Sergei Zenjov

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Sergei Zenjov
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Zenjov with Estonia in 2015
Personal information
Full name Sergei Zenjov
Date of birth (1989-04-20) 20 April 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Pärnu, Estonia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
Gabala
Number 9
Youth career
1996–2006 Pärnu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Pärnu Pataljoni JK 19 (27)
2006 Vaprus 17 (8)
2006–2007 TVMK 34 (17)
2008–2014 Karpaty Lviv 137 (21)
2014 Blackpool 8 (0)
2015 Torpedo Moscow 10 (0)
2015– Gabala 43 (5)
National team
Estonia U21 2 (1)
2008– Estonia 54 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2016

Sergei Zenjov (Russian: Серге́й Зенёв; born 20 April 1989) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Azeri club Gabala and the Estonia national football team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Zenjov made his first-team debut for Vaprus at the age of 16 in 2006. A year later he joined TVMK. Zenjov was named the Meistriliiga Young Player of the Year in 2007. At the age of 18, after two seasons at TVMK, Zenjov moved abroad.

Karpaty Lviv[edit]

In February 2008, he signed a three-year contract with Ukrainian Premier League club Karpaty Lviv.[1] On 25 February, he scored his first career hat-trick in his first game for Karpaty Lviv, a friendly against Horsens.[2] His first Ukrainian Premier League match came on 1 March, a 1–0 win against Kharkiv.[3] He scored his first Ukrainian Premier League goal on 28 July, in the 57th minute of a 1–1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk.[4][5] He only started ten games (one in the Cup competition), but by the mid-season of his second year in the club he played in 27 games overall.

Blackpool[edit]

On 3 July 2014, Zenjov signed a one-year deal with English Championship club Blackpool.[6] He made his debut for the club on 9 August, starting in a 0–2 defeat at Nottingham Forest.[7] On 2 December, Zenjov left Blackpool after the mutual agreement was reached to terminate his contract.[8]

Torpedo Moscow[edit]

After leaving Blackpool, Zenjov signed a contract with Russian Premier League club Torpedo Moscow till the summer of 2017.[9]

Gabala[edit]

After just six-months and 10 games with Torpedo Moscow, Zenjov signed a two-year contract with Azerbaijan Premier League club Gabala on 16 June 2015.[10] During Gabala's 1–2 defeat to Qarabağ on 19 March 2016, Zenjov scored Gabala's 500th goal.[11]

International[edit]

Zenjov made his debut for Estonia on 20 August 2008, against Malta national football team in a friendly match.[12] His first goal was on 6 September 2008, in the 57th minute of a 2–3 loss to Belgium in a 2010 World Cup qualification match.[13] On 14 June 2015, he scored his first brace in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match, netting in each half of a 2–0 home victory over San Marino.[14][15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 19 March 2017[16]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vaprus 2006 Meistriliiga 18 8 18 8
TVMK 12 3 2 0 14 3
2007 22 14 22 14
Total 34 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 17
Karpaty Lviv 2007–08 Ukrainian Premier League 11 0 11 0
2008–09 28 1 28 1
2009–10 25 3 1 0 26 3
2010–11 18 4 0 0 18 4
2011–12 17 1 2 1 10 2 29 4
2012–13 10 3 1 1 3 1 14 5
2013–14 28 9 1 0 29 9
Total 137 21 5 2 0 0 13 3 155 26
Blackpool 2014–15 Football League Championship 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
Torpedo Moscow 2014–15 Russian Premier League 10 0 0 0 10 0
Gabala 2015–16 Azerbaijan Premier League 26 2 2 0 14 3 42 5
2016–17 17 3 2 0 13 4 31 7
Total 43 5 4 0 - - 27 7 74 12
Total 250 51 9 2 1 0 42 10 303 63

International[edit]

As of match played 10 October 2016.[17]
Team Year Apps Goals
Estonia
2008 3 1
2009 8 2
2010 4 1
2011 6 1
2012 0 0
2013 11 2
2014 8 0
2015 8 2
2016 6 1
Total 54 10

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zenjov alustas Ukrainas põhikoosseisus – Soccernet.ee
  2. ^ “Karpaty”- “Horsens” – 5:1. Double by Feshchuk, hat-trick by Zeniov – FC "KARPATY" news
  3. ^ "Карпати" завдяки голу Фещука перемагають ФК "Харків" – FC "KARPATY" news
  4. ^ Zenjov lõi Donetski Šahtjorile värava – Soccernet.ee
  5. ^ Он-лайн – FC Karpaty Lviv
  6. ^ "Seasiders Sign Sergei Zenjov". Blackpool F.C. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Nottm Forest 2-0 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sergei Zenjov Departs". Blackpool F.C. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Московское "Торпедо" подписало контракт с экс-футболистом "Блэкпула"" (in Russian). prosport-online. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Estoniya yığmasının üzvü Qəbələ də" (in Azerbaijani). Gabala FK. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Qəbələ dən 500-cü qol". gabalafc.az (in Azerbaijani). Gabala SC. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  12. ^ Koondis pakkus ilusa pidupäevakingi – Soccernet.ee
  13. ^ Zenjov: koondisekarjäär on alanud kui unistus! – SL Õhtuleht
  14. ^ "San Marino success keeps Estonia afloat". UEFA. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "S.Zenjov". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "Sergei Zenjov". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 

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