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Artyom Sergeyevich Dzyuba (Russian: Артём Сергеевич Дзюба, IPA: [ɐˈrtʲɵm sʲɪrˈɡʲe(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ ˈdzʲubə], translated commonly as Artem Dzyuba; born 22 August 1988) is a Russian professional footballer who plays as a striker for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg and captains the Russian national football team.

Artem Dzyuba
Artem Dzyuba Zenit.jpg
Dzyuba playing for Zenit in 2018
Personal information
Full name Artyom Sergeyevich Dzyuba
Date of birth (1988-08-22) 22 August 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Zenit St. Petersburg
Number 22
Youth career
Spartak Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2015 Spartak Moscow 126 (26)
2009Tom Tomsk (loan) 10 (3)
2010Tom Tomsk (loan) 24 (10)
2013–2014Rostov (loan) 28 (17)
2015Rostov (loan) 12 (1)
2015– Zenit St. Petersburg 110 (42)
2018Arsenal Tula (loan) 10 (6)
National team
2006 Russia U18 10 (8)
2007 Russia U19 12 (7)
2007–2010 Russia U21 9 (4)
2011 Russia B 2 (0)
2011– Russia 40 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2019

He began his career with Spartak Moscow, debuting in 2006 and making 166 appearances and scoring 38 goals. He also had two loans each at Tom Tomsk and Rostov, winning the 2013–14 Russian Cup with the latter. In 2015, he joined Zenit.

Dzyuba made his senior international debut for Russia in 2011. He represented the nation at UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Club careerEdit

Dzyuba was born in Moscow, Soviet Union, in 1988, to a Ukrainian father from Poltava and a Russian mother, thus his name was translated in Ukrainian translation. He attended Spartak Moscow's football school and started playing for the team's reserves in 2005.[2] In 2006, he first played for the first team in a Russian Cup match against FC Ural, replacing Roman Pavlyuchenko in the 85th minute. He had his first substitute appearance in the Russian Premier League in the 12th round against Saturn Moscow. He had 7 substitute appearances in that season, but did not score.[3]

On 7 August 2009, FC Tom Tomsk signed the striker on loan until December 2009.[4]

In the 2013–14 Russian Premier League, Dzyuba scored 17 goals while loaned to FC Rostov.[5]

In 2015, he was signed for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg by André Villas-Boas.[6][5] On 31 January 2018, he joined FC Arsenal Tula on loan for the remainder of the 2017–18 season.[7]

International careerEdit

Artem Dzyuba was available to represent both Russia and Ukraine, however he chose to represent Russia, the country of his birth.[8]

Dzyuba was a part of the Russia U-21 side that was competing in the 2011 European Under-21 Championship qualification.[9]

He made his Russia national football team debut on 11 November 2011 in a friendly against Greece. He was called up to the provisional squad for UEFA Euro 2012.[10] He was not included on the finalized squad that Dick Advocaat chose for the competition.[11]

After the 2014 World Cup, which Dzyuba also missed with Fabio Capello preferring Aleksandr Kokorin and Aleksandr Kerzhakov instead, he started to be called up regularly during the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying. He scored his first goal against Liechtenstein on 8 September 2014, his side's final goal in a 4–0 rout of the minnows at the Arena Khimki.[12] Exactly a year later, he scored four goals in a 7–0 win over the same opponents in the reverse fixture;[13] he ended the campaign as Russia's top goalscorer with 8 goals as they qualified for UEFA Euro 2016.[5]

On 11 May 2018, he was included in Russia's extended 2018 FIFA World Cup squad,[14] and on 3 June, he was included in the final edition.[15] He came on as a substitute in the opening game on 14 June and scored the third goal of a 5–0 win over Saudi Arabia.[16] He continued his impressive performance by scoring a goal in the second match that Russia beat Egypt 3–1, sending Russia to the knockout stage for the first time. In the match against Spain in the round of 16 on 1 July, he converted a penalty minutes before half-time, making the score 1–1. Artem was then substituted in the second half and Russia eventually won the game 4–3 on penalties.[17]

After the retirement of Sergei Ignashevich and Igor Akinfeev from the national team, Dzyuba became the team's captain.[18] On 9 June 2019, he scored four goals in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against San Marino which ended in a 9–0 home rout, with Russia recording their biggest ever win while he took his international tally up to 20 goals.[19] On 10 October he shot his 23rd international goal, overhauling Roman Pavlyuchenko in the tally.[20]

Career statisticsEdit

 
Dzyuba playing for Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2017
 
Dzyuba playing for Arsenal Tula in 2018

ClubEdit

As of 6 October 2019
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spartak Moscow 2006 5 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
2007 16 1 4 2 6 2 1[a] 0 27 5
2008 16 1 1 2 5 3 22 6
2009 8 2 1 0 9 2
2010 2 0 2 0
2011–12 41 11 3 1 8 2 52 14
2012–13 25 4 1 0 6 0 32 4
2014–15 13 7 1 0 14 7
Total 126 26 13 5 26 7 1 0 166 38
Tom Tomsk (loan) 2009 10 3 10 3
2010 24 10 1 1 25 11
Total 34 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 35 14
Rostov (loan) 2013–14 28 17 3 2 31 19
2014–15 12[b] 1 12 1
Total 40 18 3 2 0 0 0 0 43 20
Zenit 2015–16 30 15 5 2 8 6 1[a] 0 44 23
2016–17 26 13 1 0 6 1 1[a] 0 34 14
2017–18 15 1 1 0 8 1 24 2
2018–19 27 8 1 0 9 5 37 13
2019–20 12 5 0 0 2 1 1 0 15 6
Total 110 42 8 2 32 13 3 0 153 58
Arsenal Tula (loan) 2017–18 10 6 10 6
Career Total 320 105 24 11 58 20 4 0 407 136
  1. ^ a b c Appearance in the Russian Super Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in the relegation play-offs

InternationalEdit

As of 13 October 2019
Russia
Year Apps Goals
2011 1 0
2012 1 0
2013 1 0
2014 5 2
2015 7 6
2016 7 3
2017 0 0
2018 10 4
2019 8 9
Total 40 24

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Russia's goal tally first.[21]
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 September 2014 Arena Khimki, Khimki, Russia 4   Liechtenstein 4–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
2. 12 October 2014 Otkritie Arena, Moscow, Russia 6   Moldova 1–0 1–1
3. 5 September 2015 Otkritie Arena, Moscow, Russia 10   Sweden 1–0 1–0
4. 8 September 2015 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein 11   Liechtenstein 1–0 7–0
5. 3–0
6. 4–0
7. 7–0
8. 9 October 2015 Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău, Moldova 12   Moldova 2–0 2–1
9. 5 June 2016 Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monaco 18   Serbia 1–0 1–1 Friendly
10. 9 October 2016 Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia 22   Costa Rica 2–3 3–4
11. 3–3
12. 14 June 2018 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia 24   Saudi Arabia 3–0 5–0 2018 FIFA World Cup
13. 19 June 2018 Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia 25   Egypt 3–0 3–1
14. 1 July 2018 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia 27   Spain 1–1 1–1
15. 7 September 2018 Şenol Güneş Stadium, Trabzon, Turkey 29   Turkey 2–1 2–1 2018–19 UEFA Nations League B
16. 24 March 2019 Astana Arena, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 34   Kazakhstan 3–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
17. 8 June 2019 Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia 35   San Marino 2–0 9–0
18. 5–0
19. 6–0
20. 9–0
21. 6 September 2019 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 37   Scotland 1–1 2–1
22. 10 October 2019 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia 39   Scotland 1–0 4–0
23. 3–0
24. 13 October 2019 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus 40   Cyprus 3–0 5–0

ControversyEdit

Although he is half-Ukrainian, he'd sparked controversy by threatening to attack Domagoj Vida after Vida shouted "glory to Ukraine" in support for his father's country, Ukraine, against Russia amidst Ukrainian crisis during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, after his Russia lost to Croatia in the quarter-finals.[22]

HonoursEdit

Rostov[23]
Zenit Saint Petersburg[23]

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 17 June 2018. p. 24.
  2. ^ "ОФИЦИАЛЬНЫЙ САЙТ ФУТБОЛЬНОГО КЛУБА СПАРТАК МОСКВА". Spartak.com. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 13 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 September 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b c Rogovitskiy, Dmitriy (24 May 2016). "Russia's Dzyuba looks to do his talking on the pitch". Reuters. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  6. ^ Артем Дзюба продолжит карьеру в «Зените» (in Russian). FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. 6 February 2015.
  7. ^ АРТЕМ ДЗЮБА – В «АРСЕНАЛЕ» (in Russian). FC Arsenal Tula. 31 January 2018.
  8. ^ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2018/07/04/artyom-dzyuba-the-prodigal-son-a62115
  9. ^ "Russia U-21'2009". Rusteam.permian.ru. Archived from the original on 22 October 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  10. ^ "Untried duo in provisional Russia squad". UEFA.com. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Advocaat announced the finalized Euro Squad" (in Russian). 25 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Russia's Football Team Starts Euro 2016 Campaign With Win Over Liechtenstein". The Moscow Times. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Dzyuba hits four as Russia ease past Liechtenstein". UEFA. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  14. ^ Расширенный состав для подготовки к Чемпионату мира (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 11 May 2018.
  15. ^ Заявка сборной России на Чемпионат мира FIFA 2018 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 3 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Russia coast past Saudi Arabia and leave them all smiling in Putin's place. He scored the third goal against Egypt". The Guardian. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  17. ^ Stephan Shemilt (1 July 2018). "Catch-up: Fifa World Cup - Spain v Russia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Dzyuba to lead Russia's national football squad after Akinfeyev's decision to quit". Russian News Agency. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Russia's team wins most crushing victory in its history". Russian News Agency. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  20. ^ Dzyuba and Ozdoev both score as Russia crush Scotland
  21. ^ "Dzyuba, Artem". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  22. ^ https://www.rt.com/sport/434038-dzyuba-vida-croatia-ukraine-video/
  23. ^ a b Artem Dzyuba at Soccerway. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  24. ^ "Zenit is the Russian Premier League champion" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. 4 May 2019.
  25. ^ "20 Zenit players became Russian champions for the first time" (in Russian). FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. 4 May 2019.
  26. ^ http://spartak.msk.ru/index.sema?a=articles&pid=15&id=305
  27. ^ https://www.championat.com/football/article-3210541-artjom-dzjuba--mvp-premer-ligi-v-ijule.html
  28. ^ https://www.championat.com/football/article-3243619-artjom-dzjuba--mvp-premer-ligi-v-avguste.html
  29. ^ https://premium.premierliga.ru/news-and-media/novosti-i-media_26.html
  30. ^ https://161.ru/text/gorod/793691.html
  31. ^ https://www.ftbl.ru/news/artem-dzyuba-nazvan-luchshim-igrokom-2018-goda-po-oprosu-ezhenedelnika-futbol/
  32. ^ https://www.sport-express.ru/football/rfpl/news/sport-ekspress-i-rfs-vruchili-dzyube-zolotoy-myach-priz-luchshemu-igroku-rossii-2018-1538495/
  33. ^ https://www.sports.ru/tribuna/blogs/festival/2504147.html
  34. ^ https://www.championat.com/football/_russiapl/tournament/2599/statistic/player/assistent/

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