Famous Russian Football Players

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 1 
Lev Yashin
(Football Player)

Lev Yashin
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Birthdate: October 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 20, 1990
Legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin was nicknamed the Black Spider or the Black Panther for his signature all-black attire. He played in four World Cups and later also served as the deputy chairman of the Football Federation of his country. He became the only goalkeeper to win the Ballon d'Or.

 2 
Andrey Arshavin
(Football Player)

Andrey Arshavin
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Birthdate: May 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Andrey Arshavin is a Russian former football player who helped Zenit Saint Petersburg win several trophies, such as the League Cup, Russian Premier League, UEFA Cup, Russian Super Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup. He was also an important player for the Russian national football team and helped the team reach the semi-final of UEFA Euro 2008.

 3 
Igor Akinfeev
(Football player)

Igor Akinfeev
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Birthdate: April 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vidnoye, Russia
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 4 
Denis Cheryshev
(Footballer left winger position)

Denis Cheryshev
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Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

A youth product of Real Madrid, Denis Cheryshev is a Russian footballer; currently signed with Valencia CF. Making his senior debut in 2009, he has since been playing as a left winger in different competitions. Also a regular on the Russian national team, he helped his team reach the quarter finals by scoring four goals in 2018 World Cup.

 5 
Peter Odemwingie
(Retired Football player)

Peter Odemwingie
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Birthdate: July 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union

 6 
Yuri Zhirkov
(Football player - Left-back / left-winger)

Yuri Zhirkov
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Birthdate: August 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tambov, Russia

 7 
Artem Dzyuba
(Football player - Striker)

Artem Dzyuba
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Birthdate: August 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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 8 
Stanislav Cherchesov
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Stanislav Cherchesov
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Birthdate: September 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alagir

 9 
Alan Dzagoev
(Football Midfielder)

Alan Dzagoev
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Birthdate: June 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beslan, Russia

 10 
Sergei Ignashevich
(Former Footballer central defender)

Sergei Ignashevich
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Birthdate: July 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 11 
Roman Pavlyuchenko
(Footballer)

Roman Pavlyuchenko
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Birthdate: December 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mostovskoy, Krasnodar Krai

 12 
Aleksandr Kokorin
(Footballer Forward)

Aleksandr Kokorin
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Birthdate: March 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Valuyki, Russia

 13 
Aleksandr Kerzhakov
(Association football player)

Aleksandr Kerzhakov
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Birthdate: November 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingisepp

 14 
Pavel Pogrebnyak
(Association football player)

Pavel Pogrebnyak
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Birthdate: November 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow

Leonid Viktorovich Slutsky
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Birthdate: May 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Volgograd

 16 
Fyodor Smolov
(Russian footballer)

Fyodor Smolov
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Birthdate: February 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saratov

 17 
Roman Neustädter
(Footballer)

Roman Neustädter
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Birthdate: February 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dnipro

 18 
Aleksei Miranchuk
(Footballer attacking midfielder or striker)

Aleksei Miranchuk
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Birthdate: October 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Slavyansk-na-Kubani, Russia

 19 
Oleg Salenko
(Football Striker)

Oleg Salenko
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Birthdate: October 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 20 
Igor Belanov
(Soviet-Ukrainian footballer)

Igor Belanov
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Birthdate: September 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Odessa

 21 
Roman Eremenko
(Footballer attacking midfielder)

Roman Eremenko
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Birthdate: March 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 22 
Guilherme Marinato
(Football goalkeeper)

Guilherme Marinato
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Birthdate: December 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cataguases, Minas Gerais, Brazil

 23 
Sergei Semak
(Former Footballer midfielder)

Sergei Semak
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Birthdate: February 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sychans'ke, Ukraine

 24 
Igor Denisov
(Association football player)

Igor Denisov
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Birthdate: May 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg

 25 
Roman Shirokov
(Association football player)

Roman Shirokov
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Birthdate: July 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dedovsk

 26 
Ruslan Pimenov
(Association football player)

Ruslan Pimenov
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Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow

 27 
Arsen Zakharyan
(Football midfielder)

Arsen Zakharyan
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Birthdate: May 26, 2003
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Samara, Russia

 28 
Valeri Karpin
(Football player - Right Midfielder)

Valeri Karpin
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Birthdate: February 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Narva, Estonia

 29 
Brian Idowu
(Footballer defender)

Brian Idowu
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Birthdate: May 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 30 
Oleg Shatov
(Association football player)

Oleg Shatov
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Birthdate: July 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nizhny Tagil

 31 
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
(Association football player)

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
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Birthdate: February 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow

 32 
Dmitri Alenichev
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Dmitri Alenichev
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Birthdate: October 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Velikiye Luki

 33 
Daler Kuzyayev
(Footballer central midfielder or a right midfielder)

Daler Kuzyayev
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Birthdate: January 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia

 34 
Vladimir Gabulov
(Footballer)

Vladimir Gabulov
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Birthdate: October 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mozdok

 35 
Georgi Dzhikiya
(Football Defender)

Georgi Dzhikiya
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Birthdate: November 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 36 
Marat Izmailov
(Footballer)

Marat Izmailov
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Birthdate: September 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow

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Viacheslav Malafeev
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Birthdate: March 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg

 38 
Konstantin Rausch
(Footballer)

Konstantin Rausch
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Birthdate: March 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kozhevnikovo, Tomsk Oblast

 39 
Aleksandr Anyukov
(Association football player)

Aleksandr Anyukov
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Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Samara

 40 
Alexei Eremenko
(Football player Attacking midfielder)

Alexei Eremenko
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Birthdate: March 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Soviet Union

 41 
Anton Shunin
(Football goalkeeper)

Anton Shunin
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Birthdate: January 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow

 42 
Boris Borisovich Rotenberg
(Footballer right-back)

Boris Borisovich Rotenberg
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Birthdate: May 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 43 
Ari
(Footballer striker position)

Ari
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Birthdate: December 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fortaleza, Brazil

 44 
Dmitri Torbinsky
(Russian footballer)

Dmitri Torbinsky
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Birthdate: April 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norilsk

 45 
Marat Kabayev
(Retired Football Coach and Former player)

Marat Kabayev
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Birthdate: May 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uzun, Uzbekistan

 46 
Ilzat Akhmetov
(Footballer central midfielder)

Ilzat Akhmetov
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Birthdate: December 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

 47 
Fedor Černych
(Footballer striker, winger or midfielder)

Fedor Černych
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Birthdate: May 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 48 
Konstantin Zyryanov
(Russian football manager)

Konstantin Zyryanov
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Birthdate: October 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Perm

 49 
Dzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov
(Association football player)

Dzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov
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Birthdate: July 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baýramaly, Turkmenistan

 50 
Valentin Ivanov
(Football Player)

Valentin Ivanov
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Birthdate: November 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 8, 2011