Vladislav Bezborodov

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Vladislav Bezborodov
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Personal information
Full name Vladislav Yuryevich Bezborodov
Date of birth (1973-01-15) January 15, 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth St. Petersburg, Russian SFSR
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991 Zenit St. Petersburg 5 (0)
1998 Dynamo St. Petersburg 40 (9)
1999–2001 Ventspils 48 (27)
2001 Dinamo Minsk 5 (0)
2001 Shakhtsyor Salihorsk 12 (6)
2002 Torpedo-MAZ Minsk 22 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vladislav Yuryevich Bezborodov (Russian: Владислав Юрьевич Безбородов; born January 15, 1973 in St. Petersburg) is a Russian professional football referee and a former footballer. As a player, he played for Zenit St. Petersburg, Dynamo St. Petersburg, Dinamo Minsk, and Ventspils. He took a six-year break from football after 5 matches for Zenit in 1991 to study in the United States, where he earned a degree in sports management and business administration.[1] He made his return to Russia in 1998 with Dynamo St. Petersburg in the Russian Second Division.[2] His father Yuri Bezborodov played professionally in 1960s and 1970s for FC Irtysh Omsk and FC Dynamo Leningrad.

Bezborodov became a FIFA referee in 2009.[3] He was selected as one of three Russian referees in the summer of 2010, alongside Maksim Layushkin and Stanislav Sukhina, to work UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches for the upcoming season. Starting in 2012, he officiated in 2014 World Cup qualifying, taking charge of the match between the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.[4]

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