Sergei Karimov

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Sergei Karimov
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-12-21) 21 December 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Saran, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
SSV Velstove
0000–2000 SSV Vorsfelde
2000–2006 VfL Wolfsburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 VfL Wolfsburg II 81 (2)
2007–2011 VfL Wolfsburg 5 (0)
2011–2012 MSV Duisburg 2 (0)
National team
2010– Kazakhstan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 February 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sergei Karimov (German:Sergej Karimow, Russian: Сергей Каримов) (born 21 December 1986 in Saran) is a Kazakh footballer who last played for MSV Duisburg.

Personal life[edit]

Sergei Karimov is of German descent on his mother's side and Russian on his father's side.[1] He was born in today Kazakh city Saran, but grew up in Wolfsburg.

Career[edit]

In the 2005–06 season, Karimov began playing for the VfL Wolfsburg reserve side, who operated in Oberliga Nord. The following season, he had appeared for the side on 19 occasions, now playing in Regionalliga Nord, before manager Bernd Hollerbach recommended him to Felix Magath's senior team.

On 8 December 2007, Karimov made his first Bundesliga appearance against VfB Stuttgart. On 30 January 2008 he played in a German Cup round of 16 match against Schalke 04. He scored a 90th minute equaliser, before scoring the decider in the penalty shootout. Karimov subsequently signed a professional contract with the Wolfsburg until 2010[2] and was promoted to the reserve team in summer 2009.

International career[edit]

In February 2008, the Football Federation of Kazakhstan made an official invitation to Karimov to play for the national team. The player's final decision was to be made in the summer, after the season's finish.[3] On 11 August 2010, Karimov made his first appearance in a 3–1 victory over Oman.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shainski, Efim (15 September 2009). "ДВА СЕРГЕЯ, КОТОРЫЕ ИГРАЮТ В ГЕРМАНИИ, А БОЛЕЮТ ЗА РОССИЮ". sport-express.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sergej Karimow unterschrieb Profivertrag bei den „Wölfen“". VfLWolfsburg.de. 13 December 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Sergej Karimov invited to play for native country". Sbornaya.kz. 24 February 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Kazakhstan 3–1 Oman". kff.kz. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 

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