Yegor Ilyich Titov (Егор Ильич Титов; born 29 May 1976) is a Russian football coach and a former player who played as a midfielder. He was a goal scoring midfielder who usually played in "the hole" between the midfield and attack, as an attacking midfielder. As a playmaker, he was well known for his vision, close control and accurate passing. Other than that he was a renowned set-piece taker and is well known for his temperament.
Titov coaching Yenisey in 2018
|Full name||Yegor Ilyich Titov|
|Date of birth||29 May 1976|
|Place of birth||Moscow, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1983–1992||FC Spartak Moscow|
|1995–2008||FC Spartak Moscow||324||(87)|
|2011–2012||FC Arsenal Tula (amateur)|
|2015–2016||FC Spartak Moscow (assistant)|
|2017–2019||FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Moscow, Titov spent the majority of his club career at Spartak Moscow, starting in 1995, helping them to six consecutive league titles, and winning Russian Player of the Year in 1998 and 2000. He played for Russia at the 2002 World Cup and has amassed over 30 caps for his country. After a Euro 2004 playoff against Wales he was tested positive for the banned substance bromantan and received a 12-month suspension. Later, former Spartak players Maksim Demenko and Vladyslav Vashchuk along with physio Artyom Katulin blamed Katulin's assistant Anatoly Schukin, who allegedly acted on behalf of manager Andrey Chernyshov. In 2008, Titov had made similar statements in his interview to Sovetsky Sport. After the ban, he has continued playing for Spartak and has been a major figure for the club when Spartak managed to finish 2nd in the 2005, 2006 and 2007 seasons, thus qualifying for the Champions League.
Titov, who was just several years ago was considered one of Russia's key players stopped playing for the team when he refused to be called up for a Euro 2008 qualifying match against Estonia, saying the reason was because his wife was pregnant and he wants to spend more time with her.
Due to several factors, including a recent severe loss of form and conflicts with Spartak Moscow's manager, Titov became unsettled and, in August 2008, left to join FC Khimki.
He retired from professional football in early 2010. In early 2012, he played several games for FC Arsenal Tula which played in the fourth-tier Russian Amateur Football League at the time and was managed by his former Spartak and Russia teammate Dmitri Alenichev. Alenichev hired him as his assistant when he was hired as the manager of FC Spartak Moscow in the summer of 2015.
- "Player Profile". FootballDatabase.eu. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
- BBC (27 January 2004). "Uefa to hear Wales appeal". BBC News. Retrieved 15 April 2007.
- Igor Rabiner (29 April 2005). "Bromantaned Spartak" (in Russian). Sport-Express. Retrieved 15 April 2007.
- Lenta.ru (16 April 2004). "Titov was drugged by Spartak assistant physio" (in Russian). Retrieved 15 April 2007.
- "Interview with Yegor Titov" (in Russian). Soviet Sports. 28 November 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2008.
- Lokomotiv signed Titov and Tikhonov Sport.gazeta.kz 15 February 2009
- "Arsenal Tula 2011/12 season summary" (in Russian). Footballfacts. Retrieved 12 August 2015.