Taison – Shakhtar’s player

On 10 January, presidents of FC Shakhtar and FC Metalist Rinat Akhmetov and Serhiy Kurchenko negotiated the transfer of a forward Barcellos Fred Taison from the Kharkiv club to the Donetsk team.

The negotiations were complicated. The initial sum of 15 million dollars, proposed by Shakhtar, was rejected by the Metalist president. We did not come to a compromise. Then, the Donetsk side took advantage of the clause in Taison’s contract, according to which he could leave his former club for 20 million dollars.

As a result, FC Shakhtar paid 20 million dollars, and we got a player who really wanted to join our team. The Brazilian player’s five-year contract started on 11 January.


Full name - Fred Taison Barcellos
Born 13 January 1988, Pelotas, Brazil
Height - 172 cm, weight - 64 kg
Position - forward
Ukrainian championship - 57 matches, 13 goals
Ukrainian Cup - 1 match
European competitions - 25 matches, 7 goals
Ukrainian championship bronze medallist - 2011, 2012

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