Nikita Andreyev

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Nikita Andreyev
Nikita Andreyev, 2014
Personal information
Full name Nikita Yevgenyevich Andreyev
Date of birth (1988-09-22) 22 September 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Narva, Estonia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Levadia Tallinn
Number 24
Youth career
2001–2004 Narva Trans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Ajax Lasnamäe 32 (29)
2006–2009 Levadia Tallinn 93 (69)
2009–2011 Almería B 26 (8)
2012–2013 FC Tyumen 34 (11)
2014 Sokol Saratov 15 (5)
2014–2016 FC Tambov 39 (17)
2017– Levadia Tallinn 6 (4)
National team
2006–2007 Russia U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2017.

Nikita Yevgenyevich Andreyev (Russian: Никита Евгеньевич Андреев; born 22 September 1988) is a Russian footballer who plays as a striker for FC Levadia Tallinn.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Andreyev began playing football for his hometown PSK (Sports School Paemurru) in 1995 and FC Narva in 2002 -2005, before leaving for Ajax Lasnamäe in early 2005. He scored 29 goals in 32 league appearances in his debut Esiliiga season, becoming the league's top-scorer by an incredible 10 goal margin. After a positive end to the season in which Ajax Lasnamäe finished third, they won the play-off against Kuressaare over two legs, and were promoted to the Meistriliiga. However, promotion was not enough for Andreyev, and a transfer to local rivals Levadia Tallinn soon followed in the 2005 close season.[2]

Levadia Tallinn[edit]

2006 season[edit]

After his transfer from Ajax Lasnamäe, Andreyev played 5 games during Levadia's UEFA Cup run, knocking out Finnish side Haka[3] and Dutch club FC Twente,[4] before falling to Newcastle United in the first round.[5][6] Andreyev's only goal during the run was the opening goal in the first leg of Levadia's second qualifying round tie against FC Twente on 10 August 2006.[7]

He finished his debut season for Levadia with 17 goals in 27 league games.[8]

2007 season[edit]

He played two games for CSKA Moscow at the 2007 CIS Cup while on trial at the club, however he failed to convince head coach Valery Gazzaev to offer him a permanent contract, and he returned to Levadia.[9] Andreyev finished the 2007 season with 13 goals in 19 league appearances.[10]

2008 season[edit]

He played both games of the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League first qualifying round for Levadia Tallinn, though they failed to beat Irish team Drogheda United over two legs, losing 3–1 on aggregate.[11] In the 2008 season, Andreyev managed his best ever Meistriliiga goal tally, scoring 22 goals in 30 appearances and finishing as second-top scorer.[12]

2009 season[edit]

Andreyev scored 17 league goals in 17 appearances for Levadia in the 2009 season, before transferring to Tercera División club Almería B in August 2009.[13]

Almería B[edit]

After transferring from Levadia during the 2009–10 La Liga pre-season,[14] Andreyev was given the number 19 jersey for his new club.[15]

In 2011–12, after the new signings for Almería B, Andreev was moved back to "juvenil" team.[16]

In the end of 2011, his contract with Almería was rescinded.

FC Tyumen[edit]

In 2012, he signed a contract with Russian Second Division club FC Tyumen.

International career[edit]

After persistently turning down offers to play for the Estonian football team,[17] Andreyev represented the Russian under-19 team at the 2007 UEFA Under-19 Championship in Austria, though they failed to win a match,[18] and crashed out of the tournament in the group stages.[19][20]

Personal life[edit]

Andreyev stated in an interview with in July 2009 that he is a patriotic Russian, that he dreams of playing in the Russian league and is a Zenit fan. He also spoke of his commitment to football, stating "I love playing football, no matter where; in the yard, on the beach. I have not lost my desire – it has become even stronger."[17]


Levadia Tallinn[edit]



External links[edit]

Preceded by
Meistriliiga Young Footballer of
the Season

Succeeded by
Estonia Sergei Zenjov