|Date of birth||2 February 1969|
|Place of birth||Narva, Estonia|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Right Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Valeri Georgievich Karpin (Russian: Валерий Георгиевич Карпин; born 2 February 1969) is a Russian professional association football manager and a former player who played as midfielder. He was primarily a right midfielder. He currently works as the editor-in-chief of football broadcasts with Match TV.
At club level, Karpin has played for Fakel Voronezh (1989), Spartak Moscow (1990–94), Real Sociedad (1994–96 and 2002–05), Valencia CF (1996–97), and Celta Vigo (1997–2002). He retired at the end of the 2004–05 season with Real Sociedad.
For Russia, Karpin has been capped 72 times, scoring 17 goals (he was also capped once for the CIS). He scored Russia's first goal after the breakup of the Soviet Union, in a 2–0 win against Mexico on 17 August 1992. Karpin played for Russia at the 1994 World Cup, Euro 96, and the 2002 World Cup.
In 2003, he took up Estonian citizenship, keeping the Russian one. In August 2008, Karpin was named as Director General of Spartak Moscow, replacing Sergei Shavlo. In April 2009, following a poor run of results, he replaced Michael Laudrup as caretaker manager of the club. On 18 April 2011, Karpin declared resignation from his position following one of the worse starts in club history. Eventually, he continued working as a manager up to the end of 2011-12 season.
After the sacking of the newly appointed manager Unai Emery on 25 November 2012, Karpin took the responsibility of caretaker manager up until the end of the year. He later officially became the team's coach again and wasn't the caretaker anymore.
On 18 March 2014, Karpin was relieved from his duties, after exiting the Russian Cup to third division FC Tosno and drawing with top flight's bottom side FC Anzhi Makhachkala. On 12 August 2014, he was appointed at the helm of RCD Mallorca.
He joined FC Torpedo Armavir for the 2015–16 season after it was newly promoted to FNL. Under his management, the team (by then renamed to FC Armavir) was relegated back to the third-tier PFL, and on 23 June 2016, he left the club "by mutual consent".
Club career statistics
|1986||Sport Tallinn||Soviet Second League||10||1||-||-||-||-||10||1|
|1988||CSKA Moscow||Soviet First League||3||0||-||-||-||-||3||0|
|1989||Fakel Voronezh||Soviet First League||27||7||-||-||-||-||27||7|
|1990||Spartak Moscow||Soviet Top League||21||0||-||-||0||0||21||0|
|1992||Spartak Moscow||Russian Top League||25||7||-||-||4||1||29||8|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Europe||Total|
|1994–95||Real Sociedad||Primera Division||35||3||3||0||-||-||38||3|
|CIS national team|
|Russia national team|
- As of 25 May 2012
|Spartak Moscow||16 March 2009||18 March 2014||122||61||27||34||50.00|
|Mallorca||12 August 2014||10 February 2015||25||7||6||12||28.00|
- Spartak Moscow
- Celta Vigo
- Intertoto Cup: 2000
- "Valeri Karpin competition coaching record". UEFA.
- "Karpin breaking the mould". FIFA. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- Карпин — главный редактор футбольных трансляций «Матч ТВ» (in Russian). Match TV. 16 February 2017.
- (Russian) Кружков А. Валерий Карпин: «Живи и радуйся!» – Sport-Express. 31.05.2005.
- Летом 2003–го вы получили эстонский паспорт. Российское гражданство при этом сохранилось?
- "Спартак": Карпин - главный тренер (in Russian). 26 November 2012.
- "Valeri Karpin nuevo entrenador del RCD Mallorca" [Valeri Karpin new manager of RCD Mallorca] (in Spanish). Mallorca's official website. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
- Карпин покидает «Армавир» (in Russian). FC Armavir. 23 June 2016.