Serghei Covalciuc

Serghei Covalciuc (Ukrainian: Сергій Ковальчук; born 20 January 1982) is a Moldovan-Ukrainian footballer who last played for Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Aktobe.

Serghei Covalciuc
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Personal information
Full name Serghei Sergiu Covalciuc
Date of birth (1982-01-20) 20 January 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Odessa, Ukraine
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Tiligul Tiraspol 77 (7)
2002–2004 Karpaty Lviv 72 (4)
2004–2009 Spartak Moscow 90 (2)
2010 Tom Tomsk 25 (0)
2011 Zhemchuzhina-Sochi 13 (0)
2011–2012 Chornomorets 11 (0)
2012–2013 Aktobe 24 (2)
National team
2001–2012 Moldova 41[1] (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 February 2012

CareerEdit

He spent six seasons playing for Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League. Previously he played for Tiligul Tiraspol in Moldovan championship, having joined them in the 1999 pre-season. His contract with Spartak ended in 2009.[2]

An Odessa native, Serghei Covalciuc previously had Moldovan and Transnistrian (de facto nation) citizenships, but, in 2007, he renounced them to receive Romanian citizenship and be able to play more often for Spartak.[3] On 23 February 2010, Tom Tomsk signed Covalciuc on a free transfer and on a two-year deal.[4]

After playing for half-a-season for FC Zhemchuzhina-Sochi in the Russian First Division in 2011, Covalciuc transferred to his home-city team Chornomorets Odessa in the Ukrainian Premier League on 29 August 2011.[5]

PositionEdit

He is a versatile player being able to play as an attacking midfielder (main position), second striker, defensive midfielder, winger, or full-back.

International careerEdit

Covalciuc made 41 appearances for the Moldovan senior squad,[1] including three games in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying. He also played eight games in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA) and was a member of 2002 edition.[6]

He played his last official match against Turkey on 11 October 2006 before denaturalization of his Moldovan nationality. In 2012, he was recalled to the national team, making a further seven appearances.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

His brother Chiril Covalciuc is also a professional footballer and also plays for Chornomorets. Prior to that, they were together in Tom Tomsk as well.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "National teams: appearances of Serghei Covalciuc". eu-football.info. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  2. ^ «СПАРТАК» ГОВОРИТ СПАСИБО КОВАЛЬЧУКУ, ДЕДУРЕ И НИЗАМУТДИНОВУ Archived 2 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  3. ^ FC Spartak Moscow website (March 22, 2007). "Covalciuk received Russian passport" (in Russian). Archived from the original on March 28, 2007. Retrieved March 22, 2007.
  4. ^ Сергей Ковальчук подписал двухлетний контракт с "Томью"
  5. ^ Сергей Ковальчук тоже стал "моряком" (in Russian). Official web-site of "FC Chornomorets Odessa". 29 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  6. ^ Serghei CovalciucFIFA competition record
  7. ^ serghei_covalciuc_may_play_in_the_same_club_with_his_brother/ Serghei Covalciuc may play in the same club with his brother

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