Full name in native alphabet: Очеретько Олег Андрійович
Date of birth: 25/03/2003 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Ukraine
Youth career: Shakhtar Donetsk
Current club: FK Mariupol (on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk)
Squad number: 11
Current national team: Ukraine U-17
Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2019/2020 (5/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Carles Aleñá
– ball control
– ambidexterity/playing with his right weaker foot
Style of play:
– roaming playmaker
– versatile player who can also play as an advanced playmaker or on the wing
– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays
– midfielder who sees the game differently from most revealing creativity, cleverness at his off-the-ball movements, great vision and passing ability orchestrating or providing dynamism to the team’s build-up process with ease and effectiveness
– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions
– very good pace, agility, and coordination
– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses
– excellent balance and changes of pace
– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills
– very mobile player who covers a lot of space
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player
– often makes surging runs into the penalty box
– finds himself best in positional attack
– set-piece specialist
Ocheretko cuts inside from the right wing and makes a great through ball to his teammate.
Ocheretko drops deeper to receive the ball and make a great long pass to his winger.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 2 December 2020):
Ukrainian Premier League 2020/2021 (ongoing): 4 games/1 goal (Mariupol)
Oleg Ocheretko is a product of Shakhtar Donetsk youth academy. He is part of a new very interesting generation of Shakhtar youngsters which includes, among others Anatoliy Trubin, Andriy Buleza, Roman Yakuba, Eduard Kozik, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Artem Bondarenko, Georgiy Sudakov, Daniel Ehbudzhuo, and Danylo Sikan. He is also the captain and leader of the Ukraine U-17 national team.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.