With Spartak in 2011
|Full name||Andrey Valeryevich Tikhonov|
|Date of birth||16 October 1970|
|Place of birth||Korolyov, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder (retired)|
|Current club||Spartak Moscow (coach)|
|2001–2004||Krylia Sovetov Samara||98||(19)|
|2008||Krylia Sovetov Samara||28||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Andrey Valeryevich Tikhonov (Russian: Андре́й Вале́рьевич Ти́хонов; born 16 October 1970 in Korolyov, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a former Russian association football midfielder currently employed a coach of FC Spartak Moscow. Tikhonov is well known as Spartak Moscow and Russia national football team player.
Tikhonov was spotted by the then-Spartak manager Oleg Romantsev, while playing for Titan Reutov, in a game against Spartak Moscow reserves. Tikhonov quickly broke into the starting line-up at his new club, becoming a key player at Spartak soon afterwards. Tikhonov won a total of eight Russian League titles with Spartak, before falling out with Oleg Romantsev. He then had a short loan spell in Israel, before signing a contract with Krylia Sovetov Samara. In February 2001, Tikhonov was training with Southampton, even featuring in one friendly for the club, but no deal was reached, mainly because the player already had a running one-year contract with Krylia Sovetov at the time.
An icon among Spartak fans, Tikhonov is often viewed as an underachiever on the international stage. He made his international debut in 1996, in a friendly against Malta.
In early 2011, he announced that he would be returning to Spartak Moscow but it was initially unconfirmed whether the 40 year old midfielder would get playing time or whether he would simply be a coach. Later however, it was confirmed that he would be part of the squad.
He then started for the red-and-whites in a cup quarter-final game against FC Krasnodar on 20 April 2011. He got a warm reception from the home fans and was substituted off in the second half. On 18 September 2011, Tikonov has played his farewell match as Spartak defeated his former team, Krylya Sovetov, 3–0. Tikhonov made an assist and participated in another attack that ended with a goal before being substituted just before the end of the first half.
- As of 18 September 2011
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||D1||2000–01||8||1||—||—||8||1|
|FC Spartak Moscow||D1||2011–12||1||0||1||0||0||0||2||0|
- 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Russian Premier League winner
- 1995, 2004 Russian Premier League bronze medalist
- 1994, 1998 Russian Cup winner
- 1996 Best Footballer in Russia according to Football Weekly
- Russian Footballer of the Year: 1999
- 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Best left midfielder of Russian Premier League according to Sport-Express
- Scored 8 goals in one game for FC Spartak-d Moscow in a 1993 Russian Second League 8–0 victory over FC Rekord Aleksandrov. That was a Russian professional football record for most goals in one game he shared with Sergey Maslov and Gennady Korkin until Igor Kiselyov scored 10 goals in one game in 2001.
- Russian First Division best player: 2005, 2010.
- "Крылья Советов" (Самара) – Официальный сайт профессионального футбольного клуба
- Дневники футболиста / Sports.ru
- Тихонов может сыграть за «Спартак»
- Spartak crushed Krylya Sovetov in Tikhonov's farewell match (Russian)
- МАСЛОВ ПОВТОРЯЕТ ГОЛЕВОЙ РЕКОРД ТИХОНОВА
- Игорь КИСЕЛЕВ: ВТОРОЙ РАЗ В ЖИЗНИ ЗАБИЛ ДЕСЯТЬ МЯЧЕЙ ЗА ИГРУ
- Лауреаты сезона 2010–го года
- Biography at Krylia Sovetov's website (Russian)
- Andrey Tikhonov's blog (Russian)
- Tikhonov might play for Spartak (Russian)