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Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukrainian: Олександр Зінченко; born 15 December 1996) is a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or wing back for English Premier League club Manchester City and the Ukraine national team. Zinchenko was born in Radomyshl, Zhytomyr Oblast. Zinchenko is a product of Youth Sporitve School Karpatiya of his native Radomyshl (with first coach Serhiy Boretskyi), FC Monolit Illichivsk and FC Shakhtar Donetsk. He made his Russian Premier League debut for Ufa on 20 March 2015 in a match against FC Krasnodar.
Zinchenko playing for Manchester City in 2018
|Full name||Oleksandr Zinchenko|
|Date of birth||(1996-12-15) 15 December 1996 (age 22)|
|Place of birth||Radomyshl, Ukraine|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2016–2017||→ PSV (loan)||12||(0)|
|2017||→ Jong PSV (loan)||7||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:26, 28 February 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4:54, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukrainian: Олександр Зінченко; born 15 December 1996) is a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or wing back for English Premier League club Manchester City and the Ukraine national team.
On 4 July 2016, Zinchenko signed for Premier League club Manchester City for an undisclosed fee believed to be in region of £1.7 million. The move surprised some. However, he was described by a Russian football scout as a "real talent", with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund also monitoring him.
Zinchenko returned to Manchester City for the 2017–18 season, and made his debut on 24 October 2017, playing the full match including extra time in a 0–0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the EFL Cup. He made his first Premier League appearance on 13 December 2017, coming off the bench in a 4–0 away win at Swansea City. Zinchenko gained an extended run in the side following injuries to left backs Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph, putting in a number of consistent performances in the position.
Zinchenko made his first appearance of the 2018–19 season in a 3–0 away win at Oxford United in the EFL Cup. In the same week, he made his first league start of the season in a 2–0 home win against Brighton, due to injuries to Mendy and Delph. Zinchenko scored his first goal for Manchester City in the EFL cup semi-final against Burton Albion F.C. on 9 January 2019 in a 9–0 home win.
He made his international debut in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualification match against Spain on 12 October 2015. Zinchenko scored his first international goal in a friendly against neighbours Romania in Turin, which Ukraine won 4–3 on 29 May 2016. He also became Ukraine's youngest player to score an international goal at the age of 19, beating a record previously held by Andriy Shevchenko.
Zinchenko was included in Ukraine's squad for Euro 2016, appearing as a substitute for Viktor Kovalenko in both of Ukraine's first two matches, against Germany and Northern Ireland as Ukraine failed to score and were the first team eliminated.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Ufa||2014–15||Russian Premier League||7||0||0||0||—||—||7||0|
|2015–16||Russian Premier League||24||2||2||0||—||—||26||2|
|Manchester City||2016–17||Premier League||0||0||—||—||0||0||0||0|
|Jong PSV (loan)||2016–17||Eerste Divisie||7||0||—||—||—||7||0|
|1||29 May 2016||Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy||2||2–1||4–3||Friendly|
|2||6 September 2018||Městský fotbalový stadion, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic||18||2–1||2–1||2018–19 UEFA Nations League|
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