Aleksandr Samedov

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Sergeyevich and the family name is Samedov.
Aleksandr Samedov
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With Russia in 2015
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Sergeyevich Samedov
Date of birth (1984-07-19) 19 July 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Spartak Moscow
Number 19
Youth career
1995–2000 Spartak Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Spartak Moscow 47 (6)
2005–2008 Lokomotiv Moscow 49 (3)
2008–2009 FC Moscow 44 (7)
2010–2012 Dynamo Moscow 70 (9)
2012–2016 Lokomotiv Moscow 128 (26)
2017– Spartak Moscow 3 (1)
National team
2011– Russia 34 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2016

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Samedov (Russian: Александр Сергеевич Самедов, born 19 July 1984 in Moscow) is a Russian professional footballer who currently plays for Spartak Moscow as a right winger. He has played for the Russia national football team since 2011 and was selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Samedov was born in Moscow, Soviet Union, his father is Azerbaijani[1][2] and his mother is Russian. In 2012 he declared he had converted to Christianity on the advice of his wife Yulia after a spell of depression.[3][4]

Club career[edit]

He was a pupil of the Spartak Moscow academy and was considered one of their most talented youngsters and is a splendid dribbler. He was a regular in the first team under Nevio Scala but when Aleksandrs Starkovs came he lost his place in the first team. Spartak Moscow then purchased the speedy Vladimir Bystrov, and in the summer of 2005 Samedov left for Lokomotiv Moscow for €3.4 million. However, Samedov failed to succeed in Loko, and in 2008 joined FC Moscow. Having shown great progress under direction of Miodrag Božović, he chose to become part of a bigger club and went to Dynamo Moscow during the 2009–10 winter transfer period. On 27 June 2012, Samedov moved to Lokomotiv, where he played earlier. According to the source close to the club, Lokomotiv paid about 8.2 million € for his services.

Samedov with Lokomotiv in 2012

During his second spell at Lokomotiv, Samedov established himself as starting XI fixture at right wing. In May 2013, when he added some goals to his usual good amount of assistances, he managed to win monthly poll among Loko fans in the social networks for the best player of the month.[5] He won this poll for the second time in April 2014.[6] After the end of 2013-14 season, club organized new poll among Loko fans in the social networks to name the best player of the season. The award went to Samedov with 32.3 percent of votes.[7]

On 16 January 2017, he returned to FC Spartak Moscow.[8]

International career[edit]

In 2003, Samedov first visited Baku to hold discussions on representing the Azerbaijan national football team. He rejected the offer as it would have meant he had to rescind his Russian passport.[3]

At international level Samedov has played for the Russia U-21s. He was called up to the Russia national football team in late September 2011 for the first time. On 7 October 2011, Samedov made his debut for the senior national team of Russia after coming on as a last-minute substitute for Alan Dzagoev in the 1-0 away win against Slovakia in a Euro 2012 qualifier.

On 2 June 2014, he was included in Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.[9]

Honours[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow

Individual[edit]

  • List of 33 top players of the Russian league: 2013/14.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 26 November 2016
Club Season League Cup Europe Other[10] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spartak Moscow 2002 1 0 1 0
2003 6 0 1 0 7 0
2004 29 6 1 0 7 2 1 0 38 8
2005 11 0 2 1 13 1
Total 47 6 4 1 7 2 1 0 59 9
Lokomotiv Moscow 2005 9 0 6 1 15 1
2006 13 0 1 0 2 0 16 0
2007 23 3 4 0 6 1 33 4
2008 4 0 4 0
Total 49 3 5 0 14 2 0 0 68 5
FC Moscow 2008 17 2 2 0 4 2 23 4
2009 27 5 3 0 30 5
Total 44 7 5 0 4 2 0 0 53 9
Dynamo Moscow 2010 27 3 2 1 29 4
2011–12 43 6 6 0 49 6
Total 70 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 78 10
Lokomotiv Moscow 2012–13 26 2 1 0 27 2
2013–14 30 7 30 7
2014–15 29 4 5 0 2 0 36 4
2015–16 28 9 8 5 1 0 37 14
2016–17 15 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 17 5
Total 128 26 8 1 10 5 1 0 147 32
Career total 338 51 29 3 35 11 2 0 405 65

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International goals[edit]

References[edit]

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