Marko directing his defense

Marko Kononenko

Commitment Status: Uncommitted

Country: United States

Gender: Male

GPA: 3.86

Height: 5'10"

Graduation Year: 2024

Club Team(s):

Avalanche - ELITE

Primary Position: Goalkeeper

Secondary Position: Goalkeeper

Marko Kononenko 5'10 Goalkeeper for Utah Avalanche 3.86 GPA


Marko Kononenko is an athletic  5’10 shot stopping Goal keeper born in Ukraine and recently immigrated to the United State with his family in 2022. While in Ukraine Marko was the starting goalkeeper for the top youth league in the country playing in the Ukraine Elite League and Kyiv Top League Championship. He was the first team keeper for FC Atlet and was selected as the MVP in the C Metalist Kharkiv. He was selected in 2021 as the MVP for FC Arsenal Kyiv vs Fc Atlet where he had 9 saves in a big game and held his opponent to a 0-0 score before winning in a shootout. 

His stats, 41 games played, 27 starts, 14 entries mid game sub, 3,270 total minutes played. Prior to coming to America, Marko had trial opportunities with Juventus in Poland March-June of 2022, and then with Ratingen Germany July-August 2022. Marko was an invited student at the biggest Goalkeeping school in Ukraine Sydorenko GK school where he attended from 2017-2022 and won a competitive goalkeeping battle there while receiving The Best Save of the Month award in both October and in November of 2021.

Since coming to America last summer, Marko made the Utah Avalanche Premier 04 team as their first team GK, he played in the State Cup tournament and Surf Cup in San Diego.  His big 75 yard drop kicks regularly give his teammates opportunities to score in the final third and his goal kicks go 10 to 15 yards past half consistently.  He is sound with his technical foot skills and form to drop the ball ball and distribute throughout the pitch. 
Academically Marko has a 3.86 GPA.