Vitali Kutuzov

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Vitali Kutuzov
Personal information
Full name Vitali Vladimirovich Kutuzov
Date of birth (1980-03-20) 20 March 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Pinsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1995–1997 RUOR Minsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 RUOR Minsk 52 (29)
1998–2001 BATE Borisov 99 (55)
2001–2004 Milan 2 (0)
2002–2003Sporting CP (loan) 23 (3)
2003–2004Avellino (loan) 42 (15)
2004–2006 Sampdoria 62 (7)
2006–2009 Parma 20 (0)
2007–2008Pisa (loan) 37 (10)
2009–2012 Bari 51 (7)
National team
1998–2001 Belarus U21 24 (9)
2002–2011 Belarus 53 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2010

Vitali Vladimirovich Kutuzov (Belarusian: Віталь Кутузаў, born 20 March 1980) is a retired Belarusian football striker.

Club career[edit]

Kutuzov was born in Pinsk.

In 2001, he joined Italian side A.C. Milan from BATE Borisov, becoming the club's third Russian-speaking player after Andriy Shevchenko and Kakha Kaladze. However, unlike his former USSR compatriots, he failed to establish himself as an important part of the team, getting to play only 37 minutes in just 4 games throughout the entire season.

For 2002–03 football season he was loaned to Portuguese side Sporting CP. He played 30 games for them and scored 7 goals, including games in UEFA Cup and the domestic cup.

For the following, 2003–04 season he was again loaned, this time to the Italian Serie B side Avellino. Kutuzov established himself as one of the most important players of the side and a fan-favorite. He played 43 games, scoring 15 goals. Despite his efforts, the team was relegated to Serie C1.

After his successful season in Serie B, he was noticed by the Serie A side U.C. Sampdoria. The club bought half of the rights for the footballer from A.C. Milan in 2004 for €1.5 million[1] and signed him until 2008. In the 2004–05 season he played in 32 games (14 times in starting line-up, totaling 1,604 minutes) and scored 4 goals.

On 20 June 2006, F.C. Parma bought the full rights on Kutuzov from Sampdoria (and in earlier Sampdoria bought Milan's half for €1 million). He signed a three-year contract with them.[2] He was loaned to newly promoted Serie B side Pisa on July 2007.[3] He returned to Parma during the summer of 2008.

In January 2009, he left for A.S. Bari.

International career[edit]

Kutuzov has over 50 caps for the Belarus national football team. On 17 April 2002, he made his debut for the national side, contributing 2 goals in the 5:2 away win over Hungary in a friendly match.[4]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 April 2002 Stadion Oláh Gábor Út, Debrecen, Hungary  Hungary 2–1 5–2 Friendly
2 3–1
3 21 August 2002 Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia  Latvia 1–0 4–2 Friendly
4 29 March 2003 Dinamo Stadium (Minsk), Belarus  Moldova 1–1 2–1 Euro 2004 qualifier
5 30 April 2003 Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Uzbekistan 2–1 2–1 Friendly
6 8 September 2004 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Norway 1–1 1–1 World Cup 2006 qualifier
7 9 October 2004 Dinamo Stadium (Minsk), Belarus  Moldova 2–0 4–0 World Cup 2006 qualifier
8 7 September 2005 Dinamo Stadium (Minsk), Belarus  Italy 1–0 1–4 World Cup 2006 qualifier
9 8 October 2005 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland  Scotland 1–0 1–0 World Cup 2006 qualifier
10 24 March 2007 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 2–0 2–1 Euro 2008 qualifier
11 17 November 2007 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania  Albania 2–2 4–2 Euro 2008 qualifier
12 3–2
13 26 March 2008 Dinamo Stadium (Minsk), Belarus  Turkey 1–0 2–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

BATE Borisov

Sporting CP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AC Milan 2006 Annual Report" (PDF). AC Milan (in Italian). ca. April 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2011. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Kutuzov accepts Parma's call". UEFA.com. 21 June 2006. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Preso Kutuzov: oggi la presentazione" (in Italian). Pisa Calcio. 18 July 2007. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 18 July 2007.
  4. ^ Все матчи сборной Беларуси (1992–2011) (PDF). Belarus Football Federation (in Russian). 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012.

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