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The Best Soccer Players from Ukraine

Updated August 23, 2021 3.7k votes 61 voters 26.9k views131 items

List RulesVote up the best Ukrainian footballers of all time.

Who are the best football players from Ukraine? This list includes the greatest soccer players born in Ukraine or who played on the Ukrainian national football team. While the Ukraine men's national team has a long and storied history of producing top international talent, fans of Синьо-жовті have been waiting for The Blue and Yellow to capture international glory since FIFA officially began recognizing their independence from the Soviet Union in 1992. So, who are the best footballers from Ukraine? Who is the best Ukrainian soccer player of all time?

Some of the best Ukraine soccer players include national legends like Andriy Shevchenko, Anatoliy Tymoschuk, Ruslan Rotan, and Oleh Husyev. There are also current Ukraine football stars from such as Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Ruslan Malinovskyi, who led Ukraine to the round of 16 at the Euro Cup 2020

Vote up the best soccer players from the Ukraine, and help decide who is the greatest Ukrainian footballer of all time!

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    BirthplaceDvirkivschyna, Ukraine

    NationalitySoviet Union,Ukraine

    Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: Андрій Миколайович Шевченко, pronounced [ɑndˈrij mɪkoˈlɑjovɪtʃ ʃɛwˈtʃɛnko]; born 29 September 1976) is a Ukrainian politician, football manager and former  ...more

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    Defensive midfielder
    73
    11

    BirthplaceLutsk, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine,

    Anatoliy Oleksandrovych Tymoshchuk (Ukrainian: Анатолій Олександрович Тимощук; Ukrainian pronunciation: [ɑnɑˈtɔlʲi tɪmɔˈʃtʃuk]; born 30 March 1979) is a Ukrainian football coach and a former  ...more
  • 3
    Midfielder
    73
    11

    BirthplacePoltava, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Ruslan Petrovych Rotan (Ukrainian: Руслан Петрович Ротань; born 29 October 1981) is a retired Ukrainian footballer and manager of Ukraine national under-21 football team. He was a member of the  ...more
  • 4
    Goalkeeper
    63
    10

    BirthplaceKirovohrad, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Andriy Valeriyovych Pyatov (Ukrainian: Андрій Валерійович П'ятов; born 28 June 1984) is a Ukrainian football goalkeeper who plays for FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League.  ...more
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    Midfielder
    63
    10

    BirthplaceStepanivka, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Oleh Anatoliyovych Husyev (Ukrainian: Олег Анатолійович Гусєв; born 25 April 1983) is a retired Ukrainian football midfielder who played for FC Dynamo Kyiv. He played as a winger and could also play  ...more
  • 6
    63
    10

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Oleksandr Volodymyrovych Shovkovskiy (Ukrainian: Олександр Володимирович Шовковський; born 2 January 1975) is a retired Ukrainian footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He played for Dynamo Kyiv in  ...more
  • 7
    Forward, Midfielder
    63
    10

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityUkraine

    Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukrainian: Андрій Ярмоленко; born 23 October 1989) is a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as a winger or forward for English Premier League club West Ham United and the  ...more
  • 8
    Midfielder
    43
    0

    BirthplaceZolochiv, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Andriy Leonidovych Husin (Ukrainian: Андрій Леонідович Гусін; 11 December 1972 – 17 September 2014) was a professional Ukrainian football player and coach. He frequently played in the Ukraine  ...more
  • 9
    43
    0

    BirthplaceDonetsk, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Andriy Oleksiyovych Vorobey (Ukrainian: Андрій Олексійович Воробей; born 29 November 1978) is a retired Ukrainian football striker. He was a three times national champion while playing for FC  ...more
  • 10
    43
    0

    BirthplaceDonetsk Oblast, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Taras Mykolayovych Stepanenko (Ukrainian: Тарас Миколайович Степаненко; born 8 August 1989) is a Ukrainian footballer, who is currently playing for FC Shakhtar Donetsk. He started his career at  ...more
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    0

    BirthplaceBryansk, Russia

    NationalityUkraine

    Andriy Mykolayovych Nesmachniy (Ukrainian: Андрій Миколайович Несмачний, born 28 February 1979) is a retired Ukrainian footballer. He has spent his entire career at FC Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian  ...more
  • 12
    63
    20

    BirthplaceOdessa, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Andriy Viktorovych Voronin (Ukrainian: Андрій Вікторович Воронін; born 21 July 1979) is a Ukraine professional football manager and a former player. Voronin spent five full seasons in the Bundesliga  ...more
  • 13
    Forward, Midfielder
    63
    20

    BirthplaceHorlivka, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Serhiy Stanislavovych Rebrov (Ukrainian: Сергій Станіславович Ребров, born 3 June 1974) is a retired Ukrainian football forward and the current manager of Ferencváros. Rebrov gained international  ...more
  • 14

    BirthplaceKirovohrad, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Yevhen Olehovych Konoplyanka (Ukrainian: Євген Олегович Коноплянка; born 29 September 1989) is a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as a winger for German club Schalke and the Ukraine  ...more
  • 15

    BirthplacePershotravensk, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Yaroslav Volodymyrovych Rakitskiy (Ukrainian: Ярослав Володимирович Ракицький,Russian: Ярослав Владимирович Ракицкий) pronounced [jɐroˈslɑu̯ βoloˈdɪmɪroβɪtʃ rɐˈkɪtsʲkɪj], born 3 August 1989) is a  ...more
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    Defender, Midfielder
    43
    10

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Oleksandr Mykolayovych Kucher (Ukrainian: Олександр Миколайович Кучер; born 22 October 1982) is a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays for Ukrainian Premier League club Karpaty Lviv. He is a  ...more
  • 17

    BirthplaceKirovohrad, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Serhiy Yuriyovych Nazarenko (born 16 February 1980) is a former Ukrainian midfielder and manager for FC Dnipro.  ...more
  • 18
    Defender
    43
    10

    BirthplaceMakiivka, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Serhiy Oleksandrovych Popov (Ukrainian: Сергій Олександрович Попов; Russian: Серге́й Александрович Попов; born 22 April 1971 in Makiivka) is a former footballer from Ukraine. He is the highest  ...more
  • 19
    53
    20

    BirthplaceMakiivka, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Yevhen Oleksandrovich Seleznyov (Ukrainian: Євген Олександрович Селезньов; born 20 July 1985) is a Ukrainian football striker who plays for Akhisar Belediyespor. He previously played three spells at  ...more
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    Defender
    31
    0

    BirthplaceLviv, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Oleh Romanovych Luzhny (Ukrainian: Олег Романович Лужний, born 5 August 1968) is an Ukrainian retired footballer who played as a right-back. His name is alternatively Romanised as Oleg Luzhny.  ...more
  • 21
    Defender, Midfielder
    31
    0

    BirthplaceNovovolynsk, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Artem Andriyovych Fedetskyi (Ukrainian: Артем Андрійович Федецький; born 26 April 1985) is a Ukrainian football right defender.  ...more
  • 22

    BirthplaceLutsk, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Vyacheslav Anatoliyovych Shevchuk (Ukrainian: В'ячеслав Анатолійович Шевчу́к, born 13 May 1979) is a retired Ukrainian professional footballer and manager, mainly known for his time as a player of FC  ...more
  • 23
    51
    20

    BirthplaceKherson, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Oleksandr Holovko (Ukrainian: Олександр Борисович Головко, born 6 January 1972 in Kherson) is a former Ukrainian football defender who last played for Tavriya Simferopol, In his career, he played in  ...more
  • 24
    51
    20

    BirthplaceAshgabat, Turkmenistan

    NationalityUkraine

    Vladyslav Viktorovych Vashchuk (Ukrainian: Владислав Вікторович Ващук; born on 2 January 1975 in Kiev, Ukraine) is a retired Ukrainian football defender who last played for FC Volyn Lutsk. Vashchuk  ...more
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    Defender
    53
    30

    BirthplaceKirovohrad, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine

    Andriy Anatoliyovych Rusol (Ukrainian: Андрій Анатолійович Русол; born 16 January 1983) is a Ukrainian retired footballer who formerly played as a defender for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and the Ukrainian  ...more