Dmitri Kirichenko

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Dmitri Kirichenko
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Personal information
Full name Dmitri Sergeyevich Kirichenko
Date of birth (1977-01-17) 17 January 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Novoalexandrovsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Rostov (asst manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody 24 (0)
1995 Iskra Novoaleksandrovsk 16 (9)
1996–1997 Taganrog 73 (39)
1998–2001 Rostselmash 108 (38)
2002–2004 CSKA Moscow 75 (29)
2005–2006 Moscow 55 (26)
2007–2010 Saturn Moscow Oblast 99 (26)
2011–2013 Rostov 44 (11)
2013 Mordovia Saransk 11 (1)
Total 505 (179)
National team
2003–2006 Russia 12 (4)
Teams managed
2014– FC Rostov (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:01, 25 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Sergeyevich and the family name is Kirichenko.

Dmitri Sergeyevich Kirichenko (Russian: Дмитрий Серге́евич Кириченко, born 17 January 1977) is a association football coach and a former player – a striker, he is a former Russian international. He is currently an assistant manager with FC Rostov.

As of 10 March 2014, he is the 3rd all-time top scorer in the Russian Premier League (129 goals),[1] and the 5th player by league appearances (377).

Club career[edit]

Kirichenko started his career playing for small clubs such as Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody, Iskra Novoaleksandrovsk and Torpedo Taganrog. In 1998, he joined Rostselmash, following impressive performance for Taganrog club during the previous year.

He became one of the most promising Russian strikers during the next years, and joined CSKA Moscow in 2002. With the army men Kirichenko managed to become the league top scorer in 2002 (along with his teammate Rolan Gusev), won the Russian Premier League twice, and got the Russian Cup.

In 2005 he left for FC Moscow. Playing for the new team, he repeated his success, becoming the top scorer again.

He played for Saturn from 2007 to 2010. In 2008 in the first match of his team in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, in the victory 7–0, he scored 4 goals. He did not play in the second match of that round. At the next round he scored a goal at the first match in a 1–0 victory against 2007 German champions VfB Stuttgart. With 5 goals at total he became the top scorer of the UEFA Intertoto Cup 2008.[2]

In 2011, after Saturn were dissolved due to financial problems, Kirichenko returned to Rostov, the club where he had made a name for himself back in the 1990s.

International career[edit]

He played for his country at Euro 2004, scoring the quickest ever goal in the European Football Championship – in the second minute against Greece.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 July 2010 [4]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Russia League Russian Cup League Cup Europe Total
1996 Torpedo Taganrog 37 7
1997 36 32
1998 Rostov Premier League 23 5 2 1 25 6
1999 28 6 2 0 6 0 36 6
2000 29 14 1 0 2 1 32 15
2001 28 13 28 13
2002 CSKA Moscow Premier League 26 15 2 0 1 0 29 15
2003 22 5 4 1 2 1 28 7
2004 26 9 5 2 3 0 34 11
2005 Moscow Premier League 26 14 26 14
2006 29 12 4 4 4 0 37 16
2007 Saturn Moscow Oblast Premier League 27 9 2 1 29 10
2008 17 1 1 0 3 5 21 6
2009 27 8 27 8
2010 28 8 28 8
2011-12 Rostov Premier League 13 2 3 0 16 2
Total Russia 349 121 26 9 21 7 395 137
Career total 349 121 26 9 21 7 395 137

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2004-04-28 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Norway 3 – 2 3 – 2 Friendly match
2 2004-06-20 Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Greece 0 – 1 1 – 2 UEFA Euro 2004
3 2005-10-08 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Luxembourg 4 – 1 5 – 1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 2005-10-08 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Luxembourg 5 – 1 5 – 1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

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Preceded by
Sergei Aleinikov
UEFA European Football Championship fastest goal
2004
Succeeded by