Aleksandr Golovin (footballer)

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Aleksandr Golovin
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Golovin playing for Russia at the 2018 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Sergeyevich Golovin
Date of birth (1996-05-30) 30 May 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Kaltan, Russia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Monaco
Number 17
Youth career
2001–2009 DYuSSh Kaltan
2009–2011 Metallurg Novokuznetsk
2012–2014 CSKA Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 CSKA Moscow 81 (9)
2018– Monaco 9 (0)
National team
2013 Russia U17 15 (1)
2014 Russia U18 4 (2)
2014–2015 Russia U19 11 (2)
2015 Russia U21 3 (0)
2015– Russia 25 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2018

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Golovin (Russian: Александр Сергеевич Головин; born 30 May 1996) is a Russian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for AS Monaco and the Russian national team.

Early life[edit]

Golovin was born to a mining family in the small mining town of Kaltan in Southern Siberia, Russia. Since childhood, he was friends with Aleksandr Plyasunov, a coach at the local youth sports school. When Golovin was six years old, he started playing football under Plyasunov, before moving on to the school of FC Novokuznetsk (then called Metallurg-Zapsib) and the Olympic reserve school in Leninsk-Kuznetsky. After playing for Metallurg, he was invited to play for the squad of the Siberian team. It was during this time that Golovin attracted the attention of scouts and was invited to play for PFC CSKA Moscow.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

CSKA Moscow[edit]

Golovin debuted playing for PFC CSKA Moscow on 24 September 2014 against FC Khimik Dzerzhinsk in the 1/16 round of the Russian Cup. He made the starting lineup and was subbed out in the 88th minute of the game.[4]

Golovin made his Russian Football Premier League debut for PFC CSKA Moscow on 14 March 2015 in a game against FC Mordovia Saransk as a sub in the 72nd minute of the game.[5] He made his UEFA Champions League debut against Sparta Prague on 5 August 2015, subbing in for Alan Dzagoev.[6]. He scored his first goal for CSKA on 9 April 2016 against FC Mordovia Saransk.[7]

In the summer of 2017, Arsenal offered between £8 and £10 million for Golovin, but CSKA declined the transfer.[8]

On 2 December 2016, Golovin extended his contract with CSKA Moscow until the end of the 2020–21 season.[9]

AS Monaco[edit]

On 27 July 2018, Golovin signed a five-year contract with AS Monaco for an undisclosed, but record-transfer fee, from CSKA Moscow.[10][11] Golovin made his debut for Monaco on 21 September 2018, coming on as a substitute during the 72nd minute.[12] He made his first start in the Ligue 1 on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, against Angers FC.

International career[edit]

Golovin playing for Russia at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Golovin won the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship with Russia national under-17 football team, with which he also participated in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Later Golovin went on to represent the Russia national under-19 football team at the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where Russia came in second place. Golovin made his debut for the Russia national football team on 7 June 2015 in a friendly game against Belarus at the Arena Khimki, replacing captain Roman Shirokov in the 61st minute and scoring Russia's second goal of a 4–2 victory 16 minutes later.

On 11 May 2018, he was included in Russia's extended 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.[13] On 3 June 2018, he was included in the finalized World Cup squad.[14] On 14 June 2018, he played a crucial role in Russia's 5–0 victory over Saudi Arabia making two assists and scoring the final goal, a free-kick in the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 4 December 2018[16]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
CSKA Moscow 2014–15 Russian Premier League 7 0 3 0 0 0 10 0
2015–16 17 1 4 2 2 0 23 3
2016–17 30 3 0 0 6 0 1 0 37 3
2017–18 27 5 1 0 15 2 43 7
Total 81 9 8 2 - - 23 2 1 0 113 13
Monaco 2018–19 Ligue 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
Career total 90 9 8 2 0 0 25 2 1 0 124 13

International[edit]

As of 7 July 2018[17]
Russia
Year Apps Goals
2015 1 1
2016 7 1
2017 7 0
2018 8 1
Total 23 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Russia's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 June 2015 Arena Khimki, Khimki, Russia  Belarus 2–2 4–2 Friendly
2. 26 March 2016 Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia  Lithuania 2–0 3–0
3. 14 June 2018 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Saudi Arabia 5–0 5–0 2018 FIFA World Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

CSKA Moscow

International[edit]

Russia U-17
Russia U-19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "aleksandr-golovin" (PDF). AS Monaco. 17 June 2018. p. 24.
  2. ^ "«Футбольные боги сегодня на нашей стороне!»: первый тренер Александра Головина поздравил сборную России с выходом в четвертьфинал". Комсомольская правда. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Никто не верит, что тут начинала главная звезда русского футбола". Sports.ru. 20 April 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  4. ^ "ФУТБОЛ РОССИЯ КУБОК РОССИИ 2014-15" (in Russian). sportbox.ru. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  5. ^ "CSKA-Mordovia game protocol". Russian Football Premier League. 14 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Матч Спарта П - ЦСКА, онлайн трансляция, 5 августа 2015, ЛИГА ЧЕМПИОНОВ, 3-й отборочный раунд. Турнир 15". Спорт-Экспресс. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  7. ^ "РОССИЯ. Премьер-лига. 23-й тур" (in Russian). Спорт-Экспресс. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Нобель Арустамян: «Арсенал» предлагал за Головина 8-10 млн фунтов, «Челси» тоже хотел его приобрести»" (in Russian). sports.ru. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Александр Головин и ПФК ЦСКА продлили контракт до 2021 года". pfc-cska.com (in Russian). CSKA Moscow. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Aleksandr Golovin joins AS Monaco". asmonaco.com/. AS Monaco FC. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Aleksandr Golovin moves to AS Monaco". pfc-cska.com/. PFC CSKA Moscow. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Monaco vs Nimes". Sky Sports. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Расширенный состав для подготовки к Чемпионату мира" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 11 May 2018.
  14. ^ Заявка сборной России на Чемпионат мира FIFA 2018 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 3 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Russia coast past Saudi Arabia and leave them all smiling in Putin's place". Guardian. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  16. ^ "A.Golovin". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  17. ^ "Aleksandr Golovin". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 11 April 2016.

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