Artem Volodymyrovych Milevskiy (Ukrainian: Артем Володимирович Мілевський, Belarusian: Арцём Уладзіміравіч Мілеўскі; born 12 January 1985) is a Ukrainian footballer who plays for Belarusian Premier League club Dinamo Brest.
Milevskiy is known both for his technical ability and physical bulk which allows him to play with a quicker forward. , just as well as for numerous drug, racing and drinking scandals that've been following him since his first years at the Dynamo Kyiv FC and onwards. He holds a degree of Master of Sports of Ukraine, International Class (2005). He was also a Ukrainian international.
Milevskiy with Hajduk in 2014
|Full name||Artem Volodymyrovych Milevskiy|
|Date of birth||12 January 1985|
|Place of birth||Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Second striker|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 July 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 April 2018
Milevskiy played at youth level for Belarusian club Smena Minsk. In 2000, he moved to Ukrainian side Boryfsfen Boryspil before joining Dynamo Kyiv in 2002. He made his debut for Dynamo as a late substitute in a UEFA Champions League match against Internazionale on 10 December 2003, aged just 18. It was his only appearance of the 2003–04 season. The next season, he also only made one appearance, this time in the Ukrainian Premier League against Chornomorets Odesa. In the 2005–06 season, Milevskiy began to show his talent for Dynamo, scoring 4 goals in 13 appearances.
In 2006, Milevskiy was voted best footballer in Ukraine for the month of August, in a traditional survey by football journalists, head coaches and captains conducted by sports newspaper Komanda. He scored 8 goals in 21 appearances as Dynamo went unbeaten domestically during the 2006–07 season.
On 6 September 2007, in the club's 80th anniversary, Milevskiy scored a header in a 2–2 friendly draw with Milan. However, he spent the majority of the 2007–08 season injured, making just 11 appearances (and scoring 5 goals) as Dynamo finished as runners-up to champions Shakhtar Donetsk.
On 6 August 2008, Milevskiy scored a crucial penalty against Drogheda United in the second leg of the Champions League second qualifying round to put Dynamo 2–1 up, in a final 2–2 home draw (4–3 win on aggregate). One week later, he scored twice and assisted to help Dynamo come back from 1–0 down against Spartak Moscow in the competition's third qualifying round, in a 4–1 away triumph. In the return leg, he scored another brace in another 4–1 victory. He finished the 2008–09 season with a career high 18 goals in 41 appearances. The next season, he beat his career high tally for goals, scoring 19 in 37 appearances in all competitions.
On 31 October 2010, Dynamo defeated Mariupol Illichivets 9–0, with Milevsky scoring his first hat-trick and finishing the match with four goals. He went on to score 13 more goals that season as Dynamo reached the semi-finals of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League, losing to Braga.
Milevskiy's Dynamo career took a turn for the worse in the 2011–12 season as goals and form began to dry up and his playing time took a big hit. He still managed 9 goals and 13 assist in 29 appearances, but cracks began to show in both his attitude and fitness. The next season was poorer for Milevskiy as he made just 15 appearances and scored 0 goals. He was released by Dynamo at the end of the 2012–13 season.
Milevsky signed a three-year contract with Gaziantepspor during the summer of 2013. While contracted to Gaziantepspor, Milevsky crashed his Ferrari California, and went on to have his contract cancelled by mutal consent on 31 December 2013. He played less than 400 minutes of football that season for Gaziantepspor, scoring one goal and creating one assist.
After his release from Gaziantepspor, Milevsky joined Kazakh club FC Aktobe in February 2014, however after only one week, there were reports his contract had been terminated. Artem recently described this as one of the toughest points of his career.
On 29 July 2014, Milevskiy signed for Croatian club Hajduk Split on a two-year deal. He made his debut for Hajduk in a 6–0 win against Zadar. He scored his first goal for Hajduk in a 2–2 draw with Lokomotiva; he was introduced late in the match alongside Elvir Maloku. In the final six minutes of the match, with Hajduk losing 2–0, Artem assisted his fellow substitute Maloku to make it 2–1, and then scored himself in the final minute to salvage a point for his side.
On 3 September 2015, he was released from Hajduk after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.
After his Hajduk contract was terminated, Milevskiy signed for Hajduk's city rivals RNK Split, however on 4 November 2015, he was released from the club.
Milevskiy began playing internationally for Belarus, being a part of the nation's unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the 2000 UEFA European Under-16 Championship, before taking Ukrainian nationality. Because he played for the Belarus under-16 team, there was a big international issue in 2003 him joining the Ukrainian side. After some dialogues between Belarusian and Ukrainian federations, an agreement was finally reached. He was part of the Ukraine under-19 team which finished as semi-finalists at the 2004 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. In next year's FIFA World Youth Championship, Milevsky and Ukraine were ousted in the round of 16.
Milevskiy then joined Ukraine's under-21 squad for the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, where Ukraine finished in second place to Netherlands; Milevskiy was picked by UEFA.com journalists as a member of the "Team of the Tournament", pitching as striker alongside the Netherlands' Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. During the tournament's group stage, also against the Netherlands, Milevskiy became known for his cheeky Panenka-style penalty taking in a 2–1 win.
Later in the year, Milevskiy was selected for the nation's squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He would earn his first full cap for the Ukraine senior team on 19 June 2006 in a group stage match against Saudi Arabia, coming on as a late substitute for striker Andriy Shevchenko in a 4–0 win.
In the round of 16 match against Switzerland, Milevskiy was one of the three Ukrainian penalty takers who scored in the shootout which followed a 0–0 draw after extra time (while repeating the Panenka trick, which backfired domestically on 26 October 2008, in a league match against Tavriya Simferopol). Ukraine won the shootout 3–0, but ended their 2006 World Cup campaign with a 3–0 loss to eventual champions Italy in the quarter-finals.
Milevskiy scored his first goal for the senior side on 6 February 2008 in a 1–1 friendly draw with Cyprus. His second Ukraine goal was a penalty kick against Slovakia in a friendly match in Cyprus on 10 February 2009. He has not played for the national team since 2012.
|Dynamo Kyiv||2002–03||Ukrainian Premier League||6||1||4||1||–||–||10||2|
|Hajduk Split||2014–15||Croatian First Football League||21||3||5||0||1||0||–||27||3|
|RNK Split||2015–16||Croatian First Football League||1||–||–||–||-||1||0|
|Concordia Chiajna||2015–16||Liga I||13||5||2||1||–||–||15||6|
|Tosno||2016–17||Russian National Football League||17||0||1||0||–||–||18||0|
|Dinamo Brest||2017||Belarusian Premier League||15||5||1||0||2||0||0||0||18||5|
|1.||6 February 2008||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Cyprus||1–1||Draw||Friendly|
|2.||10 February 2009||Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus||Slovakia||2–3||Win||Friendly|
|3.||5 September 2009||Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine||Andorra||2–0||Win||2010 World Cup qual.|
|4.||5 September 2009||Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine||Andorra||4–0||Win||2010 World Cup qual.|
|5.||8 October 2010||Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine||Canada||2–2||Draw||Friendly|
|6.||8 February 2011||Municipal Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus||Romania||2–2||Draw||Friendly|
|7.||15 November 2011||Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine||Austria||2–1||Win||Friendly|
|8.||28 May 2012||Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria||Estonia||0–4||Win||Friendly|
|Correct as of 25 October 2017|