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Andriy Mykolayovych Yarmolenko (Ukrainian: Андрій Миколайович Ярмоленко; born 23 October 1989) is a Ukrainian football winger or forward who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga and the Ukraine national team.

Andriy Yarmolenko
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Yarmolenko with Dynamo Kyiv in 2017
Personal information
Full name Andriy Mykolayovych Yarmolenko
Date of birth (1989-10-23) 23 October 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)[1]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 9
Youth career
2002 Yunist Chernihiv
2002–2003 Desna Chernihiv
2003–2004 Lokomotyv Kyiv
2003 Vidradnyi Kyiv
2004–2006 Yunist Chernihiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Desna Chernihiv 9 (4)
2007–2008 Dynamo-2 Kyiv 37 (9)
2008–2017 Dynamo Kyiv 228 (99)
2017– Borussia Dortmund 12 (3)
National team
2007–2008 Ukraine U19 14 (5)
2008–2011 Ukraine U21 16 (3)
2009– Ukraine 74 (33)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 December 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 November 2017

Yarmolenko has been a full international for Ukraine since 2009, scoring 33 goals in more than 74 matches and playing at UEFA Euro 2012 and Euro 2016.

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Early lifeEdit

Yarmolenko's parents, native Ukrainians, were originally from Kulykivka Raion, Chernihiv Oblast. After marrying, his mother was offered a job in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russian SFSR, and moved there, later joined by her husband. Shortly after the birth of Andriy, the family moved back to their native land, to the city of Chernihiv.[2]

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Yarmolenko is a pupil of the Chernihiv youth system. He joined the Dynamo Kyiv Youth Academy at age 13. However, he returned to Chernihiv after a year, unable to endure the physical demands of training.[2] At the start of his professional career, he played at local clubs Polissia and Desna Chernihiv before joining Dynamo again.

Dynamo KyivEdit

In December 2006, Yarmolenko signed a five-year contract with Ukrainian giants, Dynamo Kyiv, where he joined its second team, Dynamo-2, which plays in lower leagues, for a couple of seasons. The talented youngster was praised as the "new Sheva" by journalists, who noted his qualities of good physique, shot and especially his speed. The then vice-president of Dynamo, Yozhef Sabo, also praised the youngster, saying, "Yarmolenko has all the makings to become a top-level player."[3][4]

On 11 May 2008, Yarmolenko debuted for Dynamo's first team in an away match against Vorskla Poltava and scored the winning goal in Kyiv's 1–2 victory.[5] He scored 7 goals in 21 games in his first season and 11 in 19 in his second. He is now regularly used as a left or centre forward.

Rivalry with Taras StepanenkoEdit

In a match in October 2015, Yarmolenko committed a dangerous challenge which almost broke Shakhtar Donetsk player Taras Stepanenko's leg. The two reconciled after the game and exchanged jerseys, but afterwards Yarmolenko threw Stepanenko's shirt on the ground while he thanked the Dynamo fans. In the Shakhtar–Dynamo derby in April 2016, after the former won 3–0, Stepanenko stepped in front of the Dynamo fans kissing his Shakhtar badge. In a brawl that escalated, Yarmolenko kicked and beat Stepanenko to the ground.[6]

Borussia DortmundEdit

On 28 August 2017, Yarmolenko signed a 4-year contract with Borussia Dortmund, that will end in August 2021.[7] On 10 September 2017, Yarmolenko made his debut for Dortmund as a substitute in the 79 minute against Freiburg. He then got his first start for Dortmund against Tottenham Hotspur in a Champions League fixture, where he scored Dortmund's only goal in the 3–1 defeat.[8]

International careerEdit

 
Yarmolenko playing against Sweden at UEFA Euro 2012

On 11 August 2007 Yaromolenko represented Ukraine under-19 team in an away exhibition game against Japan, winning 1–0. He also participated in the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification.

After the qualification on 10 October 2008, Yarmolenko was invited to the under-21 squad which played against the Netherlands. He later participated in qualification and finals of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

On 5 September 2009, in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game against Andorra, Yarmolenko made his first senior appearance for Ukraine and scored in a 5–0 win. On 2 September 2011, in an international friendly against Uruguay in Kharkiv, Yarmolenko set a national team record by scoring 14 seconds into the match, the fastest time in which a Ukraine national team player has scored a goal.

Yarmolenko scored a hat-trick on 15 November 2014, netting all of Ukraine's goals in a 3–0 victory away to Luxembourg in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.[9] In November 2015, Yarmolenko scored in both legs of Ukraine's 3–1 play-off victory over Slovenia to qualify the nation for Euro 2016 final stages.[10] Yarmolenko was subsequently included in Ukraine's squad for Euro 2016, where he played in all three matches as Ukraine failed to score and finished bottom of the group.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 02 December 2017
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dynamo Kyiv 2007–08 Ukrainian Premier League 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2008–09 10 0 3 5 0 0 1 0 14 5
2009–10 28 7 2 0 6 0 1 0 37 7
2010–11 26 11 5 1 16 4 47 16
2011–12 28 12 1 1 10 0 1 0 40 13
2012–13 27 11 1 0 12 2 40 13
2013–14 26 12 4 4 9 5 39 21
2014–15 26 14 5 1 11 4 1 0 43 19
2015–16 23 13 3 4 7 2 1 0 34 19
2016–17 28 15 3 3 5 1 36 19
2017–18 5 3 0 0 4 1 1 0 10 4
Total 228 99 27 19 80 19 6 0 341 137
Borussia Dortmund 2017–18 Bundesliga 10 3 1 1 5 1 16 5
Career total 238 102 28 20 85 20 6 0 357 142

InternationalEdit

As of 10 November 2017
Ukraine
Year Apps Goals
2009 6 2
2010 2 1
2011 9 3
2012 10 2
2013 11 6
2014 8 4
2015 9 4
2016 12 7
2017 7 4
Total 74 33

International goalsEdit

Scores and results lists Ukraine's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 5 September 2009 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine   Andorra 1–0 5–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [1]
2. 14 October 2009 Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella, Andora   Andorra 6–0 6–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [2]
3. 17 November 2010 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland    Switzerland 1–1 2–2 Friendly [3]
4. 2 September 2011 Metalist Oblast Sports Complex, Kharkiv, Ukraine   Uruguay 1–0 2–3 Friendly [4]
5. 7 October 2011 Metalist Oblast Sports Complex, Kharkiv, Ukraine   Bulgaria 3–0 3–0 Friendly [5]
6. 11 November 2011 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine   Germany 1–0 3–3 Friendly [6]
7. 29 February 2012 HaMoshava Stadium, Petah Tikva, Israel   Israel 3–1 3–2 Friendly [7]
8. 28 May 2012 Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria   Estonia 1–0 4–0 Friendly [8]
9. 6 February 2013 Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville, Spain   Norway 2–0 2–0 Friendly [9]
10. 22 March 2013 National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland   Poland 1–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [10]
11. 26 March 2013 Chornomorets Stadium, Odessa, Ukraine   Moldova 1–0 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [11]
12. 11 October 2013 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine   Poland 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [12]
13. 15 October 2013 San Marino Stadium, Serravalle, San Marino   San Marino 5–0 8–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [13]
14. 15 November 2013 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine   France 2–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [14]
15. 5 March 2014 Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus   United States 1–0 2–0 Friendly [15]
16. 15 November 2014 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg   Luxembourg 1–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying [16]
17. 2–0
18. 3–0
19. 31 March 2015 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine   Latvia 1–0 1–1 Friendly [17]
20. 5 September 2015 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine   Belarus 2–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying [18]
21. 14 November 2015 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine   Slovenia 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs [19]
22. 17 November 2015 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia   Slovenia 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs [20]
23. 28 March 2016 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine   Wales 1–0 1–0 Friendly [21]
24. 29 May 2016 Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy   Romania 4–1 4–3 Friendly [22]
25. 3 June 2016 Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bergamo, Italy   Albania 2–1 3–1 Friendly [23]
26. 5 September 2016 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kiev, Ukraine   Iceland 1–1 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [24]
27. 6 October 2016 Torku Arena, Konya, Turkey   Turkey 1–0 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [25]
28. 9 October 2016 Marshal Józef Piłsudski Stadium, Kraków, Poland   Kosovo 2–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [26]
29. 15 November 2016 Metalist Oblast Sports Complex, Kharkiv, Ukraine   Serbia 2–0 2–0 Friendly [27]
30. 2 September 2017 Metalist Oblast Sports Complex, Kharkiv, Ukraine   Turkey 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [28]
31. 2–0
32. 6 October 2017 Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër, Albania   Kosovo 2–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [29]
33. 10 November 2017 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine   Slovakia 1–1 2–1 Friendly [30]

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