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Igor Denisov

Igor Denisov

A canny midfield operator who made his name in the FC Zenit St Petersburg side that won the 2008 UEFA Cup, notably with a goal in the final against Rangers FC, Igor Denisov has carved out a promising international career since then and will be hoping to make his major tournament debut at UEFA EURO 2012.

• Born and brought up in St Petersburg, Denisov attended the local Smena football academy and joined Zenit in 2001 at the age of 17.

• Made his first-team breakthrough in the 2003 season, scoring two goals in 19 appearances, and eventually settled into an advanced midfield role behind twin attackers Andrey Arshavin and Aleksandr Kerzhakov.

• Captained Russia's Under-21 side but did not make his senior international debut until 11 October 2008, against Germany, having turned down a late offer from coach Guus Hiddink to participate at UEFA EURO 2008.

• Came into contention for a national team spot after helping Zenit win the 2007 Premier-Liga and 2008 UEFA Cup, scoring the opening goal in the Manchester final; added the UEFA Super Cup to his trophy collection, playing all 90 minutes of a 2-1 defeat of Manchester United FC in Monaco.

• An established Russian international during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, he won the domestic double with Zenit in 2010 and helped the Sine-Belo-Golubye retain the Premier-Liga in the transitional 2011/12 campaign.

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup:
winner 2008
UEFA Super Cup:
winner 2008

Last updated: 31/05/12 15.48CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/05/2016 04:24 CET
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundMontenegroMontenegro0-3 (f)RussiaRussia6600
19.07.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-1Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
02.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-1Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
08.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueAnjiAnji2-3Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
16.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva1-0UralUral9000
21.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueTerekTerek1-1Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
29.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva2-0UfaUfa9000
05.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-0SwedenSweden9000
08.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundLiechtensteinLiechtenstein0-7RussiaRussia4500
13.09.2015Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar4-0Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
21.09.2015Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva0-0RubinRubin9000
24.09.2015Russian CupFifth roundLokomotiv LiskiLokomotiv Liski0-2Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
27.09.2015Russian Premier LeagueKrylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov0-0Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
04.10.2015Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva0-2CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva9000
09.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundMoldovaMoldova1-2RussiaRussia9000
12.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRussiaRussia2-0MontenegroMontenegro9001
17.10.2015Russian Premier LeagueAmkarAmkar1-1Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
25.10.2015Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva2-3Spartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva9000
02.11.2015Russian Premier LeagueRostovRostov1-0Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
07.11.2015Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva2-1KubanKuban9000
14.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRussiaRussia1-0PortugalPortugal9000
02.03.2016Russian CupQuarter-finalsAmkarAmkar3-1Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva6200
14.03.2016Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva0-1TerekTerek1200
19.03.2016Russian Premier LeagueUfaUfa0-1Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9001
24.04.2016Russian Premier LeagueCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva1-0Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
29.04.2016Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva0-0AmkarAmkar9000
08.05.2016Russian Premier LeagueSpartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva3-0Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
12.05.2016Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva1-3RostovRostov9000
16.05.2016Russian Premier LeagueKubanKuban1-0Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
21.05.2016Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva0-3ZenitZenit9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Igor Denisov
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 17/05/1984 (31)
  • Country: Russia
  • Squad number: 27
  • Club: Dinamo Moskva ( RUS)

  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Second qualifying round)
    10/08/04: Austria Kärnten 3-1 Zenit
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Second qualifying round)
    29/03/03: Denmark 1-3 Russia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Russia150
Russia U-21124
Russia U-1932
Total306

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Zenit210
Total210
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Zenit10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Zenit465
Dinamo Moskva80
Total545
Last updated: 29/04/2016 14:05 CET