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Aleksandr Viktorovich Tikhonovetsky (Russian: Александр Викторович Тихоновецкий; born 11 April 1979 in Nakhodka) is a Russian football coach and a former player. He is an assistant coach with FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok.

Aleksandr Tikhonovetsky
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Viktorovich Tikhonovetsky
Date of birth (1979-04-11) 11 April 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Nakhodka, Russian SFSR
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok (asst manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 FC Okean Nakhodka 73 (7)
2000 FC Luch Vladivostok 21 (9)
2001 PFC CSKA Moscow 1 (0)
2001 FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok 24 (11)
2002–2003 FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk 47 (4)
2004–2008 FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok 121 (28)
2008–2009 FC Kuban Krasnodar 21 (8)
2009 FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok 13 (3)
2010 FC Nizhny Novgorod 22 (13)
2010FC Alania Vladikavkaz (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2013 FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok 48 (15)
Teams managed
2013–2014 FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok (administrator)
2014– FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


He made his debut in the Russian Premier League in 2001 with PFC CSKA Moscow.

He is a nephew of former FC Okean Nakhodka and FC Lokomotiv Moscow player Oleg Garin (who is considered the most well known Okean player ever) and until 2004 was known as Aleksandr Garin (Russian: Александр Гарин). After his uncle Oleg mentioned in his autobiography that he thinks Aleksandr's last name has helped him in his football career, Tikhonovetsky changed it, taking his wife's last name.

In 2006, he was disqualified for 8 months for testing positive for marijuana.

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