Dmitri Kharine

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Dmitri Kharine
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Kharine in 2010 while goalkeeping coach for Luton Town
Personal information
Full name Dmitri Viktorovich Kharine[1]
Date of birth (1968-08-16) 16 August 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1982 FShM Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1987 FC Torpedo Moscow 63 (0)
1988–1991 FC Dynamo Moscow 40 (0)
1991–1992 CSKA Moscow 34 (0)
1992–1999 Chelsea 118 (0)
1999–2002 Celtic 8 (0)
2002–2004 Hornchurch 23 (0)
Total 289 (0)
National team
1988–1991 USSR 6 (0)
1992 CIS 9 (0)
1992–1998 Russia 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dmitri Viktorovich Kharine (Russian: Дмитрий Викторович Харин, (born 16 August 1968 in Moscow) is a Russian former professional footballer turned goalkeeping coach. Kharine is currently without a club.

As a player, he was a goalkeeper from 1982 until 2004, notably in the Premier League for Chelsea, after playing for Moscow clubs Torpedo, Dynamo and CSKA. He finished his professional career in the Scottish Premier League with Celtic, before returning to England to play for non-league Hornchurch. He earned international caps for the USSR, CIS and the Russian national football teams. Kharine joined Luton Town in 2004 as goalkeeping coach, and remained with the club until 2013.

Club career[edit]

Russian football[edit]

He played for Russian sides Torpedo Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and CSKA Moscow in the early part of his career, before moving to English FA Premier League club Chelsea in December 1992 for £400,000.

Chelsea[edit]

With Chelsea, Kharine impressed in their run to the 1994 FA Cup Final – though he conceded four goals in the final itself – and then the club's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup run a year later, where they reached the semi-finals in their first European campaign since the 1970s. His later years at the club were blighted by injury problems and the signing of Dutch goalkeeper Ed de Goey, which limited him to 20 appearances in his last three seasons. In total, he played in 146 games for Chelsea.

Kharine was not fit for inclusion in Chelsea's FA Cup Final triumph at the end of the 1996–97 season (Norwegian Frode Grodås played instead), and was not chosen in the squad for the Cup Winners' Cup and League Cup final victories a year later. When Gianluca Vialli became Chelsea manager he established de Goey as the club's first choice goalkeeper; Kharine was limited to five appearances that season, mainly in cup games. He remained at the club as a reserve goalkeeper for a further two seasons after this.

Celtic[edit]

Kharine signed for Scottish side Celtic in the summer of 1999 on a free transfer. He arrived at Celtic Park as the first signing of new management team John Barnes and Kenny Dalglish, but injury problems ensured that he played just 11 games for the club.

Hornchurch[edit]

He was released in the summer of 2002 and signed for non-League club Hornchurch, where he was sent-off on his debut.

International career[edit]

Kharine was also an international; as a result of the political turmoil in his home nation, he ended up playing for three different teams. He won six caps for the USSR, eleven for the CIS and then 23 for Russia. Aided in part by the short-lived nature of the CIS, he was their most-capped player. He represented the Soviet Union at the 1988 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the football competition. He played for the CIS at the 1992 European Championships, performing well in the 0–0 draw with the Netherlands in Gothenburg; and for Russia at USA 94 and Euro 96, with his team going out in the group stages on each occasion. He won his last cap in September 1998 against Ukraine.

Career achievements[edit]

Dmitri Kharine achieved the following successes during his football career: 1985 U'16 European Champion, 1986 USSR Cup Winner, 1988 Olympic Champion, 1990 U'21 European Champion, 1991 USSR League Champion, 1992 Runner's Up Russian Cup & 1994 Runner's Up F.A. Cup.

Coaching career[edit]

Kharine joined Luton Town in 2004 as the club's goalkeeping coach. He remained with the club until 2013 when he was released from his contract. Kharine was the goalkeeping coach at Hemel Hempstead Town.

Personal life[edit]

His younger brother Mikhail Kharin played football professionally as well. Mikhail's son Filipp Kharin is now also a professional goalkeeper.

Playing career[edit]

1984 Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow Top League 1st level 01/0
1985 Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow Top League 1st level 10/0
1986 Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow Top League 1st level 25/0
1987 Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow Top League 1st level 27/0
1988 Soviet Union FC Dynamo Moscow Top League 1st level 19/0
1989 Soviet Union FC Dynamo Moscow Top League 1st level 20/0
1990 Soviet Union FC Dynamo Moscow Top League 1st level 01/0
1991 Soviet Union FC Dynamo Moscow Top League 1st level 00/0
Soviet Union CSKA Moscow Top League 1st level 11/0
1992 Russia CSKA Moscow Top League 1st level 23/0
1992–93 England Chelsea Premier League 1st level 05/0
1993–94 England Chelsea Premier League 1st level 40/0
1994–95 England Chelsea Premier League 1st level 31/0
1995–96 England Chelsea Premier League 1st level 26/0
1996–97 England Chelsea Premier League 1st level 05/0
1997–98 England Chelsea Premier League 1st level 10/0
1998–99 England Chelsea Premier League 1st level 01/0
1999-00 Scotland Celtic Premier League 1st level 04/0
2000–01 Scotland Celtic Premier League 1st level 01/0
2001–02 Scotland Celtic Premier League 1st level 03/0
2002–03 England Hornchurch Isthmian League Division One North 8th level
2003–04 England Hornchurch Isthmian League Division One North 8th level

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dmitri Kharine". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 

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