Anton Shunin

Anton Vladimirovich Shunin (Russian: Антон Владимирович Шунин; born 27 January 1987) is a Russian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Dynamo Moscow and the Russian national team.

Anton Shunin
Anton Shunin 2018.jpg
Shunin with Dynamo Moscow in 2018
Personal information
Full name Anton Vladimirovich Shunin
Date of birth (1987-01-27) 27 January 1987 (age 35)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Moscow
Number 1
Youth career
1994–2004 Dynamo Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004– Dynamo Moscow 300 (0)
National team
2007 Russia U-21 6 (0)
2011 Russia-2 1 (0)
2007– Russia 13 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14 May 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12 June 2021

Club careerEdit

Shunin is a youth product of Dynamo Moscow. He made his debut on 21 April 2007 in a 2–1 win over Khimki.[citation needed]

On 17 November 2012, Shunin was struck by a firecracker thrown from the stands during a Russian Premier League match against FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. After the match had been stopped, it was confirmed that Shunin had sustained a burn of the cornea in one eye.[2]

He was voted as player of the month for November 2019 by Dynamo fans.[3]

On 4 August 2020, he was voted Player of the Year by Dynamo fans for the 2019–20 season, the prize he also won in 2018–19.[4] He was voted player of the month again for August 2020 and September 2020.[5]

On 16 November 2021, he extended his contract until the end of the 2023–24 season.[6]

International careerEdit

 
Shunin with the Russia national football team in 2011

He made his international debut on 27 August 2007 in a friendly match which ended 2–2 against Poland.[citation needed]

After a three-year break, he was called up for the national team again for a friendly game against Belgium on 17 November 2010.[7]

He was confirmed for the finalized UEFA Euro 2012 squad on 25 May 2012.[8]

After another 6 years without call-ups, he was included in the squad for the games against Turkey and Czech Republic in September 2018, two months after then retirement of goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev from international football.[9] He played his first competitive match for his country on 19 November 2019 in a Euro 2020 qualifier against San Marino, keeping a clean sheet.[citation needed]

In the UEFA Nations League in 2020, Shunin gradually became the first choice goalkeeper of the national team.[citation needed]

On 11 May 2021, he was included in the preliminary extended 30-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020.[10] On 2 June 2021, he was included in the final squad.[11] He played the opening game against Belgium as Russia lost 0–3.[12] He did not appear in the remaining games as Russia was eliminated at group stage.[13][14]

Personal lifeEdit

Shunin has a son named Artemy (born 2012) with his first wife, Veronica.[15] In July 2018, Anton Shunin married Russian model, Kate Grigorieva.[16][15] Their daughter Sofia was born on 22 May 2020.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 3 April 2022[17]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dynamo Moscow 2007 Russian Premier League 23 0 2 0 25 0
2008 9 0 0 0 9 0
2009 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2010 9 0 1 0 10 0
2011–12 41 0 5 0 46 0
2012–13 23 0 2 0 3 0 28 0
2013–14 7 0 0 0 7 0
2014–15 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
2015–16 7 0 1 0 8 0
2016–17 FNL 35 0 0 0 35 0
2017–18 Russian Premier League 30 0 0 0 30 0
2018–19 30 0 0 0 30 0
2019–20 23 0 1 0 24 0
2020–21 27 0 2 0 1 0 30 0
2021–22 20 0 0 0 15 0
Career total 294 0 15 0 5 0 309 0

InternationalEdit

As of match played 12 June 2021[18]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Russia 2007 1 0
2011 1 0
2019 1 0
2020 4 0
2021 4 0
Total 11 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Dynamo Moscow

IndividualEdit

  • List of top 33 players in the Russian Premier League: 2011–12 (3rd place)[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Anton Shunin at Russian Premier League
  2. ^ "Fans throw firecrackers; match stopped". 17 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Антон Шунин – лучший игрок ноября" [Anton Shunin is the best player in November] (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 29 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Антон Шунин – "ВТБ Лучший игрок" сезона 2019/20" (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 4 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Антон Шунин признан ВТБ Игроком месяца в сентябре" (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 3 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Антон Шунин продлил контракт с «Динамо»" (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 16 November 2021.
  7. ^ Шунин заменил в сборной Рыжикова
  8. ^ "Advocaat announced the finalized Euro Squad" (in Russian). 25 May 2012.
  9. ^ Состав сборной России на Турцию и Чехию (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 27 August 2018.
  10. ^ Расширенный состав сборной России для подготовки к ЕВРО [Extended national team line-up for Euro preparations] (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 11 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Состав сборной России на ЕВРО-2020" [Russia national team line-up for EURO-2020] (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Belgium v Russia game report". UEFA. 12 June 2021.
  13. ^ "Finland vs Russia UEFA EURO 2020". UEFA. 16 June 2021.
  14. ^ "Russia v Denmark game report". UEFA. 21 June 2021.
  15. ^ a b "Model Kate Grigorieva met the family of her boyfriend – soccer player Anton Shunin".
  16. ^ "The wedding of Anton Shunin and Kate Grigorieva: the Victoria's Secret angel married a "Dynamo" football player". Frivolette Magazine. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  17. ^ "Anton Shunin". SofaScore. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  18. ^ "Anton Shunin". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  19. ^ РФС назвал 33-х лучших игроков чемпионата России (in Russian). RBK Group. 15 May 2012.

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