Aleksandr Golovin (footballer)

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Golovin (Russian: Александр Сергеевич Головин; born 30 May 1996) is a Russian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Ligue 1 club Monaco and the Russia national team. He can also play as a central midfielder or a winger.

Aleksandr Golovin
Aleksandr Golovin 2021.jpg
Golovin playing for Russia at UEFA Euro 2020
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Sergeyevich Golovin
Date of birth (1996-05-30) 30 May 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Kaltan, Russia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Monaco
Number 17
Youth career
2001–2009 DYuSSh Kaltan
2009–2011 Metallurg Novokuznetsk
2012–2014 CSKA Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 CSKA Moscow 81 (9)
2018– Monaco 104 (14)
National team
2013 Russia U17 15 (1)
2014 Russia U18 4 (2)
2014–2015 Russia U19 11 (2)
2015 Russia U21 3 (0)
2015– Russia 45 (5)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:51, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 14 November 2021

Early lifeEdit

Golovin was born to a mining family in the small mining town of Kaltan in Southern Siberia, Russia. Since childhood, he was friends with Aleksandr Plyasunov, a coach at the local youth sports school. When Golovin was six years old, he started playing football under Plyasunov, before moving on to the school of FC Novokuznetsk (then called Metallurg-Zapsib) and the Olympic reserve school in Leninsk-Kuznetsky. After playing for Metallurg, he was invited to play for the squad of the Siberian team. It was during this time that Golovin attracted the attention of scouts and was invited to play for PFC CSKA Moscow.[2][3]

Club careerEdit

CSKA MoscowEdit

Golovin debuted playing for PFC CSKA Moscow on 24 September 2014 against FC Khimik Dzerzhinsk in the 1/16 round of the Russian Cup. He made the starting lineup and was subbed out in the 88th minute of the game.[4]

Golovin made his Russian Football Premier League debut for PFC CSKA Moscow on 14 March 2015 in a game against FC Mordovia Saransk as a sub in the 72nd minute of the game.[5] He made his UEFA Champions League debut against Sparta Prague on 5 August 2015, subbing in for Alan Dzagoev.[6] He scored his first goal for CSKA on 9 April 2016 against FC Mordovia Saransk.[7]

In the summer of 2017, Arsenal offered between £8 and £10 million for Golovin, but CSKA declined the transfer.[8]

On 2 December 2016, Golovin extended his contract with CSKA Moscow until the end of the 2020–21 season.[9]

AS MonacoEdit

On 27 July 2018, Golovin signed a five-year contract with AS Monaco for an undisclosed, but record-transfer fee, from CSKA Moscow.[10][11] Golovin made his competitive debut for Monaco in a 1–1 Ligue 1 home draw against Nîmes on 21 September 2018, coming on as a substitute during the 72nd minute.[12] He made his first start in Ligue 1 on 25 September, in a 0–1 home defeat against Angers. He scored his first Ligue 1 goal on 2 February 2019, in a 2–1 home win over Toulouse.

On 24 September 2019, Golovin scored two goals and provided an assist for Wissam Ben Yedder in Monaco's 3–1 Ligue 1 home win over Nice.[13] On 6 January 2021, in an away match against Lorient and with the score at 1–1, Golovin, who had just recovered from an injury, was brought on as a substitute and scored after less than a minute.[14] Two weeks later, as a substitute once again, he delivered two assists, each from a corner kick, to help his team come from behind and defeat Marseille.[15]

On 7 February 2021, Golovin scored his first hat-trick for Monaco in a 4–3 away victory against Nîmes. In doing so, he became the first player from Russia to record a hat-trick in Ligue 1.[16]

International careerEdit

 
Golovin playing for Russia at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Golovin won the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship with Russia national under-17 team, with which he also participated in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Later, Golovin went on to represent the Russia national under-19 team at the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where Russia came in second place. Golovin made his debut for the Russia national team on 7 June 2015 in a friendly game against Belarus at the Arena Khimki, replacing captain Roman Shirokov in the 61st minute and scoring Russia's second goal of a 4–2 victory 16 minutes later.

On 11 May 2018, he was included in Russia's extended 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.[17] On 3 June 2018, he was included in the finalized World Cup squad.[18] On 14 June 2018, he played a crucial role in Russia's 5–0 victory over Saudi Arabia making two assists and scoring the final goal, a free-kick in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup.[19]

On 11 May 2021, he was included in the preliminary extended 30-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020.[20] On 2 June 2021, he was included in the final squad.[21] He played every minute in all 3 of Russia's group stage games as Russia was eliminated after losing to Belgium and Denmark and beating Finland.[22][23][24]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 13 August 2022[25]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
CSKA Moscow 2014–15 Russian Premier League 7 0 3 0 0 0 10 0
2015–16 Russian Premier League 17 1 4 2 2[a] 0 23 3
2016–17 Russian Premier League 30 3 0 0 6[a] 0 1[b] 0 37 3
2017–18 Russian Premier League 27 5 1 0 15[c] 2 43 7
Total 81 9 8 2 0 0 23 2 1 0 113 13
Monaco 2018–19 Ligue 1 30 3 1 0 1 1 3[a] 0 0 0 35 4
2019–20 Ligue 1 25 3 3 0 2 0 30 3
2020–21 Ligue 1 21 5 5 1 26 6
2021–22 Ligue 1 27 3 2 0 11[d] 1 40 4
2022–23 Ligue 1 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 3 0
Total 104 14 11 1 3 1 16 1 0 0 134 17
Career total 185 23 19 3 3 1 39 3 1 0 247 30
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance in Russian Super Cup
  3. ^ Ten appearances in UEFA Champions League, five appearances and two goals in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Four appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, seven appearances in UEFA Europa League

InternationalEdit

As of match played 14 November 2021[26]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Russia 2015 1 1
2016 7 1
2017 7 0
2018 10 1
2019 8 2
2021 12 0
Total 45 5

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Russia's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 June 2015 Arena Khimki, Khimki, Russia   Belarus 2–2 4–2 Friendly
2. 26 March 2016 Otkritie Arena, Moscow, Russia   Lithuania 2–0 3–0 Friendly
3. 14 June 2018 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia   Saudi Arabia 5–0 5–0 2018 FIFA World Cup
4. 10 October 2019 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia   Scotland 4–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
5. 13 October 2019 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus   Cyprus 4–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

CSKA Moscow

InternationalEdit

Russia U-17

Russia U-19

ReferencesEdit

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