Aleksandr Kokorin

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Aleksandrovich and the family name is Kokorin.
Aleksandr Kokorin
Aleksandr Kokorin 2014.jpg
Kokorin with Russia in 2014
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kokorin
Date of birth (1991-03-19) 19 March 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Valuyki, Soviet Union
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Moscow
Number 9
Youth career
Lokomotiv Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Dynamo Moscow 136 (29)
National team
2009–2011 Russia U21 17 (8)
2011– Russia 25 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 June 2014

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kokorin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Коко́рин, pronounced [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪt͡ɕ kɐˈkorʲɪn]; born 19 March 1991) is a Russian footballer currently playing for Dynamo Moscow. He had his breakthrough season in 2012–13, which led to Dynamo Moscow inserting a €19 million release clause into his contract. A full international since 2011, Kokorin has gained over 20 caps and was named in the Russian squads for Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Kokorin with Dynamo in 2012

He made his debut for the senior FC Dynamo Moscow team on 4 October 2008 – Dynamo was decimated by injuries and was losing to FC Saturn Moscow Oblast 0-1 at the halftime when Kokorin came on as a substitute. With 18 minutes to go Kokorin scored an equalizer (Dynamo went on to win 2-1). He became the youngest player to score a goal for Dynamo in the Russian Premier League (17 years 199 days). He scored a winning goal in a 1:0 victory over FC Lokomotiv Moscow in his second game as a starter on 3 November 2008.

On 29 July 2009, he scored the winning goal in a 1–0 win against Celtic F.C. in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie in the UEFA Champions League in Glasgow.[1]

At the end of the 2012-13 season he entered the Top 33 players list as the No. 1 Left Striker.[2]

On 4 July 2013 Kokorin agreed personal terms with Anzhi Makhachkala after the club had triggered his €19 million release clause.[3] On 6 August, following restructuring of Anzhi at business level, the whole squad was put up for sale, including new signing Kokorin. The next day, Yuri Zhirkov, Igor Denisov and Kokorin were all transferred to Dynamo for an undisclosed fee.

International career[edit]

Kokorin with the Russia national football team in 2012

Kokorin was a part of the Russia U-21 side that was competing in the 2011 European Under-21 Championship qualification.[4] Kokorin was called up to the Russia national football team for a friendly against Greece in November 2011 and made his national team debut in that game. He played two games at UEFA Euro 2012 as Russia failed to pass the group stages.[5]

He scored his first national team goal on 11 September 2012 in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Israel.

On 2 June 2014, he was included in Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.[6] He scored Russia's goal in their 1–1 final group match draw with Algeria, as the team was knocked out by the North African side.[7]

Individual honours[edit]

  • List of 33 top players of the Russian league: 2013/14 (best left forward).

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 May 2013
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dynamo 2008 7 2 0 0 7 2
2009 24 2 3 0 4 1 31 3
2010 24 0 2 0 26 0
2011–12 37 5 4 2 41 7
2012–13 22 10 1 0 3 3 26 13
Total 114 19 10 2 7 4 130 25
Anzhi 2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dynamo 2013–14 22 10 1 0 23 10
Career Total 136 29 11 2 7 4 153 35

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Russia's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 September 2012 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan  Israel 2–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 6 September 2013 Central Stadium, Kazan  Luxembourg 1–0 4–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 2–0
4 10 September 2013 Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg  Israel 2–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 5 March 2014 Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar  Armenia 1–0 2–0 Friendly
6 26 June 2014 Arena da Baixada, Curitiba  Algeria 1–0 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grahame, Ewing (29 July 2009). "Celtic 0 Dynamo Moscow 1: match report". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 29 July 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ http://news.sport-express.ru/2013-06-11/592830/
  3. ^ "Anzhi Makhachkala trigger €19m Aleksandr Kokorin clause". www.premier-football-news.net. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Russian Football Union – News" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. Retrieved 25 September 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Advocaat announced the finalized Euro Squad" (in Russian). 25 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Состав национальной сборной России на ЧМ-2014" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Algeria 1-1 Russia". BBC. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 

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