Ilya Lukashevich

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Ilya Lukashevich
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-08-01) 1 August 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Minsk, Belarus
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Proleter Novi Sad
Number 4
Youth career
2012–2017 Minsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Minsk 24 (0)
2019 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino 0 (0)
2019– Proleter Novi Sad 1 (0)
National team
2016 Belarus U19
2018– Belarus U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 January 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019

Ilya Lukashevich (Belarusian: Ілья Лукашэвіч; Russian: Илья Лукашевич; born 1 August 1998) is a Belarusian professional footballer. As of 2019, he plays for Proleter Novi Sad in the Serbian SuperLiga.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in capital Minsk, he was a product of the FC Minsk academy where he played since 2012.[2] His first experience as senior was in 2015 when he was included in FC Minsk reserves squad.[3] He then debuted for Minsk main team in the 2017 Belarusian Premier League with 2 appearances, but already next season he became regular, finishing the year with 22 appearances.[4] His regular games made him become consistent call at the Belarussian U21 team, and with his team Minsk finishing season 11th, he called the attention of major clubs opting to sign for ambitious Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino which had finished 5th, one place away from a Europa League qualifiers spot. At Torpedo, his status as promissing youngster made coaches to choose to play it safe favoring more experienced players instead, and Lukashevich decided to leave as soon as summer transfers-window opened. His absence of appearances during the entire spring[4] limited his options, and his choice ended up being abroad, accepting a contract with Serbian top-flight side FK Proleter Novi Sad[5] after successful trials. He debuted in the 2019–20 Serbian SuperLiga on September 14, in a home game against usual title contenders FK Partizan in what ended being a 0–3 defeat, and also his only appearance during the first half of the season.[4] Knowingly a league tough for foreigners because of its strict limits while inundated with players from countries from the region that count as foreigners and usually occupy the already limited spots, Football Federation of Belarus has been following the work of Lukashevich, and despite his absence of chances at his latest two clubs, has been appreciated his quality and included him in the calls for their national youth team.

International career[edit]

Lukashevich has been a presence at Belarussian youth national teams ever since 2016 when his talent archived notoriety at FC Minsk. After passing trough Belarus U19 level, it is since 2018 that his presence has been regular at Belarusian U21 squad.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Player's profile at pressball.by
  2. ^ Profile at FC MInsk website
  3. ^ Ilya Lukashevich at FootballFacts.ru (in Russian)
  4. ^ a b c d Ilya Lukashevich at Soccerway
  5. ^ Ilya Lukashevich at srbijafudbal.com, retrieved 6-1-2020 (in Serbian)

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