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Andriy Yarmolenko
Date of Birth: 23 October 1989
Age: 29
Place of birth: Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Citizenship: Ukraine
Height: 189
Weight: 81
Previous clubs: FC Desna (Chernihiv)
Joined Dynamo: 01 june 2006

In 2009/2010 season almost everyone criticized young Andriy Yarmolenko who just started playing for our team. But despite the negative attitude of fans and journalist Yarmolenko managed to become one of the leaders of Dynamo.

You can’t escape Dynamo!

Andriy Yarmolenko was born in St. Petersburg. 3 years later he moved to Chernihiv with his family. As Andriy’s mother says he played with a hand-made ball since he was 4. Once the boy was noticed by coach Mykola Lypovyi who invited him to the football school. Andriy almost never missed training sessions. He played in Ukrainian National Youth Competition for Desna Chernihiv football club. When he was 13 Andriy was invited to Dynamo Kyiv. But having spent a year in the capital of Ukraine he came back to Chernihiv. At that time Yarmolenko turned out to be not ready for Dynamo.

3 years later Yarmolenko was invited to Dynamo again. At first he played for Dynamo-2 and in his first season scored 4 goals in 15 matches. In 2007/2008 season he scored 6 goals in 22 matches. Andriy also played for Dynamo youth team and scored 8 goals in 13 matches.

It was noticeable that the young striker was ready to make a step up. On the 11th of May 2008 the manager of Dynamo Juriy Semin let Yarmolenko play for 8 minutes in the last home match of the season against Vorskla Poltava. When Andriy appeared on the pitch the score was 1:1. But 8 minutes turned out to be enough for him and he managed to score the decisive goal. Yarmolenko was incredibly happy that day.

Searching for his role

In 2008/2009 season Yarmolenko scored 5 goals in 3 matches of Ukrainian National Cup. Still Juriy Semin did not let Andriy play often in Ukrainian Premier League matches. Yarmolenko began to play stably in May 2009 when Valeriy Gazaev became the manager of Dynamo. The new coach moved Andriy to the position of the left attacking half-back. Some times

Yarmolenko even played on the position of the left defender which was very unusual for him.
In September 2009 Andriy played in his first match and scored his first goal for Ukraine national team. It was a match against Andorra. He also made his debut in UEFA Champions League in the home match against Rubin Kazan’.

Later Valeriy Gazaev left Dynamo but Yarmolenko continued playing stably. In 2010/2011 season he scored 11 goals and in 2011/2012 season he scored 11 goals only in the first half of the national championship.

Today Andriy Yarmolenko is one of the leaders of Dynamo. He does not only assist his partners but plays himself. So he is ready to play the main role in our team. 

Stats in Dynamo Kyiv *

 
Season
* - Base statistics at time of filling
M
— Games Played
G
— Goals for

FC Dynamo Kyiv

The Ukrainian Premier-League winner 2008/09, 2014/15, 2015/16

Runner-up of Ukrainian Premier-League 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12

Ukraine Cup finalist 2011

Ukraine Super Cup winner 2009, 2011, 2012

Ukraine Cup 2014, 2015

Ukraine national team

Appearances: 63

Goals: 26

European Under-21 Football Championship-2011 participant

Euro 2012, 2016 participant

Individual awards

The Best player of Ukrainian Premier-League (according to Komanda weekly) 2010/11

The Best player of Ukrainian Premier-League (according to Komanda weekly) 2011/12

The Best player of Ukrainian Premier-League (according to World Soccer magazine) 2011/12

The Best player of Ukraine (Ukrainian Football weekly) 2013

The Best player of Ukraine (Ukrainian Football weekly) 2014

The Best player of Ukraine (Sport-Express, Ukraine) 2014

Goal of Andriy YARMOLENKO salvages a draw for Ukraine in 2018 World Cup qualifier against Iceland

Goal of Andriy YARMOLENKO salvages a draw for Ukraine in 2018 World Cup qualifier against Iceland

Ukraine national team have played in 1:1 draw against Iceland at the NSC Olimpiyskyi in the 2018 World Cup first qualifier.

Ihor SURKIS: “Rumors concerning Yarmolenko? That’s nonsense some journalists tell”

Ihor SURKIS: “Rumors concerning Yarmolenko? That’s nonsense some journalists tell”

FC Dynamo Kyiv president Ihor Surkis has commented upon the victory against FC Volyn Lutsk and answered other 2+2 TV channel journalist’s questions:

Andriy YARMOLENKO recovering from spine injury

Andriy YARMOLENKO recovering from spine injury

The absence of the White-Blues leader Andriy Yarmolenko on the players’ list for the UPL matchday 4 game against FC Stal Kamianske has given rise to different unreasonable rumors.

SHOVKOVSKYI, DRAGOVIC and YARMOLENKO in UPL matchday 2 all-star teams

SHOVKOVSKYI, DRAGOVIC and YARMOLENKO in UPL matchday 2 all-star teams

After victory against FC Karpaty Lviv (0:2) in the UPL matchday 2 game three performers of our team were included into all-star teams by football media.

Decider of Andriy YARMOLENKO against Karpaty – tree times milestone!

Decider of Andriy YARMOLENKO against Karpaty – tree times milestone!

Andriy Yarmolenko has scored his 6th brace against FC Karpaty Lviv in the UPL matchday 2 game (0:2).

Andriy YARMOLENKO – 2015/16 UPL best player!

Andriy YARMOLENKO – 2015/16 UPL best player!

Ukrainian Premier League clubs have named laureates of the previous season.

  • His idol is his former teammate Andryi Shevchenko;
  • He tries not to refuse when fans want to make a photo with him;
  • He gives money for charity (orphanage in Chernihiv);
  • He drives white Maserati Quattroporte Sport Gts. He bought it in autumn 2011 after consultation with Artem Milevskyi;
  • His favorite dishes are French meat and pancakes;
  • Andryi is married. His wife Inna is a specialist in foreign affairs. She is a director of American charity fund;
  • 22 May 2013 his first child Ivan was born.

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