Gabulov with Dynamo Moscow in 2014
|Full name||Vladimir Borisovich Gabulov|
|Date of birth||19 October 1983|
|Place of birth||Mozdok, North Ossetia-Alania, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2008||→ Amkar Perm (loan)||10||(0)|
|2011||→ CSKA Moscow (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Vladimir Borisovich Gabulov (Russian: Владимир Борисович Габулов, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimɪr bɐˈrʲisəvʲɪtɕ gɐˈbuləf], Ossetian: Гæбулты Борисы фырт Владимир, Gæbulty Borisy fyrt Vladimir, born 19 October 1983) is a former Russian footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He was part of Russia's Euro 2008, 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup squads as the third choice goalkeeper.
He officially retired as a player on 12 November 2018.
Gabulov made his debut for Russia on 22 August 2007 in a friendly against Poland before being substituted by Anton Shunin at half-time. He made his competitive debut in a Euro 2008 qualifier against Macedonia and was sent off in the 69th minute fouling against Goran Maznov. On 17 October 2007, he was chosen to play in a vital must win match against England because Igor Akinfeev was injured and Vyacheslav Malafeev was in poor form. He made several key saves as Russia made a comeback from a goal down to defeat England 2–1. For his performance against England, Gabulov started in Russia's remaining two qualifiers against Israel and Andorra before being chosen as the third choice goalkeeper behind Akinfeev and Malafeev for Russia's Euro 2008 squad.
On 11 May 2018, he was included in Russia's extended 2018 FIFA World Cup squad under the call of fellow Ossetian and coach Stanislav Cherchesov. On 3 June 2018, he was included in the finalized World Cup squad. He remained on the bench in all the games behind Igor Akinfeev.
- Appearances in major competitions
|Year||Competition||Category||Appearances||Goals conceded||Team Record|
|2004–2005||U-21 Euro 2006 qualifying||U21||9||0||5||Qualified to play-offs|
|2006–2007||Euro 2008 qualifying||Senior||4||0||3||Qualified|
- As of 8 December 2017
|FC Mozdok||1999||Second Division||18||0||0||0||–||–||18||0|
|FC Dynamo Moscow||2001||Russian Premier League||11||0||0||0||–||–||11||0|
|FC Alania Vladikavkaz||13||0||1||0||–||–||14||0|
|PFC CSKA Moscow||2004||Russian Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||–||0||0|
|FC Kuban Krasnodar||2007||29||0||1||0||–||–||30||0|
|FC Amkar Perm||2008||10||0||2||0||–||–||12||0|
|FC Dynamo Moscow||12||0||1||0||–||–||13||0|
|PFC CSKA Moscow||2011–12||7||0||0||0||6||0||–||13||0|
|Total (2 spells)||10||0||0||0||6||0||0||0||16||0|
|FC Anzhi Makhachkala||2011–12||Russian Premier League||11||0||0||0||–||–||11||0|
|FC Dynamo Moscow||2013–14||Russian Premier League||20||0||1||0||–||–||21||0|
|Total (3 spells)||132||0||9||0||14||0||0||0||155||0|
|FC Arsenal Tula||2016–17||Russian Premier League||13||0||–||–||2[a]||0||15||0|
- Two appearances in relegation play-offs
- Statistics accurate as of match played 14 June 2018.
- CSKA Moscow
- Gentleman of the Year: 2009
His younger brother Georgi Gabulov also plays football professionally.
- "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Russia" (PDF). FIFA. 17 June 2018. p. 24.
- "Vladimir Gaboelov naar Club Brugge" (in Dutch). Club Brugge KV. 2 January 2018.
- "Владимир Габулов завершил карьеру игрока" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 12 November 2018.
- "Расширенный состав для подготовки к Чемпионату мира" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 11 May 2018.
- Заявка сборной России на Чемпионат мира FIFA 2018 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 3 June 2018.
- Vladimir Gabulov at National-Football-Teams.com
- Владимир ГАБУЛОВ СТАЛ ДЖЕНТЛЬМЕНОМ ГОДА
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