Dmytro Chygrynskiy

  • Date of birth : 07/11/1986
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Ukraine Ukraine
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Dmytro Chygrynskiy

Dmytro Chygrynskiy

Clubs: FC Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Metalurh Zaporizhya (loan), FC Barcelona, FC Shakhtar Donetsk

• Chygrynskiy moved to FC Shakhtar Donetsk at the age of 14 and made his debut in the Ukrainian Premier League three years later, on the final day of the 2003/04 season.

• Made his UEFA Champions League bow as a last-minute substitute against Barcelona in December 2004 but played no domestic football that campaign and went on a half-season loan in 2005/06 to FC Metalurh Zaporizhya in order to gain top-flight experience.

• A semi-finalist for Ukraine at the 2004 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, he was a runner-up in the U21 tournament two years later, playing every minute of his side's five matches; earned his first senior cap on 7 February 2007 − after being unused at the 2006 FIFA World Cup − and remained an international regular through the UEFA EURO 2008 and 2010 World Cup qualifying campaigns.

• Gradually established himself as the cornerstone of Shakhtar's defence, playing a pivotal role in their 2007/08 domestic double and the following season's UEFA Cup victory.

• Played for Shakhtar against FC Barcelona in the 2009 UEFA Super Cup before moving to the Camp Nou soon after in a lucrative €25m deal; struggled to adapt to the Spanish game, however, and returned to Shakhtar after just one season − and only 14 appearances − for a reduced €15m fee.

• Scored for the Pitmen on his first UEFA Champions League outing since returning to the club – a 2-1 home win against Arsenal FC on matchday four of the 2010/11 competition.

UEFA honours
winner 2009
UEFA European Under-21 Championship: runner-up 2006

Last updated: 03/07/13 19.41CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Dmytro Chygrynskiy
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 07/11/1986 (30)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: AEK ( GRE)

  • Height: 190cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    07/12/04: Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Barcelona
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    03/10/02: Scotland 3-2 Ukraine

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Ukraine U-21152
Ukraine U-19100
Ukraine U-1730

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Shakhtar Donetsk301
UEFA Super Cup
Shakhtar Donetsk10
UEFA Europa League
Shakhtar Donetsk150
Last updated: 30/08/2016 14:26 CET