Taras Stepanenko

  • Date of birth : 08/08/1989
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Ukraine Ukraine
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Taras Stepanenko

Taras Stepanenko

Clubs: FC Metalurh Zaporizhya, FC Shakhtar Donetsk

The captain of the Ukraine side that reached the finals of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, Taras Stepanenko is a defensive midfielder of growing pedigree who has won the domestic league and cup double in each of his first two seasons with FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

• Joined FC Metalurh Zaporizhya in 2006 and was a Ukrainian U21 international within two months of making his debut for the club.

• Scored his first Ukrainian Premier League goal on 21 July 2007 – the winner against FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih – while still only 17 but managed no further league goals over the next three years before signing a five-year deal with Shakhtar.

• Appeared in half of Shakhtar’s league games in 2010/11 as they won the title but was absent from the Ukrainian Cup final win against FC Dynamo Kyiv.

• Less prominent in an injury-interrupted 2011/12 campaign but came on as a substitute in the cup final triumph over FC Metalurh Donetsk.

• Skippered Ukraine to the 2011 U21 finals, but made just one appearance in Denmark having already graduated to the senior set-up, his debut having come against Switzerland in Geneva on 17 November 2010.

• Won the domestic league and cup double in each of his first three seasons with FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

UEFA honours: 

Last updated: 08/07/13 10.52CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 26/11/2015 01:09 CET
03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageUkraineUkraine1-0MoldovaMoldova9000
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-1SlovakiaSlovakia9000
09.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-2UkraineUkraine9000
12.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine1-0FYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia9000
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSpainSpain1-0UkraineUkraine7600
09.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageGeorgiaGeorgia1-2UkraineUkraine4600
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine3-0LuxembourgLuxembourg9000
28.07.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
05.08.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
09.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueVorsklaVorskla2-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
14.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk0-2DniproDnipro9000
19.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsRapid WienRapid Wien0-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4500
25.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-2Rapid WienRapid Wien9000
05.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine3-1BelarusBelarus9000
08.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSlovakiaSlovakia0-0UkraineUkraine9000
11.09.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalistMetalist0-5Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk6300
15.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid4-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk5000
23.09.2015Ukrainian CupGroup stageTernopilTernopil0-5Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2900
26.09.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueOlimpik DonetskOlimpik Donetsk2-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
03.10.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa9000
12.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-1SpainSpain9000
16.10.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv0-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
21.10.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMalmöMalmö1-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
30.10.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueZoryaZorya1-7Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9020
03.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4-0MalmöMalmö9000
07.11.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueOlexandriyaOlexandriya2-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
17.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentSloveniaSlovenia1-1UkraineUkraine9000
25.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-4Real MadridReal Madrid9001

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Taras Stepanenko
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/08/1989 (25)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Shakhtar Donetsk ( UKR)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    23/11/10: Partizan 0-3 Shakhtar Donetsk
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    01/06/07: Ukraine 1-2 Turkey

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Ukraine U-21140
Ukraine U-1930

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Shakhtar Donetsk232
UEFA Europa League
Shakhtar Donetsk10
Last updated: 26/11/2015 01:09 CET