Dmitri Popov

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Dmitri Popov
Personal information
Full name Dmitri Lvovich Popov
Date of birth (1967-02-27) 27 February 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Yaroslavl, Soviet Union
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
FC Shinnik
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1989 FC Shinnik 129 (11)
1989–1993 Spartak Moscow 78 (7)
1993–1996 Racing Santander 98 (21)
1996–1999 Compostela 76 (4)
1999 Toledo 6 (0)
2000 Maccabi Tel Aviv 4 (0)
Total 391 (43)
National team
1992–1998 Russia 21 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dmitri Lvovich Popov (Russian: Дмитрий Львович Попов; born 27 February 1967) is a Russian retired footballer who played as a left midfielder, and is the director of football of FC Spartak Moscow.

Football career[edit]

Popov was born in Yaroslavl, Soviet Union. He started playing professionally at local FC Shinnik Yaroslavl, then signed with country giants FC Spartak Moscow.

In 1993, Popov moved to Spain alongside teammate Dmitri Radchenko, and would spend there the following six-and-a-half years, with Racing de Santander (in the 1995–96 season, he teamed up there with compatriot Ilshat Faizulin[1]), SD Compostela and CD Toledo. In January 2000 he joined Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv FC, retiring at the end of the campaign.

Popov returned to Spartak Moscow in 2008, as its director of football. He obtained 21 caps and scored four goals for the Russian national team, and was part of the national squad at the 1994 FIFA World Cup.[2] In 2009, he played in the national senior XI that won the Legends Cup.



  1. ^ "Desde Rusia con amor" [From Russia with love] (in Spanish). Fútbol de Primera. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (12 March 2015). "Dmitriy Lvovich Popov – International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 March 2015.

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