Kokorin with Russia in 2014
|Full name||Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kokorin|
|Date of birth||19 March 1991|
|Place of birth||Valuyki, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kokorin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Коко́рин, pronounced [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ 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 25 caps and was named in the Russian squads for Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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.
At the end of the 2012-13 season he entered the Top 33 players list as the No. 1 Left Striker.
On 4 July 2013 Kokorin agreed personal terms with Anzhi Makhachkala after the club had triggered his €19 million release clause. However, before he could play a single official game for Anzhi (he was out of commission due to injury at the time of his signing), 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.
Kokorin was a part of the Russia U-21 side that was competing in the 2011 European Under-21 Championship qualification. 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.
On 2 June 2014, he was included in Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. 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.
- List of 33 top players of the Russian league: 2013/14 (best left forward).
- As of 23 October 2014
- Scores and results list Russia's goal tally first
|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|
|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|
|7||9 October 2014||Friends Arena, Solna||Sweden||1–0||1–1||UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying|
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- "Algeria 1-1 Russia". BBC. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
- (Russian) Player page on the official Russian Premier League site
- (Russian) Player page on the official Dynamo Moscow site