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Alan Dzagoev

Alan Dzagoev
Dzagoev with CSKA Moscow in 2014
Personal information
Full name Alan Yelizbarovich Dzagoev
Date of birth (1990-06-17) 17 June 1990
Place of birth Beslan, Soviet Union
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
CSKA Moscow
Number 10
Youth career
2000–2005 Yunost Vladikavkaz
2005 Konoplyov Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Krylya Sovetov-SOK 37 (6)
2008– CSKA Moscow 178 (42)
National team
2009-2013 Russia U21 3 (1)
2008– Russia 47 (9)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2015

Alan Yelizbarovich Dzagoev (Russian: Алан Елизбарович Дзагоев, pronounced ; Ossetian: Дзæгъойты Елизбары фырт Алан; romanized as Dzagoyev; born 17 June 1990) is an Ossetian born-Russian international footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for CSKA Moscow in the Russian Premier League.

After joining Akademiya Tolyatti in 2006, he remained there for two seasons before transferring to CSKA Moscow. Following a successful debut season in the Russian Premier League, he won the award for Best Young Player in the league and made his way into the Russian national team. Despite his young age, he is already regarded as a star in his native North Ossetia.[1]

A full international for Russia since 2008, he was the joint top scorer at UEFA Euro 2012 and also played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Contents

  • Early and personal life 1
  • Club career 2
    • Akademiya Tolyatti 2.1
    • CSKA Moscow 2.2
  • International career 3
    • International goals 3.1
  • Career statistics 4
  • Honours 5
    • Club 5.1
    • Individual 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early and personal life

Dzagoev, the younger of two sons of Yelizbar (who is commonly referred to as Tariel) and Lyana, was born and raised in

  • Alan Dzagoev at National-Football-Teams.com
  • Profile at CSKA Moscow site
  • Profile at RFPL website
  • cskainfo.com profile

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References

Individual

CSKA Moscow

Club

Honours

Club Season League Cup Super Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Krylia Sovetov SOK 2006 12 1 0 1 0 0 13 1 0
2007 25 5 0 1 0 0 26 5 0
Total 37 6 0 2 0 0 39 6 0
CSKA Moscow 2008 20 8 10 3 2 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 29 13 10
2009 27 7 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 10 3 1 40 10 13
2010 24 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 2 4 36 8 10
2011–12 31 5 14 5 0 0 1 0 0 11 1 4 48 6 18
2012–13 24 7 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 30 7 10
2013-14 18 3 5 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 23 3 6
2014-15 16 3 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 22 5 6
Total 160 39 61 21 4 2 4 0 1 43 9 9 228 52 73
Career Total 197 45 61 21 4 2 4 0 1 43 9 9 267 58 73
As of 21 March 2014

Career statistics

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 October 2010 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland  Republic of Ireland 2–0 3–2 Euro 2012 qualifier
2. 7 October 2011 Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina, Slovakia  Slovakia 1–0 1–0 Euro 2012 qualifier
3. 11 October 2011 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Andorra 1–0 6–0 Euro 2012 qualifier
4. 11 October 2011 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Andorra 4–0 6–0 Euro 2012 qualifier
5. 8 June 2012 Municipal Stadium, Wrocław, Poland  Czech Republic 1–0 4–1 Euro 2012
6. 8 June 2012 Municipal Stadium, Wrocław, Poland  Czech Republic 3–1 4–1 Euro 2012
7. 12 June 2012 National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland  Poland 1–0 1–1 Euro 2012
8. 15 August 2012 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Ivory Coast 1–0 1–1 Friendly
9. 8 September 2015 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 6–0 7–0 Euro 2016 qualifier
Scores and results list Russia's goal tally first.

International goals

On 2 June 2014, he was included in Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.[28] Dzagoev appeared as a substitute in all three of the team's matches as Russia were eliminated at the group stage.

He scored his first international goal on 8 October 2010 in a 2–3 away victory over the Republic of Ireland in the qualifying round of UEFA Euro 2012.[22] He was confirmed for the finalized Euro 2012 squad on 25 May 2012.[23] Dzagoev scored two goals in Russia's opening game of the Euro 2012 tournament against the Czech Republic on 8 June 2012, a 4–1 victory.[24][25] Dzagoev added his third goal of the tournament in his side's second game against. Poland,[26] earning a 1–1 draw for his side.[27] With three goals scored, he finished the tournament as joint-top scorer, amongst elite company — Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres, Mario Gómez, Mario Balotelli, and Mario Mandžukić.

After the game, Russia manager Guus Hiddink stated, "He's gelled into the team very well... Alan is a really clever player with the ability to make a killer pass and stretch the play. He proved that in Germany once again."[21] Dzagoev himself, however, being unhappy with the defeat, labeled his debut "a flop."[21]

After a string of impressive performances at club level, Dzagoev was called up to Russia squad for a 2010 World Cup qualification match against Germany scheduled for 11 October 2008.[17] He made his debut as a half-time substitute, at the age of 18 years and 116 days,[18] thus becoming the youngest outfield player ever to compete for Russia, and second youngest overall after goalkeeper and CSKA teammate Igor Akinfeev.[19] Dzagoev nearly earned the team a crucial away draw as he flicked the ball past Germany's goalkeeper René Adler, but hit the crossbar.[20]

Dzagoev with the Russia national football team in 2011

International career

On 24 September 2011, Dzagoev scored the winning goal of a 3–1 Premier League victory over Volga Nizhny Novgorod.[13] Three days later, Dzagoev scored a 45th-minute goal against Internazionale and a later strike from Vágner Love put the hosts level, until a late goal from Mauro Zárate gave the Italians a 3–2 victory.[14] Dzagoev provided the cross from which CSKA debutant Pontus Wernbloom netted the equalizer in their 1–1 draw against Real Madrid in the their first leg Round of 16 clash on 21 February 2012.[15] On 30 September 2012, he was sent off in a match against Dynamo Moscow after retaliating following a Luke Wilkshire tackle and was subsequently banned for five games.[16]

On 2 December 2010, Dzagoev provided an assist for Sekou Oliseh and later added a cool finish as CSKA defeated Lausanne-Sports 5–1 in their penultimate group game, securing first place in Group F of the Europa League.[11] In the final group game against Sparta Prague on 15 December, Dzagoev scored the opening goal as CSKA dropped their first points of their European campaign, succumbing to a 1–1 draw.[12]

Dzagoev scored from a very tight angle during a Champions League match against Manchester United on 4 November 2009, which finished 3–3.[10]

In October 2008, it was reported that Real Madrid were interested in signing the player. Dzagoev played down these rumours, saying that he expects to remain at CSKA for a long time while also admitting that should he move abroad, he would prefer a transfer to the English Premier League, preferably Chelsea.[9]

At the end of the 2008 season, Dzagoev was chosen as Best Young Player of the Year by the Russian Football Union.[8]

Dzagoev signed for CSKA Moscow before the start of the 2008 Premier League season.[7] His first appearance was as a substitute in a match against Luch. A couple of games later, he appeared in the starting lineup in the home match against FC Khimki and managed to score a goal and two assists. He was also a starter when the team won the 2008 Russian Cup final. In the round 13 game against bitter rivals Spartak Moscow, Dzagoev made three assists, helping CSKA to secure a 5–1 victory and since then he has become an undisputed member of the first eleven. Dzagoev was also the man of the match when he scored two goals in a 1–3 away victory against UEFA Cup winners Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Dzagoev playing for CSKA in May 2011

CSKA Moscow

From January 2006 to December 2007, Dzagoev played for Akademiya Tolyatti, formerly known as Krylia Sovetov-SOK, of the Russian Second Division. He made his professional debut on 29 April 2006 in a 1–2 home defeat against Tyumen.[6] He appeared in 37 matches and scored six goals for the team.

Akademiya Tolyatti

Club career

In July 2012, Dzagoev married Zarema Abayeva, who is originally from North Ossetia-Alania's capital, Vladikavkaz.[5]

In July 2005, Dzagoev joined the Konoplyov football academy.[4]

In 2000, Dzagoev moved to Vladikavkaz to play for a local youth team, Yunost. As their team used to attend Alania Vladikavkaz matches, he became their fan. He describes Valery Gazzaev, an Ossetic footballing legend who later became his coach at CSKA Moscow, as his childhood hero, also stating that Evgeni Aldonin and Frank Lampard were role models for him.[3]

[3] right up to the second grade of elementary school, when their mother, a passionate football fan, brought them to the Terek Beslan youth team.Gela He played football on the streets with his brother [2] moved in 1989.[1]

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