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Top facts about Roman Yaremchuk, the Ukrainian Forward

In this article, we will have a look at top facts about Roman Yaremchuk in his professional career and personal life.

Roman Yaremchuk is one of the best Ukrainian football players who currently plays for Benfica and Ukraine national team. We are going to have a look at top facts about Roman Yaremchuk's life which may be interesting for you.

Top facts about Roman Yaremchuk, the Ukrainian Forward

Roman Olehovych Yaremchuk was born on November 27, 1995 in Lviv. He is a Ukrainian footballer who plays as a central striker. Roman Yaremchuk is the scorer of the fastest goal in the history of the Ukrainian Premier League in the 8th second of a match.

Roman Yaremchuk quick information

  • Name in home country:

     Roman Olehovych Yaremchuk

  • Date of birth:

    27 November 1995

  • Place of birth:


  • Age:


  • Height:

     1,91 m

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  • Position:


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  • Player agent:

     Vision Foot

  • Current club:

     KAA Gent

  • Joined the club:

    16 Augest 16 2017

  • Contract expires:

    30 June 2025




Roman Yaremchuk early years

As it was mentioned, Roman Yaremchuk was born on November 27, 1995 in Lviv, and at the age of six he began to play football at the Karpaty school . Mykola Dudarenko found the talent of a striker in him amd then put him in the position of forward.

In 2007 , when Roman Yaremchuk was 11 years old, he moved to the academy of Dynamo Kyiv. For the last three years of his attendance, Yaremchuk worked under Oleksiy Drotsenko. On September 6, 2008 , he made his debut in the DUFL for

Dynamo Kyiv

in a match against Yunost Chernihiv and immediately scored a double. The young talented striker scored in the next two matches, in which he appeared on the field. During his debut season in DUFL, Yaremchuk scored 10 goals in 21 matches for the White and Blues.

The following season, he repeated this record (again 10 goals in 21 matches), and in the 2010/2011 season he improved his performance, scoring 12 goals in 17 matches. In the same season, Roman Yaremchuk scored a hat-trick for the first time in his professional career, and then made another one.

One of the top facts about Roman Yaremchuk is that the real advance for him was the 2011/2012 season, in which he scored an average of one goal per game. After playing 21 matches, he scored 21 goals for Dynamo Kyiv.

The end of the successful season for Roman Yaremchuk was the match of the Dynamo U-17 team against Spartak Moscow, which was timed to celebrate the 85th anniversary of establishment of Dynamo Kyiv. 

At the Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium , with the support of a large number of spectators, 16-year-old Roman Yaremchuk started to score in a game in which Spartak Moscow was defeated. However the meeting ended with a considerable victory of the "white and blue" with a result of 4-1.

With his game, Roman Yaremchuk attracted the attention of Dynamo's coaching team. Before leaving the Academy, he was among those who got a chance to go to the training camp with "Dynamo-2" in the winter. It was even planned that Roman Yaremchuk and Tishchenko, with whom Roman always played in the DUFL, fly to the training camp in Austria with the senior team. However, at the last moment, the coaching team of Semin decided to give the young strikers a time to rest, as the DUFL championship at that time hardly had time to end.

Roman Yaremchuk senior club career

In the summer of 2012 , Roman Yaremchuk finished playing in the academy and signed his first professional contract with the White and Blues. Yaremchuk started the first season of 2012/2013 on 25 July with a match for Dynamo Kyiv U-19 against Vorskla, which became his debut in the Ukrainian U-19 championship. And in a week, on August 2, 2012 , Roman Yaremchuk made his debut as a member of Oleksandr Khatskevych's team in the youth championship of Ukraine. Roman Yaremchuk came out in the starting lineup and assisted Dmytro Khlobas who scored Dynamo's only goal in that match which ended in a 1-1 draw.

On 9 October, 2012 , Roman Yaremchuk made his first double for Dynamo Kyiv U-19, scoring two goals in the capital's derby with Arsenal.

One of the top facts about Roman Yaremchuk is that on 7 November, in a home match against Karpaty, Roman Yaremchuk scored his first hat-trick for Valentin Belkevich's team. In total, in the first part of the championship he scored six goals in nine matches. Roman Yaremchuk, having proved himself well at the training camp in Turkey, started the spring part of the season in the team of Oleksandr Hatskevich. He played in the first season victory of the youth team of Dynamo Kyiv over FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih 4-1.

However, for the most part, Roman Yaremchuk played for the U-19 team, for which he played 18 matches during the season, in which he scored 16 goals, helping it to win the first youth championship of Ukraine . Scoring 14 goals, Roman Yaremchuk became the best goal scorer of the final stage of the tournament.

In the summer of 2013 , the coach of the youth team, Alexander Khatskevich, led the second Dynamo Kyiv team that played in the First League . He took a number of players with him, including Roman Yaremchuk. He made his professional debut on July 14, 2013 in an away match against FC Desna Chernihiv, which ended in a 0-0 draw, and Yaremchuk played the entire second half, after he was substituted with Serhiy Myakushko .

On September 29, 2013 , Roman Yaremchuk scored his first goal in a professional competition - in the 89th minute at the Donetsk Olympic.

In the 2014/15 season he played in the 23 matches for the second team of the "white and blue" in the First League, in which he scored 4 goals.

In the summer of 2015, he returned to the main team and in the first half of the season played in the youth championship for the U-21 team, scoring 14 goals in 16 matches.

On 1 March 2016, Roman Yaremchuk made his debut in the main team of Dynamo, basically reaching the match of the 1/4 finals of the Cup of Ukraine against Oleksandriya ended in 1-1 draw in regular time. During the extra time, Roman Yaremchuk was replaced by Lukasz Teodorczyk.

FK Oleksandriya

On 21 July 2016, it was announced that Roman Yaremchuk joined FK Oleksandriya, but at the end of that year, he returned to the squad of Dynamo. On October 31, 2016, in the 13th match day of the Championship of Ukraine in 2016/17 season, in the match against Vorskla – FK Oleksandriya ended in 2-2 draw, Roman Yaremchuk scored the fastest goal in the history of Ukrainian football in the 8th second.

KAA Gent

On 16 August 2017, it was officially declared that Roman Yaremchuk moved to the Belgian football club KAA Gent. Roman Yaremchuk made his debut for his new team on 27 August 2017, in a match against Anderlecht. He was substituted after 86 minutes and another player went on the pitch.

On 1 November 2020, in a match against Waasland-Beveren, Roman Yaremchuk scored his first career hat-trick at KAA Gent. On 17 December  2020, Roman Yaremchuk played a match against Waasland-Beveren, in which he scored a goal. This match was the 100th match in which Roman Yaremchuk played in the Belgian league and saw Roman Yaremchuk as the 10th top goal scorer in the history of Gent.

Roman Yaremchuk international career

One of the

top facts about Roman Yaremchuk

is that In 2012-2015 he played for the youth national teams of Ukraine at all levels. Roman Yaremchuk played in the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and 2015 World Youth Championships where he scored 1 goal in 4 matches. Since 2014 he has been playing for the youth national team. 

Roman Yaremchuk made his debut for the senior national team on 6 September 2018 in an away match against the Czech Republic national team. Roman Yaremchuk scored his first goal for the senior team on 7 June 2019 in a match against the Serbia national team in his hometown Lviv.

Roman Yaremchuk meeting with Best (Vasily Vakulenko)

One of the

top facts about Roman Yaremchuk

is that he along with Dynamo Kyiv defender Vitaliy Mykolenko, after their performances at Euro 2020, went on holiday to Turkey, where the players met Russian rapper Best (Vasily Vakulenko) and decided to take a joint photo with him, which Mykolenko posted on his Instagram page.

It was controversial because on 4 September 2017, the Security Service of Ukraine announced a ban on Best from entering Ukraine for three years due to illegal crossing the Ukrainian border during a visit to the Crimea, and in January 2018 the Ministry of Culture security has expanded the list of people who may pose a threat to national security of Ukraine and they also included Vasily Vakulenko in the list.

Roman Yaremchuk net wealth

One of the

top facts about Roman Yaremchuk

is that some sources report that Roman Yaremchuk's current income at Gent is about 600,000 dollars a year while some claiming his salary is as much as 1 million dollars. Considering Roman Yaremchuk’s current contract expiring in 2025, specialists predict the Ukrainian striker overall income will probably hit 3 million dollars to 4 million dollars by the start of the 2025-26 season.

Roman Yaremchuk's personal life

One of the top facts about Roman Yaremchuk is that the Lviv-born football player is married to Christina Yaremchuk. The couple has been in relatioship together for nine years.

They are also parents to one son who was born on 19 July 2019. The couple's love dates back to their teenage years when Roman Yaremchuk made his first appearance on Christiana's Instagram on April 26, 2013.

Subsequently, they kept on informing their fans about the development of their relationship throughout their own social media pages. On 28 June 2013, the future Mrs. Christina Yaremchuk shared a little post about when she had really started dating her loved football player.

Nevertheless, through her Instagram account, Christina shared a picture of herself with the then Dynamo's football player while she wrote, "7 months (and a series of love-themed emojis)."

Whereas the Yaremchuk couple is about to mark 10 years of being in relationship, they are expected to to share a few photos from their wedding or even inform their fans about the date for that event.


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