Oleksandr Zinchenko

ukr Ukraine
Current Team
Premier League

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukrainian: Олександр Зінченко; born 15 December 1996) is a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or an inverted wing-back for English club Manchester City.

Zinchenko is a product of Youth Sporitve School Karpatiya of his native Radomyshl (with first coach Serhiy Boretskyi), FC Monolit Illichivsk and FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

He made his Russian Football Premier League debut for FC Ufa on 20 March 2015 in a game against FC Krasnodar.

On 4 July 2016, Zinchenko was signed by Manchester City for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £1.7 million. The move surprised some, however he was described by one Russian football scout as a “real talent” with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund also monitoring him.

Zinchenko was loaned to Dutch Eredivisie team PSV Eindhoven on 26 August, for the 2016–17 season. He made his debut on 1 October, as a substitute in a 1–1 draw against SC Heerenveen.

Zinchenko returned to Manchester City for the 2017–18 season, and made his debut on 24 October 2017, playing the full game including extra time in a 0–0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the EFL Cup. He made his first Premier League appearance on 13 December 2017, coming off the bench in a 4–0 away win at Swansea City. Zinchenko gained an extended run in the side following an injuries to left backs Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph, putting in a number of consistent performances in the position