Roman Eremenko

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Alekseyevich and the family name is Eremenko.
Roman Eremenko
Roman Eremenko 2014 CSKA.jpg
With CSKA in 2014
Personal information
Full name Roman Alekseevich Eremenko
Date of birth (1987-03-19) 19 March 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre Midfielder
Club information
Current team
CSKA Moscow
Number 25
Youth career
1999–2003 HJK
2003–2004 Jaro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Jaro 19 (3)
2005–2009 Udinese 13 (0)
2007 Siena (loan) 11 (0)
2008–2009 Dynamo Kyiv (loan) 19 (1)
2009–2011 Dynamo Kyiv 58 (4)
2011–2014 Rubin Kazan 73 (11)
2014– CSKA Moscow 32 (13)
National team
Finland U-17 6 (3)
Finland U-19 5 (0)
2006–2008 Finland U-21 5 (0)
2007– Finland 68 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 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.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.

Udinese[edit]

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 October 2007, Eremenko, Andrea Dossena, Cristián Zapata, and Simone Pepe were awarded a new contract until June 2012.[1]

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

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.

Rubin Kazan[edit]

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.[2] 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.

CSKA Moscow[edit]

After leaving Rubin Kazan in the summer of 2014, Eremenko signed a four-year contract with PFC CSKA Moscow on 25 August 2014.[3] Eremenko was selected as the Best Player of October and December 2014 and March 2015 in the Russian Football Premier League.[4][5][6] Eremenko won the Russian Football Premier League MVP of the season-2014/15 award.[7]

International career[edit]

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[edit]

He is a very creative player, who does not score often, but frequently makes it to most assists tables.

Personal life[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv
Rubin Kazan

Individual[edit]

  • Finnish Football Association Player of the Year: 2011,[8] 2014
  • Finnish Sports’ Journalists Player of the Year: 2011,[9] 2014
  • UEFA Europa League most assists leading to a goal in tournament phase:2010–11[10]
  • Russian League MVP of the season 2014-15

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 1 April 2015[11][12]
Club Season Division League Domestic Cups Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GBK
2004 Kakkonen 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
GBK Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Jaro
2004 Veikkausliiga 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
2005 Veikkausliiga 13 2 0 0 0 0 13 2
Jaro Total 19 3 0 0 0 0 19 3
Siena
2006-07 Serie A 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Siena Total 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Udinese
2006-07 Serie A 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2007-08 Serie A 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Udinese Total 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Dynamo Kyiv
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
Rubin Kazan
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
CSKA Moscow
2013-14 Russian Premier League 15 10 2 0 6 0 23 10
CSKA Moscow Total 15 10 2 0 6 0 23 10
Career Total 211 29 16 1 61 6 288 36

International[edit]

As of 28 March 2015[13]
Finland national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 6 0
2008 8 0
2009 10 0
2010 8 1
2011 9 0
2012 6 1
2013 10 1
2014 8 2
Total 65 5

International goals[edit]

Finland's score given first. As of 7 September 2014.[14]

Roman Eremenko international goals
# Date Location Opponent Result Competition
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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