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Yaroslav Rakitskiy

Yaroslav Rakitskiy

Clubs: FC Shakhtar Donetsk

• A UEFA Champions League quarter-finalist with FC Shakhtar Donetsk in 2010/11, the season in which the club won both domestic trophies, Yaroslav Rakitskiy also represented Ukraine at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

• Rakitskiy joined Shakhtar's academy in 2003 and came up through the youth ranks to sign professional terms in 2009.

• Made his senior debut for the Pitmen at the beginning of 2009/10 and became a regular in central defence following the sale of Dmytro Chygrynskiy to FC Barcelona.

• Made 24 appearances (22 from the start) that campaign as Shakhtar regained the Ukrainian title from FC Dynamo Kyiv; voted Premier League young player of the season.

• Moved up from Ukraine's U21 side to the senior team in the autumn of 2009, making his debut in a FIFA World Cup qualifying win at home to England and scoring his first goal four days later in 6-0 defeat of Andorra; returned to the U21s and helped them qualify for the 2011 finals in Denmark, where he featured in all three group games.

• Scored his maiden goal for Shakhtar in their first match of the 2010/11 Premier League – a 2-0 defeat of FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih − and opened his UEFA Champions League account in the quarter-final first leg against FC Barcelona later in the campaign; completed a league and cup double with the club in 2011/12.

• Made just one appearance at UEFA EURO 2012 but was a key part of another domestic double in the 2012/13 season, which saw progress through the UEFA Champions League group phase once again, recording a win against reigning champions Chelsea FC along the way. 

UEFA honours

Last updated: 03/07/13 19.51CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/10/2016 01:28 CET
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-1SlovakiaSlovakia9000
15.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundLuxembourgLuxembourg0-3UkraineUkraine9000
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine3-0LuxembourgLuxembourg7700
05.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine3-1BelarusBelarus9000
08.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSlovakiaSlovakia0-0UkraineUkraine9000
09.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundFYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia0-2UkraineUkraine9000
12.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-1SpainSpain9000
14.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-0SloveniaSlovenia4500
17.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentSloveniaSlovenia1-1UkraineUkraine9000
12.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany2-0UkraineUkraine9000
16.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageUkraineUkraine0-2Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland9000
30.07.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa1-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
03.08.2016UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundYoung BoysYoung Boys2-0
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk100
07.08.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1-0OlexandriyaOlexandriya9000
12.08.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueKarpatyKarpaty2-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
18.08.2016UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsİstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir1-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9001
21.08.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4-0DniproDnipro9000
25.08.2016UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir9000
28.08.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueStalStal0-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
05.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine1-1IcelandIceland9001
09.09.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1-1Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
15.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageKonyasporKonyaspor0-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
18.09.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueVorsklaVorskla0-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4800
02.10.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1-0ZoryaZorya9000
20.10.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk5-0GentGent9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Yaroslav Rakitskiy
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 03/08/1989 (27)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 44
  • Club: Shakhtar Donetsk ( UKR)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17
    • UEFA Europa League 2016/17

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Play-offs)
    25/08/09: Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Sivasspor
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    09/06/09: Ukraine 1-0 Malta

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Ukraine U-2182

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Shakhtar Donetsk471
UEFA Europa League
Shakhtar Donetsk212
Last updated: 21/10/2016 01:28 CET