Shaparenko potential Dynamo diamond
At the age of 16, Mykola Shaparenko became the second youngest scorer in Ukrainian Premier League history when he scored a goal for Illichivets Mariupol as a substitute. Shortly thereafter, he was signed by Dynamo Kyiv and made his first team debut for Dynamo against Zirka Kropyvnytskyi in November 2015. The hope was that the youngster could become a superior player for Dynamo.
The epic Dynamo club has a long history of producing and developing soccer stars, with names like Oleh Blokhin, Vladimir Muntyan, Oleksandr Shovkovskiy and Andriy Shevchenko among their famous alumni.