Volodymyr Bogdanov headed to Germany to hitch Borussia Dortmund as a 16-year-old. But that his son Dmytro would observe his path as a 15-year-old wasn’t one thing the previous striker anticipated—and even wished. But the Russian invasion of Ukraine pressured Dmytro to go away his residence and his membership, Dynamo Kyiv, from at some point to a different. The household has since discovered a brand new residence in Dresden.
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“My father and my mother organized a driver, and he brought us kids to the train station,” the striker mentioned in an interview with Dynamo Dresden’s club homepage. “From there, we took the train for two days, first to the Polish city of Chelm and then to Warsaw, where a friend of my father took us on and drove us to Dresden. My father stayed in Ukraine.” Volodymyr Bogdanov hoped that the scenario would relax shortly, however after 5 weeks, he needed to admit that it was a false hope and adopted his household to Germany.
For his son Dmytro, the time in a brand new nation with an alien language with out his father was troublesome. “We had to organize so much, and I missed my normal life,” Dmytro Bogdanov mentioned. “I tried to join different clubs. Our neighbours helped me and my friend to join Dresdner SC. They took me on right away and supported me, and I will always be thankful.” That helped him to make the following step just some months later.
Jan Seifert, the pinnacle of the academy at Dynamo Dresden, contacted Bogdanov’s household after receiving a tip from Dresdner SC. “I wanted to make the most of my chance and did my best during the trial,” Bogdanov mentioned. “Thankfully, it worked out, and I was quickly included in the team.” Bogdanov’s father was nonetheless in Kyiv when he discovered about his son’s trial with the three. Liga aspect. The father now works in Dresden as a instructor for Ukrainian refugees and is the assistant coach of Dynamo’s U14.
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Bogdanov scores a brace in his first recreation for Dynamo Dresden
His son, within the meantime, began his profession at Dynamo Dresden with the U17, the place he shortly managed to hit the bottom operating. Bogdanov scored 4 targets and three assists within the U17 Bundesliga in 2023/24—which was shortly rewarded. At the beginning of September, he made his debut for the primary crew in a pleasant towards Bohemians Prague (7-0) and, after approaching within the 58th minute, scored a brace. Bogdanov was then promoted to the U19, the place he has scored in each of his video games this season.
Two weeks after making a press release with the primary crew, Bogdanov signed his first skilled contract with Dynamo Dresden, which can preserve him long-term with the three. Liga crew. “We want to integrate him into the first team slowly,” sporting director Ralf Becker mentioned. In October, Bogdanov was nominated for Ukraine’s U17, the place he shortly established himself within the beginning XI and scored two targets in three video games.
“I am very happy about my development and the opportunities provided by Dynamo Dresden,” Bogdanov mentioned. “I still have to work on myself. I want to focus on school; I am attending German classes and want to absorb the language to make a step forward on the pitch as well.” While the struggle is ongoing in Ukraine, a minimum of Volodymyr’s son has made probably the most out of a tragic scenario. “I don’t think he would have developed the same way over the last 18 months in Kyiv,” Volodymyr mentioned. “The entire situation allowed him to grow on and off the pitch. We encouraged him when Dynamo offered him a contract. He is a family person, and we are happy that we have an option to be at the same place.”
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There is important hope in and round Dynamo Dresden on the subject of the gifted Ukrainian. “Dmytro Bogdanov has an enormous presence in the air and works hard, which isn’t always given for an attacking player,” TM knowledge scout Pasta1953 mentioned. “He is a typical no.9, who likes going into challenges and is difficult to play against for the defenders. Equipped with a good first touch, he can secure the ball, which makes him a good target man. He needs to become a bit more clinical in front of the goal, but two-footed with a good header, he has the potential to become better in that area. Bogdanov also plays well against the ball. The entire package makes him an exciting player.”
Former Dynamo Dresden star Ulf Kirsten, who’s at present working as a marketing consultant with the membership, is an enormous fan of the expertise. “I have seen him several times, Kirsten said after Bogdanov had signed his contract. “The boy is a jewel. The entire package is class, and his family is very nice. If he stays grounded and keeps working hard, then he could become a great addition to the club.”
Bogdanov’s father by no means wished his son to observe in his footsteps. “I was kind against it,” Volodymyr mentioned. “Because I had the experience in football and had to do without a proper childhood. That’s why I didn’t want him to go down the same path, but he really wanted to and convinced me otherwise.” Of course, now that younger Dmytro is making his manner at Dynamo Dresden, the household is very happy and proud about Dmytro Bogdanov’s improvement.
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