Dmytro Chygrynskiy

Dmytro Chygrynskiy

Ukrainian footballer
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Short biography

DmytroAnatoliyovych Ch ygrynskiy is a Ukrainian footballer, former defender of the Ukrainian national soccer team.

Brief biography

Dmytro Chygrynskiy was born in the city of Iziaslav, in Khmelnychchchyna, on November 7, 1986.

He entered the Lviv school of physical education, where he became seriously interested in soccer.

At the age of fourteen he moved to the soccer school of FC Shakhtar (Donetsk).

From 2000 to 2004 Dmytro Chygrynskiy played forShakhtar-2, and in 2004 he successfully joined the club's main squad. Chygrynskiy played half of the 2007 season asShakhtar's team captain.

In 2009, Dmytro Chygrynskiy moved to FC Barcelona. The transfer price amounted to twenty-five million euros.

But in 2010, due to financial problems,Barcelona sold Dmytro Chygrynskiy back to FCShakhtar Donetsk for fifteen million euros.

In 2015 Dmytro Chygrynskiy went to Dnipro, where he played one year and left the club in 2016.

In June 2016 Dmytro Chygrynskiy signed a contract withAEK Athens.

From 2007 to 2011 Dmytro Chygrynskiy played as a defender in the national soccer team of Ukraine. Before that, the footballer also played for the youth national team for three years.

Statistics Dmytro Chygrynskiy

During his career Dmytro Chygrynskiy played a total of 244 matches and scored a total of 19 goals.

Among Dmytro Chygrynskiy's achievements are:

  • Winning the UEFA Cup, the Ukrainian Super Cup and the Ukrainian Championship with FCShakhtar Donetsk.

  • Winning the Spanish Championship and the Club World Cup as a member of FCBarcelona.

  • Winning the Greek Championship as a member of the Athens teamAEK.

  • Third and second place in the European Championships when playing for the youth and junior national team of Ukraine.

  • Commander of the Order "For Courage" III (2006) and II (2009) degree.

  • Player of the "symbolic team" of the world soccer (2006).

Personal life

Dmytro Chygrynskiy is married. His wife is Nadezhda Shapoval, a famous Ukrainian top model. Chygrynskiy and Shapoval played their wedding in 2015.

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