Aleksei Miranchuk

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Aleksei Miranchuk
Alexey Miranchuk.jpg
Playing for Lokomotiv in 2017
Personal information
Full name Aleksei Andreyevich Miranchuk
Date of birth (1995-10-17) 17 October 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Slavyansk-na-Kubani, Russia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Lokomotiv Moscow
Number 59
Youth career
2008–2010 Olymp Slavyansk-na-Kubani
2011 Spartak Moscow
2011–2013 Lokomotiv Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Lokomotiv Moscow 161 (22)
National team
2012 Russia U17 5 (0)
2013 Russia U19 3 (1)
2013–2016 Russia U21 20 (1)
2015– Russia 25 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019

Aleksei Andreyevich Miranchuk (Russian: Алексей Андреевич Миранчук, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksʲej ɐnˈdrʲe(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ mʲɪrɐnˈtɕuk]; born 17 October 1995) is a Russian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or striker for Lokomotiv Moscow and the Russian national team.

Early years[edit]

Born in Slavyansk-na-Kubani, Miranchuk started playing football in his hometown football school Olymp. Then, he and his twin brother Anton arrived in Moscow, joining the youth ranks of Spartak Moscow. However, they did not last long in this club, being expelled because of their insufficient physical abilities.[2]

Then, the twin brothers were spotted by the managers of Lokomotiv Moscow, who invited them to join the club. Aleksei won three titles of Russian League in his age category and scored a goal in the final twice. In October 2012, he became MVP of the Russian Football Union cup.

Club career[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow[edit]

At the age of 17, Miranchuk made his debut in the Russian Premier League for Lokomotiv Moscow on 20 April 2013 as a starter in away game versus Kuban (0–0).[3] On 5 May 2013, Miranchuk scored his first senior goal and made first assist in away game against Amkar which Lokomotiv won 4–2.[4] He scored a header from Maicon pass in the first half and provided an assist for Renat Yanbayev in the second half.

He made his debut in UEFA Europa League on 28 August 2014,[5] coming on as a second-half substitution for Manuel Fernandes in a 1–4 defeat to Cypriot side Apollon Limassol.

His performances got him the title of the best Lokomotiv player of the month by fans' poll on social networks in April 2015[6] and May 2015.[7]

On 21 May 2015, Miranchuk scored a solo goal against Kuban Krasnodar in extra time of the Russian Cup final, helping Lokomotiv win the sixth Russian Cup title in history.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Russia national football team on 7 June 2015 in a friendly against Belarus at the Arena Khimki, replacing Yuri Zhirkov in the 71st minute and scoring Russia's third of a 4–2 victory twelve minutes later.

On 11 May 2018, he was included in Russia's extended 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.[8] On 3 June 2018, he was included in the finalized World Cup squad.[9] His only World Cup appearance came as a starter in the last group-stage game against Uruguay which Russia lost 0–3 and Miranchuk was substituted by Fyodor Smolov after an hour of play.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 10 November 2019[10]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lokomotiv Moscow 2012–13 6 1 0 0 6 1
2013–14 8 1 1 0 9 1
2014–15 17 1 3 1 1 0 21 2
2015–16 27 2 2 0 6 1 1 0 36 3
2016–17 29 3 5 2 34 5
2017–18 30 7 1 0 9 1 1 0 41 8
2018–19 30 3 7 2 6 0 1 0 44 5
2019–20 13 4 0 0 2 2 1 2 16 8
Total 160 22 19 5 24 4 4 2 207 33
Career total 160 22 19 5 24 4 4 2 207 33

International[edit]

As of 19 November 2019[11]
National team Year Apps Goals
Russia
2015 2 1
2016 3 0
2017 9 3
2018 6 0
2019 5 1
Total 25 5

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
3–2
4–2
Friendly
2. 28 March 2017 Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia  Belgium 2–3 3–3
3. 7 October 2017 VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia  South Korea 4–0 4–2
4. 14 November 2017 Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia  Spain 2–2 3–3
5. 19 November 2019 San Marino Stadium, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino 3–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 17 June 2018. p. 24.
  2. ^ "Player profile". Archived from the original on 23 May 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Match report". 20 April 2013. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Match report". 5 May 2013. Archived from the original on 7 May 2013.
  5. ^ "UEFA Europa League 2014/15 - History - Lokomotiv Moskva-Apollon". UEFA. 28 August 2014.
  6. ^ Алексей Миранчук – лучший игрок «Локомотива» в апреле! (in Russian). FC Lokomotiv Moscow. 5 May 2015.
  7. ^ Алексей Миранчук – лучший игрок «Локомотива» в мае (in Russian). FC Lokomotiv Moscow. 3 June 2015.
  8. ^ Расширенный состав для подготовки к Чемпионату мира (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 11 May 2018.
  9. ^ Заявка сборной России на Чемпионат мира FIFA 2018 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 3 June 2018.
  10. ^ Aleksei Miranchuk at Soccerway. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Miranchuk, Aleksei". National Football Teams. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  12. ^ Сейду Думбия - лучший игрок СОГАЗ-Чемпионата России (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 7 June 2014.

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