Artem Milevskyi

Artem Milevskyi
Date of Birth12 January 1985
Place of BirthMinsk, Belarus
PositionForward (Centre)
National TeamUkraine
ClubDinamo Kiev


[edit] Background

Artem Milevskyi (born 12 January 1985 in Mazyr, Belarus) is a Ukrainian professional football second striker of Belarusian descent, who currently plays for FC Dynamo Kiev in the Ukrainian Premier League. He is also an Ukrainian international. Milevskyi is likely to replace Andrey Shevchenko as the best Ukrainian footballer in years to come when the former AC Milan player retires.

[edit] History

Milevskiy played at the youth level for Smena Minsk and FC Borysfen Boryspil before joining Dinamo Kiev in 2002. In 2006, he was voted best footballer in Ukraine for the month of August.

On September 6, 2007, in the club's 80th anniversary, Milevskiy scored a header in a 2–2 draw with A.C. Milan, in a friendly match. However, he spent the majority of the 2007–08 season injured, only making 11 appearances with 5 goals for the runners-up, as Shakhtar Donetsk were crowned champions.

On August 6, 2008, Milevsky scored a cruical penalty against Drogheda United, in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round (second leg) to put Dynamo 2–0 up, in a final 2–2 home draw (4–3 win on aggregate). A week later, he scored twice and assisted to help Dinamo come back from 1–0 down against arch-rivals Spartak Moscow in the competition's third qualifying round, in a 4–1 away triumph. In the return leg he netted another brace, in an identical result.

In the Ukrainian Super Cup 2008 final, Milevskyi scored the opening goal in the 6th minute, although Kiev would again come up short to Donetsk, now on penalties.

[edit] FM10

Milevskyi is certainly a player that has imposed himself on recent editions of Football Manager, and has continued his success to FM2010. Again he possesses great skill in all of the attributes of a striker, from his strength to his dribbling. His height also makes him a very useful asset to anyone's line-up. He usually doesn't cost more then around £10-15m, which for his quality will be a bargain in years to come. Be quick to get his signature however, as many big European teams go after him at the start, notably Chelsea from my games. He really is a utility striker, and can be used in most of the forward roles, be it an Advanced Forward, Target Man, etc. To summarise, Milevskyi should be considered for any player looking to bolster there attacking prowess.

[edit] Screenshots

Last edited by Richardlfc on 5 June 2010 at 11:10
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