Veretennikov as Rotor Volgograd manager in 2013
|Full name||Oleg Aleksandrovich Veretennikov|
|Date of birth||January 5, 1970|
|Place of birth||Revda, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1986–1987||FC Uralmash Yekaterinburg||10||(1)|
|1988||FC Uralets Nizhny Tagil||0||(0)|
|1988||FC Uralmash Yekaterinburg||29||(2)|
|1989||FC Metallurg Verkhnyaya Pyshma||7||(0)|
|1989||FC Chayka-CSKA Moscow||8||(0)|
|1989–1990||FC SKA Rostov-on-Don||57||(27)|
|1991–1992||FC Uralmash Yekaterinburg||42||(14)|
|1992–1999||SC Rotor Volgograd||247||(141)|
|2000||Aris Thessaloniki F.C.||7||(1)|
|2001–2002||FC Sokol Saratov||27||(2)|
|2002||FC SKA Rostov-on-Don||10||(2)|
|2003||FC Lisma-Mordovia Saransk||40||(18)|
|2004||FC Uralan Elista||19||(2)|
|2005–2007||SC Rotor Volgograd||66||(29)|
|2007||FC Irtysh Pavlodar||13||(2)|
|2010–2014||FC Rotor Volgograd (assistant)|
|2014–2015||FC Rotor Volgograd|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Oleg Aleksandrovich Veretennikov (Russian: Олег Александрович Веретенников) (born January 5, 1970 in Revda, Sverdlovsk Oblast) is a professional association football coach and a former international footballer. He is the top goalscorer in the history of Russian Premier League, and holds several other goalscoring records. He last worked as a manager of FC Rotor Volgograd.
Most of Veretennikov's successes have come with SC Rotor Volgograd, for whom he played in 1992–1999. During that time he scored 143 goals, which makes him the best goalscorer in the Russian Premier League history (the next best goalscorer, Dmitry Loskov, has 109 goals as of January 1, 2007). He has also become the season's top goalscorer three times (in 1995, 1997, and 1998), which is also an unbeaten record. Veretennikov also holds a record for the most goals scored in one season (25 in 1995). He is also one of only two players (along with Victor Panchenko) to score five goals in a league match (on April 4, 1998 against Shinnik).
Despite impressive goalsoring record, Oleg Veretennikov played only four unimportant matches for the national team.
In 2000–2001 Veretennikov had two short spells with foreign clubs, and then played in several First Division teams. In 2005 he returned to Rotor, playing in the Second Division. In 2009 he played in FC Volgograd. In the end of 2009 Veretennikov retired from playing and became a coach.
His son Pavel Veretennikov is a professional footballer now.
- 1993 – Russian Premier League, runner-up
- 1995 – Russian Premier League, top scorer (25 goals)
- 1996 – Russian Premier League, 3rd position
- 1997 – Russian Premier League, runner-up
- 1997 – Russian Premier League, top scorer (22 goals)
- 1998 – Russian Premier League, top scorer (22 goals)
- 1993 – best attacking midfielder according to Sport-Express
- 1995 – best attacking midfielder according to Sport-Express
- 1997 – best attacking midfielder according to Sport-Express
- 1998 – best central midfielder according to Sport-Express
- 2005 – best player and best midfielder in the South Zone of Second Division according to Professional Football League.
- 2009 – best player and best midfielder of Russian Second Division, Zone South
* – played games and goals
- Dreaming to enter the field in Rotor shirt, Roman Savyolov, Football Weekly (Еженедельник "Футбол"), 47, 2003 (Russian)
- Web archive of Statistics at KLISF