Valeriy Petrakov

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Valeriy Petrakov
Valeriy Petrakov 2012.jpg
Coaching Khimki in 2012
Personal information
Full name Valeriy Yuryevich Petrakov
Date of birth (1958-05-16) 16 May 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Bryansk, USSR
Playing position Striker
Youth career
FC Dynamo Bryansk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975-1976 FC Dynamo Bryansk
1976-1980 FC Lokomotiv Moscow 107 (36)
1981-1985 FC Torpedo Moscow 122 (33)
1986 FC Lokomotiv Moscow 23 (2)
1987-1989 BSG Einheit Wernigerode (East Germany) ? (21)
1989-1990 Motor Nordhausen ? (10)
1990-1991 IFK Luleå ? (33)
1992 Notvikens IK (Sweden)
National team
1978 USSR 2 (1)
Teams managed
1997-2001 FC Torpedo Moscow (assistant)
2001-2003 FC Tom Tomsk
2004-2005 FC Moscow
2005 FC Rostov
2006-2008 FC Tom Tomsk
2009 FC Alania Vladikavkaz
2011 FC Dynamo Bryansk
2012-2012 FC Khimki
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Valeriy Yuryevich Petrakov (Russian: Валерий Юрьевич Петраков, born 16 May 1958 in Bryansk, Russia) is a former Soviet soccer striker and current Russian coach.

Playing career[edit]

In 1975, at the age of 17, Petrakov began his career with his local team, FC Dynamo Bryansk. In 1976, he transferred to FC Lokomotiv Moscow where he would play for four seasons. He played for FC Torpedo Moscow from 1981–1985 and returned to Lokomotiv Moscow for one more season in 1986.

Petrakov spent his final six years abroad with FSV Wacker 90 Nordhausen in Germany and then with IFK Luleå in Sweden before retiring to coaching. His playing career included two caps and one goal for the Soviet National Team. He was a member of the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship champion as well as the 1980 European Youth Championship winner. In 1986, he played on Lokomotiv's successful Soviet Cup squad.

Coaching career[edit]

Immediately after retirement, he was appointed as manager for IFK Luleå, where he finished his playing career. In 1995, he returned to Russia to head another former club, Torpedo Moscow. While he did not win any championships at Torpedo, his clubs appeared in the UEFA Cup in 1996-1997 and 2000-2001. His club also appeared in the 1997 Intertoto Cup.

In 2001, he moved to Tomsk which played in the Russian First Division at the time. Failing to achieve promotion there, he returned to the Russian Premier League with FC Moscow. He had a brief, unsuccessful stint with FC Rostov in 2005 where he was dismissed after four matches.

He returned to Tomsk for the 2006 season and achieved an 8th place finish. He signs a contract as the new Head Coach from FC Alania Vladikavkaz on 4 December 2008 [1].

Personal life[edit]

His son Yuri Petrakov is now a professional footballer.

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