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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: 19/05/2014 02:01 CET
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-1MontenegroMontenegro9000
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1UkraineUkraine4610
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPolandPoland1-3UkraineUkraine9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine2-1MoldovaMoldova9000
21.07.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueSevastopolSevastopol1-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
04.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-1Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9000
10.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueTavriyaTavriya0-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk6300
18.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0Metalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya9000
25.08.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro3-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9010
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-0EnglandEngland9000
13.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueKarpatyKarpaty3-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
25.09.2013Ukrainian CupFirst roundIllychivetsIllychivets0-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSan MarinoSan Marino0-8UkraineUkraine9000
29.10.2013Ukrainian CupSecond roundMykolaivMykolaiv0-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
01.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueVolynVolyn2-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-0FranceFrance9000
23.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4-0SevastopolSevastopol9000
03.12.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueChornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa0-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
16.03.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya0-3Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
22.03.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk0-2DniproDnipro9000
30.03.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalistMetalist2-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
16.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv0-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
15.05.2014Ukrainian CupFinalDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv2-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Olexandr Kucher
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/10/1982 (31)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 5
  • Club: Shakhtar Donetsk ( UKR)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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
Ukraine51
Total51

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk410
Total410
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk170
Banants20
Total190
Last updated: 28/02/2014 01:26 CET
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