Dmitri Tarasov (footballer)

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Alekesyevich and the family name is Tarasov.
Dmitri Tarasov
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Tarasov with FC Lokomotiv Moscow in 2014
Personal information
Full name Dmitri Alekseyevich Tarasov
Date of birth (1987-03-18) 18 March 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Moscow, Russia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Lokomotiv Moscow
Number 23
Youth career
Spartak Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 FC Tom Tomsk 54 (2)
2009 FC Moscow 25 (2)
2010– FC Lokomotiv Moscow 107 (8)
National team
2007–2008 Russia U-21 2 (0)
2013– Russia 3 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2016

Dmitri Alekseyevich Tarasov (Russian: Дмитрий Алексеевич Тарасов; born 18 March 1987) is a Russian footballer currently playing for FC Lokomotiv Moscow.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

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.[1] 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[2] and September 2013.[3]

International[edit]

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.[4] 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.

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 May 2016
Club Season League Cup Europe Other[5] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tom Tomsk 2006 4 0 4 0
2007 24 1 3 1 27 2
2008 26 1 5 1 31 2
Total 54 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 62 4
FC Moscow 2009 25 2 5 2 30 4
Total 25 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 30 4
Lokomotiv Moscow 2010 26 1 2 0 28 1
2011-12 9 1 1 0 4 0 14 1
2012-13 18 2 1 0 19 2
2013-14 17 4 17 4
2014-15 14 0 2 0 2 0 18 0
2015-16 24 0 0 0 5 1 1[a] 0 30 1
Total 107 8 4 0 13 1 1 0 125 9
Career total 186 12 17 4 13 1 1 0 217 17

International[edit]

Russia national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 2 1
2014 0 0
2015 0 0
2016 1 0
Total 3 1

Statistics accurate as of match played 26 March 2016[6]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Russia's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 November 2013 Zabeel Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  South Korea 2–1 2–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow

Controversy[edit]

Tarasov caused controversy when he removed his shirt to reveal a vest displaying a picture of Vladimir Putin with the words "the most polite president", during an already politically charged[7] match between Turkish opponents Fenerbahce in their 2-0 Europa League defeat on Tuesday 16th February 2016.[8] It was anticipated that an official judging on the stunt would turn up in one month time. UEFA chose to fine him € 5000.

Personal Life[edit]

Dmitri is married to Russian TV Personality Olga Buzova since June 2012.[9][10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ One appearance in Russian Super Cup

References[edit]

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