Andrii Valeriiovych Piatov (Ukrainian: Андрій Валерійович П'ятов; born 28 June 1984) is a Ukrainian football goalkeeper who plays for FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League, and for the Ukrainian national team.
Piatov with Shakhtar in 2017
|Full name||Andrii Valeriiovych Piatov|
|Date of birth||28 June 1984|
|Place of birth||Kirovohrad, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Sports School 2 Kirovohrad|
|2001||Horpynko Sport School Poltava|
|2000–2001||Artemida Kirovohrad ||16||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 June 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2020
Piatov started his career in Kirovohrad playing for amateur club Artemida (sponsored by a former local liquor factory Artemida) in the 2000 Amateur League when he was still was 15 years old. In 2001 Pyatov moved to Poltava where he at first joined Vorskla Poltava junior teams and its second team in lower leagues. In Poltava he spent 5 seasons. His debut at professional level Pyatov made for Vorskla-2 during the 2000–01 season in away game against FC Elektron Romny on 25 March 2001 in Romny, which Vorskla-2 lost 1:3. His debut in the Vyshcha Liha (now Premier Liha) for Vorskla main team Pyatov made at the end of the 2002–03 on 18 June 2003 when Vorskla was hosting FC Illichivets Mariupol[a] and finished the game at draw 1:1.
He was bought by Shakhtar from Vorskla for approximately £880,000 on 13 December 2006. He spent the rest of the 2006–07 season on loan at Vorskla Poltava. In the 2007–08 season, Piatov replaced Bohdan Shust as the main goalkeeper of Shakhtar Donetsk, playing in league, cup, and UEFA Champions League matches, keeping two clean sheets. For the 2008–2009 season Pyatov will have serious competition for his No.1 spot as Shakhtar loaned out Bohdan Shust, and signed FC Kharkiv 'keeper Rustam Khudzhamov who is reaching his prime and saved FC Kharkiv from relegation. But after Shakhtars' 2–0 loss to FC Lviv, Pyatov regained his place as the clubs' No.1. In a home Champions League fixture against Barcelona Pyatov made 7 crucial saves as Shakhtar were leading 1–0, until Bojan Krkić sent in a cross which was spilled by Pyatov for Lionel Messi to easily tap in to make it 1–1 in the 85th minute. But things went from bad to worse as another cross was sent in, Messi rose and headed home giving Barcelona the win, and ruining Piatov's perfect game. Pyatov cemented his spot as Shakhtar's No.1 after great performances in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup which saw Shakhtar reach the final, beating fellow Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv in the first ever all Ukrainian semi-final. His appearance in the final was marred as he spilled Naldo's freekick into the net to give Werder Bremen an equaliser but Shakhtar won 2–1 in extra time. On 1 November 2009 vs Chornomorets Odessa Piatov played his 100th game for Shakhtar (conceded 72 goals over the course of these matches), and in this game he won the Man of the Match, and is also the 1st time coach (Mircea Lucescu) ever named a goalkeeper Man of the Match.
In 2015 Piatov broke the record of penalties stopped in European competitions by stopping his fourth penalty, a record previously held by Shovkovskyi.
Piatov was a member of the Ukrainian national under-21 team where he has played 20 matches. He was also part of Ukraine's 2006 World Cup squad which got to the quarter-finals. He has made over 90 appearances for the Ukrainian national team. He started the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a clean sheet against Belarus to help Ukraine win 1–0 in Lviv. In the 0–0 draw against Croatia, Piatov was instrumental in denying Luka Modrić on two occasions, and as well as other to secure a point for his country. In November 2013 Pyatov set a new record of minutes without a goal for the national team, beating the record of Oleksandr Shovkovskyi.
- Ukrainian Premier League (10): 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
- Ukrainian Cup (8): 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- Ukrainian Super Cup (7): 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
- UEFA Cup (1): 2008–09
- As of 26 June 2020
|Club||Season||Ukrainian Premier League||Ukrainian Cup||UEFA Champions League||UEFA Europa League||UEFA Super Cup||Ukrainian Super Cup||Total|
- during winter break the Mariupol team changed from Metalurh to Illichivets, yet footpass of the Ukrainian Association of Football shows the team as Metalurh
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 February 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Andriy Pyatov at FootballFacts.ru (in Russian)
- Andriy Pyatov (Андрій Пятов). Obozrevatel.
- There are no trifles in football («Дрібниць у футболі не буває»). Molodyi bukovynets. 9 February 2010
- Andriy Pyatov at the Football Federation of Ukraine (in Ukrainian)
- Paul Doyle (20 May 2009). "Uefa Cup final: Shakhtar Donetsk v Werder Bremen – as it happened". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 16 February 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
- Пятов установил рекорд по продолжительности сухой серии в сборной Украины (in Russian). 26 November 2013. Archived from the original on 16 February 2010.
- "АНДРЕЙ ПЯТОВ". shakhtar.com.
- "Андрій Пятов". ffu.ua.
- Andriy Pyatov at National-Football-Teams.com
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