Andrei Stepanov (footballer)
|Full name||Andrei Stepanov|
|Date of birth||16 March 1979|
|Place of birth||Tallinn, Estonia|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2012
2009 he received a short-term contract with Watford F.C., when manager Brendan Rodgers looked to add experience and defensive cover to his squad. On 7 April 2009 he made the league debut (and what proved to be his only appearance) for his new club as a late substitute against Southampton in a 2–2 draw.
In February 2011, he was on a trial at Swedish Allsvenskan side Syrianska FC. On 16 March 2011, he signed a 1+1 year deal with Belarusian Premier League newcomers FC Gomel after a successful trial. He scored his first goal for Gomel on April 2, 2011, in a 1–1 draw against FC Naftan Novopolotsk.
He is an Estonia national football team regular with over 80 caps to his name, and often plays alongside Raio Piiroja in the national side at the heart of defence. Just like Piiroja, he joined FC Flora Tallinn under then manager Teitur Thordarson, before heading off to Russia.
|2012||Aris Limassol F.C.||I||10||1|
|2009/10||Neftchi Baku PFC||I||2||0|
|2006||FC Torpedo Moscow||I||16||0|
|2005||FC Torpedo Moscow||I||24||1|
|2004||FC Torpedo Moscow||I||18||1|
|2003||FC Flora Tallinn||I||26||3|
|2002||FC Flora Tallinn||I||22||2|
|2001||FC Flora Tallinn||I||26||1|
|2000||FC Flora Tallinn||I||24||0|
|1997/98||FC TVMK Tallinn||I||3||0|
|1996/97||FC TVMK Tallinn||I||12||0|
|1995/96||FC TVMK Tallinn||I||1||0|
- FC Flora Tallinn
- FC Gomel
- Belarusian Cup: 2011
- "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-15.
- "Watford 2–2 Southampton". BBC. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
- "Stepanov viibib testimisel Rootsi klubis" [Stepanov on trial at Swedish club] (in Estonian). Postimees. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
- "Update: Andrei Stepanov hakkab mängima Valgevene kõrgliigas" (in Estonian). Delfi. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
- "Update: Andrei Stepanov lõi Valgevene liigas värava" (in Estonian). Postimees. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
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