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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: 01/07/2015 17:40 CET
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-1MontenegroMontenegro9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPolandPoland1-3UkraineUkraine9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine2-1MoldovaMoldova9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-0EnglandEngland9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSan MarinoSan Marino0-8UkraineUkraine9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-0FranceFrance9000
23.08.2014Ukrainian CupFirst roundObolon-BrovarObolon-Brovar0-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageUkraineUkraine1-0MoldovaMoldova9000
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-1SlovakiaSlovakia9000
05.10.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv1-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
09.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-2UkraineUkraine9000
12.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine1-0FYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia9000
17.10.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk6-2VolynVolyn9000
30.11.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya0-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
28.02.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-0VorsklaVorskla2900
04.03.2015Ukrainian CupQuarter-finalsMetalistMetalist0-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9010
07.03.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalistMetalist2-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
15.03.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk6-0Olimpik DonetskOlimpik Donetsk9000
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSpainSpain1-0UkraineUkraine9000
31.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageUkraineUkraine1-1LatviaLatvia9000
08.04.2015Ukrainian CupQuarter-finalsShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1-0MetalistMetalist9000
18.04.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueZoryaZorya1-4Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
26.04.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk0-0Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv1600
29.04.2015Ukrainian CupSemi-finalsDniproDnipro0-1Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
16.05.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-0Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk9000
20.05.2015Ukrainian CupSemi-finalsShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk1-1DniproDnipro9000
30.05.2015Ukrainian Premier LeagueShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-2KarpatyKarpaty9000
04.06.2015Ukrainian CupFinalDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv0-0
(5-4(p))
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk4500
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine3-0LuxembourgLuxembourg1300

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Olexandr Kucher
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/10/1982 (32)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 5
  • Club: Shakhtar Donetsk ( UKR)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • 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
Ukraine101
Total101

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk470
Total470
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Shakhtar Donetsk170
Banants20
Total190
Last updated: 15/06/2015 01:10 CET
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