Yegor Titov

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Yegor Titov
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Personal information
Full name Yegor Ilyich Titov
Date of birth (1976-05-29) May 29, 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Playmaker, deep-lying striker
Youth career
1983–1992 Spartak Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2008 Spartak Moscow 428 (100)
2008–2009 FC Khimki 12 (1)
2009–2010 Lokomotiv Astana 24 (6)
Total 464 (107)
National team
1998–2007 Russia 41 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:19, November 25, 2008 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 1, 2008

Yegor Ilyich Titov (Егор Ильич Титов) (born May 29, 1976 in Moscow) is a retired association footballer who played midfielder, who last played for Lokomotiv Astana. He was a goal scoring midfielder playing in "the hole" between the midfield and attack. He was well known for his vision, close control and accurate passing. Other than that he was a renowned set-piece taker and is well known for his temperament.

Career[edit]

Titov spent the majority of his club career at Spartak Moscow, starting in 1995, helping them to six consecutive league titles, and winning Russian Player of the Year in 1998 and 2000. He played for Russia at the 2002 World Cup and has amassed over 30 caps for his country. After a Euro 2004 playoff against Wales he was tested positive for the banned substance bromantan and received a 12-month suspension.[2] Later, former Spartak players Maksim Demenko and Vladyslav Vashchuk along with physio Artyom Katulin blamed Katulin's assistant Anatoly Schukin, who allegedly acted on behalf of manager Andrey Chernyshov.[3][4] In 2008, Titov had made similar statements in his interview to Soviet Sports.[5] After the ban, he has continued playing for Spartak and has been a major figure for the club when Spartak managed to finish 2nd in the 2005, 2006 and 2007 seasons, thus qualifying for the Champions League.

In 2002, Titov was reportedly close to a move to La Liga side Atlético Madrid, but eventually decided against joining the Spanish outfit.

Titov, who was just several years ago was considered one of Russia's key players stopped playing for the team when he refused to be called up for a Euro 2008 qualifying match against Estonia, saying the reason was because his wife was pregnant and he wants to spend more time with her.

Due to several factors, including a recent severe loss of form and conflicts with Spartak Moscow's manager, Titov became unsettled and, in August 2008, left to join FC Khimki.

In the beginning of 2009, Yegor signed with the newly formed club Lokomotiv Astana. He joined the Kazakh side with his former teammate Andrey Tikhonov.[6]

He retired in early 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile". FootballDatabase.eu. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  2. ^ BBC (January 27, 2004). "Uefa to hear Wales appeal". BBC News. Retrieved April 15, 2007. 
  3. ^ Igor Rabiner (April 29, 2005). "Bromantaned Spartak". Sport-Express. Retrieved April 15, 2007.  (Russian)
  4. ^ Lenta.ru (April 16, 2004). "Titov was drugged by Spartak assistant physio". Retrieved April 15, 2007.  (Russian)
  5. ^ "Interview with Yegor Titov" (in Russian). Soviet Sports. November 28, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2008. 
  6. ^ Lokomotiv signed Titov and Tikhonov Sport.gazeta.kz Feb 15, 2009

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