Egor Filipenko

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Egor Filipenko
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Filipenko playing for Belarus in 2015
Personal information
Full name Egor Vsevolodovich Filipenko
Date of birth (1988-04-10) 10 April 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Minsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Number 21
Youth career
0000–2001 Smena Minsk
2001–2005 BATE Borisov
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 BATE Borisov 23 (2)
2008–2011 Spartak Moscow 16 (1)
2009 Tom Tomsk (loan) 2 (0)
2010 Sibir Novosibirsk (loan) 18 (0)
2011 BATE Borisov (loan) 20 (2)
2012–2014 BATE Borisov 64 (4)
2015–2016 Málaga 8 (0)
2016– Maccabi Tel Aviv 9 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Belarus U17 4 (0)
2006 Belarus U19 4 (0)
2009–2011 Belarus U21 21 (3)
2007– Belarus 44 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 June 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2016

Egor Vsevolodovich Filipenko (Russian: Егор Всеволодович Филипенко; Belarusian: Ягор Усеваладавіч Філіпенка, tr. Yahor Usevaladavich Filipenka; born 10 April 1988) is a Belarusian footballer who plays for Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv as a central defender.

He spent most of his career at BATE Borisov, winning four consecutive Belarusian Premier League titles, and also spent time playing in Russia and Spain.

A full international since 2007, Filipenko has earned over 40 caps for Belarus, and scored the goal which qualified them to the 2012 Olympic tournament.

Club career[edit]

Belarus and Russia[edit]

Filipenko was born in Minsk and was part of Smena Minsk's youth team.[1] He then joined FC BATE Borisov's youth setup, and made his senior debuts for the latter in 2006.

In 2008 Filipenko moved to Spartak Moscow, but had difficulties retaining his place in the first team following the resignation of Stanislav Cherchesov and was sent out on a number of loans to other Eastern European teams.[2] On 27 September 2009, Filipenko scored his first and only goal for the Moscow side in a 5–0 home win against one of his former clubs Tom Tomsk.[3]

In February 2012 Filipenko returned to former club BATE Borisov, featuring regularly and scoring a career-best three goals in 2013. He was also crowned champions of the Belarusian Premier League four times in a row while playing for BATE.

Málaga[edit]

On 5 January 2015 Filipenko signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with La Liga side Málaga CF..[4] Five days later he was featured in their matchday squad for the first time, remaining an unused substitute in a 1–1 draw with Villarreal CF at La Rosaleda.[5] He made his debut on the 13th, replacing Marcos Alberto Angelleri for the last 25 minutes of a 2–3 away defeat to Levante UD in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey, Málaga nonetheless advanced on aggregate.[6] Spanish newspaper Marca named him in their worst La Liga team of the season.[7]

Filipenko made his Spanish top-flight debut on 6 December 2015, starting in a goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao and being replaced by Juanpi at half time.[8]

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

After only 11 matches in 18 months in Spain, Filipenko signed a two-year deal at Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. on 14 June 2016.[9] On 7 July, he made his debut in the 1–0 away victory against ND Gorica in 2016-17 UEFA Europa League qualification.[10]

International career[edit]

Filipenko challenging Spain's Adrián in 2011

Filipenko made his senior international debut on 12 September 2007, replacing Henadz Bliznyuk for the last 16 minutes of a 0–1 defeat to Slovenia at the Arena Petrol in Celje, for UEFA Euro 2008 qualification.[11]

On 25 June 2011, at the finals in Denmark, Filipenko scored the only goal of the game in the Olympic Play-Off against the Czech Republic in the 88th minute. This took Belarus to the Olympic football championship for the first time in their history.[12] However, he did not take part in the tournament, in which Belarus were eliminated in the group stage.

His first international goal came on 10 September 2013 in a World Cup qualifier against France at the Central Stadium in Gomel, opening the scoring with a 32nd-minute header, albeit in a 2–4 defeat.[13] On 30 March 2015, Filipenko captained the Belarusians during the first half of the goalless draw with Gabon in a friendly match in Belek, Turkey.[14]

International goal[edit]

Scores and results list Belarus' goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 September 2013 Central Stadium, Gomel, Belarus  France 1–0 2–4 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

BATE Borisov

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filipenko player profile". BATE Borisov official website. 1 January 2011. Archived from the original on 25 August 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Егор Филипенко: хочу вернуться в Москву! (in Russian). Белорусский Партизан. 10 March 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Spartak Moskva vs. Tom Tomsk match report". soccerway.com. 27 September 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Málaga CF signs Belarus-born defender, Egor Filipenko until 2016/17". Málaga's official website. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Primera Division: Villarreal held by Malaga". Sky Sports. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Malagón, Manuel (13 January 2015). "El Levante enseña su honor" [Levante teach their honour]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Thomas Vermaelen named in Spanish league WORST team of the season despite playing just one game for Barcelona". Daily Mail. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Rosales, Añor, Fedor y Peñaranda vieron acción en la Primera División de España" [Rosales, Añor, Fedor and Peñaranda saw action in La Liga] (in Spanish). Balonazos. 7 December 2015. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "«Маккаби» из Тель-Авива объявил о договорённости по переходу Филипенко" [Maccabi Tel Aviv announce an agreement to transfer Filipenko] (in Russian). Championat. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "בניון כבש בבכורה, מכבי עלתה עם 0:1 על גוריצה" [Benayoun scored on his debut, Maccabi passed by Gorica]. Sport5.co.il (in Hebrew). 7 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Slovenia hold off bold Belarus". UEFA. 12 September 2007. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Filipenko strike earns Belarus Olympic ticket". UEFA.com. 25 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "Belarus 2-4 France: Ribery stars as Bleus end barren spell in style". Goal.com. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Товарищеский матч. Беларусь — Габон. Дружба народов в Турции". pressball.by. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 

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