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Taras Stepanenko

Taras Stepanenko

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.

UEFA honours: 
None 

Last updated: 08/07/13 10.52CET

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General info

  • Name: Taras Stepanenko
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/08/1989 (25)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Shakhtar Donetsk ( UKR)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    23/11/10: Partizan 0-3 Shakhtar Donetsk
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    01/06/07: Ukraine 1-2 Turkey

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Ukraine10
Ukraine U-21140
Ukraine U-1930
Total180

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk91
Total91
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk10
Total10
Last updated: 18/09/2014 01:27 CET
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