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Maxim Koval

Maxim Koval

Clubs: FC Metalurh Zaporizhya, FC Dynamo Kyiv

• Launched his career with home-town club FC Metalurh Zaporizhya, becoming the club's first-choice keeper in the Ukrainian Premier League at just 16 years of age.

• Made 19 top-flight starts for Zaporizhya in his debut campaign, during which he also established himself at international youth level; his vast potential earned him a dream move to Dynamo in August 2010.

• Stood in several times for the injured Shovkovskiy during the 2010/11 campaign, making his European debut in a UEFA Champions League play-off against AFC Ajax and accumulating 12 domestic league starts.

• Called into the senior national squad by returning Ukraine head coach Oleh Blokhin in June 2011 but did not make it on to the field of play.

• Relatively inactive in 2011/12, making just one further European appearance – in a 3-3 draw against Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC – but did enough to earn provisional UEFA EURO 2012 call-up, and earned a first cap against Austria before the finals. 

• More active in the Dynamo team in the 2012/13 season, playing four of six UEFA Champions League group stage matches.

UEFA honours

Last updated: 30/07/14 16.17CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Maxym Koval
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/12/1992 (22)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 21
  • Club: Hoverla ( UKR)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 86kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2013/15
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Play-offs)
    17/08/10: Dynamo Kyiv 1-1 Ajax
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    24/09/08: Ukraine 0-4 Norway

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Ukraine U-2170
Ukraine U-1930
Ukraine U-1720

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dynamo Kyiv100
UEFA Europa League
Dynamo Kyiv100
Last updated: 11/10/2014 01:46 CET
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