Andriy Lunin

Andriy Oleksiyovych Lunin (Ukrainian: Андрій Олексійович Лунін; born 11 February 1999) is a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for La Liga club Real Madrid and the Ukraine national team.

Andriy Lunin
Andriy Lunin.jpg
Lunin in 2016
Personal information
Full name Andriy Oleksiyovych Lunin
Date of birth (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 23)
Place of birth Krasnohrad, Ukraine
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 13
Youth career
2012–2015 Metalist Kharkiv
2015–2016 Dnipro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Dnipro 22 (0)
2017–2018 Zorya Luhansk 29 (0)
2018– Real Madrid 3 (0)
2018–2019Leganés (loan) 5 (0)
2019–2020Valladolid (loan) 0 (0)
2020Oviedo (loan) 20 (0)
National team
2014–2015 Ukraine U16 5 (0)
2015–2016 Ukraine U17 9 (0)
2016 Ukraine U18 1 (0)
2017 Ukraine U19 3 (0)
2019 Ukraine U20 6 (0)
2017–2018 Ukraine U21 5 (0)
2018– Ukraine 9 (0)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Ukraine
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Winner 2019
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:58, 2 October 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 27 September 2022

Club careerEdit

Lunin is a product of FC Metalist Youth Sportive School (first trainer was Oleksandr Khrabrov) and FC Dnipro Youth Sportive School Systems (first trainer was Kostyantyn Pavlyuchenko).

DniproEdit

From summer 2016, after graduation of the youth sportive school, he played in the FC Dnipro reserves. In the main-team squad, Lunin made his debut as a start-squad player at the age of 17, in the match against FC Karpaty Lviv on 16 October 2016 in the Ukrainian Premier League.[1] He was Dnipro's first choice goalkeeper the rest of the season, playing in a total of 25 matches for the club, across the league and club competitions. However, at the end of the season, due to financial irregularities, Dnipro was relegated directly to the Ukrainian Second League (third level of football), and many players, Lunin included, were allowed to leave the club.[2]

Zorya LuhanskEdit

Lunin spent the 2017–18 season playing for FC Zorya Luhansk, where he once again quickly established himself as the first keeper. On 14 September 2017, Lunin made his European debut in a 0–2 Europa League group stage loss to Östersunds FK at Arena Lviv. He ended up playing in 36 matches across all competitions that season, including all six of Zorya's Europa League matches.

Real MadridEdit

 
Lunin in a Copa del Rey match with CD Leganés.

On 19 June 2018, Real Madrid reached an agreement with Zorya Luhansk to sign Lunin in a reportedly 8.5 million plus 5 million add-ons deal.[3] The deal concluded four days later, and he became the first Ukrainian to play for the club.[4] On 27 August 2018, he was loaned to nearby fellow La Liga team CD Leganés, for the season.[5][6] Halfway through the campaign, he stated that he was content with being second choice to Iván Cuéllar, and would complete his contract.[7]

On 13 August 2019, he was loaned to Real Valladolid for the 2019–20 season.[8][9] On 15 October 2019, Lunin was included in the 20 best under-21 players shortlist for the 2019 Golden Boy award.[10]

On 15 January 2020, the loan with Real Valladolid was terminated. On the same day, Real Oviedo announced the loan of Lunin until 30 June 2020.[11][12]

He made his first team debut for Real Madrid in a 1–2 extra time loss to Alcoyano in the 2020–21 Copa del Rey.[13] With Madrid confirmed 2021–22 champions, Lunin made his league debut in the Madrid derby against Atlético Madrid on 8 May 2022, where Real lost 1–0.[14] On 15 May 2022, he played against Cádiz, saving a penalty and allowing the team to draw 1–1 away from home.[15][16][17]

International careerEdit

Lunin made his Ukraine national team debut at the age of 19, on 23 March 2018, in a 1–1 friendly draw with Saudi Arabia.[18]

In 2019, he backstopped Ukraine U20 team to their first ever FIFA U-20 World Cup victory.[19] He played in six of his team's seven matches, having to miss the quarterfinal match against Colombia due to being called up to Ukraine's main squad for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Serbia and Luxembourg.[20][21] After the 3–1 final match victory against South Korea, Lunin was awarded the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper of the tournament.[22]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 2 October 2022[23]
Club Season League National Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dnipro 2016–17 Ukrainian Premier League 22 0 3 0 25 0
Zorya Luhansk 2017–18 Ukrainian Premier League 29 0 1 0 6[a] 0 36 0
Real Madrid 2018–19 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020–21 La Liga 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2021–22 La Liga 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
2022–23 La Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 3 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Leganés (loan) 2018–19 La Liga 5 0 2 0 7 0
Valladolid (loan) 2019–20 La Liga 0 0 2 0 2 0
Oviedo (loan) 2019–20 Segunda División 20 0 20 0
Career total 79 0 11 0 6 0 96 0
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

InternationalEdit

As of match played 27 September 2022[24]
Ukraine
Year Apps Goals
2018 4 0
2019 1 0
2020 1 0
2022 3 0
Total 9 0

HonoursEdit

Real Madrid

Ukraine U20

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ліга Парі-Матч. 11 тур. Матч № 66 16 October 2016. (in Ukrainian). UPL Official Web Site. 16 October 2016. Archived from the original on 10 January 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. ^ "ФФУ скоро решит, кто займет место Днепра в Первой лиге - Первая лига Украины" [FFU will soon decide who will take Dnipro's place in the First League]. SPORTARENA.com (in Russian). 13 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  3. ^ Real Madrid sign goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, UNIAN (20 June 2018)
  4. ^ "Official Announcement: Andriy Lunin". Real Madrid C.F. 22 June 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  5. ^ "El joven portero Andriy Lunin firma por el C.D. Leganés cedido por el Real Madrid". CD Leganés. 27 August 2018. Archived from the original on 22 December 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Official Announcement: Lunin". Real Madrid C.F. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  7. ^ "On loan Andriy Lunin opposed to January Bernabéu return". Diario AS. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  8. ^ "El Pucela obtiene la cesión de Lunin". realvalladolid.es. 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Official Announcement: Lunin". realmadrid.com. 13 August 2019. Archived from the original on 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  10. ^ Rathborn, Jack (15 October 2019). "Golden Boy 2019: Mason Mount, Matthijs De Ligt and Joao Felix included in 20-man shortlist". Independent. Archived from the original on 7 May 2022. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Official Announcement". realmadrid.com. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Real Madrid send Lunin to Oviedo". Marca.com. 15 January 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Alcoyano 2–1 Real Madrid: Third division side cause huge upset". bbc.com. 21 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Atletico beat champions Real in Madrid derby". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  15. ^ "Lunin impresses for Real Madrid and exacts revenge against Sergio Gonzalez". www.marca.com. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  16. ^ "Cadiz 1-1 Real Madrid: Lunin show causes hosts to drop into relegation zone". www.stadiumastro.com. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  17. ^ "Brilló en Cádiz: Lunin estuvo exigido y detuvo hasta un penalti con un paradón". www.defensacentral.com. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  18. ^ "Saudi Arabia vs. Ukraine - 23 March 2018 - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  19. ^ a b Spirited comeback earns Ukraine first U-20 title; FIFA.com, 15 June 2019.
  20. ^ "Лунин попрощался с молодежной сборной и отправился в национальную" [Lunin said goodbye to the junior team and went to the national team]. Евро 2020 на football.ua (in Russian). Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Лунин вернулся в расположение молодежной сборной Украины" [Lunin is back with Ukraine's junior team]. football.ua. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  22. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 - News - Lee, Lunin headline award winners at Poland 2019". www.fifa.com. Archived from the original on 16 June 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  23. ^ Andriy Lunin at Soccerway. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  24. ^ "Andriy Lunin". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  25. ^ Westwood, James (30 April 2022). "Real Madrid clinch 35th La Liga title with four games to spare after victory over Espanyol". Goal.com. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  26. ^ Mctear, Euan (16 January 2022). "Modric and Benzema fire Real Madrid to the Supercopa title". Marca. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  27. ^ "Champions League final: Vinícius Júnior scores only goal as Real Madrid deny Liverpool again". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 28 May 2022. Retrieved 28 May 2022.
  28. ^ "Real Madrid 2–0 Eintracht Frankfurt: Five-star Madrid triumph in Helsinki". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 August 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  29. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 – Award". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2019.

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