Talesnikov as Beitar Jerusalem assistant coach, 2012
|Date of birth||December 11, 1972|
|Place of birth||Soviet Union|
|Maccabi Ironi Ashdod|
|1990–1996||Maccabi Ironi Ashdod||-||(-)|
|2003–2005||F.C. Ironi Ashdod||36||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
In 1999, Talesnikov joined Dundee United in the Scottish Premier League, before rejoining Beitar Jerusalem one year later. He signed for F.C. Ironi Ashdod in 2003, and then for Hapoel Jerusalem in 2005, before announcing his retirement in May 2007.
Talesnikov played international football for his adopted country of Israel. He made his debut in a friendly match against Turkey in 1998, scoring a goal. In total he played 21 games for Israel and scored 4 goals.
Before his retirement, Talesnikov began studying football coaching at the Wingate Institute. In 2007 he coached in the Israeli Beach Soccer League before being appointed as coach of the Beitar Jerusalem youth team in 2008.
In 2009 he was appointed assistant coach to Guy Azouri at Hapoel Be'er Sheva. After the resignation of Azouri, Talesnikov continued to assist his successor, Viko Hadad. In 2010 he was appointed director of the youth department of F.C. Ashdod, a position he held until his resignation in 2011.
In January 2012, Talesnikov was appointed assistant coach of Beitar Jerusalem. He left this job in June 2013. In September 2013 he was appointed assistant coach at the girls' football academy of the Israel Football Association.
In 2005 Talesnikov finished his acting studies at the Camera Obscura School of Arts, and in 2006 graduated in screenwriting at the Sam Spiegel School. That same year, he played a supporting role in the film Little Heroes. He has also appeared in the TV series Champion and Love Anna.
- "Telesnikov departure imminent". Dundee United F.C. 21 June 2000. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
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