Viktor Kovalenko (footballer)
Viktor Viktorovych Kovalenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Вікторович Коваленко; born 14 February 1996) is a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Atalanta and the Ukraine national team.
Kovalenko in 2015
|Full name||Viktor Viktorovych Kovalenko|
|Date of birth||14 February 1996|
|Place of birth||Kherson, Ukraine|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 March 2021|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2021
Kovalenko is product of youth team of Shakhtar Donetsk. He made his début in the Ukrainian Premier League for Shakhtar in the game against FC Vorskla Poltava on 28 February 2015. On 9 May 2015, he made his first direct contribution for the first team when assisting the fifth and sixth goals for Shakhtar in a 7–3 win over FC Hoverla Uzhhorod.
Kovalenko was called up by Ukraine to play in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. He scored two goals in a 6–0 victory over Myanmar and added a hat-trick against the United States to secure 3–0 win at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, as the team reached the round of 16. He won the Golden Boot of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup with 5 goals.
|Shakhtar Donetsk||2014–15||Ukrainian Premier League||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|2015–16||Ukrainian Premier League||23||0||7||2||15||2||1||0||46||4|
|2016–17||Ukrainian Premier League||28||7||1||0||8||3||1||0||38||10|
|2017–18||Ukrainian Premier League||27||4||4||1||5||0||1||0||37||5|
|2018–19||Ukrainian Premier League||25||7||3||0||6||0||1||0||37||7|
|2019–20||Ukrainian Premier League||17||1||1||0||9||1||0||0||27||2|
|2020–21||Ukrainian Premier League||8||4||0||0||3||0||0||0||11||4|
- As of 28 March 2021
- Ukrainian Premier League: 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
- Ukrainian Cup: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- Ukrainian Super Cup: 2015, 2017
- Seven appearances in UEFA Champions League, eight appearances and two goals in UEFA Europa League
- Appearances in UEFA Europa League
- Appearances in UEFA Champions League
- Six appearances in UEFA Champions League, two appearances in UEFA Europa League
- Five appearances in UEFA Champions League, four appearances and one goal in UEFA Europa League
- Віктор Коваленко (in Ukrainian). Shakhtar's Academy Site. 1 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
- Чемпіонат Прем'єр-ліги. 15 тур. Матч № 102 28 February 2015 (in Ukrainian). UPL Official Web Site. 1 March 2015.
- Patrick. "Castro's Shakhtar top Benfica in narrow first-leg triumph". portugoal.net. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
- ""Шахтар" — "Львів" — 5:1". UPL (in Ukrainian). 17 October 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
- "Official: Kovalenko to Atalanta". Fotball-Italia. 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
- "Ukraine hit Myanmar for six". FIFA. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- "Kovalenko treble puts Ukraine on top". FIFA. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- "V. Kovalenko". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
- "FIFA World Youth Championship New Zealand 2015". FIFA. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- "Визначено лауреатів сезону 2015/16!". .upl.ua. Retrieved 5 October 2017.