Andrey Tikhonov

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This article is about the football player. For the mathematician, see Andrey Nikolayevich Tikhonov.
Andrey Tikhonov
Andrei Tikhonov 2011.jpg
With Spartak in 2011
Personal information
Full name Andrey Valeryevich Tikhonov
Date of birth (1970-10-16) 16 October 1970 (age 43)
Place of birth Korolyov, Soviet Union
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Club information
Current team
Spartak Moscow (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991 Vympel Korolyov
1992 Titan Reutov 15 (8)
1992–2000 Spartak Moscow 191 (68)
2000 Maccabi Tel-Aviv 8 (1)
2001–2004 Krylia Sovetov Samara 98 (19)
2005–2007 Khimki 110 (41)
2008 Krylia Sovetov Samara 28 (7)
2009 Lokomotiv Astana 25 (12)
2010 Khimki 29 (2)
2011 Spartak Moscow 1 (0)
National team
1996–2000 Russia 29 (1)
* 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 September 2011
Club Div Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Russia Titan Reutov D3 1992 15 8 3 2 18 10
Total 15 8 3 2 0 0 18 10
Russia Spartak-d Moscow D3 1992 23 19 2 1 25 20
1993 34 29 1 2 35 31
D4 1994 16 23 16 23
1995 4 3 4 3
Total 77 74 3 3 0 0 80 77
Russia Spartak Moscow D1 1992 2 0 2 0
1993 7 2 1 0 8 2
1994 20 9 4 0 6 2 30 11
1995 20 7 1 0 6 1 27 8
1996 34 16 3 0 8 4 45 20
1997 24 10 2 1 8 2 34 13
1998 30 4 4 3 11 4 45 11
1999 29 19 1 0 8 5 38 24
2000 25 1 4 0 3 0 32 1
Total 191 68 19 4 51 18 261 90
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv D1 2000–01 8 1 8 1
Total 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Russia Krylia Sovetov D1 2001 29 4 4 0 33 4
2002 17 2 2 0 1 0 20 2
2003 29 9 4 2 32 10
2004 23 4 9 0 32 4
Total 98 19 19 2 1 0 118 21
Russia FC Khimki D2 2005 41 15 7 4 48 19
2006 42 22 1 0 43 22
D1 2007 28 4 2 0 30 4
Total 111 41 10 4 0 0 121 45
Russia Krylia Sovetov D1 2008 28 7 1 0 29 7
Total 28 7 1 0 0 0 29 7
Kazakhstan Lokomotiv Astana D1 2009 25 12 25 12
Total 25 12 0 0 0 0 25 12
Russia FC Khimki D2 2010 17 2 1 0 18 2
Total 17 2 1 0 0 0 18 2
Russia FC Spartak Moscow D1 2011–12 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 571 232 57 15 52 18 680 265

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