Aleksei Medvedev (footballer)
Aleksei Sergeyevich Medvedev (Russian: Алексей Серге́евич Медведев; born 5 January 1977 in Pavlovsky Posad) is a Russian professional football coach and a former player. He is an assistant coach with FC Arsenal-2 Tula.
|Full name||Aleksei Sergeyevich Medvedev|
|Date of birth||5 January 1977|
|Place of birth||Pavlovsky Posad, Russia, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|FC Arsenal-2 Tula (asst coach)|
|2005||→ Tom Tomsk (loan)||30||(5)|
|2006–2007||Krylia Sovetov Samara||53||(7)|
|2013||→ Spartak Nalchik (loan)||33||(6)|
|2016–||FC Arsenal-2 Tula (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Following this achievement, Medvedev signed for the Russian Premier League club FC Saturn Ramenskoye in 1999. In 2000, he moved to Dynamo Moscow for a reported fee of €200,000. He played in the UEFA Cup 2000–01 and UEFA Cup 2001–02 for FC Dynamo Moscow (5 games). In 2002, Saturn brought his back to Ramenskoye for a reported sum of €325,000.
Two years later, Medvedev moved to the Russian First Division club Sibir Novosibirsk. With Sibir Medvedev, as the team's captain, became the First Division top scorer, best striker and best player in 2009, and helped the club to be promoted to the Russian Premier League for the first time in its history. On 20 March 2010, he scored Sibir's first goal in the Premier League. On 21 April 2010, Medvedev's hat-trick led the team to the 2009–10 Russian Cup final, and to the European stage. On 29 July 2010, he scored the first Sibir's goal at the international level when Sibir defeated Apollon Limassol (1:0) in the UEFA Europa League qualification.
- Russian First Division best player: 2009.
- Russian First Division best striker: 2009.
- Russian First Division top scorer: 2009 (18 goals).