Although he has struggled with injury problems, restricting his involvement in Ukraine's UEFA EURO 2012 build-up, Dmytro Chyrgyinskiy could be a major asset for the co-hosts with his defensive skill and experience. The long-haired centre-back's trophy-laden career at FC Shakhtar Donetsk was split by a disappointing 2009/10 campaign with FC Barcelona.
• Chygrynskiy moved to Shakhtar 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 Barça 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 Cup: winner 2009
UEFA European Under-21 Championship: runner-up 2006
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|19.08.2012||Ukrainian Premier League||Chornomorets Odesa||1-5||Shakhtar Donetsk||26||0||0|
|15.09.2012||Ukrainian Premier League||Zorya||0-3||Shakhtar Donetsk||90||0||0|
|19.10.2012||Ukrainian Premier League||Shakhtar Donetsk||2-1||Illychivets||90||1||0|
|31.10.2012||Ukrainian Cup||Second round||Hoverla||1-4||Shakhtar Donetsk||90||0||0|
|11.11.2012||Ukrainian Premier League||Metalurh Donetsk||0-4||Shakhtar Donetsk||31||0||0|
|17.11.2012||Ukrainian Premier League||Arsenal Kyiv||2-0||Shakhtar Donetsk||12||0||0|
|13.02.2013||UEFA Champions League||Round of 16||Shakhtar Donetsk||2-2||Dortmund||90||0||0|
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|04.05.2013||Ukrainian Premier League||Illychivets||1-1||Shakhtar Donetsk||90||0||0|
|08.05.2013||Ukrainian Cup||Semi-finals||Sevastopol||2-4||Shakhtar Donetsk||90||0||0|
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