Igor Denisov

  • Date of birth : 17/05/1984
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Russia Russia
 
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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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General info

  • Name: Igor Denisov
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 17/05/1984 (30)
  • Country: Russia
  • Squad number: 27
  • Club: Dinamo Moskva ( RUS)

  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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
Russia100
Russia U-21124
Russia U-1932
Total256

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Zenit210
Total210
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Zenit10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Zenit465
Dinamo Moskva60
Total525
Last updated: 07/11/2014 01:13 CET
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