Clubs: FC Metalurh Zaporizhya, FC Shakhtar Donetsk
The captain of the Ukraine side that reached the finals of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, Taras Stepanenko is a defensive midfielder of growing pedigree who has won the domestic league and cup double in each of his first two seasons with FC Shakhtar Donetsk.
• Joined FC Metalurh Zaporizhya in 2006 and was a Ukrainian U21 international within two months of making his debut for the club.
• Scored his first Ukrainian Premier League goal on 21 July 2007 – the winner against FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih – while still only 17 but managed no further league goals over the next three years before signing a five-year deal with Shakhtar.
• Appeared in half of Shakhtar’s league games in 2010/11 as they won the title but was absent from the Ukrainian Cup final win against FC Dynamo Kyiv.
• Less prominent in an injury-interrupted 2011/12 campaign but came on as a substitute in the cup final triumph over FC Metalurh Donetsk.
• Skippered Ukraine to the 2011 U21 finals, but made just one appearance in Denmark having already graduated to the senior set-up, his debut having come against Switzerland in Geneva on 17 November 2010.
• Won the domestic league and cup double in each of his first three seasons with FC Shakhtar Donetsk.
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|23.08.2014||Ukrainian Cup||First round||Obolon-Brovar||0-1||Shakhtar Donetsk||90||0||0|
|03.09.2014||Friendlies 2014-16||Final tournament - Group stage||Ukraine||1-0||Moldova||90||0||0|
|08.09.2014||UEFA EURO||Qualifying round||Ukraine||0-1||Slovakia||90||0||0|
|09.10.2014||UEFA EURO||Qualifying round||Belarus||0-2||Ukraine||90||0||0|
|12.10.2014||UEFA EURO||Qualifying round||Ukraine||1-0||FYR Macedonia||90||0||0|
|04.03.2015||Ukrainian Cup||Quarter-finals||Metalist||0-2||Shakhtar Donetsk||90||0||0|
|27.03.2015||UEFA EURO||Qualifying round||Spain||1-0||Ukraine||76||0||0|
|29.04.2015||Ukrainian Cup||Semi-finals||Dnipro||0-1||Shakhtar Donetsk||90||0||0|
|20.05.2015||Ukrainian Cup||Semi-finals||Shakhtar Donetsk||1-1||Dnipro||90||0||0|
|04.06.2015||Ukrainian Cup||Final||Dynamo Kyiv||0-0|
|09.06.2015||Friendlies 2014-16||Final tournament - Group stage||Georgia||1-2||Ukraine||46||0||0|
|14.06.2015||UEFA EURO||Qualifying round||Ukraine||3-0||Luxembourg||90||0||0|
|28.07.2015||UEFA Champions League||Third qualifying round||Fenerbahçe||0-0||Shakhtar Donetsk||90||0||0|
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