Poroshenko signed a decree granting Moraes citizenship of Ukraine


Shakhtar’s forward Junior Moraes officially became Ukrainian.

Shakhtar’s official site confirmed the completion of the naturalization process Junior Moraes. The corresponding decree President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed on March 15.

Moraes first appeared in the Ukrainian championship in 2011, going from Romanian “Gloria” in the Donetsk “metallurg”. In July 2015, the Brazilian has become the player of “Dynamo”, and last summer as a free agent moved to Shakhtar.

In 137 Premier League games Junior Moraes scored 72 goals, which is the 20th figure in the history of the elite division of the championship of Ukraine.
Moraes became the second current Brazilian Shakhtar, who adopted the citizenship of Ukraine. In September 2017 part of the Ukrainian team was Marlos.

Naturalized players roles Moraes has already played for the national team of Ukraine. From 2008 to 2014, the Serb Marko Devic was held for the “blue-yellow” 34 matches and scored 7 goals.

The debut of Junior Moraes in the national team of Ukraine could take place on 22 March in the first match selection for Euro 2020 qualifier against Portugal. At the moment it is not known whether the coach of “blue-yellow” Andriy Shevchenko an emergency to call the former Brazilian player for the next qualification matches.


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