Igor Mihailovich Shalimov (Russian: Игорь Михайлович Шалимов); born 2 February 1969) is a Russian football manager and a former midfielder. He is the manager of FC Akhmat Grozny. He primarily played as a wide midfielder.
Shalimov managing FC Krasnodar in 2016
|Full name||Igor Mikhailovich Shalimov|
|Date of birth||2 February 1969|
|Place of birth||Moscow, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|FC Akhmat Grozny (manager)|
|1994–1995||→ MSV Duisburg||21||(0)|
|2003||FC Uralan Elista|
|2016||FC Krasnodar (assistant)|
|2016||FC Krasnodar (caretaker)|
|2019–||FC Akhmat Grozny|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Shalimov started his playing career in Spartak Moscow. After a few successful seasons with Spartak Moscow he transferred to Foggia. He impressed enough to garner the attention and eventual transfer to Inter Milan. He has also played in the Italian Serie A for Bologna, Udinese and Napoli, as well as MSV Duisburg in Germany and FC Lugano in Switzerland.
He was a member of the USSR team which participated in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. After the collapse of the Soviet Union he represented the unified CIS team at the European Championship held in Sweden. He was one of a number of key players who refused to play for then coach Pavel Sadyrin at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Two years later, in 1996, he became a member of the Russian national team for the European Championship held in England.
Shalimov ended his playing career in Napoli after being banned for two years for testing positive for nandrolone, a banned steroid substance. He has claimed that an anabolic, containing nandrolone was given to him while he was hospitalized in Moscow, to stop an internal bleeding.
He was appointed manager of Russia women's national football team in 2008, before being promoted to deputy sporting director for national teams and selection at the Russian Football Union in 2011.
|Spartak||1986||Soviet Top League||5||1|
|Inter Milan||1992–93||Serie A||32||9|
|Lugano||1995–96||Swiss Super League||12||4|
* – played games and goals
- Score and results list Soviet Union's goal tally first.
|1.||23 November 1990||Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain||Trinidad and Tobago||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|2.||25 September 1991||Lenin Central Stadium, Moscow||Hungary||1–1||2–2||Euro 1992 qualifier|
- Score and results list Russia's goal tally first.
|1.||14 April 1993||Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg||Luxembourg||3–0||4–0||1994 World Cup qualifier|
|2.||7 June 1995||Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle||San Marino||4–0||7–0||Euro 1996 qualifier|
|3.||6 September 1995||Svangaskarð, Toftir||Faroe Islands||5–2||5–2||Euro 1996 qualifier|
USSR Under-21 team
- "Igor Mikhailovich Shalimov - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
- "Igor Shalimov, former captain of the Russian football team" (in Russian). history.rin.ru. Retrieved 29 June 2007.
- "Shalimov starts reign in style". uefa.com. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
- "Pauw in for Shalimov in Russia". UEFA.com. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
- ИГОРЬ ШАЛИМОВ ОТПРАВЛЕН В ОТСТАВКУ (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 2 April 2018.
- "ИГОРЬ ШАЛИМОВ ВОЗГЛАВИЛ "ХИМКИ"" (in Russian). FC Khimki. 5 June 2018.
- "ИГОРЬ ШАЛИМОВ ПОКИДАЕТ «ХИМКИ»" (in Russian). FC Khimki. 2 April 2019.
- "Дорогие друзья!" (in Russian). Magomed Daudov. 30 September 2019.
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