Shakhtar extended contract with Oleksandr Kucher

FC Shakhtar has extended a contract with defender Oleksandr Kucher. The new agreement is valid until end the 2016-17 season.

“It is a great honour to wear Shakhtar shirt. I will do my best for our team to win and claim new trophies. I would like to thank the coaching staff for believing in me, I will do my best to justify it”, Oleksandr has  said.

Oleksandr Kucher has been playing for the Donetsk team since May 2006, having 259 matches and 12 goals under his belt.

He is one of the most experienced players of the team. Only defender Darijo Srna (480 matches) and goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov (290 matches) have played more games for Shakhtar.

Oleksandr has won 17 trophies with Shakhtar. In the current season, the centre back has played 21 games, scoring 3 goals.

Oleksandr Kucher’s trophies with Shakhtar

Winner of UEFA Cup in 2009.
Winner of Ukrainian league in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
Winner of Ukrainian Cup in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013.
Winner of Ukrainian Super Cup in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.