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Sergei Aleksandrovich Kornilenko (Belarusian: Сяргей Аляксандравіч Карніленка; Russian: Сергей Александрович Корниленко; born 14 June 1983) is a former Belarusian professional footballer who played as a striker. In Belarus, both Belarusian and Russian languages are official. Thus his name, usually transliterated as Sergei Kornilenko (Russian: Серге́й Корниленко), can be alternatively spelled as Syarhey Karnilenka (Belarusian: Сяргей Карніленка).

Sergei Kornilenko
Sergei Kornilenko 2017.jpg
Kornilenko playing for Krylia Sovetov in 2017
Personal information
Full name Sergei Aleksandrovich Kornilenko
Date of birth (1983-06-14) 14 June 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Vitebsk, Belarusian SSR
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Youth career
DYuSSh Vitebsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk 4 (0)
2000Lokomotiv Vitebsk 6 (3)
2000–2001 Dinamo-Juni Minsk 22 (4)
2001–2003 Dinamo Minsk 46 (23)
2004 Dynamo Kyiv 12 (2)
2005–2008 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 88 (25)
2008–2009 Tom Tomsk 13 (6)
2009–2011 Zenit St. Petersburg 11 (1)
2010Tom Tomsk (loan) 15 (11)
2010Rubin Kazan (loan) 8 (3)
2011Blackpool (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2019 Krylia Sovetov Samara 190 (54)
National team
2000 Belarus U-17 4 (1)
2002 Belarus U-19 1 (0)
2003–2005 Belarus U-21 17 (6)
2012 Belarus Olympic 4 (0)
2004–2016 Belarus 78 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only



Vitebsk-born Kornilenko began his career in his native Belarus as a trainee with FC Dinamo Minsk before joining his hometown club. After an unsuccessful half a season with Vitebsk he returned to Minsk, where he spent three seasons before moving to Ukraine with Dynamo Kyiv and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

In 2008, he moved to the Russian Premier League with FC Tom Tomsk, with whom he enjoyed a successful first season. On 19 July 2009 FC Zenit signed the striker until December 2013. The Russian club had needed a new striker after a serious injury to Danny and after transfer listing Fatih Tekke. On 9 March 2010 Kornilenko was loaned back to Tom Tomsk for the remainder of the 2009–10 season. He returned to Zenit in the summer of 2010 but was loaned out again, this time to Rubin Kazan, until January 2011. On 31 January 2011, Kornilenko signed on loan for English Premier League club Blackpool, turning down a move to Standard Liege in the process.[2] In June 2011, he signed a contract with Russian Premier League club Krylia Sovetov Samara.[3]

He announced his retirement on 10 July 2019.[4]

International careerEdit

Kornilenko lining up for Belarus

Kornilenko is a regular member of the Belarus national football team, earning his first cap in 2004. He is currently the second-highest scorer for his country in their history with seventeen goals as of September 2015. On 8 September 2015, Kornilenko captained his side in the absence of suspended Alyaksandr Martynovich in the 2:0 win over Luxembourg in a Euro 2016 qualifier.

In the summer of 2012 he was selected as one of the over aged players to represent Belarus at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London to participate in the Men's football tournament.[5]

International goalsEdit


Dinamo Minsk

Dynamo Kyiv

Zenit St. Petersburg


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  2. ^ "Kornilenko coup" Archived 7 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine – Blackpool F.C.'s official website, 4 February 2011
  3. ^ "Сяргей Карніленка перайшоў у самарскія «Крылы Саветаў". 25 June 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Сергей Корниленко войдет в тренерский штаб Миодрага Божовича" [Sergei Kornilenko will join the coaching staff of Miodrag Bozovic] (in Russian). PFC Krylia Sovetov Samara. 10 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Men's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 13 July 2012. p. 1. Retrieved 14 July 2012.

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