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Olexandr Kucher

Olexandr Kucher

Clubs: FC Arsenal Kharkiv, FC Metalurh Donetsk, FC Kharkiv (loan), FC Banants (loan), FC Metalist Kharkiv, FC Shakhtar Donetsk

• Born in Kyiv, Kucher turned out for a variety of clubs in the early stages of his career, including spending the 2003 season with Armenia's FC Banants, with whom he played in the UEFA Cup.

• Joined FC Metalist Kharkiv from FC Metalurh Donetsk in 2005 and enjoyed a breakthrough season under coach Myron Markevych, starting 23 league games and scoring two goals.

• Returned to Donetsk in May 2006, joining Shakhtar on a five-year contract; won his first international cap three months later – in a 6-0 friendly win against Azerbaijan – and scored on his competitive debut, a 2-0 defeat of Scotland in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying.

• Made his debut for Shakhtar in a 5-0 win against former club Metalist but did not became a regular until his second season, 2007/08, in which he played a prominent role in Shakhtar's league and cup double triumph.

• Won the UEFA Cup in 2009, playing all 120 minutes of the showpiece versus SV Werder Bremen, and collected Premier League winners' medals in each of the next two seasons, the second of which ended with cup final success against FC Dynamo Kyiv.

• Did the double again with Shakhtar in 2011/12, finishing above Dynamo in the league and beating FC Metalurh Donetsk 2-1 to win their second consecutive Ukrainian Cup, thanks to Kucher's extra-time winner.

• Made it to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League in 2012/13, only to be defeated by Borussia Dortmund, in a season which saw the Pitmen win yet another domestic league and cup double.

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup:
winner 2009

Last updated: 03/07/13 19.28CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 09/12/2016 01:17 CET
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-1SlovakiaSlovakia9000
09.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-2UkraineUkraine9000
12.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine1-0FYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia9000
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSpainSpain1-0UkraineUkraine9000
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine3-0LuxembourgLuxembourg1300
12.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-1SpainSpain9000
21.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageUkraineUkraine0-1PolandPoland9000
30.07.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa1-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
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 Donetsk9000
25.08.2016UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir9000
05.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine1-1IcelandIceland9000
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 Donetsk4200
24.09.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-0VolynVolyn9000
29.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0BragaBraga9000
06.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey2-2UkraineUkraine9000
09.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine3-0KosovoKosovo9000
15.10.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueOlimpik DonetskOlimpik Donetsk1-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
20.10.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk5-0GentGent9000
29.10.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa9000
03.11.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageGentGent3-5Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
06.11.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueOlexandriyaOlexandriya1-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
12.11.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine1-0FinlandFinland9000
19.11.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-1KarpatyKarpaty9000
27.11.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro0-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
04.12.2016Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0StalStal9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Olexandr Kucher
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/10/1982 (33)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 5
  • Club: Shakhtar Donetsk ( UKR)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17
    • UEFA Europa League 2016/17
    • FIFA World Cup 2016/18

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Qualifying round)
    14/08/03: H. Tel-Aviv 1-1 Banants
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    11/10/06: Ukraine 2-0 Scotland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Ukraine121
Total121

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk540
Total540
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk291
Banants20
Total311
Last updated: 09/12/2016 01:17 CET