Ignashevich with Russia in 2014
|Full name||Sergei Nikolayevich Ignashevich|
|Date of birth||14 July 1979|
|Place of birth||Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|FC Torpedo Moscow|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2016.
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. 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).
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.
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.
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. 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.
Ignashevich made his debut for the Russia national football team against Sweden on 21 August 2002. 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. He later appeared for Russia at both the 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships, helping the team to the semi-finals in the former.
On 2 June 2014, Ignashevich was included in Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. On 16 June, he made his FIFA World Cup debut in the team's first group match against South Korea. He was then named in the starting line-up for the second match against Belgium at the Maracanã on 22 June. 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.
- Lokomotiv Moscow
- UEFA Cup (1): 2005
- Russian Premier League (5): 2005, 2006, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
- Russian Cup (6): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
- Russian Super Cup (6): 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014
- As of 1 June 2016
- Scores and results list Russia's goal tally first.
|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|
Ignashevich is married and has three children.
- ИГНАШЕВИЧ ПОБИЛ РЕКОРД ОНОПКО ПО ЧИСЛУ МАТЧЕЙ ЗА СБОРНУЮ РОССИИ (in Russian). Sport Express. 8 September 2015.
- Сергей Игнашевич – рекордсмен национальной сборной (in Russian). PFC CSKA Moscow. 17 November 2015.
- "Sergei Ignashevich". UEFA. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- "Sergei IGNASHEVICH". FIFA. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- Состав национальной сборной России на ЧМ-2014 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2 June 2014.
- "Russia v South Korea: World Cup 2014 – as it happened". Guardian. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- "Brazil v Russia". BBC. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- Emons, Michael (26 June 2014). "Algeria 1-1 Russia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
- Сергей Николаевич Игнашевич / Sergey Ignashevich: МОЛЧИТ И ДЕЛАЕТ СВОЕ ДЕЛО
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