Dmitri Bulykin

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Dmitri Bulykin
Dmitri Bulykin 2013.jpg
Bulykin with Volga NN in 2013
Personal information
Full name Dmitri Olegovich Bulykin
Date of birth (1979-11-20) 20 November 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Unattached
Youth career
1986–1990 Lokomotiv Moscow
1991–1994 Trudovye Rezervy Moscow
1995–1996 CSKA Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Lokomotiv Moscow 68 (18)
2001–2007 Dynamo Moscow 129 (27)
2007–2008 Bayer Leverkusen 15 (2)
2008–2011 Anderlecht 10 (3)
2009–2010 Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 10 (1)
2010–2011 ADO Den Haag (loan) 30 (21)
2011–2012 Ajax 19 (9)
2012–2013 Twente 21 (5)
2013–2014 FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod 7 (0)
National team
2003–2005[1] Russia 15 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 December 2010

Dmitri Olegovich Bulykin (Russian: Дмитрий Олегович Булыкин; born 20 November 1979 in Moscow) is an association footballer who last played as a striker for FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod in the Russian Premier League.

Before joining Twente, he played for AFC Ajax, ADO Den Haag (loan), Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan), Anderlecht, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow and Dynamo Moscow. In 2003–2005, he played regularly in the Russian national team.

Club career[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow[edit]

Bulykin began his football career with Lokomotiv Moscow in 1997. He stayed with Lokomotiv for three years scoring 28 goals in 94 appearances and attracted quite a bit of attention. In Lokomotiv Moscow Bulykin won Silver medals (1999, 2000), Bronze (1997) and two times Russian Cup (1997, 2000).

Dynamo Moscow[edit]

In 2001, Bulykin signed with Dynamo Moscow and quickly established himself as the first team player for the next three seasons. He scored a total of 29 goals in 90 appearances for the club. In 2003 was invited to the Russian national team.

With improving performances for both club and country, Bulykin, who had never hidden his desire to move to a foreign club, was expected to move abroad. In January 2004 he spent two weeks on trial with Everton FC, but he did not have enough caps for a work permit.[2] In 2005, hoping move to England, Bulykin went on trials in Portsmouth FC but that transfer did not happen.[3] As a result, Bulykin remained with Dynamo, and was quickly relegated to play in the second team, and eventually excluded from training process altogether. While almost breaking his relationship with Dynamo, he re-signed for the 2006 season, after the former Russia manager Yuri Syomin was appointed as the club's manager. On 31 March, when Bulykin was ready to come as a substitute against Saturn, Syomin shouted at him, "Take off the mittens!", a moment that was televised live. Syomin later said that he considers wearing gloves when the weather is relatively mild to be a sign of unwillingness to work hard,[4] while Bulykin himself took Syomin's shout as an emboldening, albeit a bit over the top one.[5] Syomin was sacked mid season and under the next manager, Andrei Kobelev, Bulykin was placed on the transfer list, where he spent the end of 2006. Trying to resolve Bulykin's deadlock with Dynamo, its general manager, Dmitri Ivanov, stated that the club would release Bulykin with no transfer cost, should there be any interest from anyone.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen[edit]

Bulykin in action for Bayer Leverkusen

On 28 August 2007, Bulykin secured a one-year contract with German club Bayer Leverkusen, after scoring a goal in two friendly matches during his trial for the Bundesliga club.[6] On 19 December 2007, he scored for the first time for the club, netting two goals against Zurich in the UEFA Cup, and was declared "man of the match" by UEFA. In Round 20, Bulykin, starting for the first time in his Bayer career, broke the Bundesliga record for the fastest yellow card received (on 12th second). He played 19 official games in this 2007–2008 season and he scored five goals for Bayer Leverkusen.

R.S.C. Anderlecht[edit]

On 19 August 2008 he moved to Belgian club Anderlecht, hoping to gain more game time as a striker. After initial success where he scored two headers in his debut in the Belgian Pro League, he was quickly benched by the coach Ariël Jacobs and had marginal appearances through the rest of 2008. He played 10 games only and scored 3 goals.

Fortuna Düsseldorf[edit]

After being idle for most of 2009, Bulykin was loaned back to Germany, this time to a Bundesliga second division team Fortuna Düsseldorf.[7] He started with an impressive play in his first match against Hamburger SV in the German Cup. He had bad luck with a serious injury that took him five months to recover from, which made this whole season very unlucky.

ADO Den Haag[edit]

While Anderlecht won the Belgian Supercup, Bulykin was on trial at ADO Den Haag. The Dutch Eredivisie team decided to loan him for the 2010–11 season. He scored 21 league goals and became popular among ADO Den Haag fans. After the season ADO Den Haag tried to buy Bulykin, but an agreement couldn't be reached and he returned to Anderlecht after his season in the Netherlands.

AFC Ajax[edit]

Bulykin with Ajax

On 31 August 2011, it was announced that RSC Anderlecht and Ajax had come to terms on the move of Bulykin to the Amsterdam club as a free transfer. Bulykin signed a one-year contract with an option for the club to extend it for one more year.[8] In his first competition match, against rivals PSV Eindhoven, he scored the second Ajax goal, deciding the game on a 2–2 draw.

On 7 December 2011, Dmitri Bulykin was voted Best Russian Football Player abroad by the Russian Football Union, but was unable to attend the Gala in Moscow to receive his award, due to the event being scheduled at the same time as the UEFA Champions League home match against Real Madrid.[9]

FC Twente[edit]

After his Ajax contract expired in the summer of 2012, and was not extended, free agent Bulykin signed a one-year deal, with option for another year at FC Twente, who just had seen striker Luuk de Jong leave for VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach.[10]

Volga Nizhny Novgorod[edit]

On 18 September 2013, Bulykin joined Russian Premier League side Volga Nizhny Novgorod, signing a one-year contract.[11]

International career[edit]

Bulykin made his debut for Russia on 9 September 2003 in the Euro 2004 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland under manager Georgi Yartsev. He made quite an impression in his only second appearance by scoring three goals in Russia's next qualifier against Switzerland.[12] Russia eventually won 4–1 to subsequently qualify for the final tournament.

In the final tournament Bulykin struggled in Russia's two losses against Spain and Portugal. Bulykin finally made an impact against Greece by scoring a header off a Rolan Gusev corner in a game where Russia emerged victorious 2–1 to console their fans being the only team able to beat the eventual champions.

Bulykin was called up for the 2006 World Cup qualifiers and scored in the very first round against Slovakia in a 1–1 draw. He played for Russia in 15 games and scored 7 goals.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 April 2013
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Russia League Russian Cup Europe Total
1997 Lokomotiv Moscow Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1998 18 7 1 1 4 4 23 12
1999 26 8 1 1 9 3 36 12
2000 22 3 4 1 7 0 33 4
2001 Dynamo Moscow Premier League 28 10 2 2 3 0 33 12
2002 27 5 1 0 0 0 28 5
2003 28 8 1 0 0 0 29 8
2004 22 1 2 0 0 0 24 1
2005 8 1 1 0 0 0 9 1
2006 10 2 1 1 0 0 11 3
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2007–08 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bundesliga 14 2 0 0 4 3 18 5
2008–09 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Belgium League Belgian Cup Europe Total
2008–09 R.S.C. Anderlecht Pro League 10 3 2 0 0 0 12 3
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2009–10 Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 2. Bundesliga 10 1 1 0 0 0 11 1
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Total
2010–11 ADO Den Haag (loan) Eredivisie 30 21 2 1 0 0 32 22
2011–12 AFC Ajax Eredivisie 19 9 3 1 4 0 26 10
2012–13 FC Twente Eredivisie 21 5 0 0 7 0 28 5
Total Russia 191 45 14 6 23 7 228 58
Germany 24 3 1 0 4 3 29 6
Belgium 10 3 2 0 0 0 12 3
Netherlands 70 35 5 2 11 0 86 37
Career total 295 86 23 8 38 10 355 104

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 September 2003 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Switzerland 1 – 1 4–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
2 10 September 2003 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Switzerland 2 – 1 4–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
3 10 September 2003 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Switzerland 3 – 1 4–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
4 11 October 2003 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Georgia 1 – 1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
5 20 June 2004 Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Greece 2 – 0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2004
6 18 August 2004 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Lithuania 3 – 1 4–3 Friendly match
7 4 September 2004 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Slovakia 1 – 1 1–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow
Anderlecht
Ajax

Individual[edit]

  • Best Russian Football Player abroad: 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dmitriy Olegovich Bulykin — Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Everton move for Butt". BBC Sport. 25 January 2004. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  3. ^ "Pompey line up move for Bulykin". BBC Sport. 24 January 2005. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  4. ^ Юрий СЕМИН: "ХОЧУ ОБЪЯСНИТЬСЯ С БОЛЕЛЬЩИКАМИ" (in Russian). Sport Express. 20 April 2006. Retrieved 18 November 2009. 
  5. ^ Булыкин: Я еще молодой и перспективный игрок (in Russian). Sovetsky Sport. 15 November 2006. Retrieved 18 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Bulykin looks to revive career at Leverkusen". soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 December 2007. 
  7. ^ "Dmitri Bulykin kommt zu Fortuna" (in German). fortuna-duesseldorf.de. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Ajax contracteert Dmitry Bulykin" (in Dutch). ajax.nl. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Bulykin wint Russische prijs en kan tien minuten spelen tegen Real" (in Dutch). soccernews.nl. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Scholten, Berend (20 July 2012). "Twente entrust Bulykin to fill De Jong void". UEFA.com. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  11. ^ Булыкин стал игроком «Волги» (in Russian). Volga Nizhny Novgorod. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  12. ^ Matthias Arnhold (31 May 2012). "Dmitriy Olegovich Bulykin — Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 

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