Denis Dmitriyevich Cheryshev (Russian: Денис Дмитриевич Черышев; born 26 December 1990) is a Russian professional footballer who plays as a left winger for Spanish club Valencia CF on loan from Villarreal CF, and the Russian national team.
|Full name||Denis Dmitriyevich Cheryshev|
|Date of birth||26 December 1990|
|Place of birth||Nizhny Novgorod, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
(on loan from Villarreal)
|2009–2013||Real Madrid B||109||(22)|
|2013–2014||→ Sevilla (loan)||4||(0)|
|2014–2015||→ Villarreal (loan)||26||(4)|
|2016||→ Valencia (loan)||7||(3)|
|2018–||→ Valencia (loan)||25||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:47, 13 April 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2019
A youth product of Real Madrid, he made his senior debut for the reserves in 2009 and with the first team in 2012. He then had loan spells at Sevilla, Villarreal and Valencia before joining Villarreal permanently in 2016, and returned to Valencia on loan two years later.
Having earned 45 caps and scored 23 goals in its youth categories, Cheryshev made his debut for Russia in 2012. He was a participant at the 2018 World Cup, scoring four goals as the team reached the quarter-finals.
Born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union, Cheryshev started his career at Sporting de Gijón, where his father Dmitri was playing at the time. He soon followed him to his next club, Burgos, entering its youth system at the age of 9.
Cheryshev joined Real Madrid in 2002, and completed his formative years in their academy. Still a junior, he appeared in nine Segunda División games with Real Madrid Castilla during the 2008–09 season; it was also during this time he formed a long-lasting friendship with future Spanish national team player Nacho.
Over the next two years, Cheryshev played 61 matches and scored 11 goals for the reserve side. He was an important attacking unit as the latter campaign ended in promotion to Segunda División, after a five-year absence.
Cheryshev made his debut in division two on 17 August 2012, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–2 away loss against Villarreal. On 27 November, he made his official debut for the first team in a 3–0 home win (7–1 on aggregate) over Alcoyano in the season's Copa del Rey.
In September 2013, Cheryshev was loaned to fellow league club Sevilla for the remainder of the campaign with the possibility of a permanent deal. As a result of persistent injury concerns, he made only four league appearances and the Andalusians opted not to exercise the option, with the player joining Villarreal on loan for 2014–15 instead.
Cheryshev scored on his debut for Villarreal on 24 August 2014, netting the second goal in a 2–0 win at Levante. Having recovered from the injuries which plighted his time at his previous team, he thrived at El Madrigal and netted seven times in 40 appearances across all competitions.
Returned to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Cheryshev made top flight debut for Real Madrid on 19 September 2015, playing 13 minutes in a 1–0 defeat of Granada. He scored his first competitive goal for them on 2 December, featuring 45 minutes in a 3–1 away victory over Cádiz in the Spanish Cup's round of 32. However, his appearance in the match drew controversy as he was ineligible for selection after having collected three yellow cards in the previous edition of the tournament, and resulted in Real Madrid being expelled from the tournament. President Florentino Pérez claimed that the Royal Spanish Football Federation had not informed the club that the player was suspended and challenged the action taken against the team, though he was unsuccessful.
On 1 February 2016, Cheryshev was loaned to Valencia until June. He made his debut two days later, coming on as a second-half substitute in 7–0 away loss against Barcelona in the semi-finals of the domestic cup. He scored his first and only goal on 13 February, when he headed home in a 2–1 win over Espanyol at the Mestalla Stadium.
Prior to making his international debut with Russia, Cheryshev was also eligible to represent Spain as he held dual nationality. In a 2011 interview with Marca he indicated that he felt more Spanish than Russian, but accepted a call up to the Russian team in November 2012. He made his debut eight days later in a 2–2 friendly draw with the United States, the same opposition his father Dmitri had played against 20 years earlier.
Cheryshev played his first competitive game on 14 August 2013, when he came on as a half-time substitute in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast. However, after just five minutes on the pitch, he had to be replaced due to injury, in an eventual 0–1 loss; he was called up to a provisional 25-man squad for the finals on 16 May 2014, being the only player present not playing his club football in Russia. He was, however, left out of Fabio Capello's final list and also later missed the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament due to injury.
After an absence of more than two years, Cheryshev appeared for the national team again on 27 March 2018 in a friendly with France. On 11 May, he was included in an extended squad for that year's World Cup, also being named as one of the final 23 players. He made his debut in the competition on 14 June, replacing the injured Alan Dzagoev midway through the first half of the group stage opener against Saudi Arabia in Moscow and scoring twice in a 5–0 win. He scored his third goal in the tournament against Egypt in a 3–1 victory, adding another in the quarter-finals when he curled a strike past Croatia's Danijel Subašić from just outside the 18-yard area to open the scoring, but in an eventual 3–4 penalty shoot-out loss.
|Real Madrid B||2008–09||Segunda División B||9||0||0||0||0||0||9||0|
|2010–11||Segunda División B||32||3||0||0||0||0||32||3|
|2011–12||Segunda División B||34||8||0||0||0||0||34||8|
|Real Madrid||2012–13||La Liga||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Sevilla (loan)||2013–14||La Liga||4||0||0||0||1||0||5||0|
|Villarreal (loan)||2014–15||La Liga||26||4||6||1||8||2||40||7|
|Real Madrid||2015–16||La Liga||2||0||1||1||3||0||6||1|
|Valencia (loan)||2015–16||La Liga||7||3||1||0||0||0||8||3|
|Valencia (loan)||2018–19||La Liga||25||2||7||1||7||1||39||4|
- As of 24 March 2019
- As of 24 March 2019 (Russia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Cheryshev goal)
|1.||14 June 2018||Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia||Saudi Arabia||2–0||5–0||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|3.||19 June 2018||Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia||Egypt||2–0||3–1|
|4.||7 July 2018||Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia||Croatia||1–0||2–2|
|5.||7 September 2018||Şenol Güneş Stadium, Trabzon, Turkey||Turkey||1–0||2–1||2018–19 UEFA Nations League B|
|6.||14 October 2018||Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia||2–0||2–0|
|7.||21 March 2019||King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium||Belgium||1–1||1–3||UEFA Euro 2020 qualification|
|8.||24 March 2019||Astana Arena, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||1–0||4–0|
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- Cherysev, el primer ruso en la Casa Blanca (Cherysev, first Russian in the White House); Marca, 21 January 2011 (in Spanish)
- "Denis Cheryshev, una perla blanca que creció en Pallafría" [Denis Cheryshev, a white pearl that grew in Pallafría] (in Spanish). Diario de Burgos. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
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- "Cheryshev: "I texted Nacho to congratulate him for his goal"". Diario AS. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
- La cantera del Real Madrid vuelve a ser de categoría (Real Madrid youth system again in the upper leagues); Marca, 27 May 2012 (in Spanish)
- Cavenaghi toma los mandos del 'Submarino' (Cavenaghi takes charge of the 'Submarine'); Marca, 17 August 2012 (in Spanish)
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- "Cheryshev la rompe en Liga vestido de Amarillo" [Cheryshev tearing it down in League in Yellow] (in Spanish). Marca. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- "El cambio de Cheryshev" [The change of Cheryshev] (in Spanish). ABC. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- "Cheryshev vuelve al Villarreal" [Cheryshev returns to Villarreal] (in Spanish). UEFA. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
- "El Real Madrid se impone al Granada por la mínima" [Real Madrid defeat Granada by the odd goal] (in Spanish). La Liga. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
- "Victoria indebida" [Illegal win] (in Spanish). Marca. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
- "Alineación indebida de Cheryshev" [Unlawful Cheryshev appearance] (in Spanish). Marca. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
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- ""Espero estar a la altura de este reto"" ["I hope to be up to this challenge"] (in Spanish). Valencia CF. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
- "Official announcement: Cheryshev". Real Madrid C.F. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
- "Barcelona 7–0 Valencia". BBC Sport. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
- "Valencia 2–1 Espanyol". BBC Sport. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- "¡Bienvenido de nuevo, Cheryshev!" [Welcome back, Cheryshev!] (in Spanish). Villarreal CF. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
- "Official announcement: Cheryshev". Real Madrid C.F. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- "Club statement: Denis Cheryshev". Valencia CF. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
- "Cheryshev se marcha cedido al Sevilla y será presentado este lunes" [Cheryshev goes on loan to Sevilla and will be presented this Monday] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
- Javier Pérez (26 September 2014). "Cheryshev: "Un madridista nunca se rinde"" [Cheryshev: “A madridista never surrenders”] (in Spanish). El País. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
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- "Cheryshev se lució en su estreno con Rusia" [Cheryshev excelled in debut with Russia] (in Spanish). Marca. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
- "Northern Ireland 1–0 Russia". BBC Sport. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
- "Список сборной РФ на ЧМ сократили до 25 футболистов, Черышев заменил Погребняка" [Russian national team list for the World Cup was reduced to 25 players, Cheryshev replaced Pogrebnyak] (in Russian). Rsport. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
- "World Cup 2014: Fabio Capello lays down the law with ban on social media and seeing families for Russian players". The Daily Telegraph. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
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- "Chéryshev vuelve a entrenarse con la selección rusa tras dos años de ausencia" [Chéryshev returns to training with the Russian national team after a two-year absence] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
- Pete Sharland (27 March 2018). "Paul Pogba scores majestic free-kick as France down World Cup hosts Russia". Eurosport. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
- "Расширенный состав для подготовки к Чемпионату мира" [The extended squad for the World Championships' preparation] (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
- "Заявка сборной России на Чемпионат мира FIFA 2018" [Russian national team squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup] (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
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- "El Real Madrid Castilla, campeón de Segunda B" [Real Madrid Castilla, Segunda B champions] (in Spanish). ABC. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
- "Denis Cheryshev, del infierno al cielo entre Sevilla y Villarreal" [Denis Cheryshev, from hell to heaven between Sevilla and Villarreal] (in Spanish). Goal. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2016.