Koļesņičenko playing for FK Ventspils
|Full name||Vladimirs Koļesņičenko|
|Date of birth||4 May 1980|
|Place of birth||Riga, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder (retired)|
|2005||FK Venta Kuldiga||0||(0)|
|2009||FC Inter Baku||9||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Being a member of Skonto Riga footballing system, Koļesņičenko started his career in 1996 with Skonto-Metāls, later joining the same club in 1997, but this time with a different name - Skonto Riga. He played there until 2002, becoming league's top scorer in 2000.
In 2003 he left his native Latvia, joining Russian club Torpedo-Metalurg. After an unsuccessful period with this team (only 7 matches played and no goals scored) he returned to Skonto Riga in 2004. In the same year another challenge from Russia came Koļesņičenko's way, as he joined FC Moscow.
This change was also unsuccessful, and after playing only one match, he yet again returned to Latvia, this time with the newly created and ambitious FK Venta from the city of Kuldīga. The club's ambitions were high, but its finances turned out to be just a bubble as the club went bankrupt and couldn't even manage to finish its first season in the top-flight soccer.
In 2006 Koļesņičenko joined FK Ventspils, playing there for 2 years and becoming a vital first eleven player. In 2009 Vladimirs accepted a challenge from Azerbaijan, joining his fellow international teammates Andrejs Rubins and Ģirts Karlsons at Inter Baku. He soon returned to Latvia, continuing to struggle abroad. Yet again it was Skonto Riga, who took him under their wing.
In 2010 he joined Chornomorets Odesa, but couldn't help the club secure a place in the Ukrainian Premier League. After only six games with no goals he was released. Koļesņičenko faced several personal problems and couldn't find a club for almost a year. In 2011 he was signed yet again by Skonto Riga, where he finished his professional career with ten games and one goal, retiring in August 2011, being just 31 years old.
After the retirement Koļesņičenko took office as the commercial director of his former club Skonto Riga. On February 26, 2012 Koļesņičenko was elected to become the chairman of the club, with Guntis Indriksons leaving the position. In March 2014 he appeared in a negative light, addressing rude comments towards the Latvian Football Federation via Twitter after Skonto were denied the necessary license for participation in the Latvian Higher League due to long-term debts. He was fined with 280 euros for breaching the code of ethics. The license was later granted after a successful process of appellation and Koļesņičenko deleted his tweets, saying that he would not apologize, though, as the comments had been expressed in a private capacity, not the functional one. His actions were strongly condemned by the LFF. In July 2014 Koļesņičenko resigned from the Skonto Riga president's office and was replaced by Igors Zaicevs. A few days after the resignation, Koļesņičenko's private company SIA SSA bought the Skonto Stadium for 13.8 million euros.
- Baltic Cup (1):
- Champion of Latvia (9):
- 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007
- Virsliga Top Scorer (1):
|1996||Skonto-Metāls||Virsliga 1st level||27/1*|
|1997||Skonto Riga||Virsliga 1st level||12/3|
|1998||Skonto Riga||Virsliga 1st level||1/0|
|1999||Skonto Riga||Virsliga 1st level||25/13|
|2000||Skonto Riga||Virsliga 1st level||28/17|
|2001||Skonto Riga||Virsliga 1st level||28/8|
|2002||Skonto Riga||Virsliga 1st level||27/11|
|2003||Torpedo Moscow||Premier League 1st level||7/0|
|2003||Skonto Riga||Virsliga 1st level||13/4|
|2004||Skonto Riga||Virsliga 1st level||10/1|
|2004||FC Moscow||Premier League 1st level||1/0|
|2005||FK Venta||Virsliga 1st level||0/0|
|2006||FK Ventspils||Virsliga 1st level||18/3|
|2007||FK Ventspils||Virsliga 1st level||23/1|
|2008||FK Ventspils||Virsliga 1st level||23/4|
|2009||Inter Baku||Premyer Liqası 1st level||9/1|
|2009||Skonto Riga||Virsliga 1st level||10/3|
|2010||Chornomorets Odesa||Premier League 1st level||7/0|
|2011||Skonto Riga||Virsliga 1st level||10/1|
* – played games and goals
|1.||3 July 2001||Daugava Stadium, Riga, Latvia||Estonia||3–1||Win||2001 Baltic Cup|
|2.||5 July 2001||Daugava Stadium, Riga, Latvia||Lithuania||4–1||Win||2001 Baltic Cup|
|3.||27 March 2002||Stade Alphonse Theis, Hesperange, Luxembourg||Luxembourg||0–3||Win||Friendly|
|4.||3 December 2004||Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa, Bahrain||Bahrain||2–2||Draw||Bahrain P.M. Cup|
|5.||15 October 2008||Skonto Stadions, Riga, Latvia||Israel||1–1||Draw||2010 FIFA WC Qual.|
|6.||14 November 2009||Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Honduras||2–1||Lost||Friendly|
|Correct as of 2 August 2011|
Vladimirs Koļesņičenko is married and has a child.
- Колесниченко Владимир (in Russian). Sportbox.ru. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
- Player's profile espnfc.com.
- Player's profile soccerway.com.
- Vladimirs Koļesņičenko at National-Football-Teams.com