Playing for Lokomotiv in 2015
|Full name||Aleksei Andreyevich Miranchuk|
|Date of birth||17 October 1995|
|Place of birth||Slavyansk-na-Kubani, Russia|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.
Aleksei Andreyevich Miranchuk (Russian: Алексей Андреевич Миранчук; born 17 October 1995) is a Russian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Lokomotiv Moscow and the Russian national team.
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.
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.
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). On 5 May 2013, Miranchuk scored his first senior goal and made first assist in away game against Amkar which Lokomotiv won 4-2. 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 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.
- As of 3 April 2016
- Scores and results list Russia's goal tally first.
|1.||7 June 2015||Arena Khimki, Khimki, Russia||Belarus||
- Lokomotiv Moscow
- (Russian) Profile at Russian Football Premier League site
- (Russian) Profile at FC Lokomotiv Moscow site
- "Player profile".
- "Match report". 20 April 2013.
- "Match report". 5 May 2013.
- "UEFA Europa League 2014/15 - History - Lokomotiv Moskva-Apollon". UEFA. 28 August 2014.
- Алексей Миранчук – лучший игрок «Локомотива» в апреле! (in Russian). FC Lokomotiv Moscow. 5 May 2015.
- Алексей Миранчук – лучший игрок «Локомотива» в мае (in Russian). FC Lokomotiv Moscow. 3 June 2015.
- Сейду Думбия - лучший игрок СОГАЗ-Чемпионата России (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 7 June 2014.
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