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Ukrainian goal record in Yarmolenko's sights

17 Sep 2018
Andriy Yarmolenko, West Ham

Double against Everton edges West Ham winger towards Serhiy Rebrov's Premier League mark of 10 goals

Andriy Yarmolenko celebrated his first start for West Ham United with his first two goals for the club, helping the Hammers claim their first points of the season at Everton.

If the 28-year-old continues such form it will not be long before he becomes Ukraine’s leading goalscorer in the Premier League.

Yarmolenko joined from Borussia Dortmund in the summer as only the seventh player from the East European nation to appear in the English top flight.

He joins Serhiy Rebrov, Andriy Shevchenko and Andrey Voronin in scoring in the Premier League, but these three stellar strikers could only notch 24 goals between them.

Yarmolenko's double puts him already a fifth of the way towards Rebrov's leading total of 10 goals. 

Alex Evtushok
Alex Evtushok was the first Ukrainian in the Premier League, playing three times for Coventry

The first Ukrainian in the Premier League was Alex Evtushok, who appeared in three matches for Coventry City in the second half of the 1996/97 season.

The Ukrainian with the most appearances is Oleg Luzhny, who played 81 times in the Premier League for Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Ukrainians in the Premier League
Player Club Apps Goals
Oleg Luzhny ARS/WOL 81 0
Serhiy Rebrov TOT 59 10
Andriy Shevchenko CHE 48 9
Andrey Voronin LIV 27 5
Oleksandr Zinchenko MCI 8 0
Andriy Yarmolenko WHU 5 2
Alex Evtushok COV 3 0

Oleksandr Zinchenko is the only other active Ukrainian in the competition, on the books of Manchester City.

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