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Nikolai Pisarev

Published: Monday 5 November 2012, 13.17CET
Nikolai Pisarev
Nikolai Pisarev (Russia) ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 5 November 2012, 13.17CET

Nikolai Pisarev


Date of birth: 23 November 1968
Nationality: Russian
Playing career: FC Torpedo Moskva, FC Winterthur, FC Spartak Moskva (three times), CP Mérida, FC St Pauli, FC Dinamo Moskva, FC Torpedo-ZIL, Russia, Russia (beach soccer)
Coaching career: FC Krasnoznamensk, PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara, FC Uralan Elista, Russia (beach soccer), Russia Under-21

• Pisarev came through the youth ranks at Torpedo Moskva and represented the club during the late 1980s. A move to Winterthur followed before a spell with Spartak Moskva where he won three Russian league titles. He returned to Spartak later in his career, winning three more championships, while also playing in Spain and Germany plus at other Moscow clubs.

• Representing the USSR, Pisarev won the 1990 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, though he was a fringe player in that squad. He won three caps for the senior Russia side, all of them in 1995, and scored his only goal in a 3-0 EURO '96 qualifying win against Faroe Islands on 6 May 1995.

• After hanging his boots in 2001, Pisarev plied his trade as an assistant coach at Krasnoznamensk, Krylya Sovetov Samara and Uralan Elista. His first spell as a head coach came with Russia's beach soccer team (2005–10) before being appointed Russian Football Union (RFS) sporting director in May 2010. He started to combine that position with the job of U21 coach in September of that year and guided Russia to the finals for the first time in 14 years.

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