Ruslan Rotan

  • Date of birth : 29/10/1981
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Ukraine Ukraine
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Ruslan Rotan

Ruslan Rotan

An experienced right-sided midfielder renowned for his honest endeavour and never-say-die attitude, Ruslan Rotan has played international football for Ukraine since 2003 and was a member of the 2006 FIFA World Cup party in Germany. He is now in his second spell at FC Dnipro Dnipretrovsk after a short stint with FC Dynamo Kyiv.

• Made his Ukrainian top-flight debut with Dnipro in the 1999/2000 season and made steady progress until the 2002/03 campaign, when he became a pivotal member of the team, scoring five goals in 29 appearances.

• Became a senior international that season, making his Ukraine bow in a goalless draw against Turkey on 12 February 2003; scored a last-minute winner on his competitive debut, a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Kazakhstan.

• Having made over 100 league appearances for Dnipro, he joined Dynamo in 2005 and won the Ukrainian Cup in his first season followed by the double in his second, which was hampered by injury.

• Returned to Dnipro midway through the 2007/08 campaign and re-established himself as one of their most influential players over the next few years.

• Started Ukraine's opening game at the 2006 World Cup but was dropped after the 4-0 defeat by Spain and made just two further substitute appearances; featured intermittently in next two qualifying campaigns and won his 50th cap on 1 June 2011 in Oleh Blokhin's first game back as national team coach − a 2-0 friendly win against Uzbekistan in Kyiv.

Last updated: 06/04/12 13.33CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/11/2015 01:26 CET
09.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-2UkraineUkraine6400
12.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine1-0FYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia9000
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageUkraineUkraine0-0LithuaniaLithuania7800
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSpainSpain1-0UkraineUkraine9000
09.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageGeorgiaGeorgia1-2UkraineUkraine4600
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine3-0LuxembourgLuxembourg4500
19.07.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueHoverlaHoverla1-1DniproDnipro9000
26.07.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro4-2Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa9010
02.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueVorsklaVorskla1-1DniproDnipro9000
09.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro1-2Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
14.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk0-2DniproDnipro9000
22.08.2015Ukrainian CupFirst roundBalkany ZoryaBalkany Zorya0-1DniproDnipro9010
30.08.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro2-0KarpatyKarpaty9000
05.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine3-1BelarusBelarus7500
08.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSlovakiaSlovakia0-0UkraineUkraine9000
12.09.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya1-4DniproDnipro9010
17.09.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageDniproDnipro1-1LazioLazio9000
20.09.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro0-3ZoryaZorya9000
27.09.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalistMetalist1-2DniproDnipro9000
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageRosenborgRosenborg0-1DniproDnipro9000
04.10.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro2-0OlexandriyaOlexandriya9000
09.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundFYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia0-2UkraineUkraine9000
12.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-1SpainSpain8700
17.10.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniprodzerzhynskDniprodzerzhynsk0-6DniproDnipro4910
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageDniproDnipro0-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne9000
31.10.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueOlimpik DonetskOlimpik Donetsk1-1DniproDnipro9000
05.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSt-ÉtienneSt-Étienne3-0DniproDnipro9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Ruslan Rotan
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 29/10/1981 (33)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 29
  • Club: Dnipro ( UKR)

  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 69kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Qualifying round)
    14/08/03: Vaduz 0-1 Dnipro
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Intermediary round)
    30/04/00: Ukraine 1-0 Northern Ireland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Ukraine U-2180
Ukraine U-1810

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dynamo Kyiv102
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 06/11/2015 01:26 CET