Andrey Grushin

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Andrey Grushin
Personal information
Full name Andrey Olegovich Grushin
Date of birth (1988-03-29) 29 March 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Moscow, Russia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
TTM Lopburi F.C.
Youth career
1996 – 2003 FC Spartak Moscow (academy)
2003 – 2005 FC Dinamo Moscow (academy)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 FC Dinamo Moscow (res) 12 (0)
2007–2008 Vålerenga Fotball (res) 26 (0)
2008 FC Volochanin-Ratmir 4 (0)
2008–2009 Atlantik 97 (Germany) 16 (0)
2009 FC MVD Rossii Moscow 0 (0)
2010 FC Olimp Fryazino 30 (0)
2011–2012 FC Volochanin-Ratmir 27 (0)
2012–2013 FC Zenit Čáslav 8 (0)
2013– TTM Lopburi F.C. 0 (0)
National team
2002–2004 Russia U-16 1 (0)
2004–2005 Russia U-17 6 (0)
2005–2006 Russia U-19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2013

Andrey Olegovich Grushin (Russian: Андре́й Оле́гович Гру́шин; born March 29, 1988) is an association football goalkeeper from Russia.


Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Andrey started playing football with FC Spartak Moscow academy in 1996 and was there until 2003, when he was invited to join FC Dinamo Moscow academy. During the season 2004-2005 Grushin was a captain of the team and in the end received Russian Best Young Goalkeeper.

First steps[edit]

3 years since, in 2006, he was a part of FC Dinamo Moscow reserves team, taking part in 12 matches this season. Next season he spent at Vålerenga Fotball, playing for the reserves as well. He left the team to come back to Russia - to the city of Vyshny Volochyok, where he was signed by Volochanin-Ratmir. He made only 4 appearances for the club before he left Russia again for the German side BFSV Atlantik 97 from Hamburg. There he played in German Oberliga as he wasn't granted a work permit. During this period Grushin was for some time a transfer target for Martin Jol, former HSV coach but Andrey then trained with other Hamburg side FC Sankt-Pauli from 2. Bundesliga. His Atlantik conceded only 5 goals during the season and Andrey was invited to Russian First Division club MVD Rossii by their coach Yuri Kovtun. Grushin signed 5-year contract, but played only for 1 year before the club was proclaimed bankrupt and in the middle of the season-2010 the team was dissolved and the rest of season goalkeeper has played in Moscow region club Olimp Fryazino until finally returned to Volochanin-Ratmir in the end of 2010.

Season 2011-2012[edit]

By the start of the season 2011-2012 Grushin was back to Volochanin-Ratmir. Since then he became a first-eleven player, making good job at the club and securing from time to time best player of the match[1][2] and best eleven of the matchday awards.[3][4] In this season Grushin took part in 27 games, keeping Volochanin in the middle of the table by his secure play. He was named the Best Goalkeeper of the Division in the end of this season.

Season 2012[edit]

In June 2012 Grushin was invited by former Dinamo head coach Jaroslav Hřebík to join AC Sparta Praha during the pre-season. However, due to some obstacles, Andrey didn't become a part of the team joining Czech Second league side FC Zenit Čáslav instead.[5] In his second match for the team Grushin made a clean sheet which allowed Zenit to hold a win over the second team of Sparta Praha in the last pre-season game.[6] Andrey took part only in 8 full matches of the season as his keeper-colleague Vít Ducheček had some top performances and was rumoured to move to the bigger club. In the end of December 2012 Grushin left the club as a free agent and sealed the contract with Thai side TTM Lopburi F.C.

It is rumored that some East-European side is willing to get in contact with goalkeeper this summer.

International career[edit]

Andrey Grushin is a Russian international, being a part (consequently) of Russian U-16, U-17 and U-19 squads and making the total of 9 appearances in international matches. Andrey was a part of Russia U-17 team which participated in qualifying round for UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in 2005. Drawn to the Group 4 with Belarus, Finland and Bulgaria, Russia took 6 points and placed second which didn't allow it to go through the final round.[7]

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