Dmitri Kirichenko

Dmitri Sergeyevich Kirichenko (Russian: Дмитрий Сергеевич Кириченко; born 17 January 1977) is an association football coach and a former player – a striker, he is a former Russian international.

Dmitri Kirichenko
Kirichenko 2017.jpg
Kirichenko managing Rostov in 2017
Personal information
Full name Dmitri Sergeyevich Kirichenko
Date of birth (1977-01-17) 17 January 1977 (age 45)
Place of birth Novoalexandrovsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody 24 (0)
1995 Iskra Novoaleksandrovsk 16 (9)
1996–1997 Taganrog 73 (39)
1998–2001 Rostselmash 108 (38)
2002–2004 CSKA Moscow 74 (29)
2005–2006 Moscow 55 (26)
2007–2010 Saturn Ramenskoye 99 (26)
2011–2013 Rostov 44 (10)
2013 Mordovia Saransk 12 (1)
Total 505 (178)
National team
1998 Russia U-21 1 (0)
2003–2006 Russia 12 (4)
Teams managed
2014–2017 FC Rostov (assistant)
2016 FC Rostov (caretaker)
2017 FC Rostov (caretaker)
2018 FC Ufa (assistant)
2018–2019 FC Ufa
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

As of 10 March 2014, he is the 3rd all-time top scorer in the Russian Premier League (129 goals),[1] and the 5th player by league appearances (377).

Club careerEdit

Kirichenko started his career playing for small clubs such as Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody, Iskra Novoaleksandrovsk and Torpedo Taganrog. In 1998, he joined Rostselmash, following impressive performance for Taganrog club during the previous year.

He became one of the most promising Russian strikers during the next years, and joined CSKA Moscow in 2002. With the army men Kirichenko managed to become the league top scorer in 2002 (along with his teammate Rolan Gusev), won the Russian Premier League twice, and got the Russian Cup.

In 2005, he left for FC Moscow. Playing for the new team, he repeated his success, becoming the top scorer again.

He played for Saturn from 2007 to 2010. In 2008 in the first match of his team in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, in the victory 7–0, he scored 4 goals. He did not play in the second match of that round. At the next round he scored a goal at the first match in a 1–0 victory against 2007 German champions VfB Stuttgart. With 5 goals at total he became the top scorer of the UEFA Intertoto Cup 2008.[2]

In 2011, after Saturn were dissolved due to financial problems, Kirichenko returned to Rostov, the club where he had made a name for himself back in the 1990s.

International careerEdit

He played for his country at Euro 2004, scoring the quickest ever goal in the European Football Championship – in the second minute against Greece.[3]

Managerial careerEdit

He was appointed the caretaker manager of FC Rostov on 6 August 2016 following the resignation of Kurban Berdyev.[4] His caretaking spell ended on 9 September 2016.[5]

He was appointed the caretaker manager of FC Ufa on 7 November 2018.[6] Ufa won their first game under his management against FC Spartak Moscow, but in the next 6 games the club only achieved 2 draws and 4 losses, and on 27 March 2019 Kirichenko left Ufa by mutual consent.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Source:[8]
Club Season League Russian Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Torpedo Taganrog 1996 37 7 37 7
1997 36 32 36 22
Total 73 39 73 39
Rostselmash 1998 Russian Top Division 23 5 2 1 25 6
1999 28 6 2 0 6 0 36 6
2000 29 14 1 0 2 1 32 15
2001 28 13 28 13
Total 108 38 5 1 8 1 121 40
CSKA Moscow 2002 Russian Premier League 26 15 2 0 1 0 29 15
2003 22 5 4 1 2 1 1[a] 0 29 7
2004 26 9 5 2 3 0 1[a] 1 35 12
Total 74 29 11 3 6 1 2 1 93 34
Moscow 2005 Russian Premier League 26 14 26 14
2006 29 12 4 4 4 0 37 16
Total 55 26 4 4 4 0 63 30
Saturn Ramenskoye 2007 Russian Premier League 27 9 2 1 29 10
2008 17 1 1 0 3 5 21 6
2009 27 8 27 8
2010 28 8 28 8
Total 99 26 3 1 3 5 105 32
Rostov 2011–12 Russian Premier League 19 5 3 0 2 1 24 6
2012–13 22 5 4 1 1 0 27 6
Total 41 10 7 1 3 1 51 12
Mordovia Saransk 2013–14 Russian Football National League 12 1 2 0 13 1
Career total 462 169 32 10 21 7 5 2 520 188
  1. ^ a b Appearance in Russian Super Cup

InternationalEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 April 2004 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Norway 3–2 3–2 Friendly
2 20 June 2004 Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal   Greece 0–1 1–2 UEFA Euro 2004
3 8 October 2005 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia   Luxembourg 4–1 5–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 5–1

HonoursEdit

CSKA Moscow

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "100 бомбардиров :: Все бомбардиры чемпионатов России по футболу". bombarder.narod.ru.
  2. ^ "Intertoto Cup results, scorers and fixtures". www.soccerassociation.com.
  3. ^ "Russia 2–1 Greece". BBC. 20 June 2004. Retrieved 28 August 2007.
  4. ^ Курбан Бердыев попрощался с командой (in Russian). FC Rostov. 6 August 2016.
  5. ^ Иван Данильянц назначен главным тренером «Ростова» (in Russian). FC Rostov. 9 September 2016.
  6. ^ Сергей Томаров покидает пост главного тренера (in Russian). FC Ufa. 7 November 2018. Archived from the original on 7 November 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  7. ^ Дмитрий Кириченко покидает пост главного тренера (in Russian). Ufa. 27 March 2019.
  8. ^ Dmitri Kirichenko at Soccerway

External linksEdit

Preceded by UEFA European Football Championship fastest goal
2004
Succeeded by