Dmytro Shutkov club: penalty experts
In the latest issue of the Shakhtar’s interactive magazine, you can read an exclusive material about goalkeepers. In the archives, we found all the penalty kicks, which the Pitmen’s opponents failed to score in the modern history.
Bohdan Sarnavskyy has already proved himself by saving a penalty in his first Ukrainian league game for Shakhtar. Besides, a 20-year-old player has become the Pitmen’s youngest goalkeeper to stop a penalty.
Yuriy Virt saved a spot kick only one time: in the memorable game against Arsenal at Highbury, which became a real highlight for our goalkeeper. Back then it was Thierry Henry who failed to score.
One can consider Shakhtar’s current goalkeeping coach Dmytro Shutskov as the main penalty expert. During his career he saved ten shots during normal time alone! Dmytro also has two penalty shoot-out wins versus Dnipro under his belt. Thanks to him, the Donetsk team won the 1994-1995 Ukrainian Cup and reached the competition semi-finals a year later…
Shakhtar goalkeepers who saved penalty kicks:
Dmytro Shutkov - 10
Andriy Pyatov - 6
Jan Lastuvka - 5
Oleksandr Rybka - 2
Yuriy Virt - 1
Bohdan Shust - 1
Bohdan Sarnavsky - 1
The full version of the material can be found in our interactive edition. Shakhtar magazine is available for free download.