Artem Kravets

This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Anatoliyovych and the family name is Kravets.
Artem Kravets
Personal information
Full name Artem Anatoliyovich Kravets
Date of birth (1989-06-03) 3 June 1989
Place of birth Dniprodzerzhynsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Dynamo Kyiv)
Number 24
Youth career
2001–2002 Nadia-Vahonmash Dniprodzerzhynsk
2003 Inter Dnipropetrovsk
2004–2006 YFS Dynamo Kyiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Dynamo Kyiv 80 (30)
2006Dynamo-3 Kyiv 1 (0)
2006–2007Dynamo-2 Kyiv 34 (6)
2013Arsenal Kyiv (loan) 10 (3)
2016VfB Stuttgart (loan) 15 (1)
2016–Granada (loan) 12 (3)
National team
2006 Ukraine U17 7 (1)
2006–2007 Ukraine U18 7 (4)
2006–2008 Ukraine U19 12 (7)
2008–2011 Ukraine U21 9 (0)
2011– Ukraine 16 (7)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 December 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2016

Artem Anatoliyovich Kravets (Ukrainian: Артем Анатолійович Кравець; born 3 June 1989) is a Ukrainian footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Granada CF on loan from Dynamo Kyiv.

Club career

Kravets appeared for regularly for the Dynamo Reserves and Dynamo-2 Kyiv until he was noticed by Dynamo's new coach Yuriy Semin, who took him to the main team in the 2007–2008 season, who recognized the player's great potential. Most notable appearance was in UEFA CUP game against Valencia which ended in 2–2 draw, helping Kyiv to advance by aggregate goals. Kravets scored both goals for Dynamo on 34th and 73rd minutes. Match was played on 27 February 2009.

Kravets is, arguably, Dynamo Kyiv's most natural finisher and many saw him as the natural successor to Andrej Shevchenko but since the 2010-2011 season (whilst on the verge of breaking into the full national team), Artem has had a series of serious injuries and missed most of the last 3 league campaigns.

After a long struggle though, he has finally regained full fitness and started to display some of his original potential whilst forcing himself back into the Dynamo Kyiv first team for the 2014/15 season. He is currently Dynamo Kyiv's top goalscorer with 5 goals in 6 league games.

On 4 January 2016, Kravets was loaned out to German club VfB Stuttgart until the end of the 2015–16 season.[2] On 30 January, in his second cap for Stuttgart, he scored his first goal for the German Bundesliga side, the late winner in a home game against Hamburger SV.[3]

On 30 August 2016, Kravets was loaned to La Liga side Granada CF, for one year.[4]

International career

He was called up to Ukraine national football team for friendly match against Serbia on 26 March 2008,[5] but received an injury just before the match.[6] Kravets was later called in a FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying match against England on 1 April 2009. However, his debut was again delayed when he suffered an injury to a muscle in his thigh, six days before the match, and was subsequently replaced by Yevhen Seleznyov.[7]

Career statistics

Kravets playing for Dynamo Kyiv
As of 16 May 2016
Club Season League Cup Europe Super Cup Total
Dynamo Kyiv 2006–07 1000000010
2007–08 113301000154
2008–09 1241110200237
2009–10 91101000111
2010–11 113205000183
2011–12 0000000000
2012–13 1200000000
Arsenal Kyiv 2013–14 103100000113
Dynamo Kyiv 2013–14 0000100010
2014–15 241552102104019
VfB Stuttgart 2015–16 151100000161
Total 90311522841013537


FC Dynamo Kyiv


  2. "Artem Kravets move confirmed". VfB Stuttgart. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  3. "VfB Stuttgart-Hamburger SV 2:1". (in German). kicker sportmagazin. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  4. "Kravets joins Granada CF on loan". Granada CF. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  5. Artem Kravets earns Ukraine selection Archived 23 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. (Russian) Alexei Mikhailichenko loses Shovkovsky, Kravets and Rotan
  7. Ukraine's national team: Seleznyov replaced Kravets – (Ukrainian) accessed 26 March 2009

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