Yevhen Seleznyov

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Yevhen Seleznyov
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Seleznyov with Kuban in 2016
Personal information
Full name Yevhen Oleksandrovich Seleznyov
Date of birth (1985-07-20) 20 July 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bursaspor
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2009 Shakhtar Donetsk 26 (7)
2002–2004Shakhtar-3 Donetsk 41 (9)
2002–2006Shakhtar-2 Donetsk 53 (19)
2006–2008Arsenal Kyiv (loan) 36 (19)
2009–2011 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 51 (30)
2011–2012 Shakhtar Donetsk 26 (16)
2012–2016 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 88 (38)
2016 Kuban Krasnodar 9 (3)
2016 Shakhtar Donetsk 3 (1)
2017 Karabükspor 29 (7)
2018–2019 Akhisarspor 24 (9)
2019Málaga (loan) 12 (0)
2019– Bursaspor 0 (0)
National team
2005 Ukraine U21 1 (0)
2008– Ukraine 58 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2019

Yevhen Oleksandrovich Seleznyov (Ukrainian: Євген Олександрович Селезньов; born 20 July 1985) is a Ukrainian footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Bursaspor .

He previously played three spells at Shakhtar Donetsk, winning the UEFA Cup in 2009, and a domestic double three years later. He was the league's top scorer in their double-winning season, and maintained the honour the following season with Dnipro.

A full international since 2008, Seleznyov has earned over 50 caps for Ukraine, scoring 11 international goals. He was part of their squad when they co-hosted UEFA Euro 2012.

Career[edit]

Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

Born in Makiivka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, Yevhen Seleznyov is a product of the Shakhtar Donetsk and the Shakhtar Makiivka academies. After being promoted to professional level in 2002, he had difficult time to secure its place in the first team and played for the club's second and third teams in lower leagues as well as the club's reserve team. His chance to distinguish himself at premiers Seleznyov gained in the winter of 2007 when he went on a one-and-a-half year loan deal to Arsenal Kyiv. Seleznyov was one of the top goal-scorers in the 2007–08 Ukrainian Premier League, having scored 17 goals in 24 games. Soon after returning to Donetsk he was called up to the Ukrainian national team.

On completion of his loan, he returned to Donetsk and signed a 5-year deal.[2] He scored his first goal for Shakhtar on 3 August against Illichivets Mariupol in a 3–0 victory· He played three matches in the UEFA Champions League, including a 5–0 home win over FC Basel, in which he came on as a substitute and scored a goal.[3]

He made two appearances in the UEFA Cup as they won it in his first season at the club: on 19 February 2009, a minute after replacing Oleksandr Hladkyy, he headed in Jádson's free kick with his first touch of the game to score past Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to open a 2–0 win.[4]

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk[edit]

Seleznyov celebrating with Dnipro in April 2010

On 25 July 2009, Seleznyov signed with rivals Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in a deal worth €4.5 million. That same day, he scored his first goal for Dnipro on his debut against Metalist Kharkiv. In the next two seasons, Seleznyov established himself at Dnipro as a target man of good scoring ability, especially with his head. He was the top scorer of the 2010–11 Ukrainian Premier League season with 17 goals in 24 games.

Return to Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

On 22 June 2011, Dnipro re-sold him to his previous club Shakhtar Donetsk. The transfer fee was undisclosed but it is estimated to be around €5 million.[5][6] In September 2011 Seleznyov was involved in multi car pile up, while driving his Maserati in Donetsk. Luckily nobody got physically hurt.[7]

At the end of the 2011–12 season, Seleznyov was Shakhtar's top league goalscorer, and joint top league scorer outright with Maicon with 14, despite the latter scoring two penalties. Seleznyov scored against APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League, in a 2–0 win.[8]

Return to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk[edit]

On 29 August 2012, Seleznyov went back to Dnipro for an undisclosed fee.

On 7 May 2015, Seleznyov scored an 80th-minute equaliser in the Europa League semi-final first leg against Napoli, making it 1–1 and giving Dnipro the away goals advantage heading into the second leg.[9] In the second leg, at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, a week later, Seleznyov scored the only goal of the game as Dnipro won 1–0, to go through to their first European final on 27 May 2015, 2–1 winners on aggregate.[10] Dnipro lost the final 3–2, with Seleznyov entering the game in the 78th minute.

Kuban Krasnodar[edit]

On 25 February 2016, he signed a contract with the Russian team FC Kuban Krasnodar.[11] Seleznyov was released by Dnipro to Kuban for free under a condition that Seleznyov will forgive the club's debts which exceed over 1 mln Euros.[12] Before signing with Kuban, Seleznyov refused offers from some clubs of the English Premier League.[13]

On 11 May 2016 in an interview with the channel Football 1 Yevhen Seleznyov confirmed that he terminated the contract with Kuban.[14] Following that season Kuban relegated to the Russian First League.

Second return to Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

On 14 May 2016, FC Shakhtar Donetsk confirmed that the club had signed a 2-year contract with Seleznyov.[15] In December 2016 on mutual consent Seleznyov left the club.[16]

Kardemir Karabükspor[edit]

Less than a week later after leaving Shakhtar, it was announced that Seleznyov signed a contract with the Turkish Kardemir Karabükspor which only recently returned to the Turkish Super League.

Akhisarspor[edit]

On 10 May 2018, Seleznyov helped Akhisar Belediyespor win their first professional trophy, the 2017–18 Turkish Cup.[17]

International career[edit]

On 24 May 2008, he made his first appearance for the Ukrainian national football team in a friendly against Netherlands. He scored his first international goal against Norway in Dnipropetrovsk on 19 November, the only goal of the game.

Seleznyov was a member of Ukraine's squad as they co-hosted UEFA Euro 2012, but did not enter the field of play in their group stage exit.

On 6 September 2013, Seleznyov was one of nine Ukrainian players to score in their 9–0 thrashing of San Marino at the Arena Lviv in qualification for the following year's World Cup.[18] He scored his first international two-goal haul on 15 October in the reverse fixture, as Ukraine won 8–0 in Serravalle;[19] the result qualified Ukraine for the play-offs, which they lost to France.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 14 June 2019[20]
Club Season League Cup Europe Super Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal Kyiv 2006–07 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2
2007–08 24 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 17
Total 36 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 19
Shakhtar Donetsk 2008–09 26 7 2 2 2 2 1 0 31 11
Total 26 7 2 2 2 2 1 0 31 11
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2009–10 27 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 30 16
2010–11 24 17 3 1 2 1 0 0 29 19
Total 51 30 6 4 2 1 0 0 59 35
Shakhtar Donetsk 2011–12 23 14 2 0 3 1 1 0 29 15
2012–13 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Total 26 16 2 0 3 1 1 0 32 17
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2012–13 22 7 4 0 6 3 0 0 32 10
2013–14 29 13 1 1 7 2 0 0 37 16
2014–15 21 8 5 3 13 2 0 0 39 13
2015–16 16 10 2 1 5 2 0 0 23 13
Total 88 38 12 5 31 9 0 0 131 52
Kuban Krasnodar 2015–16 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 3
Total 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 3
Shakhtar Donetsk 2016–17 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 7 2
Total 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 7 2
Karabükspor 2016–17 16 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 6
2017–18 13 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 15 2
Total 29 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 31 8
Akhisar Belediyespor 2017–18 17 6 5 4 0 0 0 0 22 10
2018–19 7 3 0 0 3 0 1 1 11 4
Total 24 9 5 4 3 0 1 1 33 14
Málaga 2018–19 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 304 130 31 16 43 14 4 1 377 161

International[edit]

As of 14 June 2019.[21]
Ukraine
Year Apps Goals
2008 5 1
2009 8 3
2010 7 1
2011 7 0
2012 6 0
2013 9 4
2014 0 0
2015 6 2
2016 4 0
2017 3 0
2018 3 0
2019 0 0
Total 58 11

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.[21]

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

FC Shakhtar Donetsk

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

Akhisar Belediyespor

Personal[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://zbirna.com/player/evgenij-seleznev/
  2. ^ Selezniov signs on at Shakhtar[permanent dead link] – UkrainianSoccer.net, 9 June 2008
  3. ^ Saffer, Paul (27 November 2008). "Jadson treble seals Shakhtar consolation". UEFA. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  4. ^ Ashenden, Mark (19 February 2009). "Shakhtar Donetsk 2–0 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  5. ^ Евгений Селезнев переходит в Шахтер (in Russian). FC Dnipro. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Шахтер" вернет лучшего бомбардира чемпионата Украины из "Днепра" за 5 миллионов евро (in Russian). sports.ru. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  7. ^ Shakhtar forward got into a road accident (Форвард «Шахтаря» потрапив у ДТП). UNIAN. 8 September 2011
  8. ^ "Line-ups: APOEL 0:2 Shakhtar". shakhtar.com. 22 August 2012. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Napoli 1–1 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk". BBC Sport. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Dnipro's Yevhen Seleznyov sinks Napoli to seal Europa League final place". Guardian. 14 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  11. ^ СЕЛЕЗНЕВ СТАЛ ИГРОКОМ «КУБАНИ» (in Russian). FC Kuban Krasnodar. 25 February 2016.
  12. ^ Seleznyov transferred to Kuban for free (Селезньов перейшов у “Кубань” безплатно). UA-Football. 25 February 2016
  13. ^ In a winter Seleznyov refused to move to England (Селезньов взимку відмовився від переїзду в Англію). Mirror Weekly. 21 April 2016
  14. ^ "Официально: Селезнев разорвал контракт с Кубанью". football.ua. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  15. ^ Евгений Селезнев – игрок Шахтера (in Russian). FC Shakhtar Donetsk. 14 May 2016.
  16. ^ Seleznyov left Shakhtar, – Shabliy (Селезньов покинув "Шахтар", – Шаблій). Football 24. 21 December 2016
  17. ^ "Kupa tarihinin 15. şampiyonu oldu!".
  18. ^ "Ukraine flex muscles to overwhelm San Marino". UEFA. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  19. ^ "Eight-goal Ukraine still miss out". UEFA. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  20. ^ "Y. SELEZNYOV". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  21. ^ a b "Yevhen Seleznyov". European Football. Retrieved 14 May 2015.

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