Mykola Shaparenko

Mykola Shaparenko




Full name in native alphabet: Микола Володимирович Шапаренко

Country: Ukraine

Date of birth: 04/10/1998 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Donetsk Oblast (Ukraine)

Height: 180cm

Youth career: Illichevets Mariupol, Dynamo Kyiv (since 2015)

Current club: Dynamo Kyiv

Squad number: —

Current national team: Ukraine U-19

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (5/0), UEFA Youth League 2016/2017 (5/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: ProStar

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Bastian Schweinsteiger



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– overly aggressive when defending sometimes and picks up a fair share of cheap cards

– his passing game might be a bit too risky and at times


Style of play:

– box-to-box midfielder 

– hard-working player that performs all over the pitch

– known for his movement, positional sense, ability to interpret the game, pace, mobility and energy

– likes to play short passes

– likes to play long balls

– provides dynamism to the team’s build up process

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– often makes pacy, energetic runs with the ball through the middle

– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch

– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack

– good ability at first touch/high speed in 1-2 combinations style of play thanks to his technique, pace and ball control

– excellent vision and ability to read the game

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– likes to make late runs into penalty box

– determined in defensive phase with good anticipation sense to provide key interceptions, clearences and tackles


He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.






Ukrainian U-19 championship winner with Dynamo.


League summary (as for 3 December 2016):

Ukrainian Premier League 2014/2015: 2 matches/1 goal (Illichevets Mariupol)



Mykola Shaparenko is considered to be one of the most talented young players of his generation in Ukraine. He made his professional debut for Illichevets Mariupol on 5 April 2015 against Shakhtar Donetsk. He scored his first goal three weeks later against Olimpik Donetsk. In the summer 2016 he moved to Dynamo Kyiv – the most successful Ukrainian club of all time. Currently, he’s been playing very well in the UEFA Youth League, where Dynamo unexpectedly won its group. Other players from the team worth mentioning are surely Bogdan Lednev, Sergiy Buletsa, Vladyslav Dubinchak, Denys Yanakov and Akhmed Alibekov. He is also an Ukrainian youth international and is currently a key player for the U-19 team.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.





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