Eduardo returned to Shakhtar

The football club and Eduardo have agreed all the necessary formalities regarding the Croatian forward’s transfer to Shakhtar. The length of the player’s contract is one and a half years.

- A chance to return to the team, which is always in your heart, comes once in a lifetime. Especially to Shakhtar! Therefore, I am very happy. I really wanted it, and now I feel a great sense of relief. Everything was resolved exactly as I dreamed! – Eduardo shared his emotions.

FC Shakhtar CEO Sergei Palkin has commented on signing the contract:

- We are delighted that such a talented and high-class player like Eduardo will again defend the colours of Shakhtar. We hope it will help our team win new trophies and reach the ambitious targets set by Shakhtar.

Read Eduardo’s first interview upon returning to Shakhtar today on our website.



Born February 25, 1983

Played for Dinamo (Zagreb, Croatia), Inter (Zapresic, Croatia), Arsenal (London, England), Shakhtar (Donetsk, Ukraine), Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Played 113 games for Shakhtar, scoring 36 goals in the following competitions:

Ukrainian league - 81 games, 24 goals
Ukrainian Cup - 13 games, 8 goals
Ukrainian Super Cup - 1 game
European competitions - 18 games, 4 goals


As part of Shakhtar: four-time Ukrainian league winner (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), three-time winner of Ukrainian Cup (2011, 2012 and 2013) and Ukrainian Super Cup holder (2012)

As part of other clubs: two-time Croatian league winner (2006, 2007), two-time winner of Croatian Cup (2004, 2007), three-time winner of Croatian Super Cup (2003, 2004, 2006)

Part of the Croatia national team from 2004 to 2014. Played 64 matches, scoring 29 goals.