16 Facts About Andriy Voronin


Andriy Viktorovych Voronin is a Ukrainian professional football manager and a former player.

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At international level, Andriy Voronin played 74 matches for Ukraine from his debut in 2002.

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Andriy Voronin was in their squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012, after which he retired from international football.

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Andriy Voronin was born in Odessa on 21 July 1979, to a Ukrainian Jewish mother and a Russian father.

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Andriy Voronin left his youth club Chornomorets Odessa in 1995 to move to Germany, where he joined Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Andriy Voronin made his debut in the German Bundesliga against Bayern Munich in 1997 at the age of 18, but went on to spend a couple of years mainly in Monchengladbach's youth teams.

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Andriy Voronin became Mainz' leading striker in his two seasons at the club, and in his third season became the top scorer in the 2.

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Andriy Voronin decided not to renew his contract and ultimately chose to continue his career with 1.

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Koln were relegated at the end of the season, however Andriy Voronin stayed in the top flight after signing for Bayer Leverkusen.

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Andriy Voronin was unveiled as a Liverpool player on 6 July 2007 after signing a four-year deal.

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On 25 August 2007, Andriy Voronin scored his first Premier League goal against Sunderland in the 87th minute.

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Andriy Voronin carried on his scoring record against Tottenham Hotspur by scoring in a win over the north London club on the last day of the season.

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Andriy Voronin underwent surgery and made a small number of appearances at the end of the season but failed to make an impact.

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Andriy Voronin had a particularly poor day as he missed various opportunities to score including a one-on-one with Hugo Lloris.

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Andriy Voronin was later substituted for Ryan Babel who scored Liverpool's goal.

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Andriy Voronin was in the Ukrainian squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, in which Ukraine got to the quarter-finals, beaten by the eventual winners, Italy.

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