Igor Shalimov

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Igor Shalimov
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Personal information
Full name Igor Mikhailovich Shalimov
Date of birth (1969-02-02) 2 February 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1976–1980 Lokomotiv Moscow
1980–1986 Spartak Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Spartak Moscow 95 (20)
1991–1992 Foggia 33 (9)
1992–1994 Inter Milan 50 (11)
1994–1995 MSV Duisburg 21 (0)
1995–1996 AC Lugano 12 (4)
1995–1996 Udinese 20 (0)
1996–1998 Bologna 34 (5)
1998–1999 Napoli 19 (2)
Total 284 (51)
National team
1990–1991[1] USSR 20 (2)
1992[1] CIS 4 (0)
1992–1998[1] Russia 23 (3)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Krasnoznamensk
2003 FC Uralan (Elista)
2008–2011 Russia (women)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Igor Mihailovich Shalimov (born 2 February 1969 in Moscow, Russia), is a retired football midfielder.

Shalimov started his playing career in Spartak Moscow. After a few successful seasons with Spartak Moscow he transferred to Foggia. He impressed enough to garner the attention and eventual transfer to Inter Milan. He has also played in the Italian Serie A for Bologna, Udinese and Napoli, as well as MSV Duisburg in Germany and AC Lugano in Switzerland.

He was a member of the USSR team which participated in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. After the collapse of the Soviet Union he represented the unified CIS team at the European Championship held in Sweden. He was one of a number of key players who refused to play for then coach Pavel Sadyrin at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Two years later, in 1996, he became a member of the Russian national team for the European Championship held in England.

Shalimov ended his playing career in Napoli after being banned for two years for testing positive for nandrolone, a banned steroid substance. He has claimed that an anabolic, containing nandrolone was given to him while he was hospitalized in Moscow, to stop an internal bleeding.[2]

He was appointed manager of Russia women's national football team in 2008,[3] before being promoted to deputy sporting director for national teams and selection at the Russian Football Union in 2011.[4]

Playing career[edit]

Seasons Club League Apps/Gls
1986 Soviet Union Spartak Top League 1st level 05/1
1987 Soviet Union Spartak Top League 1st level 00/0
1988 Soviet Union Spartak Top League 1st level 25/8
1989 Soviet Union Spartak Top League 1st level 20/1
1990 Soviet Union Spartak Top League 1st level 23/5
1991 Soviet Union Spartak Top League 1st level 22/5
1991–92 Italy Foggia Serie A 1st level 33/9
1992–93 Italy Inter Milan Serie A 1st level 32/9
1993–94 Italy Inter Milan Serie A 1st level 18/2
1994–95 Germany Duisburg Bundesliga 1st level 21/0
1995–96 Switzerland AC Lugano Super League 1st level 12/4
Italy Udinese Serie A 1st level 20/0
1996–97 Italy Bologna Serie A 1st level 20/4
1997–98 Italy Bologna Serie A 1st level 17/3
1998–99 Italy Napoli Serie B 2nd level 19/2

* – played games and goals

Honours as player[edit]

International goals[edit]

Soviet Union
Score and results list Soviet Union's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 November 1990 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain  Trinidad and Tobago 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 25 September 1991 Lenin Central Stadium, Moscow  Hungary 1–1 2–2 Euro 1992 qualifier
Russia
Score and results list Russia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 April 1993 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 3–0 4–0 1994 World Cup qualifier
2. 7 June 1995 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  San Marino 4–0 7–0 Euro 1996 qualifier
3. 6 September 1995 Svangaskarð, Toftir  Faroe Islands 5–2 5–2 Euro 1996 qualifier

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Igor Mikhailovich Shalimov - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  2. ^ (Russian) "Igor Shalimov, former captain of the Russian football team". history.rin.ru. Retrieved 29 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Shalimov starts reign in style". uefa.com. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Pauw in for Shalimov in Russia". UEFA.com. 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2011-08-14.