Veniamin Mandrykin

Veniamin Anatolyevich Mandrykin (Russian: Вениамин Анатольевич Мандрыкин; born 30 August 1981) is a retired Russian professional football goalkeeper.

Veniamin Mandrykin
Personal information
Full name Veniamin Anatolyevich Mandrykin
Date of birth (1981-08-30) 30 August 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Orenburg, Soviet Union
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Alania Vladikavkaz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Alania Vladikavkaz 46 (0)
2002–2010 CSKA Moscow 69 (0)
2008Tom Tomsk (loan) 21 (0)
2009FC Rostov (loan) 10 (0)
2010Spartak Nalchik (loan) 0 (0)
2010FC Dynamo Bryansk (loan) 12 (0)
National team
2000–2002 Russia U-21 11 (0)
2003 Russia 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals


Mandrykin trained at the youth academy at FC Alania Vladikavkaz and in 1997 turned professional aged seventeen.

In 1998, he made his Russian Premier League debut and made 46 first-team appearances for FC Alania Vladikavkaz over the next three years before joining PFC CSKA Moscow in 2002.

He played for PFC Spartak Nalchik in the Russian Cup.


On 10 November 2010, he crashed his Porsche Cayenne SUV into a tree after trying to get away from a traffic police car in a high-speed chase. He suffered spinal fracture and injuries to his spinal cord. Two passengers in his car (two women, aged 19 and 20) received less serious injuries, breaking bones.[1] Two of his FC Dynamo Bryansk teammates who were also in the car, Maksim Fyodorov and Marat Magkeyev, received very minor injuries.

On 21 December 2010, he was charged with drunk driving leading to injuries in connection with the incident and could face up to 3 years of imprisonment.[2]

As of July 2017, his legs were paralyzed and his hands had very minimal movement with no expectation of further recovery. Crash-related criminal charges were dropped by agreement with other people who were injured as passengers in his car.[3]


Mandrykin has represented the Russian national football team at various youth divisions, playing in the 1998 UEFA European Under-18 Championship, and won 12 caps at the Under-21 level.

He made his first appearance in the senior team for the Russian national football team in February 2003 when Russia played Cyprus.


  1. ^ Вратарь ЦСКА сломал позвоночник, врезавшись в дерево на Porsche Cayenne
  2. ^ "Пострадавший в ДТП вратарь Мандрыкин стал фигурантом уголовного дела". RIA Novosti. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  3. ^ ВЕНИАМИН МАНДРЫКИН: "МЕНЯ ПОЛОЖИЛИ НА КОЙКУ, ГДЕ УМЕР ПЕРХУН" (in Russian). Sport Express. 21 July 2017.

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