Sergei Gurenko

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Sergei Gurenko
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Personal information
Date of birth (1972-09-30) 30 September 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Grodno, Soviet Union
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Minsk (Manager)
Serbia (assistant)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1995 Neman Grodno 185 (5)
1995–1999 Lokomotiv Moscow 112 (4)
1999–2001 Roma 7 (0)
2000–2001 Zaragoza (loan) 11 (0)
2001–2002 Parma 11 (0)
2002–2003 Piacenza 25 (1)
2003–2008 Lokomotiv Moscow 113 (2)
2009 Dinamo Minsk 13 (0)
2014 Partizan Minsk 7 (0[1])
National team
1994–2006 Belarus 80 (3)
Teams managed
2009 Dinamo Minsk (assistant)
2009–2010 Dinamo Minsk
2010–2012 Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino
2012–2013 Dinamo Minsk (sporting director)
2013 Krasnodar (assistant)
2014 Spartak Nalchik (assistant)
2014–2015 Amkar Perm (assistant)
2015 Standard Liège (assistant)
2016– Serbia (assistant)
2017– Dinamo Minsk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2014.

Sergei Gurenko (Belarusian: Сяргей Віталевіч Гурэнка, pronounced [sʲarˈɣʲɛj vʲiˈtalʲɛvʲitʂ ɣuˈrɛnka], Russian: Серге́й Вита́льевич Гуре́нко, tr. Sergey Vitalyevich Gurenko; IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej vʲɪˈtalʲɪvʲɪtɕ ɡʊˈrʲɛnkə]; born 30 September 1972 in Grodno) is a Belarusian football coach and a former player. He is currently the manager of Dinamo Minsk and the assistant manager of Serbia.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Sergei Gurenko began his professional career in his local Belarusian club Khimik Hrodna in the 1989 season. From 1990 he was a regular starter for the team, playing more than 25 games per season until 1995.[citation needed]

In 1995, he was transferred to Russian Premier League side Lokomotiv Moscow. His outstanding skills and determination lead him to become one of the leaders of his side, and eventually he left his team for further challenge. In 1999, he became a player of Italian Serie A side A.S. Roma, which cost the club 10.58 billion Italian lire,[3] but couldn't establish himself well there, playing in only 7 games for his club.

In the 2000–01 season he played for Spanish La Liga side Real Zaragoza, but didn't do well there too, participating in just 11 games and for the 2001–02 season he returned to Italy, playing for Parma AC, making 11 appearances that season. The following season he was a regular part of the first team of Serie A side Piacenza, participating in 25 fixtures and scoring one goal.[citation needed]

In 2003, he returned to Lokomotiv. He was a regular for his club and became one of team's vice-captains. In 2004, playing in a pivotal role of defensive midfielder, Gurenko helped Lokomotiv for second Russian championship title.[citation needed]

On 8 December 2008 he moved back to Belarus to play for Dinamo Minsk[4] and retired on 21 August 2009.

In 2014, he briefly joined Belarusian Second League club Partizan Minsk.[5][6]

International[edit]

Sergei Gurenko debuted for the Belarus national football team on 5 May 1994, in a friendly against Ukraine and would eventually become the team captain. He ended his national team duty after a row with the manager during preparation to the WC qualifier against Moldova on 3 September 2005.

He is the second most capped Belarusian player, with 80 caps.[7] Gurenko was the Belarusian national team's captain.

==Career statistics

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 August 1997 Dynama Stadium (Minsk), Belarus  Sweden 1 – 0 1–2 1998 World Cup qualifier
2 14 October 1998 Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales  Wales 1 – 1 2–3 Euro 2000 qualifier
3 29 March 2003 Dynama Stadium (Minsk), Belarus  Moldova 2 – 1 2–1 Euro 2004 qualifier

Achievements[edit]

On 22 July 2006, Gurenko passed the milestone of 500 competitive games on the highest level, and became a member of the elite club of Sergei Aleinikov.[8] In total, he has played in 612 matches for top league clubs.[9]

Coaching career[edit]

After release of Slavoljub Muslin by Dinamo Minsk on 27 July 2009, Gurenko was named new Assistant Coach in the team of new head coach Kirill Alshevskiy. On 21 August 2009 Dinamo Minsk club official promoted their former player and former assistant coach to the head coaching position, he replaced Kirill Alshevski.[10]

In 2013, he worked as Slavoljub Muslin's assistant at Russian top division club FC Krasnodar.

On 4 February 2014, Gurenko was appointed an assistant manager at PFC Spartak Nalchik, where he reunited with former Lokomotiv teammate Khasanbi Bidzhiyev, appointed earlier as a head coach.[11]

Honours[edit]

Neman Grodno

Lokomotiv Moscow

Real Zaragoza

Parma

References[edit]

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