Aleksandr Samedov

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Sergeyevich and the family name is Samedov.
Aleksandr Samedov
Aleksandr Samedov 2014.jpg
With Russia in 2014
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Sergeyevich Samedov
Date of birth (1984-07-19) 19 July 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Lokomotiv Moscow
Number 19
Youth career
Spartak Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Spartak Moscow 47 (6)
2005–2008 Lokomotiv Moscow 49 (3)
2008–2009 FC Moscow 44 (7)
2010–2012 Dynamo Moscow 69 (9)
2012– Lokomotiv Moscow 72 (11)
National team
2011– Russia 24 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Samedov (Russian: Александр Серге́евич Самедов, born 19 July 1984 in Moscow) is a Russian professional footballer who currently plays for Lokomotiv Moscow as a right winger. He has played for the Russia national football team since 2011 and was selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Samedov was born in Moscow, Soviet Union, his father is Azerbaijani[1][2] and his mother is Russian. In 2014 he declared he had converted to Christianity and refused to play for Azerbaijani national team.[3][4]

Club career[edit]

He was a pupil of the Spartak Moscow academy and was considered one of their most talented youngsters and is a splendid dribbler. He was a regular in the first team under Nevio Scala but when Aleksandrs Starkovs came he lost his place in the first team. Spartak Moscow then purchased the speedy Vladimir Bystrov, and in the summer of 2005 Samedov left for Lokomotiv Moscow for €3.4 million. However, Samedov failed to succeed in Loko, and in 2008 joined FC Moscow. Having shown great progress under direction of Miodrag Božović, he chose to become part of a bigger club and went to Dynamo Moscow during the 2009–10 winter transfer period. On 27 June 2012, Samedov moved to Lokomotiv, where he played earlier. According to the source close to the club, Lokomotiv paid about 8.2 million € for his services.

Samedov with Lokomotiv in 2012

During his second spell at Lokomotiv, Samedov established himself as starting XI fixture at right wing. In May 2013, when he added some goals to his usual good amount of assistances, he managed to win monthly poll among Loko fans in the social networks for the best player of the month.[5] He won this poll for the second time in April 2014.[6] After the end of 2013-14 season, club organized new poll among Loko fans in the social networks to name the best player of the season. The award went to Samedov with 32.3 percent of votes.[7]

International career[edit]

At international level Samedov has played for the Russia U-21s. He was called up to the Russia national football team in late September 2011 for the first time. On 7 October 2011, Samedov made his debut for the senior national team of Russia after coming on as a last-minute substitute for Alan Dzagoev in the 1-0 away win against Slovakia in a Euro 2012 qualifier.

On 2 June 2014, he was included in Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.[8]

International goals[edit]

[9]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2013 Central Stadium, Kazan, Russia  Luxembourg 4–1 4–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 11 October 2013 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 1–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 15 November 2013 Zabeel Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Serbia 1–0 1–1 Friendly

Individual honours[edit]

  • List of 33 top players of the Russian league: 2013/14.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 2 June 2014
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spartak Moscow 2002 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003 6 0 1 0 7 0
2004 29 6 1 0 6 2 36 8
2005 11 0 2 1 13 1
Total 47 6 4 1 6 2 57 9
Lokomotiv Moscow 2005 9 0 0 0 6 1 15 1
2006 13 0 1 0 2 0 16 0
2007 23 3 4 0 6 1 33 4
2008 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 49 3 5 0 14 2 68 5
FC Moscow 2008 17 2 2 0 4 2 23 4
2009 27 5 3 0 30 5
Total 44 7 5 0 4 2 53 9
Dinamo Moscow 2010 27 3 2 1 29 4
2011–12 43 6 6 0 49 6
Total 70 9 8 1 0 0 78 10
Lokomotiv Moscow 2012–13 26 2 1 0 27 2
2013–14 30 7 0 0 30 7
Total 56 9 1 0 0 0 57 9
Career total 266 34 23 2 24 6 313 42

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