Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most amazing the top facts about Andriy Yarmolenko, with the full account of his football journey as well as his personal life affairs.
As a Ukrainian professional football player, he currently features in EnglishPremier League
club West Ham United and the Ukraine national team in the position of winger or forward.
While it is to be said that he recently tends to stare brilliantly for his national side, Ukraine a lot more than his club West Ham United, from 2009 as a full international, he netted 44 goals in 104 matches featuring at UEFAEuro 2012
, Euro 2016, and Euro 2020.
Back in his early days, his football journey was started with his stint at the Chernihiv youth system and a couple of other youth academies based in Kyiv.
When he joined Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv, in 2006, he drew a lot of resemblance to Ukrainian goal machine and former world player of the year Andrei Shevchenko, therefore he was dubbed as the 'new Sheva' in reference to him.
To be specific, in a span of more than a decade, he put away 147 goals and registered 90 assists in 347 appearances for the club.
Therefore he was attracted by German powerhouse Borussia Dortmund and after making 18 appearances and scoring 3 goals for Dortmund, he joined West Ham United in 2018 through a four-year deal contract.
Read on to delve into top facts about Andriy Yarmolenko and everything there is to know about his professional career, as well as the slightest details of his personal life affairs.
: Andriy Mykolayovych Yarmolenko
: New Sheva
Date of birth
: 23 October 1989
: 32 years old
Place of birth
: Leningrad, Soviet Union
: 6 ft 2 in, 1.89 m
: 76 Kg
: Inna Yarmolenko
: Three sons (Ivan, Danylo and Maxim Yarmolenko)
: 10 million euros
: Soccer Player
): Forward, winger
: West Ham United
Although Andriy Yarmolenko’s parent has their origin from Kulykivka Raion, Chernihiv Oblast, Northern Ukraine, following their marriage they went to Russia where her mother gave birth to her first child Andriy.
It is notable to suggest that her mother lucrative job in the port city of Saint Petersburg was the real reason for their movement, to the point that when she decided to take the job, she had to leave her husband in Ukraine, but after she gave birth to Andriy, her husband joined them in Russia.
Therefore one might assume that
Andriy Yarmolenko childhood
was spent in middle-class family background. Andriy Yarmolenko has only a little sister, while the siblings are deeply connected with each other.
Moreover, when Andriy was still a little boy, they went back to North Ukraine, where he could develop his football profession to the extent of earning millions so as to make his parent financially independent, free from any struggles for having a better life with their jobs.
When he was at the age of 4–5 years, he started playing with the ball, even if he did not have a proper ball, while he played with a self-made one.
Yarmolenko was among those children who took the soccer ball everywhere he went, to the point that although they were poor and pursuing football was a too luxurious career for him, there was not a shadow of a doubt that he would be a prominent footballer back then.
Therefore when he received his call up for his first football trial, his parents were flying to the moon. Mykola Lypoviy discovered his talent and invited him to the football school of Youth Sports School "Yunist" in Chernihiv where he was the coach.
Hence, following a successful trial with them in the year 2002, he was accepted into this academy roster while he successfully went on to join three other youth clubs with the names of Desna Chernihiv, Lokomotyv and Vidradnyi Kyiv between the years of 2002 to 2004.
Then in 2004, he decided to come back to Chernihiv, which is where he started his youth career because he could not endure the physical demands of training from the previous clubs.
He played two more additional seasons there and became graduated from its academic until he moved to another club (Desna Chernihiv) so as to start his senior career.
While he started his football education in Chernihiv, Ukraine,Andriy Shevchenko
who was an AC Milan legend, had become a shining star of the country.
So this legend who was playing and smashing more records at Dynamo Kyiv, became a true idol for Andriy Yarmolenko, especially as their first name was the same too.
With having such a great legend, he immersed himself as much as he could in the beautiful game of football, making that early life career, one of the most blissful times of his life.
That period was so precious for him, that he inked a tattoo on his hands in remembrance of his childhood times, which is the pictures of a boy, with a soccer ball in hand gazing at a gun carriage.
In the summer of 2006, from Yunist Chernihiv, he moved to Desna Chernihiv, the club which the coach Oleksandr Tomakh was at the helm of it, being considered as the main club in Chernihiv.
He spent the season 2006–07 playing there in Ukrainian First League, racking up 9 appearances and 4 goals. Then in 2007, he made a five-year deal with Ukrainian clubDynamo Kyiv
, where he played in their second team, Dynamo-2, competing in lower leagues, for several seasons.
It was here that the young football genius was widely revered as the "new Sheva" by pundits, due to his outstanding qualities of good physique, shot and particularly his staggering speed.
He was so terrific that then vice-president of Dynamo, Yozhef Sabo, highly adored him, indicating that Yarmolenko has all the makings to become a top-level player.
Eventually, on 11 May 2008, he made his debut appearance in Dynamo's first team in an away match against Vorskla Poltava where he put away the winning goal in Kyiv's 1–2 triumph.
He also went on to net 7 goals in 21 games in his first season and 11 in 19 in his second while he was regularly used as a left or centre forward.
Besides, in a game in October 2015, he committed such a dangerous challenge that almost broke Shakhtar Donetsk player Taras Stepanenko's leg.
The two players went on to reconcile after the game and exchanged jerseys, yet Yarmolenko threw Stepanenko's shirt on the ground although he thanked the Dynamo fans.
Likewise in the Shakhtar–Dynamo derby in April 2016, following their previous 3–0 victory, Stepanenko came in front of the Dynamo fans so as to kiss his Shakhtar badge.
While it ended up in an escalated brawl, where Yarmolenko kicked Stepanenko to the ground. Afterwards, on 28 August 2017, he signed a four-year deal with Borussia Dortmund.
His debut appearance for them occurred on 10 September 2017, where he featured as a substitute in the 79-minute against Freiburg.
He went on to get his first start for Dortmund againstTottenham Hotspur
in a Champions League fixture, as he managed to put away Dortmund's only goal in the 3–1 loss.
In addition, on 11 July 2018, he got contracted with Premier League club West Ham United on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
He debuted on 12 August in a 4–0 loss byLiverpool
and then he went on to make his first start for West Ham on 16 September, as he put away his first two goals for the club in a 3–1 away victory over Everton, that was the club's first Premier League triumph of the 2018–19 season.
As he underwent an Achilles tear on 20 October 2018 in a 1–0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, he was ruled out for the rest of the season.
Be that as it may, he came back to the first-team squad at the start of the 2019–20 season. Thereby, on 31 August 2019, he put away his first goal since his recovery from injury, as he doubled West Ham's lead with a left-footed volley in a 2–0 triumph over Norwich City.
Likewise, he put away again in West Ham's next home game in the Premier League, as he opened the net ofManchester United
in their 2–0 triumph.
However, in December 2019 he tore his adductor muscle and did not come back to play until the suspension of football in the cope of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
Moreover, he came back to training in May 2020 and on 1 July 2020, and in his second cap since 2019, he netted the winning goal againstChelsea
in a 3–2 victory.
On the International level, initially on 11 August 2007, he featured for the Ukraine under-19 team in an away exhibition 1–0 victory over Japan. He contributed to the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification.
Following that, he was invited to the under-21 squad in a match against the Netherlands. Also, he went on to take part in the qualification and finals of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
His first senior cap for Ukraine, took place on 5 September 2009, in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification 5–0 victory over Andorra, where Yarmolenko even managed to score a goal.
One of the
top facts about Andriy Yarmolenko
is that when on 2 September 2011, he scored a goal after just 14 seconds were elapsed from the start of an international friendly against Uruguay in Kharkiv, he established the record of the fastest time in which a Ukraine national team player has scored a goal.
Whatsmore, he scored a hat-trick on 15 November 2014, as he found the back of the net in all of Ukraine's goals in a 3–0 triumph away to Luxembourg in UEFAEuro 2016
Likewise, in November 2015, he amazingly put away in both legs of Ukraine's 3–1 play-off win over Slovenia to qualify the nation for Euro 2016 final stages.
As a result, he became a member of Ukraine's squad for Euro 2016, featuring in all three matches of his national sides, although they failed to receive any honour and finished bottom of the group.
Yet, he went on to perform spectacularly on UEFAEuro 2020,
as he put away goals against the Netherlands at Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam and then against North Macedonia at Arena Națională in Bucharest, being elected Star of the Match in the latter one.
Just recently, on 1 September 2021, he made his 100th cap for Ukraine, in a 2022 World Cup qualification game against Kazakhstan.
He also went on to make even more feats as he netted goals against Finland on 9 October 2021 and three days later against Bosnia and Herzegovina at Arena Lviv in Lviv so as to be elected as the Best player of the match in the latter one.
In regard to top facts about Andriy Yarmolenko, in the realm of his personal life affairs, it's notable to suggest that he has married his wife, Inna in November 2011.
The couple is enjoying a blissfully happy time together, while they are blessed with three sons, Ivan, born May 22nd, 2013, Danylo, and the last one Maxim, who was born recently on October 25, 2020.
Likewise, Andriy Yarmolenko wife is said to be a specialist in foreign affairs and a director at American Charity Fund. Besides, she is often spotted promoting Eastern European culture in several worldly locations as well.
Moreover, the couple tends to share their vacations every now and then through each of their social media accounts.
Back in 2014, Andriy just made over £1 million from salaries at his span in Dynamo Kyiv. Totally with taking into account his stints at various clubs most notably Dortmund and West Ham United,
Andriy Yarmolenko net worth
is estimated to be around £5 million to £10 million in 2021.
While in July 2018 he made an agreement with West Ham United, it has earned him a whopping salary of 7 Million Euros (6 Million Pound) per year. So he is making €19,126 (£16,404) per day and €797 (£684) per hour.
In essence, he has reportedly gained more than £30 million on the field as a forward since 2014 to the point that he is expected to reach close to £40 million in career salary with his current contract with Hammers, as it would expire on June 30, 2022.
As one of the
top facts about Andriy Yarmolenko,
it is notable to indicate that his current market value is €4 million, primarily perhaps due to his injury; while his highest market value was €25 million when he was at the prime heyday of his career atBorussia Dortmund
As far as top facts about
Andriy Yarmolenko social media
is concerned, one can indicate that he is active on various networking platforms, most notably Twitter and Instagram.
While he has gathered around 352 thousand followers with his Instagram account of@yarmolenkoandrey
, the overwhelming majority of his posts are in line with his football profession as well as his lovely children.
As one of the other top facts about Andriy Yarmolenko, it's also pertinent to note that he was among those players at the European Championship who messed about with sponsors' drinks bottles at a post-match news conference in a trend amusing social media users but disturbing sponsors.
That is to say, after Ronaldo moved the Coca-Cola bottles, he ironically moved the beer bottles, while dissolved into laughter before moving the bottles back to their initial positions in front of him.
If we provide further insight into
top facts about Andriy Yarmolenko,
the notion of his recent performance is especially noticeable sinceWest Ham
fans have observed a stark contrast between his shine for Ukraine and his flop for the Hammers.
After that he just recently scored an utter beauty from outside the box, with his right foot, in a 2-1 triumph over Finland so as to make his 43rd goal in 103 appearances for his country, supporters took to social media, discussing Yarmolenko’s Jekyll and Hyde performances for West Ham and his national side.
On the contrary to his ever more scintillating feats for Ukraine, incurring an Achilles injury has blighted his club career as he has only put away seven Premier League goals in 53 caps over the last three years.
Yet, a group of fans has criticized his desire and work rate too as he has not had a very regular game time. These are not a very decent record for one of the club’s highest ever earners, who gets an eye dropping amount of £115,000 per week.
When he arrived at West Ham for £17.5 million from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, he was assumed an amazing forward for them. However, even whenDavid Moyes
, gives him a chance in West Ham, he has failed to really make a feat.
Be that as it may, he has paid back his transfer fee several times over with his impressive and momentous winning goal against Chelsea in the 2019/20 season that has kept West Ham up.
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