Denis Alexeyevich Kolodin (Russian: Денис Алексеевич Колодин; born 11 January 1982) is a Russian football coach and former central defender. He was called up to the Russia squad for UEFA Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland.
|Full name||Denis Alexeyevich Kolodin|
|Date of birth||11 January 1982|
|Place of birth||Kamyshin, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1999||Olimpia Volgograd (D4)|
|2012||→ Rostov (loan)||10||(0)|
|2013–2014||Volga Nizhny Novgorod||21||(0)|
|2018–2019||FC Khimki-M (assistant)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
During his career, Kolodin has played for a number of Russian clubs. He started his career at FC Olimpia Volgograd where he remained for two years, scoring an impressive fourteen goals in 66 appearances before moving to FC Uralan in 2003. He made 44 appearances for the club and scored three goals. In 2004, he left for Krylia Sovetov, making 39 appearances and scoring two goals.
He moved to one of Russia's bigger clubs, Dynamo Moscow in 2005, and has had a successful time there, making 130 appearances and scoring fifteen goals along the way (as of 22 May 2012).
Kolodin received his first international call-up for the Russian national team in 2004. As of 21 June 2008 he has made thirteen appearances for the national team .
Kolodin got the chance to appear in his first major international tournament at Euro 2008. He played in all three of Russia's group D matches, against Spain, Sweden and Greece. In the quarter-finals against the Netherlands he received a yellow card midway through the second half and was then shown a second yellow in the last minute, meaning a red card. However, the referee reversed his decision after consulting with his assistant on the basis that the ball had gone out of play before Kolodin committed the tackle. This was a controversial and much-debated decision at the time. Russia went on to win the match 3–1 in extra time.
- As of 1 July 2012
|FC Rostov (loan)||D1||2011–12||10||0||1||0||—||11||0|
|Russia national team|
Statistics accurate as of match played 11 August 2010
- "Denis Kolodin". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
- "Regulations of theUEFA European Football Championship" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
- "Russia-Spain | Line-ups | UEFA Euro". UEFA. com. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
- "UEFA Euro 2008 squad list announced" (PDF). Uefa.com. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2020.