Roman Eremenko

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Alekseevich and the family name is Eremenko.
Roman Eremenko
Roman Eremenko 2011.jpg
With Rubin in 2011
Personal information
Full name Roman Alekseevich Eremenko
Date of birth (1987-03-19) 19 March 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rubin Kazan
Number 23
Youth career
1999–2003 HJK
2003–2004 Jaro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Jaro 19 (3)
2005–2009 Udinese 13 (0)
2007 Siena (loan) 11 (0)
2008–2009 Dynamo Kyiv (loan) 19 (1)
2009–2011 Dynamo Kyiv 58 (4)
2011– Rubin Kazan 73 (11)
National team
Finland U-17 6 (3)
Finland U-19 5 (0)
2006–2008 Finland U-21 5 (0)
2007– Finland 60 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2014

Roman Alekseevich Eremenko (Russian: Рома́н Алексеевич Ерёменко; Ukrainian: Роман Олексійович Єрьоменко) (born 19 March 1987 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian-born Finnish footballer who plays for FC Rubin Kazan in the Russian Premier League. He is best known for his time in Dynamo Kyiv, with whom he became leader, winning the Ukrainian Premier League title in 2009, and playing in the Champions and Europa Leagues. He also plays regularly for the Finland national football team.

Eremenko plays in the position of central midfielder but can also operate as a winger and occasional right-back. He is a very creative player, who does not score often, but frequently makes it to most assists tables.

Eremenko has also become a leader of Rubin Kazan and the manager Kurban Berdeyev has set out to build the squad around Eremenko who possesses fantastic technical ability and has matured into Rubin's best player and one of the top players in the Russian league. Many top teams such as Inter Milan have expressed a concrete interest in the player.

Club career[edit]

He made his Veikkausliiga debut for Jaro in 2004 at the age of 17. In the early 2005 season he was already one of the team's key players.

Udinese[edit]

In the summer of 2005 Eremenko signed a five-year deal with Udinese. He made his Serie A debut on the first day of the 2006–07 season against Messina. He was loaned to A.C. Siena on 31 January 2007, where he played 11 games. During the summer of 2007 he returned to Udinese.

In October 2007, Eremenko, Andrea Dossena, Cristián Zapata, and Simone Pepe were awarded a new contract until June 2012.[1]

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

In August 2008, he was loaned to FC Dynamo Kyiv, until 31 May 2009. On 22 May 2009 FC Dynamo Kyiv officials, and head coach Yuriy Semin are keeping Russian-born Finnish midfielder, he has signed on a permanent basis until 2014. During his three years at Dynamo, Eremenko established himself as a leader of the team.

Eremenko debuted in the Champions League on 17 September 2008, in a home game against Arsenal London. That week, he also scored his first goal in the Ukrainian Premier League, netting a pass from Tiberiu Ghioane on the 8th minute of a game against Chornomorets Odessa.

Eremenko scored his first goal in the Champions League on 10 December 2008 on Fenerbahce S.K..

During the 2009–10 season, he took part in a total of 35 official matches for Dynamo, 26 of which were in the Ukrainian championship, and scored 1 goal.

In the 2010–11 season, besides continuing his successful performance for Dynamo domestically, Eremenko became the top assistant of the Europa League.

After a total of three years of playing for Dynamo, Eremenko played in a total of 127 official games, and scored seven goals. He also won the 2008-09 Ukrainian Premier League, and the Ukrainian Super Cups in 2009 and 2011.

Rubin Kazan[edit]

In the last stages of the summer transfer window in 2011, Eremenko signed with Russian club Rubin Kazan for a reported fee of 13M €, which is the highest transfer fee ever paid for a Finnish player. His older brother Aleksei also signed a contract with Rubin Kazan in August 2011.[2] On 26 November Roman scored his first goal for Rubin, in a 2–0 home victory over Dynamo Moscow.

On 9 May 2012 he scored the game's only goal in the Russian Cup final.

International career[edit]

Eremenko made his international debut in Finland's national team in 6 June 2007 against Belgium. He has been a regular member for Finland ever since. He scored his first goal for Finland from penalty spot in 3 March 2010 in a friendly match against Malta.

Personal life[edit]

Eremenko moved to Finland with his family at the age of three when his father, former FC Dynamo Moscow and FC Spartak Moscow player Alexei Eremenko Sr., came to play in Finland with FF Jaro. He was granted Finnish citizenship in 2003, but still holds a Russian passport as well, Eremenko is the younger brother of Alexei Eremenko Jr. His father took over as manager in Jaro in August 2009.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv
Rubin Kazan

Individual[edit]

  • Finnish Football Association Player of the Year: 2011[3]
  • Finnish Sports’ Journalists Player of the Year: 2011[4]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 31 May 2014[5]
Finland national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 6 0
2008 8 0
2009 10 0
2010 8 1
2011 9 0
2012 6 1
2013 10 1
2014 3 1
Total 60 4

International goals[edit]

Finland's score given first. As of 31 May 2014.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CALCIO, UDINESE: IN QUATTRO RINNOVANO FINO AL 2012". la Repubblica (in Italian). 12 October 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Роман Еременко остается в "Динамо"" (in Russian). Dynamo Kyiv. 23 May 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Palloliiton Vuoden Pelaaja
  4. ^ Lajien parhaat 2011 on valittu
  5. ^ http://www.palloliitto.fi/maajoukkueet/miesten-maajoukkue/pelaajat/roman-eremenko
  6. ^ "Eremenko Roman" (in Finnish). Suomen Palloliitto (Football Association of Finland). Retrieved 29 June 2014. 

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