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Viktor Kovalenko – Shakhtar’s youngest captain

Thursday, May 12, 2016



In the return leg of the Ukrainian Cup semi-finals against Oleksandriya, Viktor Kovalenko has set a record

Shakhtar’s number 74 became the youngest captain in the history of Shakhtar. He led the Donetsk team onto the pitch at the age of 20 years and 87 days.

Let us remind you that three days earlier, Maksym Malyshev made his debut as Shakhtar captain (aged 23 years and 136 days on the day of the game vs Karpaty).

Shakhtar’s top five young captains:

Viktor Kovalenko – 20 years and 87 days
Dmytro Chygryns’kyy – 20 years and 132 days
Serhiy Popov – 21 years and 27 days
Ihor Oschipko – 21 years and 235 days
Fernandinho – 22 years and 177 days.