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Sergei Chepchugov

Published: Friday 1 January 2010, 10.31CET
Published: Friday 1 January 2010, 10.31CET

Sergei Chepchugov


Clubs: FC Metallurg Krasnoyarsk, FC Sibiryak Bratsk (loan), FK Rīga, FC Sibir Novosibirsk, PFC CSKA Moskva

• Born in Krasnoyarsk, Chepchugov represented local club Metallurg in Russia's lower leagues for four seasons.

• Had a brief spell in Latvia with Rīga in 2008, starting five Vīrgsliga matches for the club, before returning to Russia with Sibir.

• Enjoyed an outstanding 2009 season with the Siberian team, helping them win promotion to the Premier-Liga as runners-up and earning personal acclaim as the second division's goalkeeper of the year.

• Did not play in the top flight for Sibir as he left to join CSKA, in the role of Igor Akinfeev's understudy, at the start of the 2010 campaign.

• Took the No1 jersey but made just two league starts for the Army Men in 2010, keeping clean sheets in both; also appeared twice in Europe, the second time as a substitute for the injured Akinfeev in a UEFA Europa League round of 32 match against PAOK FC (1-1).

• Unable to wrestle the starting spot off Akinfeev over his three years at CSKA but played both legs of the round of 16 defeat to Real Madrid CF  in the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League but conceded five across the two legs.  

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