Soccer Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine

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List of the best soccer players from Ukraine. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Ukraine, along with photos when available. This list of best Ukrainian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Ukrainian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

This list includes Sergei Kormiltsev, Serhiy Kravchenko and more players.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Ukrainian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Ukrainian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Ukraine in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Ukrainian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Akhrik Tsveiba is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Akhrik Tsveiba Defender Akhrik Sokratovich Tsveiba is a retired Soviet association footballer who currently works as a scout for FC Dynamo Moscow. His son Sandro Tsveiba is a professional footballer as well.

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Aleksandr Pavlenko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Aleksandr Pavlenko Midfielder Aleksandr Yevgenyevich Pavlenko is a Russian football midfielder who plays for FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok.

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Oleksandr Zavarov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Oleksandr Zavarov Oleksandr Anatoliyovych Zavarov, also spelt Aleksandr Anatoljević Zavarov – is a former Ukrainian football midfielder and the former head coach at FC Arsenal Kyiv. In 1986 he was named the best ...more

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Aleksey Korol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Aleksey Korol Forward Aleksey Korol is a Ukrainian soccer forward and coach who has spent most of his career in the United States.

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Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko Midfielder Oleksiy Oleksandrovych Mykhaylychenko, is a Ukrainian football coach and former professional football player. He is the Distinguished Master of Sports of USSR and the Distinguished Coach of ...more

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Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk Defender, Midfielder Anatoliy Oleksandrovych Tymoshchuk is a Ukrainian football midfielder who plays for Russian Premier League club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg and captains the Ukrainian national team. He is "a ...more

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Andrei Kanchelskis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Andrei Kanchelskis Midfielder Andrei Antanasovich Kanchelskis is a Ukrainian-born Russian former professional footballer and former manager of FC Jūrmala. As a player from 1988 to 2006, he was a right winger, and is ...more

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Andrei Karyaka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Andrei Karyaka Midfielder Andrei Konstantinovich Karyaka is a Ukrainian-born Russian football coach and a former player who played as a midfielder. He is currently an assistant manager with FC Amkar Perm.

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Andriy Husin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Andriy Husin Midfielder Andriy Leonidovych Husin was a professional Ukrainian football player and coach. He frequently played in the Ukraine national football team, and was one of Ukraine's most capped players. He was ...more

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Andriy Nesmachniy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Andriy Nesmachniy Andriy Mykolayovych Nesmachniy is a retired Ukrainian footballer. He has spent his entire career at FC Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Premier League. He is a skillful, attacking left-back who can ...more

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Andriy Pyatov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Andriy Pyatov Goalkeeper Andriy Valeriyovych Pyatov is a Ukrainian football goalkeeper who plays for FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League.

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Andriy Rusol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Andriy Rusol Defender Andriy Anatoliyovych Rusol is a Ukrainian retired footballer, who formerly played as a defender for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and the Ukrainian national team.

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Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Andriy Shevchenko Forward Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko is a former Ukrainian footballer who played for Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea, and the Ukrainian national team as a striker. Shevchenko is ranked as the fifth top ...more

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Andriy Vorobey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Andriy Vorobey Forward Andriy Oleksiyovych Vorobey is a Ukrainian football striker who last played for Helios Kharkiv on loan from Metalist Kharkiv. He was a three times national champion while playing for FC Shakhtar ...more

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Andriy Voronin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Andriy Voronin Forward Andriy Viktorovych Voronin is a retired Ukrainian professional footballer. Voronin spent five full seasons in the Fußball-Bundesliga of Germany, and last played as a striker or attacking ...more

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Artem Milevskiy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Artem Milevskiy Forward Artem Milevskiy is a Ukrainian football striker who currently plays for the Croatian club Hajduk Split. Master of Sports of Ukraine, International Class. He is also a Ukrainian international. ...more

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Bohdan Shershun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Bohdan Shershun Defender Bohdan Mykolayovych Shershun is a Ukrainian football defender. He plays for Dinamo Tbilisi . He has competed in international competitions for the Ukraine national football team. He signed 2+1 ...more

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Bohdan Shust is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Bohdan Shust Goalkeeper Bohdan Romanovych Shust is a professional Ukrainian football player for Volyn Lutsk.

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Dmytro Chygrynskiy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Dmytro Chygrynskiy Defender Dmytro Anatoliyovych Chygrynskiy is a Ukrainian footballer who plays as a centre back for FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. He spent most of his professional career, from 2002 to 2015, in two spells ...more

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Dmytro Kozachenko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Dmytro Kozachenko Dmytro Kozachenko is a Ukrainian professional football goalkeeper who plays for Nasaf Qarshi in the Uzbek League. He previously played for FC Obolon Kyiv, FC Nafkom Brovary and FC Zorya Luhansk ...more

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Dmytro Mykhaylenko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Dmytro Mykhaylenko Midfielder Dmytro Stanislavovych Mykhaylenko is a retired Ukrainian midfielder.

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Dmytro Parfenov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Dmytro Parfenov Dmytro Parfenov is a Ukrainian football manager and a former defender who currently manages FC Tekstilshchik Ivanovo. Parfenov is best known as a player of Chornomorets Odesa and Spartak Moscow. ...more

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Dmytro Shutkov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Dmytro Shutkov Goalkeeper Dmytro Shutkov was an Ukrainian footballer who played in Ukrainian Premier League club Shakhtar Donetsk his entire career. Now he is a part of goalkeeper coaching staff of Shakhtar.

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Yevhen Pokhlebayev is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Yevhen Pokhlebayev Midfielder Yevhen Vasylyovych Pokhlebaev is a retired Ukrainian football midfielder. He capped for USSR U-20 team at 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship. He had to retire in 1997 after suffering severe ...more

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Yevhen Seleznyov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Yevhen Seleznyov Forward Yevhen Oleksandrovich Seleznyov is a Ukrainian football striker who currently plays for Ukrainian Premier League club FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

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Hennadiy Lytovchenko is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Hennadiy Lytovchenko Midfielder Hennadiy Volodymyrovych Lytovchenko is a Ukrainian football coach and former midfielder and head-coach of FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv. He is currently an assistant coach with FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. He ...more

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Hennadiy Zubov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Hennadiy Zubov Midfielder Hennadiy Zubov, is a former footballer and Ukraine international. Zubov, a short midfielder, is most-known for his playing days at Shakhtar Donetsk, as he was one of the few reliable midfielders ...more

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Ihor Dudnyk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Ihor Dudnyk Defender Ihor Anatoliyovych Dudnyk is a Ukrainian professional football defender who currently plays for FC Olimpik Donetsk.

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Ihor Khudobyak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Ihor Khudobyak Midfielder Ihor Yaroslavovych Khudobyak is a Ukrainian football midfielder. He plays for the Ukrainian Premier League club FC Karpaty Lviv. He was born on 20 February 1985 in Ivano-Frankivsk. Before ...more

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Ilya Tsymbalar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Ilya Tsymbalar Midfielder Ilya Vladimirovich Tsymbalar was a professional football player and coach. A midfielder, he represented both Ukraine and Russia on the international level.

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Ivan Baranov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Ivan Baranov Ivan Baranov is a Ukrainian footballer. He is right and central defender. Baranov started his career at Ukrainian Premier League club Arsenal Kyiv. He is a son of former player and coach ...more

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Ivan Hetsko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Ivan Hetsko Forward Ivan Hetsko was a Soviet and Ukrainian international football player who played 4 matches for the Ukraine national football team. His only goal happened to be the first goal of Ukraine in the ...more

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Leonard Krupnik is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Leonard Krupnik Defender Leonard Krupnik is a Soviet-born American-Israeli soccer player who currently plays for Maccabi Umm al-Fahm.

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Leonid Buryak is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Leonid Buryak Midfielder Leonid Yosipovich Buryak is a Ukrainian football coach and former Olympic bronze-medal-winning player. Buryak, who is Jewish, was a midfielder for the USSR national football team, and competed ...more

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Maksym Feshchuk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Maksym Feshchuk Forward Maksym Feshchuk is a Ukrainian football forward for SC Tavriya Simferopol in the Ukrainian Premier League. Feshchuk is a native of Brody, a city at north eastern edge of Lviv Oblast. He started ...more

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Maksym Kalynychenko is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Maksym Kalynychenko Midfielder Maksym Serhiyovych Kalynychenko is a retired Ukrainian football midfielder, who played in central midfield or as a winger. Observers noted his pace, creativity, and accuracy in free kicks /

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Maksym Startsev is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Maksym Startsev Goalkeeper Maksym Startsev is a Ukrainian goalkeeper who plays for Metalurh Zaporizhya in the Ukrainian Premier League. He has also played for Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, and Tavriya ...more

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Marian Pahars is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Marian Pahars Forward Marians Pahars is a Latvian former footballer, currently the manager of Latvia national football team. He spent most of his career as a striker with Southampton in the Premier League and with ...more

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Nick Krat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Nick Krat Defender Nick Krat is a retired Ukrainian-American soccer defender who played professionally in the National Soccer League of Chicago and the North American Soccer League. He earned fourteen caps with ...more

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Nikita Rukavytsya is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Nikita Rukavytsya Forward, Midfielder Nikita Vadimovich Rukavytsya is a Ukrainian-Australian professional football player currently playing for Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League. He began his career as a striker at Perth ...more

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Oleh Blokhin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Oleh Blokhin Forward Oleh Volodymyrovych Blokhin is a former Ukrainian football player and manager who is currently a free agent. Blokhin was formerly a standout striker for Dynamo Kyiv and the Soviet Union. He ...more

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Oleh Kuznetsov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Oleh Kuznetsov Oleh Volodymyrovych Kuznetsov is a former professional Soviet Ukrainian football player. Kuznetsov had started playing football when he was 8 years old. However, it was not until he was 20 when ...more

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Oleh Protasov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Oleh Protasov Forward Oleh Valeriyovych Protasov is a former Ukrainian footballer who played as a striker. He was a key member of the Soviet Union national team throughout the 1980s; his 29 goals for the Soviet Union ...more

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Oleg Salenko is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Oleg Salenko Forward Oleg Anatolyevich Salenko is a retired Russian footballer, who played as a striker. He scored a record five goals in a group stage match in the 1994 World Cup, helping him earn the Golden Boot ...more

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Oleh Husyev is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Oleh Husyev Midfielder Oleh Anatoliyovych Husyev is a Ukrainian football midfielder for Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukrainian national football team. He is a winger who can also play right full-back. He has made over 250 ...more

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Oleh Luzhnyi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Oleh Luzhnyi Defender Oleh Romanovych Luzhny is a retired Ukrainian footballer . His name is alternatively Romanised as Oleg Luzhny.

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Oleh Shelayev is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Oleh Shelayev Midfielder Oleh Mykolayovych Shelayev is a retired Ukrainian international footballer.

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Oleh Venhlynskyi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Oleh Venhlynskyi Forward Oleh Venhlynskyi is a Ukrainian football player. A promising forward who was not able to fully realize himself due to injuries.

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Oleksandr Horyainov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Oleksandr Horyainov Goalkeeper Oleksandr Serhіyovich Horyainov is a professional football goalkeeper who is currently playing in his native city for Metalist Kharkiv. Horyainov is a captain of his club. His hobbies are ...more

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Oleksandr Hladkyy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Ukraine
Oleksandr Hladkyy Forward Oleksandr Mykolayovych Hladkyy is a Ukrainian football forward. He plays for Shakhtar Donetsk and the Ukraine national football team. His last name can also be transliterated as Hladkiy, Gladkiy ...more