Date of birth: 17/06/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Ukraine
Youth career: Dynamo Kyiv
Current club: Dynamo Kyiv
Squad number: —
Current national team: Ukraine U-18
Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (4/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2022
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Wesley Sneijder
– ball control
– first touch
– diminutive player who doesn’t feel comfortable in contact situations
– aerial duels
Style of play:
– roaming playmaker
– has all the qualities to play as an advanced or even wide playmaker as well
– great pace, agility, flair, and coordination
– player with very good technical ability, mobility, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, and fast direction shifts in possession
– knows how to dictate tempo using his good vision, passing ability at all distances, and natural technique to create dynamism on the team’s build-up process
– equally useful in combinational and counterattacking style
– 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
– his stamina, determination, agility, and pace enable him to cover a lot of ground ground
– very comfortable on the ball, with a willingness to play and receive passes along the ground
– 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
– has the technique, ability, and confidence to execute killer passes and set up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates
– extraordinary thinking when on the ball – he often chooses options which are unexpected for the opposition/very high football IQ
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity and excellent close control
– great composure and retention skills under pressure/press-resistant player
– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses
– able to make effective late runs into the opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to exploit his shooting skills
– above-average decision-making for a player of his age
– tenacious in defensive phase/high work rate in pressing
– operates very well with his left weaker foot
– competent set-piece taker
– all-action and energetic
Tsarenko sets up a great goalscoring chance for his teammate with a brilliant pass through the lines.
Tsarenko intercepts the ball and makes a quick pass to assist his teammate.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 22 November 2021):
No senior team appearances yet.
Anton Tsarenko is a product of Dynamo Kyiv youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Ukraine. He’s been in great form in the UEFA Youth League this season so far – he was one of Dynamo’s best players against the likes of Bayern, Benfica, and Barcelona. Dynamo are showing a great generation of players in this competition with Anton, Nazar Voloshyn, Samba Diallo, Anton Bol, Ruslan Neshcheret, and Oleksandr Yatsyk.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.