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Andriy Voronin
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Personal information
Full name Andriy Viktorovych Voronin
Date of birth 21 July 1979 (1979-07-21) (age 30)
Place of birth Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Dynamo Moscow
Number 10
Youth career
Chornomorets Odessa
1995–1997 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Borussia Mönchengladbach 0009 000(1)
2000–2003 Mainz 0075 00(29)
2003–2004 Köln 0019 000(4)
2004–2007 Bayer Leverkusen 0092 00(32)
2007–2010 Liverpool 0027 000(5)
2008–2009 Hertha BSC (loan) 0027 00(11)
2010– Dynamo Moscow 0001 000(0)
National team
2002– Ukraine 0062 000(6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:24, 16 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:20, 1 February 2010

Andriy Viktorovych Voronin (Ukrainian: Андрій Вікторович Воронін; born 21 July 1979) is a Ukrainian professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Dynamo Moscow. His previous clubs include Chornomorets Odessa, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Mainz, Köln, Bayer Leverkusen, and Liverpool. In the 2002-03 season, Voronin became top goalscorer in the 2. Bundesliga. At international level, he has frequently been played as a substitute for Ukraine.

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Career

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Borussia Mönchengladbach

Voronin left his youth club Chornomorets Odessa in 1995 to move to Germany, where he joined Borussia Mönchengladbach. He made his debut in the German Bundesliga against Bayern Munich in 1997 at the age of 18, but went on to spend a couple of years mainly in Mönchengladbach's youth teams. Having played just 7 games and scored 1 goal in the top division, he saw his team relegated and after one season and just two matches in the 2. Bundesliga joined fellow second division strugglers Mainz for a fee of €45,000.[1]

Mainz

He became Mainz' leading striker in his two seasons at the club, and in his third season became the top scorer in the 2nd Bundesliga with 20 goals. Voronin's start to the 2002-03 season with Mainz prompted the following quote from German football daily Kicker: "The star of the 23 year old forward is on a rise due to the new role he plays for the team - he has complete freedom of actions."[2] This led to speculations about his future, with Dynamo Kyiv reported to be willing to bring him back to Ukraine.[3]

Stuttgart, Bologna and a number of other clubs were then reported to approach his agent and Mainz initiated negotiations to extend his contract. UEFA.com described Voronin as "one of the most sought-after talents in Germany."[1] However, come the end of the season Mainz failed to win promotion. Voronin decided not to renew his contract and ultimately chose to continue his career with 1. FC Köln, who had just been promoted to the top division.

Köln / Bayer Leverkusen

Köln were relegated at the end of the season, however Voronin stayed in the top flight after signing for Bayer Leverkusen. Bayer had been interested in Voronin since his time at Mainz and were also impressed with his performance for Köln in a 2-2 draw against them when Voronin scored one and created the other of Köln's goals. After that game Express called him "the only true good footballer at Köln" and Bild wrote: "Köln's only striker (Voronin) was more dangerous than Bayer's entire star attack (Schneider, Ponte, Neuville and Berbatov)."[4]

After a successful first two seasons with Bayer as well as at the international level (culminating in participation in the 2006 World Cup in Germany where Ukraine reached the quarterfinals), Voronin's contract was running out at the end of the 2006-07 season and he was reported to have declined Bayer's offer of an extension. According to the player, he was approached by clubs from France, Spain, Italy and Scotland (Celtic were reported to be contemplating a move).

Liverpool

On 26 February 2007, Liverpool announced that they had signed Voronin on a free transfer and that he would join the team during the summer.[5] Voronin was unveiled as a Liverpool player on 6 July 2007 after signing a four-year deal.[6].

Voronin made his Premier League debut on 11 August 2007, coming on as a substitute in the 78th minute against Aston Villa. A few days later on 15 August 2007, he scored his first competitive goal for Liverpool in the Champions League qualifier against Toulouse.

Liverpool manager Rafa Benítez was clearly impressed with Voronin, saying:

"He is clever, has great game awareness and gives us so many more options in attack. He can play behind a main striker, lead the line himself, or come into the attack from the flanks."

On 25 August 2007, Voronin scored his first Premier League goal against Sunderland in the 87th minute. He then scored his next goal in the next league game against Derby County which Liverpool comfortably won 6–0 to move top of the Premier League table. He also scored the first goal in the 2–2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on 7 October 2007.

On 25 January 2008, Voronin injured his ankle during training.[7] He underwent surgery and made a small number of appearances at the end of the season but failed to make an impact. This led to rumours that Rafa Benítez would sell him in order to raise funds for the summer 2008 transfer window, however Voronin played some of the summer friendlies scoring a total of 3 goals in the process.
He made his first start of the 2009-10 season in the Champions League group stage game against Lyon. He had a particularly poor day as he missed various opportunities to score including a one-on-one with Hugo Lloris. He was later substituted for Ryan Babel who scored Liverpool's goal.

Hertha BSC

On the last day of the transfer market Andriy Voronin agreed to be loaned to Hertha BSC for a season.[8]

He had two goals in a 2-1 victory over Bayern München on 14 February, to propel Hertha into 1st place in the Bundesliga On 7 March he netted a hat-trick against Energie Cottbus. On 11 April 2009, following a retaliatory foul against Leon Andreasen of Hannover 96, he was sent off, receiving the 1000th red card in Bundesliga history.

Voronin was unable to secure a permanent move back to Germany during the summer of 2009, and as a result he returned to the Liverpool squad for the start of the 2009/2010 season.

Dynamo Moscow

On 8 January 2010, it was announced that Liverpool had accepted a £1.8 million offer for him from Dynamo Moscow.[9]. Two days later, Voronin officially signed for the Policemen.[10]

International career

While at Mainz, Voronin was called up initially to Ukraine's Under-21 team and in January 2002 to the national team, at the age of 22. He made his international debut in a 4-1 friendly defeat to Romania in March 2002. However, he was dropped after that match, with coach Leonid Buriak explaining, "I've been to Germany twice to watch him and made a conclusion that Andriy cannot compete with [Andriy] Shevchenko, [Serhiy] Rebrov, and [Andriy] Vorobei as a forward. He can play in midfield as well, but he still has to improve some aspects of his game. Anyway, we count on Voronin, especially considering his young age."[11]

Voronin was ultimately recalled to the national side, scoring his first international goal in a 2-0 Euro 2004 qualifying win over Greece in September 2002 and a second one in a 2-2 draw against Spain in March 2003.

He was in the Ukrainian squad for the FIFA World Cup 2006, in which Ukraine got to the quarter-finals, beaten only by the eventual winners, Italy.

Career statistics

Club career

All-Time Club Performance
(as of 12 September 2009)
Club Season Domestic League Domestic Cups Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1997/98 7 1 1 - - - - - - 7 1 1
1998/99 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0 0
1999/00 2 0 0 - - - - - - 2 0 0
Total 9 1 1 - - - - - - 9 1 1
Mainz 2000/01 10 1 0 1 0 0 - - - 11 1 0
2001/02 34 8 8 2 1 0 - - - 36 9 8
2002/03 31 20 5 1 0 0 - - - 32 20 5
Total 75 29 13 4 1 0 - - - 79 30 13
Köln 2003/04 19 4 1 2 2 2 - - - 21 6 3
Total 19 4 1 2 2 2 - - - 21 6 3
Bayer Leverkusen 2004/05 32 15 4 2 0 0 5 2 2 39 17 6
2005/06 29 7 6 2 1 0 2 0 0 33 8 6
2006/07 31 10 7 2 0 0 10 2 3 43 12 10
Total 92 32 17 6 1 0 17 4 5 115 37 22
Liverpool 2007/08 19 5 3 2 - - 7 1 4 28 6 7
Total 19 5 3 2 - - 7 1 4 28 6 7
Hertha BSC
2008/09 27 11 8 1 0 0 9 0 1 37 11 9
Total 27 20 8 1 0 0 9 0 1 37 11 9
Liverpool 2009/10 8 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 12 0 1
Total 8 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 12 0 1
FC Dynamo Moscow 2010 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 249 82 44 16 4 2 36 5 10 301 91 56

International goals

Andriy Voronin: International Goals
(as of 21 November 2007)
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2002 Kiev, Ukraine  Greece 2–0 Won EC 2004 Qual
2. 28 March 2003 Kiev, Ukraine  Spain 2–2 Draw EC 2004 Qual
3. 30 March 2005 Kiev, Ukraine  Denmark 1–0 Won WC 2006 Qual
4. 8 June 2006 Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 3–0 Won Friendly
5. 15 August 2006 Kiev, Ukraine  Azerbaijan 6–0 Won Friendly
6. 21 November 2007 Kiev, Ukraine  France 2–2 Draw EC 2008 Qual

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Simple English

Andriy Voronin
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Personal information
Full name Andriy Viktorovych Voronin
Date of birth 21 July 1979 (1979-07-21) (age 31)
Place of birth    Odessa, Soviet Union
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Dynamo Moscow
Number 10
Senior clubs
Years Club
1997-2000
2000-2003
2003-2004
2004-2007
2007-2009
2008-2009
2010-
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Mainz
Köln
Bayer Leverkusen
Liverpool
Hertha Berlin (loan)
Dynamo Moscow
National team
2002-2009 Ukraine

Andriy Voronin (born 21 July 1979) is an Ukrainian football player. He plays for Dynamo Moscow and Ukraine national team.

Club career statistics

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Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
GermanyLeague
1997/98Borussia MönchengladbachBundesliga71
1998/9900
1999/002. Bundesliga20
2000/01Mainz2. Bundesliga101
2001/02348
2002/033120
2003/04KölnBundesliga194
2004/05Bayer LeverkusenBundesliga3215
2005/06297
2006/073110
EnglandLeague
2007/08LiverpoolPremier League195
GermanyLeague
2008/09Hertha BerlinBundesliga2711
EnglandLeague
2009/10LiverpoolPremier League80
RussiaLeague
2010Dynamo MoscowPremier League
CountryGermany 22277
England 275
Russia 00
Total 24982

International career statistics

Ukraine national team
YearAppsGoals
200241
200391
200470
200581
2006132
2007111
200850
200950
Total626

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