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Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Aliyev (Ukrainian: Олександр Олександрович Алієв, Russian: Александр Александрович Алиев); (born 3 February 1985) is a Ukrainian footballer of Azerbaijani origin.[1] He plays as a right midfielder or central midfielder. Known for his spectacular goals from direct free-kicks, his former FC Dynamo Kyiv coach Yuri Syomin described him as "...the best free-kick taker in Europe". He also was known for being the youngest Dynamo player who debuted in 2002 at professional level when Aliyev was 17 years and 6 months old.[2]

Oleksandr Aliyev
Oleksandr Aliyev Anzhi - Genk 20.02.14.jpg
Personal information
Full name Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Aliyev
Date of birth (1985-02-03) 3 February 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right midfielder
Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Meliorator Bucha
Youth career
1998–1999 Spartak Moscow
1999–2001 Dynamo Kyiv
2000–2001 FC Obukhiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Borysfen Boryspil-2 10 (4)
2002–2010 Dynamo Kyiv 51 (17)
2002–2008Dynamo-2 Kyiv 99 (53)
2005–2006Metalurh Zaporizhya (loan) 8 (1)
2010–2011 Lokomotiv Moscow 25 (14)
2011–2013 Dynamo Kyiv 35 (7)
2012–2013Dnipro (loan) 12 (2)
2014–2015 Anzhi Makhachkala 22 (3)
2015 Rukh Vynnyky 15 (8)
2016 Katanzaro Kyiv (amateurs) ? (?)
2016 Taraz 9 (1)
2017 Katanzaro Kyiv (amateurs) ? (?)
2018– Meliorator Bucha (amateurs) ? (?)
National team
2001–2002 Ukraine U17 8 (5)
2003–2006 Ukraine U21 30 (8)
2008–2012 Ukraine 28 (6)
Teams managed
2018 FC Khmelnytskyi (amateurs)
2018– Meliorator Bucha (amateurs)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Dynamo KyivEdit

Aliyev began his career in Borysfen-2 Boryspil (a second team of FC Borysfen Boryspil) in Druha Liha A. It was a youth club that was participating on the professional level similar to FC Dynamo-3 Kyiv and Aliyev at that time was a minor (underage). In 2002, he joined Dynamo Kyiv where he was featured mostly in Dynamo-2 Kyiv in the Ukrainian First League. He was really successful in the Dynamo-2 so he was loaned of to Ukrainian Premier League side Metalurh Zaporizhya. With Zaporizhya, he managed to get to the Ukrainian Cup finals.

After his loan ended, Aliyev was promoted to the main team of Dynamo, where he began to shine especially under new Russian head coach Yuri Semin during the 2008–09 season. In September 2008 Ukraine legend Serhiy Rebrov hailed Aliyev's transformation into a "team player", when he thought "Aliyev was just about fun". He was key in Dynamo's campaign in the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League. On 21 October 2008 he scored a beautifully flighted free kick from at least 30 yards out to give Dynamo Kiev the win against FC Porto. On 25 November, at the end of the game against Arsenal, Aliyev pushed the referee, Alain Hamer, and received a red card for his action. Later, during the interview he called Hamer a "kozel" (the goat -eng.) which means similarly to "idiot" in this context.[3] Dynamo Kyiv finished third in their Champions League group, moving down to the 2008–09 UEFA Cup after the winter break. Aliyev was an instrumental player throughout the campaign here too. He played in most of the games, helping Dynamo get to the semi-finals, where they were eliminated by fellow Ukrainian rivals, and eventual UEFA Cup Champions Shakhtar Donetsk. Dynamo also won the 2008–09 Ukrainian Premier League that season. Later in 2009–10 season he was a part of starting lineup for Ukrainian Super Cup match against Vorskla Poltava. After a few minutes in that game he got injured and missed few months of the starting season. On recovery Aliyev was not able to secure a starting position and asked for a transfer during the winter break.

Lokomotiv MoscowEdit

As soon as the first half of Ukrainian Premier League 2009-10 Aliyev began negotiations with Lokomotiv Moscow in the Russian Premier League.[4] These negotiations failed and Aliyev remained a Dynamo player[5] until 1 February 2010, when Lokomotiv officially announced the signing of Aliyev to a three-year contract.[6]

Anzhi MakhachkalaEdit

In January 2014 Aliyev moved from Dynamo Kyiv to Anzhi Makhachkala on a 2.5-year contract.[7] Aliyev left Anzhi at the end of the 2013–14 season by mutual consent. Shortly thereafter, he re-signed with Anzhi, before having his contract terminated by mutual consent once again in January 2015.[8]

Rukh Vynnyky / amateursEdit

In 2015 Aliyev returned to Ukraine playing for FC Rukh Vynnyky along with his former teammate Maksim Shatskikh at the 2015 Ukrainian Football Amateur League.

In 2016 and 2017 he was taking part at the Kiev city championship for local amateur club.

TarazEdit

In June 2016, after eighteen-months without a professional club, Aliyev signed for FC Taraz of the Kazakhstan Premier League until the end of the 2016 season.[9] Aliyev left Taraz prior to the expiration of his contract on 6 October 2016.[10]

International careerEdit

 
Aliyev playing for Ukraine in 2009.

Aliyev played the under-20 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in Netherlands. He was one of the top scorers of the tournament with five goals, one less than Lionel Messi, the top scorer. Aliyev also played in the Ukraine national under-21 football team in the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, helping his side reach the final. His set piece goal from more than 40 yards that hit the cross-bar and went in against Turkey in the U-21 Championship has been regarded as one of the best goals in U-21 Football history. He is the current top goalscorer of the Ukrainian under-21 team with eight goals.

On 6 September 2008, Aliyev got his first senior cap for Ukraine. He was substituted on for Maksym Kalynychenko starting from the second half.

Coaching careerEdit

In March 2018 Aliyev became a manager of Ukrainian amateur club FC Khmelnytskyi which earlier in 2017 started out at the 2017-18 Ukrainian Football Amateur League.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 15 July 2015[12][13] included only games played at professional level and might not correspond to the actual record of Football Federation of Ukraine
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Borysfen Boryspil-2 2001–02 Ukrainian Second League 10 4 0 0 10 4
Dynamo Kyiv 2002–03 Vyshcha Liha 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2003–04 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2004–05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06 5 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 10 2
2006–07 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2007–08 10 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 14 4
2008–09 Ukrainian Premier League 26 13 1 0 16 4 1 0 44 17
2009–10 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Total 51 17 13 2 19 4 4 0 87 23
Metalurh Zaporizhya (loan) 2005–06 Vyshcha Liha 8 1 3 1 11 2
Lokomotiv Moscow 2010 Russian Premier League 25 14 0 0 2 1 27 15
Dynamo Kyiv 2010–11 Ukrainian Premier League 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
2011–12 26 5 1 0 9 0 1 0 37 5
2012–13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 35 7 3 0 9 0 1 0 48 7
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (loan) 2012–13 Ukrainian Premier League 12 2 1 0 5 2 18 4
Anzhi Makhachkala 2013–14 Russian Premier League 7 0 0 0 4 1 11 1
2014–15 15 3 1 0 16 3
Total 22 3 1 0 4 1 - - 27 4
Taraz 2016 Kazakhstan Premier League 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
Career total 172 49 21 3 39 8 5 0 237 60

InternationalEdit

Ukraine national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 4 0
2009 5 0
2010 8 5
2011 7 1
2012 4 0
Total 28 6

Statistics accurate as of match played 15 June 2012[12]

International goalsEdit

As of match played 11 October 2011[12]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 May 2010 Kharkiv, Ukraine   Lithuania 1–0 4–0 Friendly
2. 2–0
3. 29 May 2010 Lviv, Ukraine   Romania 1–0 3–2 Friendly
4. 11 August 2010 Donetsk, Ukraine   Netherlands 1–1 1–1 Friendly
5. 7 September 2010 Kiev, Ukraine   Chile 2–0 2–1 Friendly
6. 11 October 2011 Tallinn, Estonia   Estonia 2–0 2–0 Friendly

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Александр Александрович Алиев: Хочу, чтобы Милевский наконец-то женился (in Russian)
  2. ^ Oleksandr Aliyev (Александр Алиев). Dynamomania. 2013
  3. ^ [1] Алиев: "Повторяю: судья – козел!" Aliyev: I repeat: referee – idiot! (in Russian)
  4. ^ "Алиев подпишет контракт с "Локо" после нового года (Aliyev will sign a new contract with "Lokomotiv" in the new year")" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Александр Алиев: "Остаюсь в "Динамо" (Aliyev: "I remain with Dynamo")" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 10 January 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Александр Алиев – игрок "Локомотива" (Oleksandr Aliyev – "Lokomotiv" player)" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  7. ^ "Alexander Aliev moves to Anji (VIDEO)". fc-anji.ru/news/en/. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  8. ^ Анжи расторг контракт с Алиевым. www.sports.ru (in Russian). sports.ru. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  9. ^ "РЕСЕЙЛІК ҚОРҒАУШЫ АНТОН ГРИГОРЬЕВ ТАРАЗДЫҢ НАМЫСЫН ҚОРҒАЙДЫ". fctaraz.kz (in Kazakh). FC Taraz. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  10. ^ "АЛЕКСАНДР АЛИЕВ "ТАРАЗ" КОМАНДАСЫНАН КЕТТІ". fctaraz.kz (in Kazakh). FC Taraz. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  11. ^ Oleksandr Aliyev was placed in charge of FC Khmelnytskyi (Александр Алиев возглавил ФК Хмельницкий). UA-Football. 17 March 2018
  12. ^ a b c "Oleksandr Aliyev". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  13. ^ "O.Aliyev". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  14. ^ http://www.championat.ru/football/_ukraine/53/statistic/player/assistent.html

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