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Taras Mikhalik

Taras Mikhalik

Once a defensive midfielder, Taras Mikhalik is a dependable utility player who operates more frequently nowadays in central defence. A Ukrainian international since August 2006, he has spent the past six years developing his game under various coaches at FC Dynamo Kyiv.

• Launched his career in the Ukrainian second division with FC CSKA Kyiv at 18 and spent four seasons there before joining FC Zakarpattya Uzhhorod on loan in 2005.

• Scored three three goals during loan spell, the first of them against Dynamo in a 2-1 home defeat, before moving to the capital club in February 2006.

• Involved at the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Portugal, featuring in all five games as Ukraine finished runners-up to the Netherlands.

• He received his first senior international cap at the start of the 2006/07 campaign, as a substitute, in a 6-0 friendly win against Azerbaijan; subsequently appeared in three UEFA EURO 2008 qualifiers and seven games in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying competition, including the two play-off matches against Greece.

• Established himself at Dynamo, winning the domestic double in his first season and another Ukrainian Premier League title in 2008/09.

 • Appeared in four successive UEFA Champions League campaigns, accumulating 15 group-stage appearances and scoring one goal – in a 2-2 draw with eventual winners FC Internazionale Milano in 2009/10; also helped Dynamo reach the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 2008/09 and the last eight of the UEFA Europa League in 2010/11.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-21 Championship: runner-up 2006

Last updated: 06/06/12 10.09CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/05/2016 04:22 CET
27.07.2015Russian Premier LeagueAnjiAnji1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva8500
08.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueUralUral1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva600
30.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-1KrasnodarKrasnodar4500
17.09.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSporting CPSporting CP1-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva400
23.09.2015Russian CupFifth roundTorpedo Armavir Torpedo Armavir 0-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
26.09.2015Russian Premier LeagueCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva1-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva400
04.10.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva3-0AmkarAmkar4500
18.10.2015Russian Premier LeagueSpartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva1-2Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1800
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
26.10.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-2RostovRostov9000
08.11.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-0ZenitZenit400
26.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-4Sporting CPSporting CP9000
30.11.2015Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva2-2Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
04.12.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-2UralUral9000
10.12.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSkënderbeuSkënderbeu0-3Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva8200
16.02.2016UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32FenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-0Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1400
25.02.2016UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe7701
06.03.2016Russian Premier LeagueTerekTerek2-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
13.03.2016Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva2-0UfaUfa8400
20.03.2016Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar1-2Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva8801
03.04.2016Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-0RubinRubin9000
11.04.2016Russian Premier LeagueKrylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov0-0Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva8500
16.04.2016Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-1CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva9000
24.04.2016Russian Premier LeagueAmkarAmkar0-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
06.05.2016Russian Premier LeagueRostovRostov2-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
11.05.2016Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-1KubanKuban9000
15.05.2016Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Taras Mikhalik
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 28/10/1983 (32)
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Squad number: 17
  • Club: Lokomotiv Moskva ( RUS)

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    26/07/06: Liepājas Metalurgs 1-4 Dynamo Kyiv
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    07/09/04: Kazakhstan 0-1 Ukraine

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Ukraine U-2160

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dynamo Kyiv343
UEFA Europa League
Dynamo Kyiv130
Lokomotiv Moskva70
Last updated: 26/02/2016 01:05 CET