Coaching Zenit in 2017
|Full name||Igor Vitalyevich Simutenkov|
|Date of birth||3 April 1973|
|Place of birth||Moscow, USSR|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|FC Zenit St. Petersburg (asst manager)|
|1985–1989||SK EShVSM Moscow|
|1990–1994||FC Dynamo Moscow||114||(44)|
|1994–1998||A.C. Reggiana 1919||97||(20)|
|1998–1999||Bologna F.C. 1909||14||(3)|
|2002–2004||Kansas City Wizards||49||(12)|
|2005||FC Rubin Kazan||1||(0)|
|2006||FC Dynamo Voronezh||17||(4)|
|2007–2009||Russia (youth born in 1993)|
|2009–2015||FC Zenit St. Petersburg (assistant)|
|2015–2017||FC Zenit St. Petersburg (reserves)|
|2017–||FC Zenit St. Petersburg (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Igor Vitalyevich Simutenkov (Russian: Игорь Витальевич Симутенков; born 3 April 1973 in Moscow) is a Russian football coach and a former player. Currently, he works as assistant manager at FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Simutenkov started his pro career in the old Soviet league with Dynamo Moscow in 1990. He spent the next five years with Dynamo, the last three in the Russian league, which he led in scoring with 21 goals in 1994. A transfer to Serie A's Reggiana followed, and Simutenkov spent the next five seasons in Italy (the last with Bologna), scoring a total of only 23 goals.
In 1999, Simutenkov transferred to Spanish club Tenerife, and spent three uneventful seasons there. He signed with the Kansas City Wizards in 2002, becoming Major League Soccer's first Russian player. Igor scored four goals in his first season (plus one in playoffs), seven in his second (plus two in playoffs), before missing a big chunk of the third with an injury, ending with a solitary goal in league play. He scored the golden goal in the final of the 2004 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, but was released by the Wizards following the 2004 season, at which time he returned to Russia and signed with Rubin.
At the end of season 2005, while made only 3 appearances for Rubin, Simutenkov declared his retirement from professional football. He told that he couldn't perform at the high level because of a few serious permanent injuries. However, in 2006 he was included in the squad of FC Dynamo Voronezh, a Second Division side.
Simutenkov is also known for the famous Simutenkov-case in which the European Court of Justice acknowledged the direct effect of the partnership-agreement between the European Communities and Russia. In this judgment Spanish nationality-clauses for non-EU footballers were found in breach with Community law.
In 2007, he managed a Russian Second Division team FC Torpedo-RG. From 2007 till the end of 2009 he was a coach of Russia 1993-born youth team. On December 18, 2009, he was appointed an assistant coach at FC Zenit Saint Petersburg with Luciano Spalletti as the head coach.
Playing career statistics
|1990||Dynamo Moscow||Top League 1st level||1/0|
|1991||Dynamo Moscow||Top League 1st level||18/3|
|1992||Dynamo Moscow||Top League 1st level||24/4|
|1993||Dynamo Moscow||Top League 1st level||33/16|
|1994||Dynamo Moscow||Top League 1st level||28/21|
|1994–95||Reggiana||Serie A 1st level||15/4|
|1995–96||Reggiana||Serie B 2nd level||33/8|
|1996–97||Reggiana||Serie A 1st level||30/6|
|1997–98||Reggiana||Serie B 2nd level||19/2|
|1998–99||Bologna||Serie A 1st level||14/3|
|1999-00||Tenerife||Segunda 2nd level||17/1|
|2000–01||Tenerife||Segunda 2nd level||28/3|
|2001–02||Tenerife||La Liga 1st level||9/0|
|2002||Kansas City Wizards||MLS 1st level||19/4|
|2003||Kansas City Wizards||MLS 1st level||21/7|
|2004||Kansas City Wizards||MLS 1st level||9/1|
|2005||FC Rubin Kazan||Premier League 1st level||1/0|
|2006||FC Dynamo Voronezh||Second Division 3rd level||17/4|
* – played games and goals
|1||1994-08-17||Wörtherseestadion, Klagenfurt, Austria||Austria||0 – 3||0–3||Friendly match|
|2||1996-02-11||Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta||Slovenia||1 – 0||3–1||1996 Rothmans Cup|
|3||1996-02-11||Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta||Slovenia||3 – 0||3–1||1996 Rothmans Cup|
|4||1996-05-29||Dynamo Stadium, Moscow, Russia||United Arab Emirates||1 – 0||1–0||Friendly match|
|5||1997-02-10||Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong||Switzerland||1 – 0||2–1||1997 Carlsberg Cup|
|6||1997-02-10||Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong||Switzerland||2 – 0||2–1||1997 Carlsberg Cup|
|7||1997-03-29||Dimotiko Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus||Cyprus||1 – 1||1–1||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8||1997-04-30||Dynamo Stadium, Moscow, Russia||Luxembourg||3 – 0||3–0||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9||1998-05-30||Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia (country)||Georgia||0 – 1||1–1||Friendly match|
- 1994 – Russia's best football player