Andrey Kobelev

Andrey Nikolayevich Kobelev (Russian: Андрей Николаевич Кобелев; born 22 October 1968 in Moscow) is a Russian retired footballer who played as a midfielder and a current manager.

Andrey Kobelev
Andrei Kobelev 2011.jpg
Kobelev coaching Krylia Sovetov in 2011
Personal information
Full name Andrey Nikolayevich Kobelev
Date of birth (1968-10-22) 22 October 1968 (age 52)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1985–1988 Dynamo Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Dynamo Moscow 125 (17)
1993–1994 Betis 20 (1)
1995–1998 Dynamo Moscow 128 (29)
1999–2001 Zenit St. Petersburg 69 (9)
2002 Dynamo Moscow 10 (0)
Total 352 (56)
National team
1988–1990 USSR U21
1992 Russia 1 (0)
Teams managed
2004–2006 Dynamo Moscow (assistant)
2005 Dynamo Moscow (caretaker)
2006–2010 Dynamo Moscow
2011–2012 Krylia Sovetov
2015 Dynamo Moscow (director of sports)
2015–2016 Dynamo Moscow
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

During his career Kobelev played for FC Dynamo Moscow (three spells, more than 250 Russian Premier League appearances and nearly 50 goals), Real Betis and FC Zenit St. Petersburg, retiring at 34. With the Spanish side, he played in two Segunda División seasons, and was still in roster for the 1994–95 campaign, but failed to compete in La Liga.

Kobelev was capped for Russia once. Additionally, he helped win the 1985 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship and the 1990 Under-21 European Championship.

Coaching careerEdit

In 2006, Kobelev took up coaching, starting with his first team Dynamo Moscow following the sacking of Yuri Semin due to poor results. On 27 April 2010 he was fired himself, being replaced by Miodrag Božović.[1]

In June 2011, Kobelev was appointed at FC Krylia Sovetov Samara.[2] In November of the following year, following a poor start to the season, he resigned and left his place to caretaker Aleksandr Tsygankov.[3]

He returned to Dynamo in 2015, first as director of sports and then as a manager.[4][5] Due to a string of poor results, he left the club on 10 May 2016.[6]


  1. ^ НОВЫМ ГЛАВНЫМ ТРЕНЕРОМ "ДИНАМО" СТАЛ МИОДРАГ БОЖОВИЧ (in Russian). Dynamo Moscow official site. 27 April 2010. Archived from the original on 2 May 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2010.
  2. ^ Андрей Кобелев – новый главный тренер "Крыльев" (in Russian). Krylia Sovetov Samara. 30 June 2011. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  3. ^ Андрей Кобелев подал в отставку (in Russian). Krylia Sovetov Samara. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  4. ^ Станислава Черчесова сменит Андрей Кобелев (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 13 July 2015.
  5. ^ Андрей Кобелев – спортивный директор ФК "Динамо" (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 2 July 2015.
  6. ^ Андрей Кобелев покидает "Динамо" (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 10 May 2016.

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