Gennadi Bliznyuk

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Gennadi Bliznyuk
Гена Близнюк.jpg
Personal information
Full name Gennadi Petrovich Bliznyuk
Date of birth (1980-07-30) 30 July 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Svietlahorsk, Belarus
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Gomel
Youth career
0000–1996 Energy Zhlobin
1997 Kommunalnik Svetlogorsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Kommunalnik Svetlogorsk 15 (6)
1999–2004 Gomel 126 (45)
2004–2005 Sokol Saratov 43 (10)
2005–2008 BATE Borisov 82 (50)
2009 FSV Frankfurt 10 (1)
2009–2010 Sibir Novosibirsk 20 (3)
2010 Belshina Bobruisk 9 (1)
2011 AZAL 6 (2)
2011–2012 Belshina Bobruisk 40 (7)
2013– Gomel 61 (14)
National team
2000–2001 Belarus U21 5 (1)
2004–2009 Belarus 12 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 November 2009

Gennadiy Petrovich Bliznyuk (Belarusian: Генадзь Блізьнюк, Henadz Bliznyuk, Russian: Геннадий Близнюк; born 30 July 1980 in Svietlahorsk) is a Belarusian footballer (striker).[1] As of 2014 he plays for Gomel.

Career[edit]

He began his career by FC Gomel 1999, joined 2004 to Russian club Sokol Saratov, plays here in the reserve and turned to end of the season in January 2005 back to Belarus and signed a contract by BATE Borisov. Bliznyuk was generally a starter for BATE Borisov during their successful 2008–09 Champions League campaign. He netted twice against Icelandic side Valur on 15 July 2008 and also scored an important goal in the 2–2 home draw with Belgian club Anderlecht on 6 August 2008. On 27 August 2008, he was sent off on the stroke of half time in the return leg against Levski Sofia, but the match ended in a 1–1 draw and BATE qualified to the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in their history. Bliznyuk participated in four of BATE's matches in the group stage. He left BATE on 13 January 2009 and signed a six-month contract with FSV Frankfurt.[2]

International[edit]

He is also a member of Belarus national football team.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 April 2004 Dynama Stadium (Minsk), Belarus  Lithuania 1 – 0 1–0 Friendly
2 6 June 2009 Neman Stadium, Grodno, Belarus  Andorra 1 – 0 5–1 World Cup 2010 qualifier
3 6 June 2009 Neman Stadium, Grodno, Belarus  Andorra 5 – 0 5–1 World Cup 2010 qualifier
4 10 June 2009 Haradski Stadium, Barysaw, Belarus  Moldova 2 – 0 2–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Gomel
BATE Borisov
Individual
  • "22 best players" of the Belarus by ABFF: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bliznyuk, Gennadi" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bliznyuk soll Frankfurt retten" (in German). kicker.de. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 

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