The official website for European football

Dmitri Kombarov

Published: Wednesday 29 February 2012, 16.44CET
FC Spartak Moskva
Published: Wednesday 29 February 2012, 16.44CET

Dmitri Kombarov

FC Spartak Moskva

Dmitri Kombarov plays club football at FC Spartak Moskva alongside his identical twin, Kirill. A long-time servant of city rivals FC Dinamo Moskva, the tricky left-winger has made rapid strides in recent seasons and was rewarded with his first international cap in February 2012.

• Joined the Spartak academy with his brother at an early age before moving to Dinamo's youth set-up at 14.

• Made his senior debut for Dinamo in July 2005 and became a first-team fixture the following year; rarely missed a game over the next three and a half seasons as he established a reputation as one of the most dependable wide midfielders in the Russian Premier League.

• Started all 30 league games in 2008 as Dinamo finished third and qualified for Europe; made his continental debut in the first leg of a UEFA Champions League qualifier away to Celtic, which Dinamo won 1-0 in Glasgow before going down 2-0 in the Moscow return.

• After 132 top-flight appearances for Dinamo (and 14 goals), he and brother Kirill switched to Spartak in August 2010; started all six matches in the club's 2010/11 UEFA Champions League campaign before scoring twice in the UEFA Europa League as they reached the quarter-finals.

• Made his debut for Russia as a half-time substitute in a 2-0 victory against Denmark in Copenhagen on 29 February 2012.

Last updated: 01/03/12 20.29CET

Related information

Player profiles

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1761867.html#dmitri+kombarov

UEFA.com features

Pick of the week: matchday one
  • Pick of the week: matchday one
  • What teams need to get through
  • Watch the five best acrobatic Champions League goals
  • Ones to watch in the group stage
  • Masterclass: Xavi on passing and control
  • Newcomers ready for Champions League debuts
  • Pick of the Week of Football
  • Berezovski and Frick join Europe's 40-somethings
  • Europe's all-time top international goalscorers
  • Introducing football in Gibraltar ...
1 of 10
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.