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Oleksandr Shovkovsky

Oleksandr Shovkovskiy
Ukraine92(0)
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 May 2012
This name uses Eastern/Southern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Volodymyrovych and the family name is Shovkovskyi.

Oleksandr Volodymyrovych Shovkovskyi (Ukrainian: Олександр Володимирович Шовковський; Russian: Александр Владимирович Шовковский) (born 2 January 1975) is a Ukrainian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He has played for Dynamo Kyiv in the Vyscha Liha, the top level of Ukrainian football, since 1993.

Club career

Born in Kyiv, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union (in present-day Ukraine), Shovkovskiy is a graduate of the Dynamo Kyiv football academy. Since his teenage years and up until now Oleksandr Shovkovskiy has played for only one club. In fact he has more caps for the club than anybody else in the history of Dynamo. After advancing from one age group youth team to another, this talented young goalkeeper made his way to the first squad of the Ukrainian giants Dynamo where he made his debut in a league fixture in 1993. By next year he was already called up to the Ukraine national football team. Throughout the majority of his career he was the first choice goalkeeper for Dynamo, except for a few brief periods caused by injuries. The goalkeeper's fame came to him as he became notorious for saving penalties, which made him popular in the media and among fans. By the end of 2009 his goals against average in the League was .632 with over 300 games played.

In summer 2011, Shovkovskiy played his 100th match in the Champions League (against Rubin Kazan in Kazan). Shovkovskiy played 121 matches in european cups, with 33 clean-sheet matches.

International career

Shovkovskiy is well known for his blunder during the EURO 2000 qualification game where Ukraine faced Slovenia where Shovkovskiy on 68th minute in the first match in Maribor, went out almost to the corner flag to kick the ball away, which resulted in the open net and Milenko Acimovic scoring from 40 meters out, which proved to be crucial to Ukraine not qualifying for EURO 2000 in Netherlands/Belgium.

Shovkovskiy was the first-choice keeper for Ukraine at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Notably, he saved two spot kicks in the penalty shootout against Switzerland in their second-round match, which sent Ukraine through to the quarterfinals, becoming the first goalkeeper in FIFA World Cup history not to concede a goal during penalty shootout; Shovkovskiy was subsequently awarded the man of the match award. Also more recently Oleksandr was voted player of the tournament in early 2008, in a Channel One Cup in Israel, which was won by Dynamo in a notorious game against the club's top rival Shakhtar Donetsk. During this game in a series of penalty kicks, Oleksandr Shovkovskyi saved 3 kicks and almost single-handedly won the match. Oleksandr Shovkovskyi also holds a record for being the third most capped player in the Ukrainian national team after Andriy Shevchenko and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk. His goals against average for the national team is .86 with a bit short of 100 games mark on his count (86).

In September 2012, Shovkovsky announced his retirement from the Ukraine national football team.[1]

Career statistics

Club

As of 30 June 2013

[2]

Club Season League Cup Europe Super Cup Total
Apps GA Apps GA Apps GA Apps GA Apps GA
Dynamo 1993-94 9 6 - - - - - - 9 6
1994-95 25 15 2 1 8 12 - - 35 28
1995-96 25 13 4 0 3 1 - - 32 14
1996-97 24 14 2 1 3 6 - - 29 21
1997-98 26 13 7 4 12 14 - - 45 31
1998-99 24 14 6 4 13 13 - - 43 31
1999-00 15 10 1 1 16 19 - - 32 30
2000-01 19 9 - - 6 8 - - 25 17
2001-02 6 2 2 3 - - - - 8 5
2002-03 15 13 5 0 2 2 - - 22 15
2003-04 19 15 3 0 8 9 - - 30 24
2004-05 23 9 4 2 10 12 - - 37 23
2005-06 24 17 3 0 2 3 1 1 30 21
2006-07 24 19 5 5 8 16 1 0 38 40
2007-08 22 21 4 3 6 12 - - 32 36
2008-09 10 9 2 0 2 2 1 1 15 12
2009-10 24 13 1 0 4 5 1 0 30 18
2010-11 10 7 2 2 8 4 - - 20 13
2011-12 24 11 1 3 9 9 1 1 35 24
2012-13 6 5 1 4 2 3 0 0 9 12
Total 374 235 55 33 122 150 5 3 556 421

International

As of 30 June 2013

[3]

National team Year
Apps GA
Ukraine 1994 1 0
1995 0 0
1996 1 0
1997 9 7
1998 5 4
1999 9 5
2000 3 2
2001 6 2
2002 4 3
2003 8 7
2004 10 10
2005 8 4
2006 12 11
2007 7 9
2008 1 1
2009 2 5
2010 - -
2011 3 2
2012 1 0
Total 90 74

Honours

Dynamo Kyiv

Ukrainian Premier League (12): 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009

Ukrainian Cup (8): 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

Ukrainian Super Cup (5): 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011

CIS Cup (4): 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002

Valeriy Lobanovskiy Memorial Tournament (2): 2003, 2004

Individual honours

Ukraine and CIS

Worldwide and European

  • Ballon d'Or 1999 – nominated (top 50)[5]
  • FIFA World Cup 2006 round of 16 Switzerland vs Ukraine Man of the Match
  • Shovkovskiy's save[6] in match Rubin Kazan vs. Dynamo Kyiv – UEFA ChL 2009/2010 group stage fifth round Moment of the Round
  • UEFA Europa League 2010/2011 best goalkeeper[7]

References

External links

  • Oleksandr Shovkovskiy at FC Dynamo
  • Oleksandr Shovkovskiy at National-Football-Teams.com

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