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Oleksandr Yevtushok

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Name  Oleksandr Yevtushok
Role  Footballer
Height  1.88 m

Oleksandr Yevtushok (Ukrainian: Олекса́ндр Васи́льович Євтушо́к, born 11 January 1970 in Dzhankoy, Ukrainian SSR), sometimes called Alex Evtushok in the British media, is a former Ukrainian footballer who played as a central defender.

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Club career

Yevtushok started his career in 1990 at SC Tavriya Simferopol, where he played the last two season of the Soviet First League. In 1992, he joined Naftovyk Okhtyrka, a team which was previously in the 4th tier of the Soviet League, for the inaugural Ukrainian Premier League season. The club was relegated and ended in the 3rd place in the 1992–93 Ukrainian First League. He also played in the 1992–93 Ukrainian Second League for Yavir Krasnopillya, which also ended in the 3rd place.

He joined Karpaty Lviv in 1993 and scored the winning goal in the 1993–94 European Cup Winners' Cup match against Shelbourne, which was the first European win of the club. He moved to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in 1995, but later return to Karpaty Lviv on loan in 1996.

Yevtushok was signed by Premier League club Coventry City in 1997, becoming the first Ukrainian football in post-Soviet era to play in the competition. In his debut, against Manchester United, he was replaced just after 30 minutes in a 1–3 loss. He had two other appearances and was released after Coventry City escaped relegation on the final matchday.

He later returned to Ukraine and spent the rest of 1997 for FC Zirka Smila in the Ukrainian Football Amateur League, returning to Karpaty Lviv in the following year. He last played for FC CSKA Kyiv in 2000.

International career

He earned 8 caps for the Ukraine national football team.

References

Oleksandr Yevtushok Wikipedia


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