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Olexandr Yakovenko
Date of Birth: 23 june 1987
Age: 31
Place of birth: Kyiv
Citizenship: Ukraine
Height: 182
Weight: 74
Previous clubs: Metalist (Ukraine), Lierse, Genk, Anderlecht, Westerlo, Leuven (all - Belgium), Fiorentina (Italy), Malaga (Spain), ADO Den Haag (Netherlands)
Joined Dynamo: 02 February 2016

Being a son of famous football player and stepping after him can be challenging. Still that’s what Olexandr Yakovenko, who joined FC Dynamo Kyiv on February 2 2016, has chosen.

Curiously enough Olexandr, who was born in Kyiv on June 23 1987, got football education not at Dynamo academy, but at Lokomotyv football school. In 2004 Yakovenko Jr. played eight matches for FC Metalist Kharkiv and scored on goal.

The following season he started abroad – with Lierse SK. That year 18-year-old halfback made 24 appearances and netted five goals. Thus he helped Lierse win the domestic league silver and national cup.

After two seasons with KRC Genk he was signed by RSC Anderlecht. On March 13 2008 he impressed everyone with fabulous goal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. In 2012/13 season he played 38 games in all competitions and scored nine goals.

Yakovenko won the Belgian league twice and used to feature for KVC Westerlo and OH Leuven on loan. In summer of 2013 he took ACF Fiorentina transfer offer. That’s that part of his career that wasn’t a success.

Olexandr started the second half of 2013/14 season on loan at Malaga CF. On February 8 2014 he scored his first goal in the La Liga. Still he didn’t spend much time in Spain.

After short loan move at ADO Den Haag Yakovenko signed a contract with FC Dynamo Kyiv. The agreement will be valid till the end of the season and it can be prolonged after that.

- I’ve been supporting Dynamo since my childhood. If I had a chance to join the White-Blues earlier I would have used it.

28-year-old halfback has picked squad number 7.

- My father used to have the same squad number, so it has always been special for me.

Stats in Dynamo Kyiv *

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

Statistics in other teams

Years

Club

Matches (goals)

2004

FC Metalist Kharkiv

8

(0)

2005–2006

Lierse SK

25

(2)

2006–2008

KRC Genk

14

(0)

2008–2013

RSC Anderlecht

48

(9)

2009–2011

KVC Westerlo

57

(13)

2012

OH Leuven

13

(3)

2013–2015

ACF Fiorentina

3

(0)

2014

Malaga CF

9

(1)

2015

ADO Den Haag

11

(2)

 

FC Dynamo Kyiv

Ukraine Premier League 2015/16

Ukraine National team

Matches - 1

Other clubs

RSC Anderlecht

Belgian LEague (2): 2011/12, 2012/13

Belgian Super Cup (1): 2012

Lierse

Belgian Cup (1): 2007/08

Olexandr YAKOVENKO becomes free agent

Olexandr YAKOVENKO becomes free agent

After the end of 2015/16 season halfback Olexandr Yakovenko became free agent.

Korzun, Yakovenko and Teodorczyk in UPL matchday 26 all-star teams

Korzun, Yakovenko and Teodorczyk in UPL matchday 26 all-star teams

After the UPL matchday 26 game against FC Metalist Kharkiv (1:4) several FC Dynamo Kyiv performers were included into all-star teams by leading football media of Ukraine.

Olexandr YAKOVENKO makes his debut for Dynamo!

Olexandr YAKOVENKO makes his debut for Dynamo!

The Ukrainian Premier League matchday 17 game against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk was special for FC Dynamo Kyiv trainee Olexandr Yakovenko.

Olexandr YAKOVENKO to start training soon

Olexandr YAKOVENKO to start training soon

According to FC Dynamo Kyiv doctor Leonid Myronov halfback Olexandr Yakovenko is about to get back to training sessions with the team.

SILVA, SYDORCHUK, YAKOVENKO and MORAES to miss the game against Oleksandria

SILVA, SYDORCHUK, YAKOVENKO and MORAES to miss the game against Oleksandria

FC Dynamo Kyiv defender Danilo Silva and forward Junior Moraes have health problems after the Champions League round of 16 first leg against Manchester City FC.

Olexandr YAKOVENKO: “We have combative mood and want to win!”

Olexandr YAKOVENKO: “We have combative mood and want to win!”

FC Dynamo Kyiv newcomer Olexandr Yakovenko has answered journalists’ questions concerning the match against Manchester City FC:

Olexandr YAKOVENKO – to reach career peak with Dynamo!

Olexandr YAKOVENKO – to reach career peak with Dynamo!

Being a son of famous football player and stepping after him can be challenging.

Olexandr YAKOVENKO: “Dynamo are not just a club, but a part of my soul”

Olexandr YAKOVENKO: “Dynamo are not just a club, but a part of my soul”

FC Dynamo Kyiv newcomer Olexandr Yakovenko has shared his impressions of the first day at the training cam with the White-Blues.

Alexander, son of the famous Dynamo Kyiv Pavlo Yakovenko, who was part of our club in 1986 and won the Cup winners ' Cup UEFA.

Wife of Alexander, Anna has an education of artist. He graduated art school in Kiev and the Academy of art in Vienna, Austria.

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