Oleksiy Gutsulyak

Oleksiy Gutsulyak




Full name in native alphabet: Гуцуляк Олексій Олександрович

Country: Ukraine

Date of birth: 25/12/1997 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Ukraine

Height: 184cm

Youth career: UFK Lviv, Karpaty Lviv (since 2014)

Current club: Karpaty Lviv

Squad number: 97

Current national team: Ukraine U-19

Position: winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 300.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: Nelson Consulting GmbH

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Andriy Yarmolenko



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– defensive contribution

– in some situations, he can be a little bit too selfish

– ambidexterity


Style of play:

– inside forward/explosive winger/offensive allrounder

– well-rounded attacking player, capable of playing out wide, through the middle or as a striker

– likes to dribble

– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– likes to shoot from distance

– counter attack threat

– gets fouled often

– highly technical and creative player

– possesses exceptional ability to maneuver in small spaces

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control

– excellent balance and changes of pace

– avoids using weaker foot

– often makes surging runs into penalty box

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– very unpredictable for his opponents

– all-action and energetic


He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.







League summary:

Ukrainian Premier League 2014/2015: 7 matches/0 goals (Karpaty)

Ukrainian Premier League 2015/2016 (ongoing): 9 matches/1 goal (Karpaty)



Oleksiy Gutsulyak is considered by most football experts to be the best footballer of his generation in Ukraine. He is a product of Karpaty Lviv youth system. This versatile forward made his professional debut for “The Lions” on 1 March 2015 in the Ukrainian Premier League fixture against Metalurh Donetsk. He went on to score his first senior goal with a header in a 1–1 away draw against Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk. He has represented Ukraine at various youth levels, including the under-16, under-17 and under-18 level. Since October 2015 he is part of the U-19 squad. Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that he is often compared to Dinamo Kiev and Ukraine national team superstar Andriy Yarmolenko.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.





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