Seleznyov with Kuban in 2016
|Full name||Yevhen Oleksandrovich Seleznyov|
|Date of birth||20 July 1985|
|Place of birth||Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2002–2004||→ Shakhtar-3 Donetsk||41||(9)|
|2002–2006||→ Shakhtar-2 Donetsk||53||(19)|
|2006–2008||→ Arsenal Kyiv (loan)||36||(19)|
|2019||→ Málaga (loan)||12||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2019
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.
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. 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.
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.
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 DonetskEdit
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. In September 2011 Seleznyov was involved in multi car pile up, while driving his Maserati in Donetsk. Luckily nobody got physically hurt.
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.
Return to Dnipro DnipropetrovskEdit
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. 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. Dnipro lost the final 3–2, with Seleznyov entering the game in the 78th minute.
On 25 February 2016, he signed a contract with the Russian team FC Kuban Krasnodar. 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. Before signing with Kuban, Seleznyov refused offers from some clubs of the English Premier League.
On 11 May 2016 in an interview with the channel Football 1 Yevhen Seleznyov confirmed that he terminated the contract with Kuban. Following that season Kuban relegated to the Russian First League.
Second return to Shakhtar DonetskEdit
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.
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. He scored his first international two-goal haul on 15 October in the reverse fixture, as Ukraine won 8–0 in Serravalle; the result qualified Ukraine for the play-offs, which they lost to France.
- As of 14 June 2019
- As of 14 June 2019.
- Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.
FC Shakhtar Donetsk
- Ukrainian Premier League (1): 2011–12
- Ukrainian Cup (1): 2011–12
- Ukrainian Super Cup (2): 2008, 2012
- UEFA Cup (1): 2008–09
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
- Selezniov signs on at Shakhtar[permanent dead link] – UkrainianSoccer.net, 9 June 2008
- Saffer, Paul (27 November 2008). "Jadson treble seals Shakhtar consolation". UEFA. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Ashenden, Mark (19 February 2009). "Shakhtar Donetsk 2–0 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Евгений Селезнев переходит в Шахтер (in Russian). FC Dnipro. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
- "Шахтер" вернет лучшего бомбардира чемпионата Украины из "Днепра" за 5 миллионов евро (in Russian). sports.ru. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
- Shakhtar forward got into a road accident (Форвард «Шахтаря» потрапив у ДТП). UNIAN. 8 September 2011
- "Line-ups: APOEL 0:2 Shakhtar". shakhtar.com. 22 August 2012. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
- "Napoli 1–1 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk". BBC Sport. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- "Dnipro's Yevhen Seleznyov sinks Napoli to seal Europa League final place". Guardian. 14 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- СЕЛЕЗНЕВ СТАЛ ИГРОКОМ «КУБАНИ» (in Russian). FC Kuban Krasnodar. 25 February 2016.
- Seleznyov transferred to Kuban for free (Селезньов перейшов у “Кубань” безплатно). UA-Football. 25 February 2016
- In a winter Seleznyov refused to move to England (Селезньов взимку відмовився від переїзду в Англію). Mirror Weekly. 21 April 2016
- "Официально: Селезнев разорвал контракт с Кубанью". football.ua. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
- Евгений Селезнев – игрок Шахтера (in Russian). FC Shakhtar Donetsk. 14 May 2016.
- Seleznyov left Shakhtar, – Shabliy (Селезньов покинув "Шахтар", – Шаблій). Football 24. 21 December 2016
- "Kupa tarihinin 15. şampiyonu oldu!".
- "Ukraine flex muscles to overwhelm San Marino". UEFA. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Eight-goal Ukraine still miss out". UEFA. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Y. SELEZNYOV". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
- "Yevhen Seleznyov". European Football. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Yevhen Seleznyov.|
- Profile on FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk website (in English, Ukrainian, and Russian)
- Yevhen Seleznyov at the Football Federation of Ukraine (in Ukrainian)
- Yevhen Seleznyov at Soccerway