Igor Sergeev (footballer)

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Igor Sergeev
Igor Sergeyev Uzbekistani footballer.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-04-30) April 30, 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Persepolis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2018 Pakhtakor Tashkent 122 (61)
2016Beijing Guoan (loan) 14 (1)
2018 Al Dhafra 10 (1)
2018– Pakhtakor Tashkent 11 (4)
2019 Persepolis
National team
2011 Uzbekistan U18 4 (1)
2012 Uzbekistan U19 14 (9)
2013 Uzbekistan U20 5 (2)
2014–2016 Uzbekistan U23 7 (3)
2013– Uzbekistan 47 (12)
* 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 10 October 2019

Igor Sergeev (Russian: Игорь Сергеев, born 30 April 1993) is an Uzbek professional footballer of Russian origin,[1] who plays as a forward for Pakhtakor Tashkent. A tall and powerful striker who is prolific in front of goal, he is regarded as one of the brightest young talents in Asian football.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Pakhtakor Tashkent[edit]

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.[2]

Beijing Guoan[edit]

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[edit]

On 6 July 2018, Sergeev returned to Pakhtakor Tashkent.[3]


International[edit]

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.[4]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 19 November 2017[5][6]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pakhtakor Tashkent 2011 Uzbek League 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 - 3 0
2012 5 0 1 0 - 0 0 - 6 0
2013 20 4 2 0 - 6 0 - 28 4
2014 25 11 5 2 - - - 30 13
2015 30 22 4 1 - 6 3 1 0 41 26
2016 15 11 2 2 - 6 5 1 0 24 18
2017 25 13 2 0 - - - 27 13
Total 122 61 16 5 - - 19 8 2 0 159 74
Beijing Guoan (loan) 2016 Chinese Super League 14 1 2 0 16 1
Career total 136 62 18 5 - - 19 8 2 0 175 75

International[edit]

Uzbekistan national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 4 2
2014 10 2
2015 10 5
2016 11 1
2017 7 0
2018 1 0
2019 4 2
Total 47 12

Statistics accurate as of match played 10 October 2019.[6]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Uzbekistan's goal tally first.[6]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 October 2013 Pakhtakor Central 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 Central 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
7. 4–0
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
11. 7 June 2019 Milliy Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan  North Korea 3–0 4–0
12. 10 October 2019 Pakhtakor Central Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Yemen 5–0 5–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Pakhtakor Tashkent

International[edit]

Uzbekistan U-19

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Игорь Сергеев - биография, рейтинг, статистика, профиль футболиста | Футбол Топ.ру". footballtop.ru.
  2. ^ "Pakhtakor 2-0 Qizilqum". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  3. ^ "ИГОРЬ СЕРГЕЕВ ВЕРНУЛСЯ В ПАХТАКОР". pakhtakor.uz (in Russian). Pakhtakor Tashkent. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Sergeev scoops top scorer award". The Asian Football Confederation. Archived from the original on 21 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  5. ^ "I.Sergeev". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Igor Sergeyev". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 3 August 2017.

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