Igor Shalimov

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.

Igor Shalimov
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Shalimov managing FC Krasnodar in 2016
Personal information
Full name Igor Mikhailovich Shalimov
Date of birth (1969-02-02) 2 February 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Akhmat Grozny (manager)
Youth career
1976–1980 Lokomotiv Moscow
1980–1986 Spartak Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Spartak Moscow 95 (20)
1991–1992 Foggia 33 (9)
1992–1994 Inter Milan 50 (11)
1994–1995MSV Duisburg 21 (0)
1995–1996Lugano 12 (4)
1995–1996 Udinese 20 (0)
1996–1998 Bologna 33 (5)
1998–1999 Napoli 19 (2)
Total 284 (51)
National team
1990–1991[1] USSR 20 (2)
1992[1] CIS 4 (0)
1992–1998[1] Russia 23 (3)
Teams managed
2001–2002 FC Krasnoznamensk
2003 FC Uralan Elista
2008–2011 Russia (women)
2015–2016 FC Krasnodar-2
2016 FC Krasnodar (assistant)
2016 FC Krasnodar (caretaker)
2016–2018 FC Krasnodar
2018–2019 FC Khimki
2019– FC Akhmat Grozny
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

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.[2]

Managerial careerEdit

He was appointed manager of Russia women's national football team in 2008,[3] before being promoted to deputy sporting director for national teams and selection at the Russian Football Union in 2011.[4]

He was dismissed as the manager of FC Krasnodar on 2 April 2018.[5]

On 5 June 2018, he signed a two-year contract with FC Khimki.[6] He left Khimki on 2 April 2019, with the team in 14th place and 3 points out of relegation zone.[7]

On 30 September 2019, he was hired by Russian Premier League club FC Akhmat Grozny.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League
Division Apps Goals
Spartak 1986 Soviet Top League 5 1
1987 0 0
1988 25 8
1989 20 1
1990 23 5
1991 22 5
Foggia 1991–92 Serie A 33 9
Inter Milan 1992–93 Serie A 32 9
1993–94 18 2
Duisburg 1994–95 Bundesliga 21 0
Lugano 1995–96 Swiss Super League 12 4
Udinese 1995–96 Serie A 20 0
Bologna 1996–97 Serie A 18 4
1997–98 15 1
Napoli 1998–99 Serie B 19 2

* – played games and goals

International goalsEdit

Soviet Union

Score and results list Soviet Union's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

Russia

Score and results list Russia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

Spartak Moscow

Inter Milan

InternationalEdit

USSR Under-21 team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Igor Mikhailovich Shalimov - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  2. ^ "Igor Shalimov, former captain of the Russian football team" (in Russian). history.rin.ru. Retrieved 29 June 2007.
  3. ^ "Shalimov starts reign in style". uefa.com. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Pauw in for Shalimov in Russia". UEFA.com. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  5. ^ ИГОРЬ ШАЛИМОВ ОТПРАВЛЕН В ОТСТАВКУ (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 2 April 2018.
  6. ^ "ИГОРЬ ШАЛИМОВ ВОЗГЛАВИЛ "ХИМКИ"" (in Russian). FC Khimki. 5 June 2018.
  7. ^ "ИГОРЬ ШАЛИМОВ ПОКИДАЕТ «ХИМКИ»" (in Russian). FC Khimki. 2 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Дорогие друзья!" (in Russian). Magomed Daudov. 30 September 2019.