Karpin coaching Rostov in 2018
|Date of birth||2 February 1969|
|Place of birth||Narva, Estonia|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Right midfielder|
|FC Rostov (manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
At club level, Karpin has played for Fakel Voronezh (1989), Spartak Moscow (1990–94), Real Sociedad (1994–96 and 2002–05), Valencia CF (1996–97), and Celta Vigo (1997–2002). He retired at the end of the 2004–05 season with Real Sociedad.
For Russia, Karpin has been capped 72 times, scoring 17 goals (he was also capped once for the CIS). He scored Russia's first goal after the breakup of the Soviet Union, in a 2–0 win against Mexico on 17 August 1992. Karpin played for Russia at the 1994 World Cup, Euro 96, and the 2002 World Cup.
In 2003, he took up Estonian citizenship, keeping the Russian one. In August 2008, Karpin was named as Director General of Spartak Moscow, replacing Sergei Shavlo. In April 2009, following a poor run of results, he replaced Michael Laudrup as caretaker manager of the club. On 18 April 2011, Karpin declared resignation from his position following one of the worse starts in club history. Eventually, he continued working as a manager up to the end of 2011–12 season.
After the sacking of the newly appointed manager Unai Emery on 25 November 2012, Karpin took the responsibility of caretaker manager up until the end of the year. He later officially became the team's coach again and wasn't the caretaker anymore.
On 18 March 2014, Karpin was relieved from his duties, after exiting the Russian Cup to third division FC Tosno and drawing with top flight's bottom side FC Anzhi Makhachkala. On 12 August 2014, he was appointed at the helm of RCD Mallorca.
He joined FC Torpedo Armavir for the 2015–16 season after it was newly promoted to FNL. Under his management, the team (by then renamed to FC Armavir) was relegated back to the third-tier PFL, and on 23 June 2016, he left the club "by mutual consent".
Karpin has four daughters named Veronika (born in 1990), Maria (born February 23, 1996), Valeria (born February 18, 2001) and Daria (born September 4, 2018). Since 2017, Karpin is married to an English teacher and singer Daria Gordeeva (before that he was married twice).
|1986||Sport Tallinn||Soviet Second League||10||1||-||-||-||-||10||1|
|1988||CSKA Moscow||Soviet First League||3||0||-||-||-||-||3||0|
|1989||Fakel Voronezh||Soviet First League||27||7||-||-||-||-||27||7|
|1990||Spartak Moscow||Soviet Top League||21||0||-||-||0||0||21||0|
|1992||Spartak Moscow||Russian Top League||25||7||-||-||4||1||29||8|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Europe||Total|
|1994–95||Real Sociedad||Primera Division||35||3||3||0||-||-||38||3|
|CIS national team|
|Russia national team|
- As of 30 September 2018
|Spartak Moscow||16 April 2009||18 March 2014||161||80||36||45||49.69|
|Mallorca||12 August 2014||10 February 2015||25||7||6||12||28.00|
|Torpedo Armavir||10 July 2015||23 June 2016||40||11||10||19||27.50|
|Rostov||19 December 2017||Present||20||9||6||5||45.00|
- Intertoto Cup: 2000
- "Valeri Karpin competition coaching record". UEFA.
- (in Russian) Кружков А. Валерий Карпин: «Живи и радуйся!» – Sport-Express. 31 May 2005.
- Летом 2003–го вы получили эстонский паспорт. Российское гражданство при этом сохранилось?
- "Archived copy" "Спартак": Карпин – главный тренер (in Russian). 26 November 2012. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Spartak part company with Karpin. UEFA.com (18 March 2014). Retrieved on 14 July 2017.
- "Valeri Karpin nuevo entrenador del RCD Mallorca" [Valeri Karpin new manager of RCD Mallorca] (in Spanish). Mallorca's official website. 12 August 2014. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
- Карпин покидает «Армавир» (in Russian). FC Armavir. 23 June 2016.
- Валерий Карпин – новый главный тренер ФК Ростов. fc-rostov.ru (in Russian). FC Rostov. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- Карпин — главный редактор футбольных трансляций «Матч ТВ» (in Russian). Match TV. 16 February 2017.
- Валерий Карпин прекратил работу на телеканале "Матч ТВ". R-Sport. 24 July 2017.
- От Карреры до Романцева. Чем занимаются дети звездных спортсменов в соцсетях. Sovsport.ru. 25 January 2017.
- Валерий Карпин женился. Sportbox. 10 June 2017.
- Valery Georgievich Karpin – International Appearances. Rsssf.com (31 July 2008). Retrieved on 14 July 2017.