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Olexiy Gai

Olexiy Gai

Clubs: FC Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Illychivets Mariupil

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup:
winner 2009

• Born in Zaporizhya, Gai joined Shakhtar as a youth and was called up to the Ukraine squad that finished second to France at the 2000 UEFA European Under-18 Championship, although remained unused in the finals in Germany.

• Made a major breakthrough at Shakhtar in 2002/03, scoring five goals in 29 league appearances, but despite winning his first senior international cap in October 2003 − against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (0-0) − he fared less well for Shakhtar under coach Bernd Schuster and spent the following two seasons at Illychivets.

• Impresive form at Illychivets earned him a return to Shakhtar in July 2006; won the domestic double in 2008, the UEFA Cup in 2009 and another Ukrainian title in 2010.

• Scored his first international goal to earn Ukraine a 2-2 draw in Croatia in a vital 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier; also played 90 minutes of a 1-0 home win against England but did not start either play-off game against Greece.

• An ever-present in the Shakhtar starting lineup during the group stage of the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League, thus taking his number of appearances in UEFA club competition to 40.

Last updated: 09/02/11 11.08CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 08/08/2014 01:08 CET
26.07.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa4-0FC Olimpik DonetskFC Olimpik Donetsk7420
04.08.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueIllychivetsIllychivets3-3Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa9010

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Olexiy Gai
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 06/11/1982 (31)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Chornomorets Odesa ( UKR)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 73kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    14/08/02: Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Club Brugge
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Preliminary round)
    13/11/00: Cyprus 1-2 Ukraine

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Ukraine60
Ukraine U-2150
Ukraine U-1871
Total181

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk180
Total180
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk193
Chornomorets Odesa153
Illychivets20
Total366
Last updated: 08/08/2014 01:08 CET
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