Sergei Ignashevich

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Nikolayevich and the family name is Ignashevich.
Sergei Ignashevich
Sergei Ignashevich 2014.jpg
Ignashevich with Russia in 2014
Personal information
Full name Sergei Nikolayevich Ignashevich
Date of birth (1979-07-14) 14 July 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
CSKA Moscow
Number 4
Youth career
FC Torpedo Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Spartak Orekhovo 17 (0)
1999–2000 Krylia Sovetov 31 (2)
2001–2003 Lokomotiv Moscow 76 (4)
2004– CSKA Moscow 331 (30)
National team
2002–2016 Russia 120 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2016

Sergei Nikolayevich Ignashevich (Russian: Сергей Николаевич Игнашевич; born 14 July 1979) is a Russian footballer who plays as a central defender for CSKA Moscow and the Russian national team.

He has also played for Lokomotiv Moscow in his career, and has won Russian Premier League titles for both clubs, as well as the 2005 UEFA Cup Final with CSKA. Ignashevich is often considered one of the highest skilled defenders in the Russian Premier League while playing alongside fellow Russian international defenders and twin brothers Aleksei and Vasili Berezutskiy.

He made his international debut for Russia in 2002, and was selected in their squads for two European Championships and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, helping them to the semi-finals of Euro 2008 and earning his 100th cap at the World Cup. On 8 September 2015, he made his 110th international appearance and became the most capped player in Russia's team history, overtaking Viktor Onopko.[1] On 17 November 2015, he made his 114th appearance, making him the most capped Russian player for any national team (again, overtaking Onopko who played 4 additional games for CIS).[2]

Club career[edit]

After short spells with Spartak Orekhovo and Krylia Sovetov, Ignashevich joined Lokomotiv Moscow in 2001. In his first season with the capital club, the defender was part of the team which won the Russian Cup. A year later, Lokomotiv won the Russian league title.[3]

In 2004, Ignashevich left Lokomotiv for city rivals CSKA. In his twelve years with the club, Ignashevich has won the 2005, 2006 and 2013 league titles, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2013 Russian Cups, and the 2004–05 UEFA Cup.[3]

Both Ignashevich and Aleksei Berezutskiy were provisionally suspended after both players' A samples revealed the presence of a prohibited substance following a random doping test after CSKA's UEFA Champions League match at Manchester United on 3 November 2009.[4] It was later revealed that they had taken a cold medicine which had not been reported, and both players were suspended for one game, which was applied retroactively.

International career[edit]

Ignashevich made his debut for the Russia national football team against Sweden on 21 August 2002.[5] He started all ten of the team's UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying matches, scoring three times, but missed the tournament finals in Portugal due to injury.[3] He later appeared for Russia at both the 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships, helping the team to the semi-finals in the former.[5]

On 2 June 2014, Ignashevich was included in Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.[6] On 16 June, he made his FIFA World Cup debut in the team's first group match against South Korea.[7] He was then named in the starting line-up for the second match against Belgium at the Maracanã on 22 June.[8] He became only the second Russian, after Viktor Onopko, to earn his 100th cap, in the final group game against Algeria on 26 June in Curitiba. Russia drew 1–1 and their opponents advanced at their expense.[9]

Honours[edit]

Ignashevich shaking hands with Javier Zanetti before a Champions League match against Internazionale in 2011

Club[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow
CSKA

International[edit]

Russia

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 June 2016
Club Div Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Russia Znamya Truda D2 1999 17 1 1 0 - 18 1
Total 17 1 1 0 0 0 18 1
Russia Krylya Sovetov RFPL 1999 6 1 1 0 - 7 1
2000 25 1 2 0 - 27 1
Total 31 2 3 0 0 0 34 2
Russia Lokomotiv Moscow RFPL 2001 22 0 2 0 10 1 34 1
2002 29 1 0 0 10 2 39 3
2003 25 3 2 0 12 2 39 5
Total 76 4 4 0 32 5 112 9
Russia CSKA Moscow RFPL 2004 22 1 3 0 7 0 32 1
2005 22 5 6 0 16 2 44 7
2006 26 2 7 1 6 0 39 3
2007 26 3 6 1 7 0 39 4
2008 28 4 2 1 6 0 36 5
2009 29 3 5 0 9 0 43 3
2010 28 2 2 0 10 1 40 3
2011–12 38 5 5 2 12 1 55 8
2012–13 28 0 3 0 2 0 33 0
2013–14 30 2 2 1 6 0 38 3
2014-15 30 0 3 0 6 0 39 0
2015-16 25 3 3 0 10 1 38 4
Total 331 30 47 6 97 5 476 41
Career total 456 37 55 6 129 10 640 53


International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Russia's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2003-06-07 St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland   Switzerland 1 – 2 2–2 UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
2 2003-06-07 St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland   Switzerland 2 – 2 2–2 UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
3 2003-09-06 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland  Republic of Ireland 1 – 1 1–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
4 2009-09-09 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales  Wales 2 – 1 3–1 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
5 2011-10-11 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Andorra 2 – 0 6–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
6 2014-09-03 Arena Khimki, Khimki, Russia  Azerbaijan 3 – 0 4–0 Friendly
7 2014-11-18 Groupama Arena, Budapest, Hungary  Hungary 1 – 0 2–1 Friendly
8 2015-10-09 Zimbru Stadium, Chisinau, Moldova  Moldova 1 – 0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

Personal[edit]

Ignashevich is married and has three children.[10]

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