Dmitri Sychev

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Dmitri Sychev
Dmitri Sychev 2013.jpg
Playing for Volga in 2013
Personal information
Full name Dmitri Yevgenyevich Sychev
Date of birth (1983-10-26) October 26, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Omsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Lokomotiv Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Spartak Tambov 42 (9)
2002 Spartak Moscow 18 (9)
2002–2003 Marseille 33 (5)
2004– Lokomotiv Moscow 224 (72)
2013 Dinamo Minsk (loan) 11 (0)
2013–2014 Volga Nizhny Novgorod (loan) 16 (0)
National team
2002–2010 Russia 47 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:42, August 11, 2010 (UTC)

Dmitri Yevgenyevich Sychev (Russian: Дми́трий Евге́ньевич Сычёв, tr. Dmitriy Yevgen’yevich Sychyov; IPA: [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj jɪvˈgʲenʲɪvʲɪt͡ɕ sɨˈt͡ɕof] ( ); born October 26, 1983) is an association footballer who currently plays for FC Lokomotiv Moscow. His last name is also transcribed as Sytchev, and his first name as Dmitry or Dmitriy. He has been hailed by the international press as "The Russian Michael Owen" because of his pace and as "The most sensational young Russian forward since Vladimir Beschastnykh".[1] He is well known for his blinding pace and agility.

Early life[edit]

Sychev was born in Omsk, a city in south-central Russia. He spent his formative years at St. Petersburg's famous Smena football academy before joining FC Spartak Tambov, a second division club. At that time he played as a midfielder.[2]

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Spartak Moscow and Marseille[edit]

After having trials at clubs in FC Nantes and FC Metz, Sychev was picked up by FC Spartak Moscow in January 2002, where he scored eight goals in his first 12 matches, and it was during that time when he was transformed into a striker. With Spartak he reached the final of the 2002 Commonwealth of Independent States Cup. He scored 6 goals and finished second on the top scorer list, after coming in as a substitute in every match he played.[3] He entered the symbolic top players list of the tournament.[4]

Sychev in action for Lokomotiv (May 2, 2007)

In August 2002 Sychev announced he was quitting Spartak, by giving his employers three months' notice. Having already signed a five-year contract with the Russian club he was banned from football for four months by the Russian Professional Football League (RPFL).

After finishing this suspension, Sychev signed a five-year contract with Olympique de Marseille, rejecting an offer from FC Dynamo Kyiv. He was mainly used as a substitute during his days in France. In Olympique de Marseille Sychev was used as a midfielder, both left and right.[5][6]

Lokomotiv[edit]

In January 2004 Sychev returned to Russia to join FC Lokomotiv Moscow on a four-year contract, where he scored twice on the opening day of the season. He went on to claim the Russian Footballer of the Year award in his first season back in the Russian Premier League. With the team he won the Russian Premier League 2004, the 2005 Russian Super Cup, the 2005 Commonwealth of Independent States Cup and 2007 Russian Cup. In FC Lokomotiv Moscow Sychev played mostly as a striker, except the period when Lokomotiv was coached by Anatoliy Byshovets and Rashid Rakhimov respectively. During those times Dmitry was mainly employed as a midfielder. Sychev started playing again in his natural position with the appointment of Yury Semin. In 2009, Dmitry was voted by Lokomotiv fans as the player of the season. In 2012-13 season under manager Slaven Bilić Sychev lost his place in the line-up (only 4 games in the first half of season, including national Cup) and in the beginning of 2013 went to loan for FC Dinamo Minsk.[7]

Volga[edit]

in July Sychev returned in Russia, with good skills and ambitions to play, but Lokomotiv said that they don't need him anymore, so he moved (loan) to Volga, and it made him a leader of the team. First game he played against Lokomotiv, and Kuchuk after the game said that he will look after Sychev, and if he will show good results, Lokomotiv will take him back.

National team[edit]

Sychev was selected to play for the Russian national team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where he became the youngest player to appear for the USSR or Russia at 18 years and 222 days. In the event, he scored a goal and set up other three in an otherwise disappointing Russian campaign. This goal made Dmitri Sychev the fourth youngest goalscorer in the FIFA World Cup.

Sychev was called up to Russia's squad for Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland. Despite being a striker at his team Lokomotiv Moscow, during Guus Hiddink's term at the Russian national football team he was used as a midfielder.[8]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2002-05-19 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow, Russia Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1 – 1 1 – 1 2002 LG Cup
2 2002-06-14 Ecopa Stadium, Fukuroi, Japan  Belgium 3 – 2 3 – 2 2002 FIFA World Cup
3 2003-10-11 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Georgia 3 – 1 3 – 1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
4 2004-03-31 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria  Bulgaria 0 – 1 2 – 2 Friendly match
5 2004-03-31 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria  Bulgaria 1 – 2 2 – 2 Friendly match
6 2004-08-18 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Lithuania 4 – 2 4 – 3 Friendly match
7 2004-10-09 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 0 – 1 0 – 4 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 2004-10-09 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 0 – 3 0 – 4 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
9 2004-10-09 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 0 – 4 0 – 4 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 2004-11-17 Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia  Estonia 3 – 0 4 – 0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 2006-10-11 Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia  Estonia 2 – 0 2 – 0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification
12 2007-06-02 Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia  Andorra 4 – 0 4 – 0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification
13 2007-08-22 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Poland 1 – 0 2 – 2 Friendly match
14 2007-11-21 Estadi Comunal, Aixovall, Andorra  Andorra 0 – 1 0 – 1 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification
15 2008-05-23 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Kazakhstan 6 – 0 6 – 0 Friendly match

Personal life[edit]

Besides football, Sychev is a fan of ice hockey and his hometown team Avangard Omsk.[9] He also likes tennis and billiard.[10] Outside of sports, he plays the guitar and was seen rapping at the MTV Russia Music Awards ceremony in Moscow with national teammate Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.[11]

Besides his native Russian, Sychev also speaks English, French, and plans to learn more.[10]

In 2007 Sychev received a degree from the Russian State University Of Physical culture.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of December 14, 2011

Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Russia League Russian Cup Total
2000 Spartak Tambov 16 3 16 3
2001 26 6 26 6
2002 Spartak Moscow Premier League 18 9 1 1 19 10
France League Coupe de France Total
2002–03 Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 17 3 17 3
2003–04 16 2 16 2
Russia League Russian Cup Total
2004 Lokomotiv Moscow Premier League 27 15 5 1 32 16
2005 21 6 2 0 23 6
2006 24 7 2 1 26 8
2007 29 11 5 4 34 15
2008 26 7 2 0 28 7
2009 27 13 1 0 28 13
2010 27 8 1 0 28 8
2011-12 31 6 3 0 34 6
Total Russia 256 86 22 7 278 93
France 33 5 33 5
Career total 289 91 22 7 311 98

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow

References[edit]

  1. ^ UEFA profile page
  2. ^ "Портрет звезды. Дмитрий Сычев забивал голы еще директору школы | Сайт Дмитрия Сычёва". Dsychev.ru. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Commonwealth of Independent States Cup 2002". Rsssf.com. February 20, 2003. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Газета СПОРТ-ЭКСПРЕСС. КУБОК ЧЕМПИОНОВ СОДРУЖЕСТВА-2002• РЕКОРДЫ ДЕСЯТИЛЕТИЯ• СИМВОЛИЧЕСКАЯ СБОРНАЯ ТУРНИРА. Версия "СЭ"• БЕСЧАСТНЫХ ОБОГНАЛ ТИТОВА. СПОРТ-ЭКСПРЕСС: Ежедневная спортивная газета / SPORT-EXPRESS: Daily sport newspaper. Чемпионаты мира и Европы по футболу, хоккею, баскетболу. Биатлон, теннис, зимние виды спор". Sport-express.ru. January 28, 2002. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Газета СПОРТ-ЭКСПРЕСС. СЫЧЕВ В "ЛОКО"!• Вчера были улажены последние формальности, мешавшие переходу нападающего "Марселя" Дмитрия Сычева в "Локомотив", и уже сегодня игрок сборной России присоединится к своей новой команде на сборе в немецком Руйте. СПОРТ-ЭКСПРЕСС: Ежедневная спортивная газета / SPORT-EXPRESS: Daily sport newspaper. Чемпионаты мира и Европы по футболу, хоккею, баскетболу. Биатлон, теннис, зимние виды спор". Sport-express.ru. January 28, 2004. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Газета СПОРТ-ЭКСПРЕСС. EURO-2004• ОСТАЛОСЬ 187 ДНЕЙ• Дмитрий СЫЧЕВ• ЭТА СТРАННАЯ ЧЕРНАЯ ПОЛОСА. СПОРТ-ЭКСПРЕСС: Ежедневная спортивная газета / SPORT-EXPRESS: Daily sport newspaper. Чемпионаты мира и Европы по футболу, хоккею, баскетболу. Биатлон, теннис, зимние виды спор". Sport-express.ru. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ Dinamo Minsk official site
  8. ^ "Дмитрий Сычёв: "Теперь придется поддерживать наш уровень" | Сайт Дмитрия Сычёва". Dsychev.ru. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Дмитрий Сычёв: "В "Спартаке" не захотели, чтобы я вернулся" | Сайт Дмитрия Сычёва". Dsychev.ru. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Дмитрий Сычёв: "Потихоньку становлюсь театралом" | Сайт Дмитрия Сычёва". Dsychev.ru. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  11. ^ Youtube: Dmitri Sychev and Diniya Bilyaletdinov Live Performance at RMA
  12. ^ "Газета СПОРТ-ЭКСПРЕСС. Дмитрий СЫЧЕВ• ДЛЯ ПОЛНОГО СЧАСТЬЯ НЕ ХВАТАЕТ ТОЛЬКО ЗДОРОВЬЯ• АПАТИЯ• ТРАВМА• ЛЕЧЕНИЕ• "ЛОКО"• СБОРНАЯ• БЕЗ ФУТБОЛА. СПОРТ-ЭКСПРЕСС: Ежедневная спортивная газета / SPORT-EXPRESS: Daily sport newspaper. Чемпионаты мира и Европы по футболу, хоккею, баскетболу. Биатлон, теннис, зимние виды спор". Sport-express.ru. October 25, 2005. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 

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