Lediakhov coaching Akhmat Grozny in 2018
|Full name||Igor Anatolyevich Lediakhov|
|Date of birth||22 May 1968|
|Place of birth||Sochi, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|1986||FC Torpedo Taganrog||7||(0)|
|1998||→ Yokohama Flügels (loan)||23||(15)|
|2008||Spartak Moscow (youth)|
|2008||Spartak Moscow (caretaker)|
|2008–2009||Spartak Moscow (assistant)|
|2011–2013||Spartak Moscow (assistant)|
|2013–2018||Terek/Akhmat Grozny (assistant)|
|2018||Akhmat Grozny (caretaker)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He played for almost a decade in Spain, mainly for Sporting de Gijón (eight years, amassing La Liga totals of 106 games and 17 goals in four seasons), later embarking in a managerial career in his country.
After impressing with FC Rotor Volgograd, Lediakhov was bought by Soviet Union giants FC Spartak Moscow, being essential as the capital team conquered three consecutive league titles, which included the inaugural edition of the competition, as the player scored in double digits in two of the three seasons.
In the 1994 summer, 26-year-old Lediakhov moved abroad, signing with Spain's Sporting de Gijón. Even though he netted nearly 50 overall goals for the club (17 in four La Liga seasons) whilst showcasing good offensive skills, his eight-year-old stay in Asturias was an inconsistent one, marred by irregular performances and disciplinary problems: he received a six-match ban after a 22 February 2000 match at Albacete Balompié, after assaulting an opponent then repeatedly pushing referee Téllez Sánchez after receiving his marching orders. At the club, he teamed up with compatriots Dmitri Cheryshev (five seasons), Yuri Nikiforov (two) and Alexei Kosolapov (one).
Lediakhov also spent a few months in Japan (loaned by Sporting and coinciding with Paulo Futre), after which he returned – with the club now in the second level – having further disciplinary problems which led to a suspension. He eventually bought out his contract and retired in 2003 at the age of 35, after one season with SD Eibar also in division two.
Lediakhov gained 16 international caps for both the CIS and Russia, which he represented respectively at UEFA Euro 1992 (did not leave the bench) the 1994 FIFA World Cup (played one match, the 6–1 group stage routing of Cameroon).
In 2007, Lediakhov worked as sporting director at FC Rostov. On 6 June of the following year, he was assigned coaching duties at Spartak Moscow's youth teams.
On 22 December 2009, he was appointed head coach of FC Shinnik Yaroslavl, staying in charge for approximately five months. On 9 May 2011, he was announced as new director of football at FC Rotor Volgograd, for which he also acted as scout.
Lediakhov returned for a second spell as Spartak's assistant, on 6 September 2011.
On 7 April 2018, he became the caretaker manager for Russian Premier League's FC Akhmat Grozny following the resignation of Mikhail Galaktionov. On 22 May 2018, he was signed as Akhmat's manager on a permanent basis. He resigned from Akhmat on 2 September 2018.
|1986||Torpedo Taganrog||Second League||7||0|
|1988||SKA Rostov-on-Don||First League||23||0|
|1991||Rotor Volgograd||First League||34||2|
|1992||Spartak Moscow||Top League||24||10|
|1994/95||Sporting Gijón||La Liga||23||2|
|1998||Yokohama Flügels||J1 League||23||15|
|1998/99||Sporting Gijón||Segunda División||20||5|
- Qué fue de... Lediakhov (What happened to...Lediakhov); 20 Minutos, 15 October 2008 (in Spanish)
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- "Магомед Даудов поздравил Игоря Ледяхова с пятидесятилетием и объявил о назначении его главным тренером" (in Russian). FC Akhmat Grozny. 22 May 2018.
- "Игорь Ледяхов подал в отставку" (in Russian). FC Akhmat Grozny. 2 September 2018.
- "ЛЕДЯХОВ – НОВЫЙ ТРЕНЕР "БАЛТИКИ"" (in Russian). FC Baltika Kaliningrad. 20 September 2018.
- "ЛЕДЯХОВ И ВАСИЛЕНКО ПОКИДАЮТ "БАЛТИКУ"" [Lediakhov and Vasilenko leave Baltika] (in Russian). FC Baltika Kaliningrad. 19 December 2018.
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