Viktor Kovalenko got into top 50

Journalists of the reputable Italian sports publication La Gazzetta dello Sport released a list of the world’s top 50 footballers under 20. It includes Shakhtar midfielder Viktor Kovalenko.

The Shakhtar halfback occupies the 35th position in the rankings, being the only representative of the Ukrainian league. You can find the list of top 50 young players according to the publication by following the link.

- I am very happy to rank among the promising young players, – said Viktor. – It’s a great honour for me! But primarily, that’s the achievement of the whole Shakhtar club and our Academy, owing to which I have the opportunity to grow as a football player. I’ve got the 35th spot in the rankings. So, I have room for improvement.

We want to note that early this year, Kovalenko ranked among Europe’s football wonderkids according to UEFA.