Arsen Avakov (footballer)

Arsen Georgievich Avakov (born 28 May 1971) is a former Tajik player who currently works as a team director for FC TSK Simferopol. He is of Armenian descent. Arsen won the top scorer award in the Ukrainian Premier League in 1995 while playing for FC Torpedo Zaporizhia, the first foreign player in history of the Ukrainian Premier League to do so.

Arsen Avakov
Personal information
Full name Arsen Georgievich Avakov
Date of birth (1971-05-28) 28 May 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth Dushanbe, Tajik SSR, Soviet Union
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
FC TSK Simferopol (team director)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 CSKA Pomir Dushanbe 7 (0)
1992–1994 FC Temp Shepetivka 48 (7)
1994–1996 FC Torpedo Zaporizhya 48 (25)
1996–2000 FC Torpedo Moscow 72 (13)
1997 FC Shinnik Yaroslavl (loan) 17 (4)
1999 FC Lokomotiv N.Novgorod (loan) 28 (13)
2001–2002 FC Uralan Elista 53 (16)
Total 273 (78)
National team
1992–1999 Tajikistan[1] 10 (5)
Teams managed
2014– FC TSK Simferopol (team director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Avakov began his playing career with FC Pamir Dushanbe in the Soviet Top League, before moving to clubs in Ukraine. He finished his career with FC Torpedo Moscow, FC Shinnik Yaroslavl, FC Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod and FC Uralan Elista in the Russian Premier League.[2]

International career statsEdit

Goals for senior national team[3]Edit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 May 1996 Dushanbe, Tajikistan   Uzbekistan 4–0 4–0 1996 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2. 1 June 1997 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   Vietnam 0–3 0–4 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 22 June 1997 Dushanbe, Tajikistan   Turkmenistan 1–0 5–0
4. 3–0
5. 4–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player profile". National-Football-Teams.com.
  2. ^ Arsen Avakov at FootballFacts.ru (in Russian)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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