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Bohdan Butko

Bohdan Butko

A member of the Ukrainian Under-19 squad that won the European title in 2009, Bohdan Butko has captured the attention of coach Oleh Blokhin in the build-up to UEFA EURO 2012. On loan at FC Illychivets Mariupil from FC Shakhtar Donetsk in 2011/12, he could start the tournament as Ukraine's right-back.

• A native of Donetsk, he was recruited to Shakhtar's youth set-up and worked his way up through the academy.

• Found entry into the Shakhtar first team blocked by club captain and regular right-back Darijo Srna.

• Played regularly, however, for his country at various youth levels and earned selection for Yuriy Kalitvintsev's squad at the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Championship on home soil; featured in group games against Slovenia and England but missed the latter stages through injury.

• Left Shakhtar, without having made a first-team appearance, for a season-long loan at Ukrainian Premier League rivals FC Volyn Lutsk in 2010 and made 26 outings, scoring three goals, the last of them in a 2-2 draw away to Illychivets.

• Started all three matches for Ukraine at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Denmark and was handed his senior debut later that year in a Kharkiv friendly against Uruguay (2-3), after which he also started Ukraine’s next four matches – against the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia and Germany.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-19 Championship: winner 2009

Last updated: 29/03/12 19.05CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Bohdan Butko
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 13/01/1991 (25)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 2
  • Club: Shakhtar Donetsk ( UKR)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 68kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    19/09/07: Ukraine 0-2 Denmark

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Ukraine U-2171
Ukraine U-1950
Ukraine U-1710

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Shakhtar Donetsk20
Last updated: 13/11/2016 01:16 CET