Niš
Number 14
Youth career
0000–2008 SSSOR-Metalurh Zaporizhia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2014 Metalurh Zaporizhya 0 (0)
2008–2009Metalurh-2 Zaporizhya 17 (0)
2010–2012Metalurh-2 Zaporizhya 42 (2)
2014–2016 Poltava 26 (0)
2016Avanhard Kramatorsk (loan) 20 (1)
2016–2018 Metalac Gornji Milanovac 63 (3)
2018– Radnički Niš 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 August 2016

Taras Romanovich Bondarenko (Ukrainian: Тарас Романович Бондаренко, born 23 September 1992) is a Ukrainian football defender, who plays with Radnički Niš in the Serbian SuperLiga.


Bondarenko, born in Zaporizhia, started playing in the SSSOR-Metalurh Zaporizhia which serves as a junior team for the FC Metalurh Zaporizhia franchise.[1] He made his debut as senior playing with FC Metalurh-2 Zaporizhya in the 2008–09 Ukrainian Second League.[1] Nest season he played with FC Metalurh Zaporizhya Reserves and Youth Team in the 2009–10 Ukrainian Premier League Reserves where he made 22 appearances.[1] Following two seasons, between 2010 and 2012, Bondarenko played again with FC Metalurh-2 Zaporizhya in the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons of the Ukrainian Second League where all together Bondarenko made 40 appearances and scored five goals in those two seasons.[1]

That two last seasons were marked by unfortunate events, in the first one, 2010–11, FC Metalurh Zaporizhya main team got relegated from the Ukrainian Premier League for the first time ever since Ukrainian independence. Next season, despite the fact that the main club archived its come back to Ukrainian elite, it was the reserves squad, FC Metalurh-2 Zaporizhya, which ended up the season relegated, thus leaving many perspective players such as Bondarenko, which Metalurgh was forming for its near future to prepare for the main team, without a solid platform where to play. Eventually this meant many players left the club, among them Bondarenko as well, which joined FC Poltava. It ended up being a good move for Bondarenko since he grabbed the starting line-up spot of the main team. He played with Poltava the entire 2014–15 and the beginning of the 2015–16 Ukrainian First League, making 26 appearances in total in the league.[2] Bondarenko also played with Poltava in the 2014–15 and 2015–16 Ukrainian Cup editions.[1]

After a disappointing start of Poltava, Bondarenko signed with FC Avanhard Kramatorsk and played the rest of the season with them in the 2015–16 Ukrainian First League.[1] Avanhard finished the season in the second half of the table, and Bondrenko next move was to go abroad. He joined Serbian club FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac summer camp, and after a period of trials, he got a contract.[3] He made a debut in the 2016–17 Serbian SuperLiga as a starter in a first-round home game against FK Borac Čačak which finished with Metalac's victory of 1–0. At the end of the season, Metalac was relegated, and Bondarenko stayed with the club playing next season in second level, the Serbian First League. In summer 2018, Bondarenko joined FK Radnički Niš as a single player.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Taras Bondarenko is son of Roman Bondarenko, a Turkmenistan international footballer.[6]


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