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Igor Lediakhov


Igor Lediakhov

Igor Lediakhov
FC Rotor Volgograd
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Igor Anatolyevich Ledyakhov (Russian: Игорь Анатольевич Ледяхов; born 22 May 1968) is a retired Russian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and a current coach.

He played for almost a decade in Spain, namely for Sporting de Gijón (eight years, amassing La Liga totals of 106 games and 17 goals in four seasons), later embarking in a managerial career in his country.

Lediakhov represented the CIS at Euro 1992 and Russia at the 1994 World Cup.

Playing career

Born in Sochi, Lediakhov started playing professionally with modest FC SKA Rostov-on-Don, moving in 1990 to FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

After impressing with FC Rotor Volgograd, he was bought by Soviet Union giants FC Spartak Moscow, being essential as the capital side conquered three consecutive league titles, which included the inaugural edition of the competition, as the player scored in double digits in two of the three seasons.

In the 1994 summer, 26-year old Lediakhov moved abroad, signing with Spain's Sporting de Gijón. Even though he netted nearly 50 overall goals for the club (17 in four La Liga seasons) whilst showcasing good offensive skills, his eight-year old stay in Asturias was an inconsistent one, marred by irregular performances and disciplinary problems: he received a six-match ban after a 22 February 2000 match at Albacete Balompié, after assaulting an opponent then repeatedly pushing referee Téllez Sánchez after receiving his marching orders.[1] At the club, he teamed up with compatriots Dmitri Cheryshev (five seasons), Yuri Nikiforov (two) and Alexei Kosolapov (one).

Lediakhov also spent a few months in Japan (loaned by Sporting and coinciding with Portuguese Paulo Futre), after which he returned – with the club now in the second level – having further disciplinary problems which led to a suspension from the club.[1] He eventually bought out his contract and retired in 2003 (aged 35), after one season with SD Eibar, also in division two.

Lediakhov gained 16 international caps, for both the CIS and Russia, which he represented respectively at UEFA Euro 1992 (did not leave the bench) the 1994 FIFA World Cup (played one match, the 6–1 group stage routing of Cameroon).

Coaching career

In 2007, Lediakhov worked as sporting director at FC Rostov. On 6 June of the following year, he was assigned coaching duties at Spartak Moscow's youth teams.

From August to September 2008, Lediakhov served as caretaker manager of the club, later working as assistant under both Michael Laudrup and the Dane's successor, Valery Karpin.

On 22 December 2009, he was appointed head coach of FC Shinnik Yaroslavl, staying in charge for approximately five months. On 9 May 2011, he was announced as new director of football at FC Rotor Volgograd, also working as scout for the club.

Lediakhov returned for a second spell as Spartak's assistant on 6 September 2011.




Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Soviet Union League
1988 Rostov-on-Don First League 23 0
1989 41 1
1990 Dnipro Top League 6 1
1991 Rotor Volgograd First League 37 2
Russia League
1992 Rotor Volgograd Top League 1 0
1992 Spartak Moscow Top League 30 0
1993 40 10
1994 29 6
Spain League
1994/95 Sporting Gijón La Liga 23 3
1995/96 30 9
1996/97 36 3
1997/98 17 4
1998/99 Segunda División 20 5
Japan League
1999 Yokohama Flügels J. League 1 23 15
Spain League
1999/00 Sporting Gijón Segunda División 29 12
2000/01 36 6
2001/02 18 1
2002/03 Eibar Segunda División 19 1
Country Soviet Union 107 4
Russia 100 26
Spain 228 44
Japan 23 15
Total 458 89


CIS national team
Year Apps Goals
1992 7 1
Total 7 1
Russia national team
Year Apps Goals
1992 2 0
1993 5 0
1994 1 0
Total 8 0



External links

  • RussiaTeam biography and profile (Russian)
  • KLISF statistics
  • BDFutbol profile
  • Igor Lediakhov at

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