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Andriy Pyatov

Andriy Valeriyovych Pyatov (, born 28 June 1984 in Kirovohrad, Ukraine) is a Ukrainians football (soccer) Goalkeeper (association football) who plays for FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League.

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Andriy Pyatov biography


Andriy Valeriyovych Pyatov (, born 28 June 1984 in Kirovohrad, Ukraine) is a Ukrainians football (soccer) Goalkeeper (association football) who plays for FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League.

Career

Club

Pyatov started Andriy Pyatov career in Vorskla Poltava in 2002. Andriy Pyatov was bought by Shakhtar from Vorskla for approximately £640,000 on 13 December 2006. Andriy Pyatov spent the rest of the Ukrainian Premier League 2006-07 on loan at Vorskla Poltava. In the Ukrainian Premier League 2007-08, Pyatov replaced Bohdan Shust as the main goalkeeper of Shakhtar Donetsk, playing in league, cup, and UEFA Champions League matches, keeping two clean sheets. For the 2008–2009 season Pyatov will have serious competition for Andriy Pyatov No.1 spot as Shakhtar loaned out Bohdan Shust, and signed FC Kharkiv 'keeper Rustam Khudzhamov who is reaching Andriy Pyatov prime and saved FC Kharkiv from relegation. But after Shakhtars' 2–0 loss to FC Lviv, Pyatov regained Andriy Pyatov place as the clubs' No.1.In a home champions league fixture against F.C. Barcelona Pyatov made 7 crucial saves as Shakhtar were leading 1–0, until Bojan Krkić sent in a cross which was spilled by Pyatov for Lionel Messi to easily tap in to make it 1–1 in the 85th. But things went from bad to worse as another cross was sent in Messi rose and headed home giving Barcelona the win, and ruining Pyatovs perfect game.Pyatov has cemented Andriy Pyatov spot as Shakhtars' No.1 after great performances in the UEFA Cup 2008-09 which saw Shakhtar reach the final, beating fellow Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv in the first ever all Ukrainian Semi Final. Andriy Pyatov appearance in the final was marred as Andriy Pyatov spilled Naldo's freekick into the net to give Werder Bremen an equaliser but Shakhtar won 2–1 in extra time. On 1 November 2009 vs Chornomorets Odessa Pyatov played Andriy Pyatov 100th game for Shakhtar (conceding 72 goals), and in this game Andriy Pyatov won the Man of the Match, and is also the 1st time coach Mircea Lucescu ever named a goalkeeper Man of the Match.

International

Pyatov was a member of the Ukraine national under-21 football team where Andriy Pyatov has played 20 matches. Andriy Pyatov was also part of 2006 FIFA World Cup (squads) Ukraine which got to the quarter-finals. Andriy Pyatov has made 23 appearances for the Ukraine national football team and has let in 4 goals, keeping clean sheets against Poland national football team, Sweden national football team, Croatia national football team and the Faroe Islands national football team. Andriy Pyatov started the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA) with a clean sheet against Belarus national football team to help Ukraine win 1–0 in Lviv. In the 0–0 draw against Croatia, Pyatov was instrumental in denying Luka Modrić on two occasions, and as well as other to secure a point for Andriy Pyatov country.

Honours

- Ukrainian Premier League: 2
- Ukrainian Cup: 1
- Ukrainian Super Cup: 2
- UEFA Cup: 1

Club statistics



- Cup - National Cup & Super Cup

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andriy_Pyatov

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