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Srna appears in his 500th match for Shakhtar

Thursday, August 18, 2016



The first leg of the Europa League play-off round against Istanbul Basaksehir became a jubilee one for Darijo Srna

The captain reached a milestone of 500 appearances in official tournaments for Shakhtar. This is an absolute record among players in the history of the Donetsk club.

Dario's debut in orange-and-black jersey took place on July 12, 2003 in the Metalurh (Zaporizhia) vs Shakhtar game. The Croatian defender was fielded on 77 minutes substituting Brandao. The Donetsk squad won 3-0. 

Jubilee matches of Darijo Srna for Shakhtar
100th. Ukrainian Premier League - 2005/06. 26th round. Illichivets 1-2 Shakhtar
200th. Ukrainian Cup - 2008/09. Quarter-finals. Oleksandriya 1-2 Shakhtar
300th. Ukrainian Cup - 2010/11. Semi-finals. Shakhtar 2-1 Dnipro
400th. Champions League - 2013/14. Group stage. 5th round. Shakhtar 4-0 Real Sociedad 
500th. Europa League - 2016/17. Play-off round. Istanbul Basaksehir 1-2 Shakhtar 

The Pitmen's captain appeared in his record-setting match wearing a special jersey with the figure 500 on it - the number of appearances for the team.