Born on the 29 November 1978 in Donetsk, Ukraine, Andriy Vorobey is a Ukrainian football who currently plays for Metalist Kharkiv in the Ukrainian Premier League. He is also the 8th most capped player for the Ukraine National football team.
Vorobey began his career in 1994 when he was signed into the Shaktar Donetsk youth academy. He played there for 92 games between 1995-1997 scoring 23 goals. In 1997 he was promoted to the first team. Over the next two years, he would spend time playing in both the reserves and full team. In the 1999/2000 season he scored 15 goals in 24 games and helped Shahktar qualify for Europe for the 2000/2001 season. In the 2000/01 season, Vorobey had his best season as a footballer. He was top goalscorer in the league with 21 goals and also added another 7 to his goal scoring tally for the season when he got 7 goals in Europe. In 2002, he helped Shakhtar win their first Ukrainian Premier league title, chipping in with 9 goals. He went on to win a further two Prmier League titles with Shakhtar in 2005 and and 2006, as well as 3 Ukrainian Cups in 2001, 2002 and 2004.
In 2007, Vorobey’s time at Shakhtar came to an end, when he signed for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Vorobey signed a 3 year contract with the club on 17 June 2007. He scored his first goal in European Competition for the club in the UEFA Cup 2007/2008 season, in a 1–1 draw with Aberdeen, however Dnipro were eliminated by Aberdeen on the away goal rule. He spent a total of two seasons at Dnipro, making 54 appaearences scoring 13 goals.
In 2009/10, he spent a season with Arsenal Kyiv, making 24 appearacnes and scoring 9 goals, then on 28 May 2010 it was officially announced that Vorobey had signed a two-year contract at Metalist. Vorobey continues at Metalist until 2013, he had a brief loan spell at Helios Kharkiv before finally hanging up his boots for good that summer.
Vorobey has been on the Ukraine National football team since 2000. Notably, he was on Ukraine’s FIFA World Cup 2006 squad, where Ukraine got to the quarterfinals.
Vorobey is also well known for being the fourth top scorer of the Ukraine national football team. Along with now-retired Andriy Husin, Vorobei has scored 9 goals in the international arena. The people ahead of him are Andriy Shevchenko with 48 goals for the team, and Serhiy Rebrov, with 15 goals for the team, and Serhiy Nazarenko with 11 goals for the team .
His most recent goal for Ukraine was in UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifying match against Faroe Islands, which Ukraine won 5–0. Vorobey scored the last goal of the match in the 64th minute.
He hold the record of the 8th most capped player for the national team and the 4th joint top goalscorer with 9 goals!
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