Date of birth: 03/08/1996 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Makiivka, Donetsk Region (Ukraine)
Youth career: Shakhtar Donetsk
Current club: Shakhtar Donetsk
Squad number: 59
Current national team: Ukraine U-19
Position: attacking midfielder, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2013/2014 (4/1), UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (10/3)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Josip Iličič & Hulk
– long shots
– long shots
Style of play:
– trequartista/shadow striker
– one-on-one situation specialist
– likes to shoot from distance
– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players
– avoids using weaker foot
– set-piece specialist
– likes to take unpredictable shots on goal
– very confident on the ball
– likes to roam around in the space between the opposition’s midfield and defence
– likes to be given a free role
He is best suited to playing as:
Secondary striker in 4-4-2.
UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 runner-up with Shakhtar.
No senior team appearances yet.
Oleksandr Zubkov is a product of Shakhtar Donetsk. He is a part of very talented generation of their players born in 1996, including, among others Viktor Kovalenko, Mykola Matvienko, Andriy Boryachuk and Vasyl Shtander. Zubkov was one of the key players of Shakhtar during UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 campaign, in which young “The Miners” have overachieved and only lost in the final against Chelsea. It is almost certain that he will get his chance in the first team anytime soon. He is also a member of Ukraine U-19 national team, which still have a chance of qualifying for U-19 UEFA European Championship 2015.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.