Viktor Kovalenko (footballer)

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Viktor Kovalenko
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Personal information
Full name Viktor Viktorovych Kovalenko
Date of birth (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Kherson, Ukraine
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shakhtar Donetsk
Number 20
Youth career
2008–2015 Shakhtar Donetsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Shakhtar Donetsk 105 (18)
National team
2011–2012 Ukraine U16 13 (4)
2010–2013 Ukraine U17 20 (11)
2013–2015 Ukraine U19 20 (5)
2015 Ukraine U20 5 (5)
2015–2018 Ukraine U21 13 (6)
2016– Ukraine 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2019

Viktor Viktorovych Kovalenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Вікторович Коваленко; born 14 February 1996) is a Ukrainian football midfielder who plays for FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Kovalenko is product of youth team systems of FC Shakhtar Donetsk.[1] He made his début in the Ukrainian Premier League for Shakhtar in the game against FC Vorskla Poltava on 28 February 2015.[2] On May 9, 2015, he made his first direct contribution for the first team when assisting the fifth and sixth goals for FC Shakhtar Donetsk in a 7–3 win over FC Hoverla Uzhhorod.

International career[edit]

Kovalenko was called up by Ukraine to play in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. He scored two goals in a 6–0 victory over Myanmar[3] and added a hat-trick against the United States to secure 3–0 win at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, as the team reached the round of 16.[4] He was the Golden Boot of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup with 5 goals.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Shakhtar

Individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 5 June 2019
Club Season League Ukrainian
Cup
Champions
League
Europa
League
Ukrainian
Super Cup
Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shakhtar Donetsk 2014–15 Ukrainian Premier League 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2015–16 23 0 7 2 7 0 8 2 1 0 46 4
2016–17 28 7 1 0 0 0 8 3 1 0 38 10
2017–18 27 4 4 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 37 5
2018–19 25 7 3 0 6 0 2 0 1 0 37 7
Career total 105 18 17 3 18 0 18 5 4 0 162 26

International[edit]

As of 11 June 2019
Ukraine national team
Year Apps Goals
2016 10 0
2017 6 0
2018 4 0
2019 2 0
Total 22 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" Віктор Коваленко (in Ukrainian). Shakhtar's Academy Site. 1 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Чемпіонат Прем'єр-ліги. 15 тур. Матч № 102 28.02.2015 (in Ukrainian). UPL Official Web Site. 1 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Ukraine hit Myanmar for six". FIFA. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Kovalenko treble puts Ukraine on top". FIFA. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  5. ^ "FIFA World Youth Championship New Zealand 2015". FIFA. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Визначено лауреатів сезону 2015/16!". .upl.ua. Retrieved 5 October 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Viktor Kovalenko at Wikimedia Commons