Andrei Stepanov (footballer)

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Andrei Stepanov
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Personal information
Full name Andrei Stepanov
Date of birth (1979-03-16) 16 March 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
FC TVMK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 TVMK Tallinn 16 (0)
1998–1999 Lelle 43 (0)
2000–2003 Flora Tallinn 98 (0)
2004–2006 Torpedo Moscow 58 (2)
2007–2008 Khimki 33 (1)
2009 Watford 1 (0)
2009–2010 Neftchi Baku 2 (0)
2010 Khimki 8 (0)
2011 Gomel 24 (2)
2012 Aris Limassol 10 (1)
National team
1999–2012 Estonia[1] 89 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2012

Andrei Stepanov (born 16 March 1979 in Tallinn) is an Estonian professional footballer, who last played for Aris in Cypriot First Division. He plays the position of defender.

Club career[edit]

2009 he received a short-term contract with Watford F.C.,[2] when manager Brendan Rodgers looked to add experience and defensive cover to his squad. On 7 April 2009 he made the league debut (and what proved to be his only appearance) for his new club as a late substitute against Southampton in a 2–2 draw.[3]

In February 2011, he was on a trial at Swedish Allsvenskan side Syrianska FC.[4] On 16 March 2011, he signed a 1+1 year deal with Belarusian Premier League newcomers FC Gomel after a successful trial.[5] He scored his first goal for Gomel on April 2, 2011, in a 1–1 draw against FC Naftan Novopolotsk.[6]

International career[edit]

He is an Estonia national football team regular with over 80 caps to his name, and often plays alongside Raio Piiroja in the national side at the heart of defence. Just like Piiroja, he joined FC Flora Tallinn under then manager Teitur Thordarson, before heading off to Russia.

Career stats[edit]

Club[edit]

Season Club Country Level Apps Goals
2012 Aris Limassol F.C. Cyprus I 10 1
2011 FC Gomel Belarus I 24 2
2010 FC Khimki Russia II 8 0
2009/10 Neftchi Baku PFC Azerbaijan I 2 0
2009 Watford F.C. England II 1 0
2008 FC Khimki Russia I 10 1
2007 FC Khimki Russia I 23 0
2006 FC Torpedo Moscow Russia I 16 0
2005 FC Torpedo Moscow Russia I 24 1
2004 FC Torpedo Moscow Russia I 18 1
2003 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 26 3
2002 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 22 2
2001 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 26 1
2000 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 24 0
1999 Lelle SK Estonia I 21 0
1998 Lelle SK Estonia I 22 0
1997/98 FC TVMK Tallinn Estonia I 3 0
1996/97 FC TVMK Tallinn Estonia I 12 0
1995/96 FC TVMK Tallinn Estonia I 1 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.watfordfc.com/page/NewsDetail/0,,10400~1603758,00.html
  3. ^ "Watford 2–2 Southampton". BBC. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Stepanov viibib testimisel Rootsi klubis" [Stepanov on trial at Swedish club] (in Estonian). Postimees. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Update: Andrei Stepanov hakkab mängima Valgevene kõrgliigas" (in Estonian). Delfi. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Update: Andrei Stepanov lõi Valgevene liigas värava" (in Estonian). Postimees. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 

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