Igor Dobrovolski

  • Date of birth : 27/08/1967
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Russia Russia
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Igor Dobrovolski

Igor Dobrovolski
Moldova coach Igor Dobrovolski ©Boris Kharchenko

Igor Dobrovolski


Date of birth: 27/08/1967
Nationality: Russian
Playing career: FC Nistru Chisinau, FC Dinamo Moskva, Playas de Castellón FS, Servette FC, Genoa CFC, Olympique de Marseille, Club Atlético de Madrid, SC Fortuna Düsseldorf, FC Tiligul Tiraspol
Coaching career: FC Tiligul Tiraspol, FC Academia Chisinau, FC Dacia Chisinau, FC Veris, FC Sakhalin, Moldova (twice)

• Born near the Ukrainian-Moldovan border, Dobrovolski was schooled at an academy in Tiraspol, and made his name as a creative midfielder with Nistru Chisinau, earning a move to Dinamo Moskva in 1986.

• A gold medal winner with the Soviet Union at the 1988 Olympics, he was also in the side that won the 1990 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He appeared with the senior side at the FIFA World Cup finals that summer, and also played at the 1992 and 1996 UEFA European Championships. Capped 47 times in total.

• Played in Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Germany, and was at Marseille when they followed up a 1991/92 French title success with triumph in the 1992/93 UEFA Champions League.

• Returned to Moldova in 2005 to become player-coach at Tiligul, leading his side to fourth place in his only season in charge. Hired as Moldova coach Anatol Teslev's assistant, he was in sole command from 2007-09, Moldova earning a best-ever total of 12 points under him in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying, and reaching a pinnacle of 37th in the FIFA rankings.

• Led Dacia to Moldovan title in 2010/11 before working with Veris and Sakhalin. Hired as Moldova boss for a second time on 23 December 2015.

Last updated: 01/09/16 18.23CET


Match log

Match log
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 10/10/2016 01:26 CET
05.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales4-0MoldovaMoldova
06.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundMoldovaMoldova0-3SerbiaSerbia
09.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundMoldovaMoldova1-3Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland

General info

  • Name: Igor Dobrovolski
  • Date of birth: 27/08/1967
  • Country: Russia
  • Team: Moldova ( MDA)

  • Current campaign
  • FIFA World Cup 2016/18

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    24/03/07: Moldova 1-1 Malta
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (First qualifying round)
    08/07/10: Dacia 0-0 Zeta

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions


Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 10/10/2016 01:27 CET