With CSKA in October 2015
|Full name||Roman Alekseevich Eremenko|
|Date of birth||19 March 1987|
|Place of birth||Moscow, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Midfielder|
|2007||→ Siena (loan)||11||(0)|
|2008–2009||→ Dynamo Kyiv (loan)||19||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2015.
Roman Alekseyevich Eremenko (Russian: Роман Алексеевич Ерёменко; Ukrainian: Роман Олексійович Єрьоменко; born 19 March 1987) is a Finnish footballer who plays for CSKA Moscow in the Russian Premier League. He is best known for his time in Dynamo Kyiv, with whom he became captain, winning the Ukrainian Premier League title in 2009, and playing in the Champions and Europa Leagues. He also plays regularly for the Finland national football team.
Eremenko plays in the position of centre midfielder but can also operate as an attacking midfielder, winger and occasional right-back.
Eremenko´s career on senior level started when he made his Veikkausliiga debut for Jaro in 2004 at the age of 17 when coach Hannu Touru used him as a substitute in a match against MYPA on 29 June in 2004. In that match Eremenko appeared on the pitch at the same time with his father Alexei Eremenko Sr. who played for the whole match as a midfielder. Eremenko scored his first goal on senior level in 18 September 2004 in a match against FC Lahti. He gained six caps for Jaro on his first season. During season 2004 he was also loaned to Finnish Second Division club Jakobstads BK and to Finnish First Division club GBK Kokkola. He made his break through in Jaro during season 2005 when he became a regular in the starting eleven. He gained 13 caps and was in the starting line-up 10 times. In those 13 matches he scored two goals.
In the summer of 2005 Eremenko signed a five-year deal with Udinese. He made his Serie A debut on the first day of the 2006–07 season against Messina. He was loaned to A.C. Siena on 31 January 2007, where he played 11 games. During the summer of 2007 he returned to Udinese.
In August 2008, he was loaned to FC Dynamo Kyiv, until 31 May 2009. On 22 May 2009 FC Dynamo Kyiv officials, and head coach Yuriy Semin are keeping Russian-born Finnish midfielder, he has signed on a permanent basis until 2014. During his three years at Dynamo, Eremenko established himself as a leader of the team.
Eremenko debuted in the Champions League on 17 September 2008, in a home game against Arsenal London. That week, he also scored his first goal in the Ukrainian Premier League, netting a pass from Tiberiu Ghioane on the 8th minute of a game against Chornomorets Odessa.
Eremenko scored his first goal in the Champions League on 10 December 2008 on Fenerbahce S.K..
During the 2009–10 season, he took part in a total of 35 official matches for Dynamo, 26 of which were in the Ukrainian championship, and scored 1 goal.
In the 2010–11 season, besides continuing his successful performance for Dynamo domestically, Eremenko became the top assistant of the Europa League.
After a total of three years of playing for Dynamo, Eremenko played in a total of 127 official games, and scored seven goals. He also won the 2008-09 Ukrainian Premier League, and the Ukrainian Super Cups in 2009 and 2011.
In the last stages of the summer transfer window in 2011, Eremenko signed with Russian club Rubin Kazan for a reported fee of 13M €, which is the highest transfer fee ever paid for a Finnish player. His older brother Aleksei also signed a contract with Rubin Kazan in August 2011. On 26 November Roman scored his first goal for Rubin, in a 2–0 home victory over Dynamo Moscow.
On 9 May 2012 he scored the game's only goal in the Russian Cup final.
After leaving Rubin Kazan in the summer of 2014, Eremenko signed a four-year contract with PFC CSKA Moscow on 25 August 2014. Eremenko was selected as the Best Player of October and December 2014 and March 2015 in the Russian Football Premier League. Eremenko won the Russian Football Premier League MVP of the season-2014/15 award.
Eremenko made his international debut in Finland's national team at Helsinki Olympic Stadium in 6 June 2007 in a UEFA Euro 2008 qualification match against Belgium when Roy Hodgson chose him to the starting line up. He has been a regular member for Finland ever since. He scored his first goal for Finland from penalty spot in 3 March 2010 in a friendly match against Malta.
Style of play
He is a very creative player, who does not score often, but frequently makes it to most assists tables.
Eremenko moved to Finland with his family at the age of three when his father, former FC Dynamo Moscow and FC Spartak Moscow player Alexei Eremenko Sr., came to play in Finland with FF Jaro. He was granted Finnish citizenship in 2003, but still holds a Russian passport as well, Eremenko is the younger brother of Alexei Eremenko Jr. His father took over as manager in Jaro in August 2009.
- Dynamo Kyiv
- Rubin Kazan
- Finnish Football Association Player of the Year: 2011, 2014
- Finnish Sports’ Journalists Player of the Year: 2011, 2014
- UEFA Europa League most assists leading to a goal in tournament phase:2010–11
- Russian League MVP of the season 2014-15
|2008-09||Ukrainian Premier League||19||1||0||0||7||0||26||1|
|2009-10||Ukrainian Premier League||26||1||3||0||6||0||35||1|
|2010-11||Ukrainian Premier League||26||3||3||0||16||1||45||4|
|2011-12||Ukrainian Premier League||6||0||1||0||4||0||11||0|
|Dynamo Kyiv Total||77||5||7||0||33||1||117||6|
|2011-12||Russian Premier League||21||2||4||1||0||0||25||3|
|2012-13||Russian Premier League||25||6||2||0||10||0||37||6|
|2013-14||Russian Premier League||27||3||1||0||11||5||39||8|
|Rubin Kazan Total||73||11||7||1||22||5||102||17|
|2013-14||Russian Premier League||15||10||2||0||6||0||23||10|
|CSKA Moscow Total||15||10||2||0||6||0||23||10|
- As of 28 March 2015
|Finland national team|
Finland's score given first. As of 7 September 2014.
|Roman Eremenko international goals|
|1.||3 March 2010||Ta'Qali, Malta||Malta||2–1||Friendly|
|2.||26 May 2012||Salzburg, Austria||Turkey||3–2||Friendly|
|3.||10 September 2013||Tbilisi, Georgia||Georgia||1–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||5 March 2014||Győr, Hungary||Hungary||2–1||Friendly|
|5.||7 September 2014||Thorshavn, Faroe Islands||Faroe Islands||3–1||UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying|
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- "Roman Eremenko joins PFC CSKA". http://en.pfc-cska.com/. PFC CSKA Moscow. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- "Roman Eremenko received the Best Player of October award".
- "Roman Eremenko is the Most Valuable Player of December".
- "Roman Eremenko is the Most Valuable Player of March".
- "Roman Eremenko named Russian League MVP of the season-2014/15".
- Palloliiton Vuoden Pelaaja
- Lajien parhaat 2011 on valittu
- "2010/11 UEFA Europa League Tournament phase Assists". UEFA. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
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- "Eremenko Roman" (in Finnish). Suomen Palloliitto (Football Association of Finland). Retrieved 29 June 2014.
- Roman Eremenko at FC Rubin Kazan (Russian)
- Roman Eremenko – UEFA competition record
- Roman Eremenko – FIFA competition record
- Roman Eremenko at National-Football-Teams.com
- Roman Eremenko career statistics at Soccerbase
- Roman Eremenko at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Roman Eremenko profile at Soccerway
- Profile at FA of Finland's official website (Finnish)
- Profile at ESPNsoccernet