Ruslan Valeryevich Pimenov (Russian: Руслан Валерьевич Пименов; born 25 November 1981) is a Russian former footballer.

Ruslan Pimenov
Pimenov in 2007
Personal information
Full name Ruslan Valeryevich Pimenov
Date of birth (1981-11-25) 25 November 1981 (age 42)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1997–1998 Torpedo Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Torpedo-ZIL Moscow 0 (0)
1999–2006 Lokomotiv Moscow 86 (17)
2005Metz (loan) 3 (0)
2005Alania Vladikavkaz (loan) 6 (0)
2006Metz (loan) 7 (0)
2007–2009 Dynamo Moscow 23 (5)
2010 Dinamo Minsk 4 (0)
International career
2000–2003 Russia U21 12 (4)
2001–2002 Russia 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals



He played mostly for Lokomotiv Moscow and then briefly for Alania Vladikavkaz. In 2005–2006 he played for FC Metz in France. In 2007, he transferred to Dynamo Moscow. However, Andrei Kobelev soon forbade Pimenov even to train with the team as the footballer lacked for fitness. Pimenov was released from his contract only in December 2009.[1]

He played four matches for Russia in 2002, including two at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.



Personal life


Ruslan was married to Glikeriya Shirokova. They first met at Lokomotiv Moscow where Glikeriya was working as a staff member. They have one daughter together, Kristina Pimenova, who is a well-known child model. Kristina has an older half-sister, Natalia, Glikeriya's eldest child.


  1. ^ Пименов расторг контракт с "Динамо" (in Russian). 29 December 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2009.