Aleksei Miranchuk

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Andreyevich and the family name is Miranchuk.
Aleksei Miranchuk
Aleksei Miranchuk 2013.jpg
Playing for Lokomotiv in 2013
Personal information
Full name Aleksei Andreyevich Miranchuk
Date of birth (1995-10-17) 17 October 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Slavyansk-na-Kubani, Russia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lokomotiv Moscow
Number 59
Youth career
Olymp Slavyansk-na-Kubani
Spartak Moscow
2011–13 Lokomotiv Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Lokomotiv Moscow 33 (3)
National team
2012 Russia U17 5 (0)
2013 Russia U19 3 (1)
2013– Russia U21 14 (1)
2015– Russia 2 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 July 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2015

Aleksei Andreyevich Miranchuk (Russian: Алексей Андреевич Миранчук; born October 17, 1995) is a Russian football midfielder, who currently plays for Lokomotiv Moscow.

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.[1]

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 April 20, 2013 as a starter in away game versus Kuban (0-0).[2]

On 5 May 2013, he scored his first senior goal and made first assist in away game against Amkar which Lokomotiv won 4-2.[3]

His performances got him the title of the best Lokomotiv player of the month by fans' poll on social networks in April 2015[4] and May 2015.[5]

On 21 May 2015, he scored the third Lokomotiv's goal in extra time of the 2015 Russian Cup Final vs Kuban, which Lokomotiv won 3-1, giving the club their first title in 8 years.

International[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.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow

Individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 31 May 2015
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Lokomotiv Moscow 2012–13 6 1 1 0 0 0 - - - 6 1 1
2013–14 8 1 0 1 0 0 - - - 9 1 0
2014–15 17 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 21 2 1
Total 31 3 1 4 1 0 1 0 1 36 4 2
Career total 31 3 1 4 1 0 1 0 1 36 4 2

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