Ruslan Petrovich Rotan ( Ukrainian Ruslan Petrovich Rotan ; October 29, 1981 , Poltava , Ukrainian SSR , USSR ) - Ukrainian football player , midfielder , coach . Head coach of the youth team of Ukraine (under 21 years old) . As part of the Ukrainian team, he reached the quarter finals of the 2006 World Cup . Finalist of the Europa League 2015 as a part of Dnipro .
|Full name||Ruslan Petrovich Rotan|
Poltava , Ukrainian SSR , USSR
|Club||Ukraine (up to 21)|
|Awards and medals|
The early years
From the age of six he studied at the Vorskla Sports School in Poltava. At the age of 12, on the advice of the first coach Alexander Gornostaev, he decided to try his hand at the Dnepropetrovsk sports boarding school. Ruslan passed the selection and ended up in the Dnepr double, later he got into the first team . In the Premier League he made his debut on November 7, 1999 in a home game against Kryvbas (1: 0). With the arrival of Dnipro, Evgeni Kucherevsky became a solid player in the foundation, winning the championship with the bronze team.
In the summer of 2005, Rotan moved to Kiev Dynamo . He immediately got a permanent place at the base. But the second season in the Kiev team was not the best in Ruslan's club career - Rotan lost his place at the base, received some very unpleasant injuries, had no constant playing practice and, as a result, left Dynamo, having played 50 matches for the team and won championship and two cups.
In the winter of the 2007/08 season, Rotan returned to Dnipro  . The first appearance in the "new old" team was accompanied by a standing ovation. After returning to his native club, he became the main midfielder of the team, and soon - its captain. He received the prize "For the best goal of 2012 in the championship of Ukraine" from the program "Pro Football"  . On March 1, 2014, in the match against Sevastopol , Rotan held his 300th match in the Ukrainian championship, including the 250th match for Dnipro  .
In 2015, with the Dnipropetrovsk team, he reached the final of the UEFA Europa League . In the 44th minute of the final match, Rotan scored a goal from the free-kick, but Dnipro lost 2–3. He entered the symbolic team of the tournament  .
On May 11, 2016, after the Dnipro lost the second match of the Ukrainian Cup semi- final against Zorya, Rotan hit the referee, for which he received a six-month suspension  , subsequently reduced to 3 months  . In August of that year, after numerous rumors about his departure from Dnipro, he signed a new contract with the Dnipropetrovsk club according to the 2 + 1 scheme  .
July 20, 2016, having entered the field in a match with Volyn, he became the champion in the number of official matches held for Dnipro (416), beating Roman Schneiderman  .
The match with Zvezda , which took place on May 7, 2016, became Ruslan’s 350th match in the Ukrainian Championship, including the 300th for Dnipro  .
In the summer of 2017, like almost all players, left Dnipro.
In the summer of 2017, he signed a one-year agreement with the Prague Slavia  .
Return to Dynamo
January 12, 2018 Ruslan Rotan became a player of Dynamo Kyiv , signing a contract until the end of the 2017/18 season  . In the summer of 2018, he left the team  .
He made his debut in the national team, under the leadership of Leonid Buryak , on February 12, 2003 in the match Turkey - Ukraine (0: 0). In the first qualifying game for the 2006 World Cup with Kazakhstan, Ruslan’s goal in compensated time brought the Ukrainian team a major victory. And in the last game of the selection by an exact blow, Ruslan brought a draw in an away match with Georgia , and it was this draw that brought Ukraine to the world Cup.
After the completion of his career, Andriy Shevchenko became the vice-captain of the Ukrainian team, and after leaving the team Anatoly Tymoshchuk became the captain. March 27, 2018 - a friendly match against the Japanese national team (2: 1) became the hundredth for Rotan in a Ukrainian national team shirt; this achievement made him the third footballer in the history of the national team to whom this result was submitted.  .
In total, Rotan spent 100 matches for the Ukrainian team, scoring 8 goals  .
On October 3, 2018, he began his career as a coach, becoming an assistant to Vyacheslav Shevchuk in the Donetsk “Olympic”  .
December 27, 2018 headed the youth team of Ukraine (under 21 years old)  .
- Silver medal of the championship of Ukraine (1) : 2013/14
- Bronze medalist of the Ukrainian Championship (4) : 2000/01 , 2003/04 , 2014/15 , 2015/16
- Finalist of the Cup of Ukraine (1) : 2003/04
- UEFA Europa League Finalist (1) : 2014/15
- Dynamo (Kiev)
- Champion of Ukraine (1) : 2006/07
- Vice-champion of Ukraine (2) : 2005/06 , 2017/18
- Cup Winner of Ukraine (2) : 2005/06 , 2006/07
- Finalist of the Cup of Ukraine (1) : 2017/18
- Winner of the Super Cup of Ukraine (2) : 2006 , 2007
- Record holder in the number of matches for Dnipro: 396 matches
- Club member Alexander Chizhevsky : 375 matches in the Ukrainian Premier League (6th result)
- Cavalier of the Order for Courage III degree 
- Nominal Firearms Award (November 21, 2015) 
My father is a professional footballer who played for a long time in the Vorskla Poltava, and coached the amateur team “New Life”  .
The former wife of Ruslan Rotan is Maria Ignatyeva, a repeated winner of the world and European karate championships. June 9, 2006, on the opening day of the 2006 World Cup, Ruslan and Maria had a daughter, Angelina, in 2008 - the son of Bogdan, on February 23, 2010 the couple had a third child - son Zakhar    . Divorced from Maria in 2013   .
In 2013, he married Kristina Raevskaya. In marriage, Ruslan and Kristina had a daughter, Miroslava  . In December 2017, the couple had another daughter - Dominica  .
Ruslan has 2 brother football players: Peter and Alexey  .
Data Edited: July 23, 2018
- As of March 27, 2018
- Rotan: “Dnepr is my hometown”
- Dnipro - Arsenal - 3-0. Single Gunners Shot - UA-Football . Date of treatment March 3, 2013. Archived March 10, 2013.
- Ruslan Rotan celebrated his anniversary
- uefa.com . UEFA Europa League - News - UEFA.com (Russian) , UEFA.com (May 28, 2015). Date of appeal April 9, 2018.
- Rotan and Zozulya are suspended for six months - Dnepr Info (Russian) , Dnepr Info . Date of appeal April 9, 2018.
- Disqualification of Rotan and Zozuli halved - Dnepr Info (rus.) , Dnepr Info . Date of appeal April 9, 2018.
- Ruslan Rotan returns to Dnipro - Dnipro Info (Russian) , Dnipro Info . Date of appeal April 9, 2018.
- Yaroslav Maryanko. Rotan repeated the Schneiderman record for the number of matches for Dnipro . Tribuna.com (April 30, 2016). Date of treatment May 8, 2016.
- Ruslan Rotan held the 300th elite match for Dnipro and the 350th in general
- Rotan signed a contract with Slavia
- Ruslan Rotan turn into Dynamo! . www.fcdynamo.kiev.ua. Date of appeal April 16, 2018.
- Rotan left Dynamo, but does not plan to finish his career
- Rotan played the hundredth match for the national team of Ukraine
- Rotan played the 100th match for the national team of Ukraine
- http://olimpik.com.ua/news/vyacheslav_shevchuk_novuy_trener_olympica03102018 (English) . olimpik.com.ua. Date of treatment October 3, 2018.
- OFFICIALLY. Rotan led the youth team of Ukraine - Search Mail.Ru . go.mail.ru. Date of treatment December 28, 2018.
- Decree of the President of Ukraine N 697/2006 (Unavailable link) . Date of treatment August 10, 2009. Archived November 29, 2012.
- Poroshenko presented a trainer and players of the national team of Ukraine with firearms
- Father of professional football players Petr ROTAN: “The eldest son had to sleep with the ball so that the younger brothers would not drag him away”
- Football Wives: Independent and Wealthy
- Rotan: about the Dnieper, Dynamo and Kucherevsky
- Ruslan Rotan - three times father!
- Ruslan Rotan's ex-wife has an affair with a Russian oligarch
- Ruslan Rotan divorced after a ten-year marriage with a karate wife
- Rotan became a father, but does not extend about it
- Captain of the Ukrainian national team became a father for the fifth time
- "My soul hurt, I cried." Seven sharp turns in the life of Ruslan Rotan