Date of birth: 15/12/1996 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Ukraine
Club career: Shakhtar Donetsk
Squad number: —
Current national team: Ukraine U-18
Position: centre midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Contract until: —
Similar type of player: Keisuke Honda
– ball control
– free kick taking
– through balls
Style of play:
– playmaker or central winger
– likes to cross
– improves the team’s off the ball movement when in possession
– dictates tempo
– likes to hold up the ball
He is best suited to playing as:
Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
No senior team appearances yet.
Oleksandr Zinchenko was brought up at Shakhtar Donetsk and is regarded as one of the most talented players in Ukraine at the moment. He represented Ukraine at UEFA U-17 Championship in Slovakia, but the young “Yellow-Blue” lost all 3 games and got knocked out already in the group stage. Currently he is a member of the Shakhtar youth team and is playing in the UEFA Youth League. Despite his young age, Oleksandr is its captain and its leader. He scored 1 goal and made 1 assists in 6 games and it is also thanks to him that “The Miners” advanced to the next stage, leaving Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen behind.
“Shakhtar of any age group, whether it’s the first team, whether it is second team or youth – always plays to win.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.