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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: 
None 

Last updated: 08/07/13 10.52CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 19/05/2014 02:00 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundUkraineUkraine0-0Czech RepublicCzech Republic1800
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1UkraineUkraine4600
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundNorwayNorway0-2UkraineUkraine2600
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPolandPoland1-3UkraineUkraine6000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine2-1MoldovaMoldova9000
02.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundUkraineUkraine0-0CameroonCameroon4400
28.07.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1-0Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa6800
10.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueTavriyaTavriya0-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
25.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro3-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
31.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1-1MetalistMetalist9010
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-0EnglandEngland9000
13.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueKarpatyKarpaty3-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
17.09.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal SociedadReal Sociedad0-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2400
25.09.2013Ukrainian CupFirst roundIllychivetsIllychivets0-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
05.10.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk7-0Arsenal KyivArsenal Kyiv9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine1-0PolandPoland9000
19.10.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueIllychivetsIllychivets1-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
26.10.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4-0ZoryaZorya9010
01.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueVolynVolyn2-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
09.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueHoverlaHoverla0-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-0FranceFrance9000
23.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4-0SevastopolSevastopol9000
03.12.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa0-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk500
30.03.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalistMetalist2-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
12.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueVorsklaVorskla1-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
16.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv0-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
19.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-1Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk5300
02.05.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-1IllychivetsIllychivets1300
11.05.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueZoryaZorya1-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000

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General info

  • Name: Taras Stepanenko
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/08/1989 (24)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Shakhtar Donetsk ( UKR)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 76kg

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

  • 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

TeamPGS
Ukraine U-21140
Ukraine U-1930
Total170

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk81
Total81
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk10
Total10
Last updated: 28/02/2014 01:25 CET
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