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Vitaliy Gennadyevich Denisov (Виталий Геннадьевич Денисов; born 23 February 1987) is an Uzbek footballer of Belarusian origin currently playing for Russian Premier League club Rubin Kazan as a left-back. He is a member of the Uzbekistan national football team.

Vitaliy Denisov
Vitaliy Denisov 2018.jpg
Vitaliy Denisov playing for Lokomotiv in 2018
Personal information
Full name Vitaliy Gennadyevich Denisov
Date of birth (1987-02-23) 23 February 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Rubin Kazan
Number 29
Youth career
Pakhtakor Tashkent
Sportakademklub Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 CSKA Moscow 0 (0)
2006Spartak Nizhny Novgorod (loan) 36 (1)
2007–2013 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 135 (2)
2013–2019 Lokomotiv Moscow 120 (1)
2018–2019Krylia Sovetov Samara (loan) 15 (0)
2019– Rubin Kazan 2 (0)
National team
2007– Uzbekistan 73 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 September 2017

He is the son of Gennadi Denisov.

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CareerEdit

CSKA MoscowEdit

In 2003, Denisov signed a contract with CSKA Moscow. Although he didn't play in a match, CSKA won the UEFA Cup in 2005, and Denisov became the first Uzbek football player to win a European Cup.[1]

In 2006 he was loaned to Spartak Nizhny Novgorod who were then competing in the Russian First Division.

Dnipro DnipropetrovskEdit

In January 2007, he was transferred to the Ukrainian Premier League side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk for a fee of 2.5 million €.[2] He played there from 2007 into the 2012–2013 season, making over 160 appearances.

Lokomotiv MoscowEdit

On 13 January 2013, Denisov agreed to the terms of a 3-year contract with Lokomotiv Moscow on a free transfer.[2][3] On 5 August 2013 he scored his first goal club for Lokomotiv Moscow on match against Krasnodar.[4] On 26 August 2013 Denisov recorded 3 assists in a Russian Premier League match in a 5–0 Lokomotiv rout over Rostov[5]

In August 2013 Denisov won monthly contest among Lokomotiv's fans and was named Player of the Month.[6] He won this prize for the second time in the following May.[7] At the end of the 2013–14 season, Denisov was named the best left-back in the Russian Premier League by the Executive Committee of the Russian Football Union.[8]

On 23 December 2013 Denisov was named Uzbekistan Player of the Year.[9]

Krylia Sovetov SamaraEdit

On 21 August 2018, he joined PFC Krylia Sovetov Samara on loan until the end of 2018.[10]

Rubin KazanEdit

On 20 June 2019, he signed an one-season contract with Rubin Kazan.[11]

InternationalEdit

Denisov made his debut for the Uzbekistan national football team on 22 February 2006 in a AFC Asian Cup qualification match against Bangladesh, in which Uzbekistan won 5-0.

HonoursEdit

Career statisticsEdit

 
Denisov with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in 2011
 
Denisov playing for Lokomotiv Moscow in 2013

ClubEdit

As of 13 May 2018
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
PFC CSKA Moscow 2003 Russian Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2005 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
FC Spartak Nizhny Novgorod 2006 FNL 36 1 3 0 39 1
FC Dnipro 2006–07 Ukrainian Premier League 12 0 12 0
2007–08 24 0 1 0 4 0 29 0
2008–09 22 1 2 0 0 0 24 1
2009–10 28 0 2 0 30 0
2010–11 23 0 4 0 4 0 31 0
2011–12 16 0 2 0 2 0 20 0
2012–13 10 1 2 0 5 0 17 1
Total 135 2 13 0 15 0 0 0 163 2
FC Lokomotiv Moscow 2012–13 Russian Premier League 8 0 8 0
2013–14 24 1 1 0 25 1
2014–15 26 0 4 0 1 0 31 0
2015–16 29 0 1 0 7 0 1[a] 0 38 0
2016–17 24 0 4 0 28 0
2017–18 9 0 0 0 2 0 11 0
Total 120 1 10 0 10 0 1 0 141 1
Career total 291 4 26 0 25 0 1 0 343 4

NotesEdit

  1. ^ One appearance in the 2015 Russian Super Cup

National teamEdit

Goals for Senior National Team

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 June 2008 Singapore, Singapore   Singapore 7–3 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Узбекский плов в сравнении с московским – это небо и земля". Интервью Виталия Денисова "Узбекской кухне"". Sports.ru (in Russian). 18 November 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Vitali Denisov Lokomotiv Moscow videos, transfer history and stats – SofaScore.com". SofaScore. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  3. ^ ""Локомотив" подписал Виталия Денисова". FC Lokomotiv Moscow. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Lokomotiv Moscow - Krasnodar 3:1, 2013-08-05". soccerway.com. 5 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Lokomotiv Moscow - Rostov 5:0, 2013-08-26". soccerway.com. 26 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Vitaliy Denisov Awarded Player of the Month". FC Lokomotiv Moscow. 19 September 2013.
  7. ^ Player Of The Month: May. FC Lokomotiv Moscow. 20 May 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Denisov Best Left Defender in the League, Miranchuk Best Hopeful". FC Lokomotiv Moscow. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Виталий Денисов признан футболистом года в Узбекистане". Uzbekistan Daily (in Russian). 24 December 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Виталий Денисов перешел в "Крылья" (Vitaliy Denisov moved to Krylia)" (in Russian). FC Lokomotiv Moscow. 21 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Виталий Денисов – игрок «Рубина»" [Vitaliy Denisov is a Rubin player] (in Russian). FC Rubin Kazan. 20 June 2019.

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