In search of perfection


Vikentii Voloshyn’s desire to improve has led him to Dynamo Kiev and the Ukrainian National Team.

Vikentii Voloshyn was 11 years old when he first came to Marcet to broaden his horizons and to get to know a different reality. Ever since he was 6 years old he has dedicated all his free time to football. “I played on the field, in the streets, anywhere… With my teammates, with my friends and also alone. Little by little the ball became my best friend and I didn’t stop working to improve my technical and physical qualities.”

By the time he landed in Barcelona, the Ukrainian attacking midfielder had already spent years at Dynamo Kiev. But Vikentii wanted to keep improving so that one day he could make it to his sides first team and later to the National Team. “I saw Spain as one of the best countries when it came to football. That’s why I trusted Marcet. I wanted to progress and see what level the Spanish players of my age had.”

“I never regretted investing my free time to train at Marcet. I really enjoyed it”

We were busy all day at Marcet,” recalls the young Ukrainian talent, who can also play as a right winger. “The days were very intense and varied: training sessions, matches, swimming pool sessions, field trips… Everything was new to me. I even took part in several tournaments, both in Spain and abroad. I especially remember a trip to Turin… We played against Juventus, visited their brand new stadium and became champions of the tournament. I still have my diploma from that competition”.

For several years, Vikentii took advantage of his holidays to travel to Barcelona, both in winter and in summer. “I never regretted having invested my free time in this manner, because training at Marcet meant enjoyment. And to improve, because it is one of the best football schools”.

Vikentii Voloshyn en un partido del Dinamo Kiev.
Vikentii Voloshyn at a Dynamo Kiev game.

A few months after his last course in Barcelona, Vikentii received a call from the Ukrainian National Team. Over time, he became a regular in the its youth ranks and also strengthened his position with Dynamo Kiev. At the age of 18, he joined the Ukrainian club’s second team and in the 2019-20 season he is playing a leading role in the UEFA Youth League, in which he has already scored six goals.

Two years later the midfielder was loaned to Desna, a club that allowed him to regularly play in the Ukrainian Premier League. After five months in the biggest tournament of the country, the midfielder managed to score two goals. Not bad for a 20-year-old who doesn’t want to put any limits on his progression.

“I’ve always done my best to become a professional player. I’m doing it now and will do it in the future,” says Vikentii. “A footballer always needs to work and find new stimuli to improve. That’s why, if I have time and opportunities in the near future, I won’t hesitate to come back to train at Marcet. I think I can always learn something else. There are no limits to perfection”.

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