Aleksandr Shirko

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Aleksandr Shirko
Shirko in 2008
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Petrovich Shirko
Date of birth (1976-11-24) 24 November 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Khimki (scout)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2001 Spartak Moscow 127 (40)
2001–2003 Torpedo Moscow 61 (22)
2004 Shinnik Yaroslavl 27 (7)
2005 Terek Grozny 3 (0)
2005–2006 Shinnik Yaroslavl 34 (6)
2007–2008 Tom Tomsk 28 (3)
2009 FC MVD Rossii Moscow 12 (1)
Total 292 (79)
National team
1999–2001 Russia 6 (1)
Teams managed
2018– FC Khimki (scout)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Aleksandr Petrovich Shirko (Russian: Александр Петрович Ширко; born 24 November 1976) is a Russian football scout and a former player. He works as a scout of FC Khimki.

Playing career[edit]

Shirko started his professional career with Spartak Moscow, with whom he won six Russian Premier League titles, from 1996 to 2001, and become one of the top scorers of the UEFA Cup in the 1997/1998 season, before leaving for city-rivals Torpedo.
In 2004 Shirko joined Shinnik Yaroslavl as part of a loan deal from Torpedo, but then extended his stay at the club by two years.
In 2006 Aleksandr Shirko was involved in a fight with Shinnik fans, after a disappointing 1–6 defeat to Rostov. That accident earned him a ten-match ban.
At the start of 2007, Shirko signed with Tom Tomsk, in club's attempt to replace Pavel Pogrebnyak, who left for Zenit Saint Petersburg.
During his professional career, Shirko earned six caps for Russia national football team from 1999 to 2001, scoring one goal in a 3–0 win over Faroe Islands in 2001.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2001-09-05 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands  Faroe Islands 0 – 3 0–3 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification

External links[edit]