Alan Dzagoev

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Yelizbarovich and the family name is Dzagoev.
Alan Dzagoev
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Dzagoev with CSKA Moscow in 2014
Personal information
Full name Alan Yelizbarovich Dzagoev
Date of birth (1990-06-17) 17 June 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Beslan, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
CSKA Moscow
Number 10
Youth career
Yunost Vladikavkaz
Konoplyov football academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Krylya Sovetov-SOK 37 (6)
2008– CSKA Moscow 203 (47)
National team
2009–2013 Russia U21 3 (1)
2008– Russia 50 (9)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 December 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2016

Alan Yelizbarovich Dzagoev (Russian: Алан Елизбарович Дзагоев, pronounced [ɐˈlan ɪlʲɪzˈbarəvʲɪtɕ dzɐˈgoɪf]; Ossetian: Дзæгъойты Елизбары фырт Алан; romanized as Dzagoyev; born 17 June 1990) is a Russian international footballer who plays as midfielder for PFC CSKA Moscow in the Russian Premier League and Russian national football team.

After joining Akademiya Tolyatti in 2006, he remained there for two seasons before transferring to CSKA Moscow. Following a successful debut season in the Russian Premier League, he won the award for Best Young Player in the league and made his way into the Russian national team. Despite his young age, he is already regarded as a star in Russia and his native North Ossetia.[1]

Dzagoev won 3 Russian Premier League titles and 4 Russian Cups.

A full international for Russia since 2008, he was the joint top scorer at UEFA Euro 2012 and also played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Early and personal life[edit]

Dzagoev, the younger of two sons of Yelizbar (who is commonly referred to as Tariel) and Lyana, was born and raised in Beslan, North Ossetia–Alania, to which his family, ethnic Ossetians from Georgia,[1] moved in 1989.[2] He played football on the streets with his brother Gela right up to the second grade of elementary school, when their mother, a passionate football fan, brought them to the Terek Beslan youth team.[3]

In 2000, Dzagoev moved to Vladikavkaz to play for a local youth team, Yunost. As their team used to attend Alania Vladikavkaz matches, he became their fan. He describes Valery Gazzaev, an Ossetic footballing legend who later became his coach at CSKA Moscow, as his childhood hero, also stating that Evgeni Aldonin and Frank Lampard were role models for him.[3]

In July 2005, Dzagoev joined the Konoplyov football academy.[4]

In November 2007, he became a player of CSKA Moscow.

In July 2012, Dzagoev married Zarema Abayeva, who is originally from North Ossetia-Alania's capital, Vladikavkaz.[5] They have two children - Elana (born 2013) and Khetag (born 2016).[6][7]

There is official website of Alan Dzagoev www.alan-dzagoev.com in Russian and English languages.[8]

Club career[edit]

Akademiya Tolyatti[edit]

From January 2006 to December 2007, Dzagoev played for Akademiya Tolyatti, formerly known as Krylia Sovetov-SOK, of the Russian Second Division. He made his professional debut on 29 April 2006 in a 1–2 home defeat against Tyumen.[9] He appeared in 37 matches and scored six goals for the team.

CSKA Moscow[edit]

Dzagoev playing for CSKA in May 2011

Dzagoev signed for CSKA Moscow before the start of the 2008 Premier League season.[10] His first appearance was as a substitute in a match against Luch. A couple of games later, he appeared in the starting lineup in the home match against FC Khimki and managed to score a goal and two assists. He was also a starter when the team won the 2008 Russian Cup final. In the round 13 game against bitter rivals Spartak Moscow, Dzagoev made three assists, helping CSKA to secure a 5–1 victory and since then he has become an undisputed member of the first eleven. Dzagoev was also the man of the match when he scored two goals in a 1–3 away victory against UEFA Cup winners Zenit Saint Petersburg.

At the end of the 2008 season, Dzagoev was chosen as Best Young Player of the Year by the Russian Football Union.[11]

In October 2008, it was reported that Real Madrid were interested in signing the player, but it was not confirmed. In 2008 season Dzagoev played 29 matches and scored 13 goals.

Dzagoev scored from a very tight angle during a Champions League match against Manchester United on 4 November 2009, which finished 3–3.,[12] and became one of the best player of this game. In 2009 season he played 40 marches and scored 10 goals.

On 2 December 2010, Dzagoev provided an assist for Sekou Oliseh and later added a cool finish as CSKA defeated Lausanne-Sports 5–1 in their penultimate group game, securing first place in Group F of the Europa League.[13] In the final group game against Sparta Prague on 15 December, Dzagoev scored the opening goal as CSKA dropped their first points of their European campaign, succumbing to a 1–1 draw.[14]

On 24 September 2011, Dzagoev scored the winning goal of a 3–1 Premier League victory over Volga Nizhny Novgorod.[15] Three days later, Dzagoev scored a 45th-minute goal against Internazionale and a later strike from Vágner Love put the hosts level, until a late goal from Mauro Zárate gave the Italians a 3–2 victory.[16] Dzagoev provided the cross from which CSKA debutant Pontus Wernbloom netted the equalizer in their 1–1 draw against Real Madrid in their first leg Round of 16 clash on 21 February 2012.[17]

In 2012/2013 CSKA won Russian Premier League title and Dzagoev became the best left midfielder.[18] In 2013/2014 season CSKA became the champion of Russian Premier League again and Dzagoev played 23 matches and scored 3 goals in all competitions.

2015/2016 season became one of the best in his career. On 21 May 2016 in the last match of Premier League with Rubin Dzagoev scored the winning goal and CSKA won another Russian Premier League title.[19] In this season he played 43 matches, scores 8 goals and 11 assists in all club competitions.[20]

International career[edit]

Dzagoev with the Russia national football team in 2011

After a string of impressive performances at club level, Dzagoev was called up to Russia squad for a 2010 World Cup qualification match against Germany scheduled for 11 October 2008.[21] He made his debut as a half-time substitute, at the age of 18 years and 116 days,[22] thus becoming the youngest outfield player ever to compete for Russia, and second youngest overall after goalkeeper and CSKA teammate Igor Akinfeev.[23] Dzagoev nearly earned the team a crucial away draw as he flicked the ball past Germany's goalkeeper René Adler, but hit the crossbar.[24]

After the game, Russia manager Guus Hiddink stated, "He's gelled into the team very well... Alan is a really clever player with the ability to make a killer pass and stretch the play. He proved that in Germany once again."[25] Dzagoev himself, however, being unhappy with the defeat, labeled his debut "a flop."[25]

He scored his first international goal on 8 October 2010 in a 2–3 away victory over the Republic of Ireland in the qualifying round of UEFA Euro 2012.[26] He was confirmed for the finalized Euro 2012 squad on 25 May 2012.[27] Dzagoev scored two goals in Russia's opening game of the Euro 2012 tournament against the Czech Republic on 8 June 2012, a 4–1 victory.[28][29] Dzagoev added his third goal of the tournament in his side's second game against. Poland,[30] earning a 1–1 draw for his side.[31] With three goals scored, he finished the tournament as joint-top scorer, amongst elite company — Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres, Mario Gómez, Mario Balotelli, and Mario Mandžukić.

On 2 June 2014, he was included in Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.[32] Dzagoev appeared as a substitute in all three of the team's matches as Russia were eliminated at the group stage.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Russia's goal tally first.[33]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 October 2010 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland  Republic of Ireland 2–0 3–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
2. 7 October 2011 Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina, Slovakia  Slovakia 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
3. 11 October 2011 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Czech Republic 1–0 6–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
4. 4–0
5. 8 June 2012 Stadion Miejski, Wrocław, Poland  Andorra 1–0 4–1 UEFA Euro 2012
6. 3–1
7. 12 June 2012 Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland  Poland 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 2012
8. 15 August 2012 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Ivory Coast 1–0 1–1 Friendly
9. 8 September 2015 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 6–0 7–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 3 December 2016[34][35]
Club Season League Cup Super Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Krylia Sovetov SOK 2006 12 1 0 1 0 0 13 1 0
2007 25 5 0 1 0 0 26 5 0
Total 37 6 0 2 0 0 39 6 0
CSKA Moscow 2008 20 8 10 3 2 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 29 13 10
2009 27 7 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 10 3 1 40 10 13
2010 24 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 2 4 36 8 10
2011–12 31 5 14 5 0 0 1 0 0 11 1 4 48 6 18
2012–13 24 7 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 30 7 10
2013–14 18 3 5 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 23 3 6
2014–15 21 5 6 3 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 27 7 8
2015–16 29 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 1 41 7 6
2016–17 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 12 1 3
Total 203 47 71 23 4 2 4 0 1 56 12 10 286 62 84
Career Total 240 53 71 25 4 2 4 0 1 56 12 10 325 68 84

International[edit]

As of 6 September 2016[34][36]
National team Year Apps Goals
Russia
2008 2 0
2009 3 0
2010 6 1
2011 6 3
2012 10 4
2013 2 0
2014 13 0
2015 6 1
2016 2 0
Total 50 9

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

CSKA Moscow

Individual[edit]

  • In the list of 33 best football players of the championship of Russia (5): 2008 (No. 3 Central Midfielder), 2009 (No. 2 Central Midfielder), 2011/12 (No. 2 Central Midfielder), 2012/13 (No. 1 Left Midfielder), 2013/14 (No. 3 Central Midfielder), 2014/2015 (No. 3 Left Midfielder), 2015/2016 (No. 1 Left Midfielder)
  • Russian Premier League Best Young Player (1): 2008
  • UEFA European Football Championship Top Goalscorer (1): 2012
  • Member of symbolic team of UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship: 2013[37]
  • GQ Russia Men of The Year Awards - 2013[38]

References[edit]

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