February 27th, 2008

Hottie or Nottie: Nikita Rukavytsya

Nikita Rukavytsya is a striker for Perth Glory in Australia. He’s 20-years-old, Oz-raised, Ukrainian-born.


You likey? Apparently, Nikita’s many female fans are not pleased with his choice to rock a skin-head.

We think he looks a little David Bentley-esq and predict great finery as he ages and grows more hair.

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66 Responses to “Hottie or Nottie: Nikita Rukavytsya”

  1. sxii says:

    <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/hmm.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="hmmm" style="border:0;" /> nikita is alright looking. he has brilliant eyes. but i definitely prefer billy celeski. gorgeous eyes and the best hair.

  2. ... says:

    hottie, but he doesnt look that good in this pic.

  3. x..Cescs_Gurl..x says:

    He’s definitely a hottie! mmm…i’m luvin the look even though he looks very sexy with hair (in his most recent pic).
    stylish and slick…:D


  4. hayley says:

    never noticed him before until last week when i saw him in person, hes an absolute beauty. oh and his hair has grown back now too.

  5. BJ says:

    apologies Brandy.

    i just have issues with the Zad going out with this woman. she is 30 yr old sport journo…and really he is in it for the publicity. its more of a convienience relationship he has going.

    he isn’t the type of guy to have a relationship with, he is a jerk and i think he will screw around behind his cougars back.

    that said, she looks exactly like him just longer hair. heh.

  6. brandy says:

    wow… now we’re cougars at 30?! Here you can’t even be considered a cougar until you have a divorce or two with a few kids from previous marriage(s) and hot flashes…

    I’m 31 – and have none of the above…

  7. BJ says:

    Yeh Sarah (haha my name is sarah too btw) i have met him a few times, last time i had the pleasure (cough) it was an after match function. i got something signed and he held the pen out to me for me to take lid off for him.

    time before that…he almost ran my mate over in a carpark after the game, and while he was on the bench kept…as my mate put it “oggling” me.

    he is 21 and going out with a woman who is at least….30..at least!

    i have a billion stories about the Aussie players (including overseas ones like lucas neill and timmy cahill)

    btw sarah (or anyone who wants to know more about the aussies) if you want to email me or msn <span id='eeEncEmail_hzEa1xCTUJ'></span>
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  8. brandy says:

    I’m sorry BJ, but are you implying that it is wrong for a guy to want to date an actual woman of *gasp* 30 instead of a little girl?

    I don’t know what your 30 yr old women look like in Australia, but in Europe and America we are FIERCE!

    I’ll just chalk it up to inexperience and immaturity that you would dare to make such a comment in such a forum where you know there are quite a few of us +25s.

  9. Sarah x says:

    BJ, What Do You Mean You Dont Get Along Wtih Him? Do You Know Him?
    I Wanna Meet Him <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/raspberry.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="raspberry" style="border:0;" />
    Thankss <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  10. BJ says:

    hey sarah, The Blonde one is Ruben Zadkovich. i don’t get along with him very well but he is…yummy just a real egotistical jerk, no one likes him because his ego gets in the way of his football.

    he is a Sydney FC player, and has formerly played for Queens Park Rangers and Knotts County. currently playing for our olympic squad and should be soon moving back to UK to play for an EPL team.

    Here is an interview i uploaded: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQn2VkqvWOQ

  11. Sarah x says:

    BJ Im Curious, Who Is The Blonde One, I Like Him <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  12. Sarah x says:

    Thanks For The Pics TFO <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />
    I Have To Say, He Is A Bit Of A Hottie,
    He Just Has That Look About Him

  13. LFCgal says:

    This thread and Nikita (who everytime I see him makes me think of Elton which is not sexy) were so completely meh until that Xabi pic spam!!!

    thank you tammyv – Xabi was my first ‘baller crush and still has the power to stir up the strongest feelings in the netherland region! Can I just say I die everytime I see those pictures of him from the youtube vid where he’s talking to the girl in Spanish (I also print screened from the vid lol)….as Ms Kickette said he looks so damn frikkin smokin’ you just know he and the interviewer had wild-hot jungle-booty sex straight after <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

    and I love his taste in suits…the green pinstripe suit is adorable! Even if in the blue tie one he is slightly overshadowed by el nino imo, but hey, that’s no disgrace!

    mrsXA – I almost had your name as my name, I think we have a LOT in common <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/wink.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

    Why do I always sound like a love-struck 13 year old girl when Xabi crops up? <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/embarrassed.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="red face" style="border:0;" />

  14. BJ says:

    Adam is the hotter one but i can’t stand either of the Griffiths brothers. I did meet their younger brother Ryan during last years friendly against Uruguay.

    that said…HOW HOT IS JAMES HOLLAND? only Jet i would hit!!!

  15. Helen says:

    As an Aussie its great to see Kickette post content about this part of the world.

    But i feel compelled to share my favourite boy from the Aussie A-League Adam Griffiths, who plays for New Castle Jets.

    He has a non identical twin who is not quite as hot (or as tall), Joel

    I am not to good with photo links, but here is both their wikipeadia pages (that contain pictures)



  16. Shelby says:

    <<Just look at the size of that Adam’s Apple girls. Mmmmmm! >>

    Posted by GEORGINA BEST on 02/27 at 04:47 PM


    Georgina Best, or anyone… what does that comment even mean???

  17. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Please do it to me Fourth, or more accuretly let him do it to me <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/wink.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />
    I don’t mind jerk’s, I want him for his look’s not his mind!!! I need some Xabi love and if I can’t get the real thing…

    Oh and I’ve never been attracted to a guy because of his adam’s apple, weird!!

  18. The Fourth Official says:

    My brother is a serial womanizer, and has gotten by on his looks and charm all his life, Mrs. Xabi.  I love him, but he’s a bit of a jerk, so no, I wouldn’t do that to you.  But yes, he does look very much like Xabi.

  19. Elise says:

    Okay, TFO, you’re probably not all that serious about this but I’ll have a go.  I’d say the thrill of a large Adam’s Apple is a psychological thing- a rounded bulging protrusion…or something like that.  It could also be that it’s just one of those quirky little things that just does it for some people and they have no real idea why… I bet we all have plenty of those.

  20. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    What? You have a brother that looks like Xabi????? Why have I never heard this before?? Omg Im so excited I can hardly type!! Please tell me he’s single?! I’ll send a plane ticket, get him to me NOW!!!!!!

  21. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    OhMyFlaminGod!!! Tammyv I LOVE YOU!!! You are soooo my new BBF!!!!  <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/kiss.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="kiss" style="border:0;" />

    The rest of my day shall be wasted, actually no it wont be a waste AT ALL!! I am going to dribble all the way through those picture’s again and again and again and again!!
    Oh god I love that man *sigh*

  22. BJ says:

    another i found

    Nikita with team mate- Mate Dragicevic


    getty images, aussie four four two galleries and perthglory.com.au

    OH and because i am shameless his olyroo team mates are fine! especially my favourite (and most hated for being a tool to me on many occasion) but fine back!

    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v305/broken_jig… (boy on the left plays for epl team newcastle and blonde one soon will be going to the EPL next season)


  23. The Fourth Official says:

    Sorry, Mrs. Xabi – no go for me.  Maybe it’s because he looks like my brother (honestly). 

    Adam’s apple explanation?  Someone?  Anyone? Please?

  24. BJ says:

    PICS: sorry took so long

    Olyroo Beach Training in Gosford

    with a young fan


    celebrating a goal

    Official team pic

    also, i have smsd his team mate to tell him to grow his hair back. and when they return from san fran cisco i shall direct him to this page so…he will see your comments!!!!

  25. Elise says:

    tammyv- I’ve never ‘seen’ the Xabi hotness, but thanks to your link to the pic spam I can now see a little bit of what it’s all about! And I agree with the site operator there- he does rock a suit.  Not like my John, mind you, but still quite, quite nice.  So thanks!

  26. adidas says:

    He is _very_ young, but _very_ HOT.

  27. merci says:


  28. anon says:

    BJ, waiting…

  29. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Huh??! Suck it?! What’s meant to happen? omg thats so weird!! I don’t have a man to try it out on so let us know how it goes Fourth.

    And I havn’t given up on getting your bro, I’ve booked me flight to Canada and I’m coming to get my knock off Xabi!!  <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/raspberry.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="raspberry" style="border:0;" />

  30. BJ says:

    hi because he is one of my boys and i just had a minor heart attack.i am going to be nice and er…give you pics of him, as i know all the right places. he isn’t well known at all, he has only started making the starting lineup for his team.  and ladies. he is single!

    btw kickette HOW DID YOU FIND HIM…because that photo was taken by the aussie four four two

    i will post links in another box.

  31. The Fourth Official says:

    Oh my good frickin’ lord, Georgina Best – are you serious?  I’ve got to try that, except my SO doesn’t have a particularly large Adam’s apple.  Should I be looking for a reaction in myself or in him????  Can’t wait for tonight to try it out!

  32. For those puzzling over my previous comment – I can only suggest you suck it and see <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/grin.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="grin" style="border:0;" />

  33. Deb says:

    well, i give him the cute face, and he is pretty hot, but eh…i’d rather he had hair. skinheads creep me out.

    funnily enough, i don’t mind lampsy with a shaved head, though, or david bentley.

  34. brandy says:

    Hmmm, those extra pix of him with hair make me move closer to the HOTTIE band wagon!

  35. Erinti says:

    Needs a little more hair than that, and he’s a little too soft-faced; I find myself thinking “that’s not a man, that’s a *kid*“ even though I’ve only got four years on the guy. I’ll take another look in 2013.

  36. brandy says:

    Jury’s out – I’d have to see him pre-head-shave. As he is now, I’m going with NOTTIE!

  37. Cesc's lil bird says:

    Wow! He is sexy! Personally, i like the shaggy-sexy long haired surfer look and i find the shaved look psychotic, afterall it’s the hairdo they wear in asylums… And vidic and philippe senderos dont do too m uch for it either! But he is surprisingly not psychopathic… Me likes what me sees!

  38. Gigi says:

    Without further investigation on various other angles, hairdos, etc….  he looks pretty tasty to me.

  39. carly says:

    Oh Nikita you will never know…. cool hmm

    I think when you have a pretty face, the skin-head can look wonderful. His face is probably a little too pretty for my liking.

  40. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Oooh I do love an Aussie!!

    He seems to have a large nose, but it kinda works for him in the same way Xabi’s does!

    Might have to google for more picture’s before I can make a decision.

    Oh and Fourth you do make me laugh LOL

  41. Katie says:

    Ooh, very nice!! Can we have him at Liverpool please?!

  42. The Fourth Official says:

    I get totally creeped out by the whole Eastern Promises-Siberian prison-former-Soviet-bloc-skinhead-thug look.  Vidic et al.  Totally creeped out, and totally turned on.  It’s dangerous, foreign, masculine, completely the antithesis to the metrosexual.  And it’s f**king HOT HOT HOT.  So, YES, to Nikita.

  43. trainee wag says:

    Maybe if he had hair.. he would have my vote

  44. xlxcx says:

    I’ll take an order of him with a side of HOLY GOD HE’S GORGEOUS

  45. Rusty says:

    HOT! Pretty eyes!

    But too young for me.

  46. tammyv says:

    MrsXA – I found this and was not sure if you ever saw it so I am posting in case you missed it:


    Enjoy, I sure as hell did!

  47. DC says:

    i likey lots.

    i think he looks better without hair.

  48. louisquatorze says:

    Awww, no badmouthing Philippe, Cesc’s lil bird. He’s just not photogenic. (Besides, he looks worse with hair.)

    Nikita does look very cute in this picture, though…

  49. helena says:

    HOT, HOT and more f-ing HOT!

    he does not look like a skin-head, he just looks hot. look at that head, perfectly round. eyes, so expressive. and those lips! those lips! going into orbit now.

  50. The Fourth Official says:

    Georgina Best, I have lived a relatively long time and known <ahem> quite a few men, but I’ve never heard that the size of the Adam’s apple was related in any way to the size of any other part of the anatomy.  Please do enlighten!?

  51. Just look at the size of that Adam’s Apple girls. Mmmmmm!

  52. c9 says:

    Thanks TFO, but you do see what I mean it was quite hard to find pics of him to make a general assessment.
    Oh and yes he did remind me of Phil Bardsley, too bad we don’t have Nikita dressed in fine clothing to judge his hottiness on. The Aussie accent might help though as you and MrsXabi did point out smirk

  53. Rebecca says:

    Maybe with hair, i have a thing about hair.
    i need to see diferent pictures smile

  54. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    He does look like Phil Bardsley!! Can’t remember my opinion on him, think I made him a hottie too…

  55. Elle says:

    He’s got my vote… total hottie!

  56. The Fourth Official says:

    He reminds me of Phil Bardsley – in the hottie/nottie a few weeks back.  Yes, if we could only hear his cute Aussie accent. smile

  57. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Ahh thanks Fourth, I was gonna look but couldn’t be bothered! (Yes I am a lazy cow!)

    OK this is a tough one! He isn’t a nottie but at the same time he doesn’t exactly set my heart (or loins) aflutter!!!
    I’ll give him hottie status!! Seeing as he is an aussie!! He could become a full blown hottie by putting on a Liverpool shirt! smile

  58. The Fourth Official says:

    Because you are all my BFFs, I went in search of more pics to help settle the question. Unfortunately, I could not find any pics in the Perth newspapers online, though I did come across an interesting story of a python eating a dog, which reminded me of why I don’t live in tropical places.  However, I did find these:




  59. c9 says:

    He’s a’ight, but not tight. A little disappointing because I went and googled him to find more pictures and not too many pull up. So my analysis is not fully confirmed. I probably need to dig a little deeper but that would take up time which I don’t have long face

    So for now he’s mid hottie, only becuase of his eyes and the fact that he’s a striker!  smile

  60. Isla says:

    H O T

    C A L I E N T E

  61. Shelby says:

    Not hot.  The opposite of hot.

    10 drinks and a Xanax and he still wouldn’t, couldn’t be hot.

  62. tammyv says:

    They loose their hottness if I can go to jail!

  63. rania says:

    HOTTTT. a little like wentworth miller but with a bigger nose. the eyes are dreamy.

  64. Hellfairy says:

    Nikita‚Äôs many female fans are not pleased with his choice to rock a skin-head? Hm I don’t belong to these girls :> Gives him a slightly hard-boy touch. And his eyes…. *melts away until she is a little lake under her desk* So I have to say: Hottie

  65. PerthGloryCheerleaders says:

    He’s definately a HOTTIE, u ladies need to see him in person and you’ll change ur votes trust meeeeee!!! This one’s just coming out of his shell…we love u Niki xx