Konoplyanka kicked out of Polish club
Famous Ukrainian midfielder Yevhen Konoplyanka left Cracovia not of his own free will. On May 27, the 5-time Polish champion posted a statement on Twitter announcing that the 33-year-old was no longer playing for the club.
The day before, Cracovia's sporting director Stefan Majewski and vice-president Filip Trubalski met with fans and answered questions about the former Ukraine international, among other things. The Polish club's management stated that the decision to dismiss Yevhen's services was made because the Ukrainian failed to meet expectations.
The same information was indirectly confirmed by the player himself in an interview with the Polish publication Fact.
"After the last league match, I spoke to the coaches. They wanted my contract with Cracovia to be extended. But the club president Janusz Filipiak made a different decision. I don't know why. I didn't talk to him before they told me they were cancelling my contract," the midfielder admitted.
It will be recalled that Konoplyanka signed a contract with Cracovia on February 11, 2022, after joining from Shakhtar. Since then, he has played 38 matches in all Polish tournaments, scoring 4 goals and 2 assists.
During his career, the footballer played for Dnipro, Spanish Sevilla, German Schalke and Shakhtar. He has won the Europa League and the Ukrainian Premier League. He also played 86 matches for the Ukrainian national team and scored 21 goals.
Yevhen played only 46 matches for Shakhtar Donetsk in two and a half seasons.