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Andriy Yarmolenko

Published: Monday 12 March 2012, 18.49CET
FC Dynamo Kyiv
Published: Monday 12 March 2012, 18.49CET

Andriy Yarmolenko

FC Dynamo Kyiv

Ukrainian football's hottest prospect, Andriy Yarmolenko is under pressure to perform at UEFA EURO 2012, where he will doubtless be monitored by a host of foreign scouts. A skilful winger-cum-support striker with an eye for goal, the FC Dynamo Kyiv youngster has found the net repeatedly for club and country in 2011/12.

• Yarmolenko joined Dynamo's youth academy from FC Desna Chernihiv in January 2007.

• Spent his first 18 months playing for the reserves – and scoring nine goals in 37 appearances – before ascending to the first-team squad for the 2008/09 campaign.

• Established himself as the regular left winger in Valeri Gazzayev's team in 2009/10, scoring seven goals in 28 top-flight outings and taking the field in all six of Dynamo's UEFA Champions League group games.

• A Ukrainian youth and Under-21 international, he was awarded his first senior cap in a FIFA World Cup qualifier at home to Andorra on 5 September 2009 and celebrated by opening the scoring in a 5-0 win.

• Increased his profile during a fabulous 2010/11 season at domestic and European level, finishing the campaign with 11 league goals and playing a leading role in Dynamo's advancement to latter stages of UEFA Europa League.

• Eclipsed that total the following campaign as Dynamo jostled with FC Shakhtar Donetsk for the title; also on target in friendlies against Uruguay (2-3), Bulgaria (3-0), Germany (3-3) and Israel (3-2) as Ukraine worked towards UEFA EURO 2012.

Last updated: 26/03/12 18.42CET

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