Dmitri Kombarov

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Dmitri Kombarov
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Kombarov with Spartak Moscow
Personal information
Full name Dmitri Vladimirovich Kombarov
Date of birth (1987-01-22) 22 January 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Spartak Moscow
Number 23
Youth career
1993–2001 Spartak Moscow
2001–2006 Dynamo Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Dynamo Moscow 132 (12)
2010– Spartak Moscow 224 (21)
National team
2007–2008 Russia U-21 13 (1)
2011 Russia-2 2 (0)
2012– Russia 47 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2018

Dmitri Vladimirovich Kombarov (Russian: Дми́трий Влади́мирович Комба́ров, IPA: [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ kɐmˈbarəf]; born 22 January 1987) is a Russian footballer who plays as a left midfielder or a left back for Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League. He is an identical twin brother of Kirill Kombarov. Known for his technical skills and pace, he currently plays as an attack minded left back.

Career[edit]

Dynamo Moscow[edit]

Dmitri started playing football at the age of 4. In 1993, Dmitri and his brother Kirill joined the Spartak Moscow football academy. After a conflict with the school coaches, the brothers left Spartak and joined the Dynamo Moscow academy.

Dmitri made his first appearance for the main squad of Dynamo on 13 July 2005 in a Russian Cup game against Dynamo Bryansk.

FC Spartak Moscow[edit]

In August 2010, the Kombarov brothers left Dynamo Moscow for their city rivals Spartak Moscow where they started their football education.[1] Despite being a left defender, at the end of the 2012-13 season he finished as the top scorer of the team with 7 goals.

International career[edit]

His first appearance in Russia national football team was in February 2012, in the friendly match with Denmark. He was confirmed for the finalized UEFA Euro 2012 squad on 25 May 2012.[2] He scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Armenia on 5 March 2014. On 2 June 2014, he was included in the Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.[3]

He scored his first competitive goal for Russia against Liechtenstein in a 2016 European Championship qualification match.

On 11 May 2018, he was included in Russia's extended 2018 FIFA World Cup squad as a back-up.[4] He was not included in the finalized World Cup squad.[5]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 March 2014 Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia  Armenia 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 8 September 2014 Arena Khimki, Khimki, Russia  Liechtenstein 3–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2016 Qualification

Career statistics[edit]

Against team Belgium in 2017
As of 10 December 2017
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dynamo Moscow 2005 1 0 1 0 2 0
2006 27 1 6 1 33 2
2007 29 2 6 1 35 3
2008 30 1 2 0 32 1
2009 29 4 3 0 4 0 36 4
2010 16 4 1 0 17 4
Total 132 12 19 2 4 0 155 14
Spartak Moscow 2010 14 1 6 0 20 1
2011–12 40 6 4 1 7 3 51 11
2012–13 29 7 0 0 8 1 28 7
2013-14 28 2 2 1 1 0 31 3
2014-15 25 2 0 0 25 2
2015-16 25 2 1 0 26 2
2016-17 27 0 1 0 2 0 30 0
2017-18 25 0 3 0 6 0 35 0
Total 213 20 11 2 30 4 246 26
Career total 345 32 30 4 34 4 401 40

Honours[edit]

Spartak Moscow

Individual

  • List of 33 top players of the Russian league: #2 (2013/14).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kombarov twins swap Dinamo for Spartak". UEFA. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Advocaat announced the finalized Euro Squad" (in Russian). 25 May 2012.
  3. ^ Состав национальной сборной России на ЧМ-2014 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Расширенный состав для подготовки к Чемпионату мира" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 11 May 2018.
  5. ^ Заявка сборной России на Чемпионат мира FIFA 2018 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 3 June 2018.