Ukraine striker named player of the week in UEFA Conference League

17 September, 10:55 AM
Artem Dovbyk was named Player of the Week in the European Conference League (Photo:REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou)

Artem Dovbyk was named Player of the Week in the European Conference League (Photo:REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou)

Artem Dovbyk, a forward for Ukraine’s national team and SC Dnipro-1, was named Player of the Week in the European Conference League, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) reported on Twitter on Sept. 16.

The day before, the 25-year-old striker helped his football team beat the Cypriot Apollon with a score of 3:1.

Artem took part in all three goals scored by Dnipro-1: he got a brace and another assist.

According to fan voting, Dovbyk was ahead of Serdar Gürler from Istanbul Başakşehir (2nd place), Dejan Ljubičić from FC Cologne (3rd place), and Banda from Djurgårdens IF (4th place).

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Interestingly, only the Ukrainian scored three points on the "goal+assist" system in the second round of the group stage of the tournament. His competitors have two points each.

The day before, Dynamo Kyiv were upset at home by AEK Larnaca FC, in a Europa League match.

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