Roman Yaremchuk

Roman Olehovych Yaremchuk (Ukrainian: Роман Олегович Яремчук; born 27 November 1995) is an Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Primeira Liga club Benfica and the Ukraine national team.

Roman Yaremchuk
Roman Yaremchuk 2021.jpg
Yaremchuk in 2021
Personal information
Full name Roman Olehovych Yaremchuk
Date of birth (1995-11-27) 27 November 1995 (age 26)
Place of birth Lviv, Ukraine
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Benfica
Number 15
Youth career
2002–2007 Karpaty Lviv
2007–2012 Dynamo Kyiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Dynamo Kyiv 9 (0)
2013–2015Dynamo-2 Kyiv 42 (7)
2016Oleksandriya (loan) 14 (5)
2017–2021 Gent 121 (47)
2021– Benfica 13 (6)
National team
2012 Ukraine U16 1 (0)
2012 Ukraine U17 1 (0)
2012–2013 Ukraine U18 8 (1)
2013–2014 Ukraine U19 12 (1)
2014–2015 Ukraine U21 10 (1)
2018– Ukraine 36 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:51, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2021

Club careerEdit

Dynamo KyivEdit

Yaremchuk is a product of Karpaty Lviv and Dynamo Kyiv academies. Yaremchuk's first coaches were Mykola Dudarenko in Karpaty and Oleksiy Drotsenko in FC Dynamo.[2] On 6 September 2008, Yaremchuk made his debut for Dynamo in Ukrainian National Youth Competition. In his first match against FC Yunist Chernihiv he scored twice. That season he made 21 appearances and netted 10 goals. [3] He made his debut for FC Dynamo-2 entering as a second-half substitute against Desna Chernihiv on 14 July 2013 in the Ukrainian First League.

Loan to OleksandriyaEdit

While playing for Oleksandriya in October 2016, Yaremchuk was selected as player of the month in the Ukrainian Premier League.[4] He also became the first recipient of the award.

GentEdit

In August 2017, Yaremchuk signed a four-year contract with Gent in the Belgian First Division A.[5] He made his competitive debut for the club on 27 August 2017, coming on as an 86th minute substitute for Mamadou Sylla in a 0–0 home draw with Anderlecht.[6] He scored his first competitive goal for the club on 3 November 2017 in a 1–0 home victory over Standard Liège. His goal, assisted by Deiver Machado, was scored in the 50th minute.[7] On 20 January 2020, Yaremchuk had a surgery on the injured achilles tendon.[8] The recovery was estimated to take two to three months.[9]

BenficaEdit

On 31 July 2021, Benfica announced the signing of Yaremchuk on a five-year deal for 17 million euros.[10][11] He made his debut for the club on 10 August, creating Benfica's second goal in the 2–0 home victory over Spartak Moscow in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.[12] Four days later, Yaremchuk made his debut in the Primeira Liga, scoring his first goal for the club, in a 2–0 home victory over Arouca,[13] and netted a brace in a 3–1 away victory over Vitória de Guimarães.[14] The following matches, Yaremchuk struggled to score goals, being 10 matches scoreless, before scoring his first goals in three months, the opening goal for Benfica in a 2–0 home victory over his former club Dinamo Kiev in the club's last UEFA Champions League group match, ensuring his teams' qualification to the round of sixteen.[15][16]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 30 December 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dynamo-2 Kyiv 2013–14 Ukrainian First League 19 3 19 3
2014–15 23 4 23 4
Total 42 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 7
Dynamo Kyiv 2015–16 Ukrainian Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016–17 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Oleksandriya (loan) 2016–17 Ukrainian Premier League 14 5 1 1 2 0 17 6
Gent 2017–18 Belgian Pro League 32 9 2 0 34 9
2018–19 37 8 4 3 4 1 45 12
2019–20 18 10 1 0 11 7 30 17
2020–21 34 20 2 1 7 2 43 23
Total 121 47 9 4 22 10 0 0 152 61
Benfica 2021–22 Primeira Liga 11 6 2 0 2 0 9 1 0 0 24 7
Career total 197 65 14 5 2 0 33 11 0 0 246 81

International goalsEdit

As of match played 9 October 2021.[17]
Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Yaremchuk goal.
List of international goals scored by Roman Yaremchuk
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 June 2019 Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine 8   Serbia 4–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
2 10 June 2019 9   Luxembourg 1–0 1–0
3 10 September 2019 Dnipro Arena, Dnipro, Ukraine 10   Nigeria 2–2 2–2 Friendly
4 14 October 2019 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine 11   Portugal 1–0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
5 17 November 2019 Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia 12   Serbia 1–1 2–2
6 14 November 2020 Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany 19   Germany 1–0 1–3 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A
7 31 March 2021 Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine 22   Kazakhstan 1–0 1–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 7 June 2021 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine 24   Cyprus 3–0 4–0 Friendly
9 13 June 2021 Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 25   Netherlands 2–2 2–3 UEFA Euro 2020
10 17 June 2021 Arena Națională, Bucharest, Romania 26   North Macedonia 2–0 2–1
11 1 September 2021 Astana Arena, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 30   Kazakhstan 1–0 2–2 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
12 9 October 2021 Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland 33   Finland 2–1 2–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ukraine - R. Yaremchuk - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  2. ^ "Скаут UA-Футбол. Роман Яремчук" (in Ukrainian). ua-football.com. 1 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Roman Yaremchuk". www.fcdynamo.kiev.ua. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Роман Яремчук — найкращий гравець Ліги Парі-Матч у жовтні!". 22 November 2016. Archived from the original on 22 November 2016.
  5. ^ "ROMAN YAREMCHUK SIGNS 4 YEAR CONTRACT". kaagent.be. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Gent vs. Anderlecht – 27 August 2017 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Gent vs. Standard Liege – 3 November 2017 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  8. ^ "The leader of the national team of Ukraine "the Terminator" has addressed to fans after surgery | The Times Hub". Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Ukrainian "Buffalo" went under the knife: it has become known, for what term flew Yaremchuk | The Times Hub". Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  10. ^ Top 10 most expensive purchases of Benfica in history
  11. ^ "Yaremchuk é do Benfica" (in Portuguese). Benfica. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  12. ^ Ribeiro, Patrick (10 August 2021). "João Mário goal sees Benfica through with comfort". PortuGOAL. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  13. ^ "Yaremchuk makes his debut at the start of Benfica and the Portuguese championship" (in Russian). football.ua. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  14. ^ Take in 11 minutes. Yaremchuk played successfully for Benfica
  15. ^ "Oleg Salenko: «Yaremchuk está a passar por um momento de crise»" [Oleg Salenko: "Yaremchuk is going through a moment of crisis"]. Record (in Portuguese). 21 November 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  16. ^ "Yaremchuk: «É sempre bom marcar e especialmente na Champions»" [Yaremchuk: «It's always good to score and especially in the Champions League»]. MaisFutebol (in Portuguese). 8 December 2021. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  17. ^ "Roman Yaremchuk". European Football. Retrieved 17 November 2019.

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