Dmitri Tarasov (footballer)
Tarasov with FC Lokomotiv Moscow in 2014
|Full name||Dmitri Alekseyevich Tarasov|
|Date of birth||March 18, 1987|
|Place of birth||Moscow, Russia|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|FC Lokomotiv Moscow|
|2004–2006||FC Spartak Moscow (reserves)|
|2006–2008||FC Tom Tomsk||54||(2)|
|2010–||FC Lokomotiv Moscow||95||(8)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 November 2015.
Tarasov began his career at FC Spartak Moscow, then joined FC Tom Tomsk. On 2 February 2009, FC Moscow signed the attacking midfielder on a free transfer. On 28 December 2009, Lokomotiv announced his signing.
During Lokomotiv period of his career, Tarasov established himself as holding midfielder. His authority as a starting XI player was confirmed during winter mid-season 2012-13 when he was named vice-captain. On 20 April 2013, Tarasov took captain's armband for the first time in away game versus FC Kuban Krasnodar (0-0). Later Tarasov won monthly polls among Loko fans in the social networks for best player of the month in April 2013 and September 2013.
Tarasov was a member of the Russian Under 21 national team. In October 2009, he was called up to the Russia national football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan. He was called up again by Fabio Capello to the national team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Portugal and against Azerbaijan in October 2012. He made his debut for the national team on 15 November 2013 in a friendly game against Serbia. He scored his first national team goal on 19 November 2013 in a friendly against South Korea.
- Lokomotiv Moscow
- As of 30 May 2015
- Официальный сайт ФК «Локомотив» :: Новости :: Гилерме – капитан «Локомотива»
- Дмитрий Тарасов – игрок апреля! (in Russian). FC Lokomotiv Moscow. 6 May 2013.
- Дмитрий Тарасов – игрок сентября! (in Russian). FC Lokomotiv Moscow. 7 October 2013.
- В национальной сборной - 24 игрока (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2 October 2012.
- Dmitri Tarasov at National-Football-Teams.com
- (Russian) Player page on the official FC Tom Tomsk site
- (Russian) Player page on the official Russian Football Premier League site
- (Russian) Player page on the official FC Lokomotiv site