Igor Sergeev (footballer)
|Date of birth||30 April 1993|
|Place of birth||Tashkent, Uzbekistan|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2016||→ Beijing Guoan (loan)||14||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2017
Igor Sergeev (Russian: Игорь Сергеев, born 30 April 1993) is an Uzbek professional footballer of Russian origin, who plays as a forward for Pakhtakor Tashkent. A tall and powerful striker who is prolific in front of goal, he is widely regarded as one of the brightest young talents of Asian football.
Sergeev made his Uzbek League debut for Pakhtakor Tashkent on 5 March 2011 against Qizilqum Zarafshon at the Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium coming on as a 90th-minute substitute for Temurkhuja Abdukholikov as Tashkent won the match 2–0.
On 6 July 2016, Sergeev was loaned to Beijing Guoan F.C. joining his national team teammate Egor Krimets. On October 16, he received his first goal during 2016 season in the match Beijing Guoan vs Changchun Yatai.
Pakhtakor Tashkent return
Sergeev had established himself as a regular at the under-20 level for Uzbekistan. After the 2012 AFC U-19 Championship Sergeev came out as the top scorer of the tournament with 7 goals throughout as he led Uzbekistan's U20s to the semi-finals, where they lost to South Korea U20s 3–1.
He made debut for main team, Uzbekistan on 10 September 2013 in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Jordan. He was named in Uzbekistan's squad for 2015 AFC Asian Cup, held in Australia. Sergeev played three matches and scored Uzbekistan's 1–0 winning goal against North Korea in their opening match in Group B.
During the Fifa 2018 Russia World Cup Qualification, Igor scored many goals, significantly helping his national side beat many nations. Igor Sergeev, 22, has established a reputation as one of Asia’s most promising stars by scoring regularly for both club and country. The young forward has racked up 40 goals to keep Pakhtakor on course to win their 11th title in the domestic league. He has shown similarly impressive form in the qualifying campaign too, with three goals so far. He scored against North Korea in June, 2015. Then, showed his true powers in a match against Philippines, scoring 2 goals, ending with a score of 5-1 win for Uzbekistan.The Pakhtakor young striker would put the game beyond any doubt by completing a brace five minutes past the hour mark.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Pakhtakor Tashkent||2011||Uzbek League||2||0||0||0||-||1||0||-||3||0|
|Beijing Guoan (loan)||2016||Chinese Super League||14||1||2||0||–||–||–||16||1|
|Uzbekistan national team|
Statistics accurate as of match played 15 August 2017
- Scores and results list Uzbekistan's goal tally first.
|1.||15 October 2013||Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Vietnam||3–1||3–1||2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|2.||15 November 2013||Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam||2–0||3–0|
|3.||5 March 2014||Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan||United Arab Emirates||1–1||1–1|
|4.||4 September 2014||Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Jordan||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|5.||10 January 2015||Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia||North Korea||1–0||1–0||2015 AFC Asian Cup|
|6.||8 September 2015||Philippine Sports Stadium, Bocaue, Philippines||Philippines||3–0||5–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8.||8 October 2015||Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa, Bahrain||Bahrain||2–0||4–0|
|9.||12 November 2015||Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan||North Korea||1–1||3–1|
|10.||10 November 2016||Jordan||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|Statistics accurate as of match played 25 August 2017|
- Pakhtakor Tashkent
- Uzbekistan U-19
- AFC U-19 Championship semifinal: 2012
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