Giorgi Arabidze – among youngest debutants

The Georgian forward Giorgi Arabidze has become one of the youngest debutants of Shakhtar in the Ukrainian history.

The record belongs to Gennadiy Zubov. He played his first match at the age of 17 years and 50 days. It should be noted that Zubov was fielded in the starting line-up for the game with System-Boreks and scored a winning goal.

Oleksandr Voskoboynyk remains in second place; he made his league debut at the age of 17 years and 194 days. Dmytro Moldovan and Dmytro Chygrynskyi follow him.

Giorgi Arabidze is in the fifth place. He was fielded in the starting eleven for the match with Ternopil at the age of 17 years and 237 days.

Players Date of birth Date of debut Competition Opponent (score) Age
Gennadiy Zubov 12.09.1977 31.10.1994 Ukrainian Cup Systema-Boreks (2:1) 17 years and 50 days
Oleksandr Voskoboynyk 26.01.1976 08.08.1993 Ukrainian League Metalurh Z (3: 0) 17 years and 194 days
Dmytro Moldovan 31.03.1987 29.10.2004 Ukrainian League Kryvbas (2:1) 17 years and 212 days
Dmytro Chygrynskyi 07.11.1986 19.06.2004 Ukrainian League Metallurh Z (5:0) 17 years and 225 days
Giorgi Arabidze 04.03.1998 27.10.2015 Ukrainian Cup Ternopil (4:0) 17 years and 237 days