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.
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|27.03.2015||UEFA EURO||Qualifying round||Montenegro||0-3 (f)||Russia||66||0||0|
|19.07.2015||Russian Premier League||Zenit||2-1||Dinamo Moskva||90||0||0|
|02.08.2015||Russian Premier League||Lokomotiv Moskva||1-1||Dinamo Moskva||90||0||0|
|08.08.2015||Russian Premier League||Anji||2-3||Dinamo Moskva||90||0||0|
|16.08.2015||Russian Premier League||Dinamo Moskva||1-0||Ural||90||0||0|
|21.08.2015||Russian Premier League||Terek||1-1||Dinamo Moskva||90||0||0|
|29.08.2015||Russian Premier League||Dinamo Moskva||2-0||Ufa||90||0||0|
|05.09.2015||UEFA EURO||Qualifying round||Russia||1-0||Sweden||90||0||0|
|08.09.2015||UEFA EURO||Qualifying round||Liechtenstein||0-7||Russia||45||0||0|
|13.09.2015||Russian Premier League||Krasnodar||4-0||Dinamo Moskva||90||0||0|
|21.09.2015||Russian Premier League||Dinamo Moskva||0-0||Rubin||90||0||0|
|24.09.2015||Russian Cup||Fifth round||Lokomotiv Liski||0-2||Dinamo Moskva||90||0||0|
|27.09.2015||Russian Premier League||Krylya Sovetov||0-0||Dinamo Moskva||90||0||0|
|04.10.2015||Russian Premier League||Dinamo Moskva||0-2||CSKA Moskva||90||0||0|
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