Oleksandr Zinchenko is a famous Ukrainian footballer who now belongs to the English club Manchester City. What is interesting about his biography and the personal life of an athlete?
Biography of Zinchenko
The future famous football player was born on December 15, 1996 in the small town of Radomyshl in Ukraine. From childhood, Alexander began to get involved in football. This is the great merit of his father, also a former professional football player. Already at the age of eight, Zinchenko was enrolled in the local CYSS. From the first games in the team, he began to show a spectacular and smart game beyond his years. However, due to his small stature, he rarely enjoyed authority with his peers, who on the field did not give him a pass or did not notice at all. This negatively affected the psychological state of the boy. And at such moments his parents came to his aid, who persuaded Alexander not to give up football and only move forward.
Zinchenko, in addition to success on the football field, studied very well in high school. He always set himself certain goals and tried to achieve them.
Since childhood, Alexander has been rooting for Dynamo Kiev, but has not yet had time to play for this club. At an early age, he went to see this team, but was unable to impress the management of the club. But I got a job in the "Monolith" team from Ilyichevsk. At that time he was only 12 years old. Zinchenko moved to live in another city to receive his first football education. After successful performances in the junior team of Monolit, Oleksandr moved to the youth team of Shakhtar Donetsk.
Zinchenko has always played the role of an attacking midfielder and therefore was in the spotlight. At Shakhtar, he became the captain of the youth team, but he never got a professional contract from the club's foundation. In 2015, Alexander moved to Russia to the Ufa club. For this team, Zinchenko has several excellent fights and deserves attention from large European clubs.
In the summer of 2016, the most specific offer comes from the English club Manchester City and Alexander moves to England to continue his career.
In the best team in Great Britain in recent years, it was quite difficult for Zinchenko to break into the base. Therefore, he most often worked with the second team. Alexander even had to change his role on the field and retrain as a full-back. His strong-willed qualities helped the footballer to play several games in the main team of Manchester City. But at the end of the season, Zinchenko was sent on loan to the Dutch PSV.
This business trip brought many positive moments for the young Ukrainian. In particular, Alexander began to enter the field more often, but then again found himself in the double of the new team. This further tempered the character of the player, and on his return to England, he made his way to the base of Manchester City. Several excellent matches in the championship allowed Zinchenko to receive the 2018 England Champion Medal.
Now Alexander is again trying to win a place at the base of the club, but he is not very good at it. But the team leaders said they were ready to sell the young footballer to another team for 16 million euros. The first contender for the player is the Spanish Betis.
For the main national team of Ukraine, Zinchenko played 17 matches and became the youngest scorer in the history of this team.
As for the personal life of a football player, while he devotes time only to his football career and is not distracted by other issues.