Bystrov with Tosno in 2017
|Full name||Vladimir Sergeyevich Bystrov|
|Date of birth||31 January 1984|
|Place of birth||Luga, Leningrad Oblast, Russian SFSR|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2001–2005||Zenit Saint Petersburg||61||(6)|
|2009–2014||Zenit Saint Petersburg||85||(16)|
|2014||→ Anzhi Makhachkala (loan)||11||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 November 2017|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2013
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
Bystrov began his career in youth club Smena. In 2001, he transferred to Zenit. On 8 May 2002, he made his debut in the Zenit squad. In 2005, he felt dissatisfied because he lost his place in squad and played less than he wanted. After a scandal with Zenith's hierarchy, he transferred to FC Spartak Moscow.
FC Spartak Moscow
In June 2005, he moved to Spartak for 4 million euro. Zenit fans were disappointed, because Spartak was their principal opponent. He made his debut for Spartak on 9 June. In 2009, he became a leader of Spartak with help of Alex and Welliton.
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
Due to his spell at rivals Spartak Moscow, Zenit supporters still can't find it in their hearts to forgive and direct jeers towards him at their games. In March 2010, Zenit was to be rewarded for finishing third in the Russian championship by the city of Saint Petersburg, but the ceremony ended with the players storming off the stage after Bystrov had been heckled by parts of the audience.
After finishing his mid-season loan spell with newly relegated FC Anzhi Makhachkala, Bystrov joined FC Krasnodar on a three-year contract on 9 June 2014. Bystrov left Krasnodar at the end of his contract.
His first appearance for the Russia was in March 2004. Bystrov made a big impact in the seven Euro 2008 qualifiers he played in, with his two goals so important to the Russian cause. His displays have not gone unnoticed in the last couple of years and he has been linked with moves to both England's Premier League and Germany's Bundesliga. Bystrov was included in Guus Hiddink's Euro 2008 squad. He was a substitute in Russia's opening match, the 4–1 defeat to Spain, coming on for Dmitri Sychev in the 46th minute before being swapped for Roman Adamov in the 70th.
- As of 13 May 2018
|1||2006-11-15||Skopje City Stadium, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia||Macedonia||1 – 0||2–0||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|2||2007-02-08||Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands||Netherlands||1 – 2||1–4||Friendly|
|3||2008-05-23||Lokomotiv Stadium (Moscow), Moscow, Russia||Kazakhstan||2 – 0||6–0||Friendly|
|4||2008-06-04||Wacker Arena, Burghausen, Germany||Lithuania||4 – 1||4–1||Friendly|
Zenit Saint Petersburg
- В "Краснодар" перешел Владимир Быстров. fckrasnodar.ru (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
- "Владимир Быстров и Дмитрий Торбинский покинули Краснодар". fckrasnodar.ru (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
- ВЛАДИМИР БЫСТРОВ ОФИЦИАЛЬНО СТАЛ ИГРОКОМ «ТОСНО» (in Russian). FC Tosno. 7 August 2017.
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