Dmitri Tarasov (footballer)

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Alekesyevich and the family name is Tarasov.
Dmitri Tarasov
Dmitri Tarasov 2011.jpg
Tarasov with FC Lokomotiv Moscow in 2011
Personal information
Full name Dmitri Alekseyevich Tarasov
Date of birth (1987-03-18) March 18, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Moscow, Russia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Lokomotiv Moscow
Number 23
Youth career
Spartak Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 FC Spartak Moscow (reserves)
2006–2008 FC Tom Tomsk 54 (2)
2009 FC Moscow 25 (2)
2010– FC Lokomotiv Moscow 74 (8)
National team
2007–2008 Russia U-21 2 (0)
2013– Russia 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 February 2014

Dmitri Alekseyevich Tarasov (Russian: Дмитрий Алексеевич Тарасов) (born March 18, 1987) is a Russian footballer currently playing for FC Lokomotiv Moscow.

Career[edit]

Tarasov began his career at FC Spartak Moscow, then joined FC Tom Tomsk. On 2 February 2009, FC Moscow signed the attacking midfielder on a free transfer. On 28 December 2009, Lokomotiv announced his signing.
During Lokomotiv period of his career, Tarasov established himself as holding midfielder. His authority as a starting XI player was confirmed during winter mid-season 2012-13 when he was named vice-captain.[1] On 20 April 2013, Tarasov took captain's armband for the first time in away game versus FC Kuban Krasnodar (0-0). Later Tarasov won monthly polls among Loko fans in the social networks for best player of the month in April 2013[2] and September 2013.[3]

International[edit]

Tarasov was a member of the Russian Under 21 national team. In October 2009, he was called up to the Russia national football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan. He was called up again by Fabio Capello to the national team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Portugal and against Azerbaijan in October 2012.[4] He made his debut for the national team on 15 November 2013 in a friendly game against Serbia. He scored his first national team goal on 19 November 2013 in a friendly against South Korea.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 June 2014
Club Div Season League Cup Eurocups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Russia Tom' Tomsk D1 2006 4 0 - - - 4 0
2007 24 1 3 1 - 27 2
2008 26 1 5 1 - 31 2
Total 54 2 8 2 0 0 62 4
Russia FC Moscow D1 2009 25 2 5 2 - 30 4
Total 25 2 5 2 0 0 30 4
Russia Lokomotiv D1 2010 26 1 0 0 2 0 28 1
2011-12 9 1 1 0 4 0 14 1
2012-13 18 2 1 0 - 19 2
2013-14 17 4 0 0 - 17 4
Total 70 8 2 0 6 0 78 8
Career total 149 12 15 4 6 0 170 16

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