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Olexiy Gai

Olexiy Gai

Clubs: FC Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Illychivets Mariupil

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup:
winner 2009

• Born in Zaporizhya, Gai joined Shakhtar as a youth and was called up to the Ukraine squad that finished second to France at the 2000 UEFA European Under-18 Championship, although remained unused in the finals in Germany.

• Made a major breakthrough at Shakhtar in 2002/03, scoring five goals in 29 league appearances, but despite winning his first senior international cap in October 2003 − against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (0-0) − he fared less well for Shakhtar under coach Bernd Schuster and spent the following two seasons at Illychivets.

• Impresive form at Illychivets earned him a return to Shakhtar in July 2006; won the domestic double in 2008, the UEFA Cup in 2009 and another Ukrainian title in 2010.

• Scored his first international goal to earn Ukraine a 2-2 draw in Croatia in a vital 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier; also played 90 minutes of a 1-0 home win against England but did not start either play-off game against Greece.

• An ever-present in the Shakhtar starting lineup during the group stage of the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League, thus taking his number of appearances in UEFA club competition to 40.

Last updated: 09/02/11 11.08CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 13/04/2014 09:38 CET
14.07.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueSevastopolSevastopol1-1Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa9000
18.07.2013UEFA Europa LeagueSecond qualifying roundChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa2-0DaciaDacia9001
21.07.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa1-1VorsklaVorskla9000
25.07.2013UEFA Europa LeagueSecond qualifying roundDaciaDacia2-1Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa7510
01.08.2013UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa3-1Crvena zvezdaCrvena zvezda9001
04.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa1-0Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk6100
11.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv1-2Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa8000
16.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa1-0Arsenal KyivArsenal Kyiv9000
22.08.2013UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa1-0SkënderbeuSkënderbeu9010
29.08.2013UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsSkënderbeuSkënderbeu1-0
(6-7(p))
Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa12000
13.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya0-1Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa6800
22.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa3-1ZoryaZorya9000
28.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro2-0Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa8400
03.10.2013UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa0-2PSVPSV8300
06.10.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa0-0VolynVolyn9000
20.10.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalistMetalist0-0Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa9000
24.10.2013UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa0-1LudogoretsLudogorets4600
10.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa2-0SevastopolSevastopol9000
23.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueVorsklaVorskla0-1Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa9000
03.12.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa0-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk8300
12.12.2013UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePSVPSV0-1Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa7900
20.02.2014UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa0-0LyonLyon9000
27.02.2014UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32LyonLyon1-0Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa8900
22.03.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa0-0TavriyaTavriya9000
30.03.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueIllychivetsIllychivets3-1Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa9000
06.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa3-0Metalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya9020
12.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueZoryaZorya1-0Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Olexiy Gai
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 06/11/1982 (31)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Chornomorets Odesa ( UKR)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 73kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    14/08/02: Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Club Brugge
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Preliminary round )
    13/11/00: Cyprus 1-2 Ukraine

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Ukraine60
Ukraine U-2150
Ukraine U-1871
Total181

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk180
Total180
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk193
Chornomorets Odesa133
Illychivets20
Total346
Last updated: 28/02/2014 01:26 CET
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