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Nikita Bukatkin

Published: Sunday 8 May 2011, 20.35CET
Belarus
Published: Sunday 8 May 2011, 20.35CET

Nikita Bukatkin

Belarus

Clubs: FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk, FC Naftan Novopolotsk

Under-21 debut: 2-0 v Cyprus (19/11/2008)

• A right-sided midfielder, he left FC Dinamo Minsk's youth academy without making a senior appearance then was a losing finalist in the 2008 and 2009 Belarusian Cup finals with Shakhtyor.

• Made his U21 debut before the 2009 tournament in Sweden but missed out on a place in the finals squad; made the cut in 2011 after playing in five qualifiers.

• Joined Naftan midway through the 2009 campaign, making his debut for his new club in the UEFA Europa League, a 2-1 second qualifying round home win against KAA Gent; a regular starter ever since.

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