Versatile Ukrainian professional footballer, Ruslan Volodymyrovych Malinovskyi is professionally known as Ruslan Malinovskyi. He plays as a midfielder for Italian Serie A club Atalanta and the Ukraine national team with a jersey number 18. He started his career at the local side Polissya Zhytomyr whereas he was also a member of the Ukraine national under-19 team. He debuted for the club, Genk in the Belgian Cup semi-final against Standard Liege and spent 72 minutes on the field. Ruslan scored his first goal for Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League game against Manchester City on 22nd October 2019. Furthermore, Malinovskyi tested positive for COVID-19 amid its pandemic in Italy on 17th November 2020. Malinovskyi is the heartbeat of this Ukraine side and has a versatility that means he’s as comfortable sitting in front of the defense as he is playing just behind the striker. His six goals in 33 appearances for his country will encourage Shevchenko and his compatriots as they look to get out of the group for the first time in their history.
- Being a Ukrainian professional footballer.
- for playing as a midfielder for Italian Serie A club Atalanta and the Ukraine national team.
What is the Nationality of Ruslan Malinovskyi?
The 28 years of Ruslan Malinovskyi took birth on 4th May 1993 in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. He holds Ukrainian nationality and he belongs to Ukrainian-white ethnic background. Ruslan’s birth name is Ruslan Volodymyrovych Malinovskyi and his religion is Christian. His race is white and he has celebrated his 28th birthday as of 2021. As per his birthdate, his star sign is Cancer. Further information regarding his parents has not been revealed yet, however, we know that he has a brother named Oleksandr Malinovskiy.
How was the Football Career of Ruslan Malinovskyi?
- Ruslan Malinovskyi conceived his football career at local side Polissya Zhytomyr under the management of Serhiy Zavalko. He was a member of the Ukraine national under-19 team as he played on loan for Sevastopol, signing a one-and-a-half-year contract from 1st September 2012.
- Malinovskyi was a player of Shakhtar Donetsk from 2011 where he played for Shakhtar-3 from 2010 to 2012, playing 39 matches and scoring 10 goals.
Loan to Sevastopol
- In the 2012-2013 season, Ruslan played for Sevastopol making 16 appearances and scoring one goal whereas he played for the farm club of the team in 2013, Sevastopol-2, scoring one goal in four matches.
- Sevastopol was later disbanded, and a new club was created on its base due to the Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014.
Loan to Zorya Luhansk
- Malinovskyi went on loan to Zorya Luhansk in 2014, where he became a main player in the team and was recognized as the best young player in Ukraine. He scored goals not only in the Ukrainian Premier League but also twice in the UEFA Europa League against Belgian side Charleroi.
Loan to Genk
- It was officially announced on 1st January 2016 that Malinovskyi would be loaned to Belgian side Genk until the end of the season where he debuted for the club in the Belgian Cup semi-final against Standard Liege and spent 72 minutes on the field.
- He played 41 games in all tournaments during the loan at the Belgian club, in which he scored 13 goals and made eight assists.
- It was announced on 29th May 2019 that Genk had redeemed Ruslan’s contract from Shakhtar Donetsk, with the player signing a four-year deal.
- Ruslan signed for Atalanta for €13.7 million on 16th July 2019 and he scored his first goal for Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League game against Manchester City on 22nd October 2019.
- He was named Player of the Month by Atalanta supporters as he scored his first Serie A goal on 7th December 2019 in a match against Hellas Verona.
- He scored the equalizing goal in a 3-2 comeback win against Lazio on 24th June 2020 as well as he scored the winning goal in a 1-0 win over Juventus on 18th April 2021; this was Atalanta’s first win against Juventus in Serie A since February 2001.
- Malinovskyi scored in the final of the Coppa Italia against the same opponents but Atalanta fell to a 1-2 defeat on 19th May 2021.
- Atalanta on 16/07/2019 for 3.7M €
- KRC Genk on 01/07/2017 for 2M €
- Shakhtar Donetsk on 30/06/2017 at end of the loan
- KRC Genk on 01/01/2016 for loan
- Shakhtar Donetsk on 31/12/2015 at the end of the loan
- Zorya Luhansk on 07/01/2014 for loan
- Shakhtar 3 on 31/12/2013 at the end of the loan
- FK Sevastopol II on 31/08/2012 for loan
- Shakhtar 3 on 01/07/2009 From Shakhtar Donetsk U17
Awards and Achievements
- Ukrainian First League: 2012-2013
- Belgian First Division A: 2018-2019
- Coppa Italia runner-up: 2020-2021
- Commonwealth of Independent States Cup: 2014
- Ukrainian Premier League Young Player of the Year: 2013-2014
- Genk Player of the Season: 2018-2019
- Serie A MVP of the Month: May 2021
- Serie A Top Assist Maker: 2020-2021
Who is Ruslan Malinovskyi Married?
Ruslan Malinovskyi is a married guy. He has been married to his pretty wife Roksana Malinowska in September 2016 with whom he began his romantic journey in March 2013. The pair, however, was first believed to have started dating in November. They welcomed their daughter, Olivia on 13th November 2019. Concerning Ruslan’s sexual orientation, he is straight.
How much is Ruslan Malinovskyi Net Worth?
The net worth of talented footballer, Ruslan Malinovskyi is estimated between $1 million to $5 million as of 2021. He has a salary of over $1.3 million annually whereas his career earnings have been reported grossing beyond $6 million. The Goddess has paid him a salary significant to $2 million; more or less since 2020. Genk had seen him generating close to $2 million with his weekly pay rising from $12,000 to as much as $25,000. Ruslan’s current market value is €30 million as of May 2021 which is also his highest market value till now. In addition, his major source of income is his football career.
What is the Height of Ruslan Malinovskyi?
The height of handsome footballer, Ruslan Malinovskyi is 5 ft 11 in / 180 cm. He has good-looking dark brown hair and eye color. He has a bodyweight of 163 lb / 74 kg with an athletic body build. His heart-warming smile, his entire demeanor, and his gradual escalating popularity in sports make him the perfect catch.