No Anatoliy Tymoschuk thread yet? I better fix this...
First, some info on the player:
Name: Anatoliy Tymoschuk
City of Birth: Lutsk, Ukraine
Date of Birth: 30-03-1979
Position: Defensive midfielder
- FC Shakhtar Donetsk player since March 1998.
- Ukrainian League Champion 2002 and 2005.
- Ukrainian League runner-up 1998/1999, 1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2002/2003, 2003/2004.
- Ukrainian Cup holder 2001, 2002, 2004.
- Ukrainian Cup finalist 2003.
2005/06 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 18 games 3 goals (up until March 2006)
2004/05 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 23 games 3 goals
2003/04 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 29 games 6 goals
2002/03 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 30 games 4 goals
2001/02 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 26 games 3 goals
2000/01 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 25 games 4 goals
1999/00 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 23 games
1998/99 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 18 games 2 goals
1997/98 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 9 games 3 goals
1997/98 FC Volyn Lutsk 14 games 1 goals
1996/97 FC Volyn Lutsk 38 games 6 goals
1995/96 FC Volyn Lutsk 10 games 1 goals
212 matches, 30 goals (202 matches, 29 goals for FC Shakhtar Donetsk)in the Ukrainian League.
40 matches, 5 goals (37 matches, 5 goals for FC Shakhtar Donetsk)in the Ukrainian Cup.
49 matches, 1 goal (all for FC Shakhtar Donetsk) in EuroCups.
Ukrainian National Team A player (52 matches, 1 goal).
Ukrainian U-17 (5 matches, 1 goal) and U-21 (7 matches, 1 goal) ex-player.
Over the past 2 years Anatoliy has been linked to the likes of ManU, Arsenal, Chelsea and Milan, but the club president was reluctant to let his star player go. One of the reason was that SHakhtar didnt have enough Ukrainian players to cover for the foreign players limit. Now that the club's signed a bunch of promising talents, and seeing that Anatoliys ambition goes beyond the UPL, the presidnet is willing to offload the midfielder for the right price after the world cup... The potential transfer value is 9mln euro, but the value will undoubtedly increase if Anatoliy does well at the upcoming world cup...
The most intesrest towards the player came from Arsenal and ManU...
The story goes on...
P.S. Tymoschuk's official home page is: http://www.tymoshchuk.com/
(only Ukrainian and Russian versions are available though)