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Renat Yanbaev

Renat Yanbaev

A surprise selection for Russia at UEFA EURO 2008, Renat Yanbaev did not get on to the field of play in Austria and Switzerland, but the pacy FC Lokomotiv Moskva left-back has remained on the fringes of the national squad over the past four years thanks to some consistent displays at club level.

• Born in Krasnodar, he went to Moscow for his footballing education, spending eight years at PFC CSKA Moskva's training academy.

• Unable to break into CSKA's first team, he dropped to the second division in search of regular football, playing for FC Anzhi Makhachkala in 2003 and FC Khimki in 2005.

• Returned home to FC Kuban Krasnodar in 2006 and won promotion to the Premier-Liga, but left for Lokomotiv midway through the 2007 season and made his debut in the UEFA Cup.

• Given his international debut in a pre-UEFA EURO 2008 friendly against Serbia and started four 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixtures, making his competitive bow in a 2-1 defeat by Germany in Dortmund.

• Reached a century of Russian Premier League appearances for Lokomotiv early in the 2011/12 season and helped the club through to the knockout phase of the UEFA Europa League.

Last updated: 01/03/12 18.13CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Renat Yanbaev
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 07/04/1984 (32)
  • Country: Russia
  • Squad number: 55
  • Club: Lokomotiv Moskva ( RUS)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 71kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    20/09/07: Midtjylland 1-3 Lokomotiv Moskva
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (First qualifying round)
    04/09/02: Albania 0-5 Russia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Russia U-1961

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
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Last updated: 26/02/2016 01:05 CET