Famous Russian Football Players

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Lev Yashin
(One of the Greatest Goalkeeper in the History of the Sport)
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.
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Denis Cheryshev
(Russian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left Winger )
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.

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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 
Andrey Arshavin
(Russian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Winger / Midfielder)
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.

 5 
Yuri Zhirkov
(Football player - Left-back / left-winger)
Yuri Zhirkov
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Birthdate: August 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tambov, Russia
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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
 7 
Artem Dzyuba
(Football player - Striker)
Artem Dzyuba
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Birthdate: August 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 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
3
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
2
Birthdate: November 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingisepp
 14 
Pavel Pogrebnyak
(Association football player)
Pavel Pogrebnyak
3
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 
Arsen Zakharyan
(Football midfielder)
Arsen Zakharyan
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Birthdate: May 26, 2003
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Samara, Russia
 18 
Roman Neustädter
(Ukrainian-born Russian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder or Defender)
Roman Neustädter
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Birthdate: February 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dnipro
 19 
Oleg Salenko
(Former Russian-Ukrainian Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Oleg Salenko
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Birthdate: October 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 20 
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
 21 
Igor Belanov
(Former Ukrainian Footballer Who Played as a Striker )
Igor Belanov
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Birthdate: September 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Odessa
 22 
Sergei Semak
(Former Footballer midfielder)
Sergei Semak
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Birthdate: February 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sychans'ke, Ukraine
 23 
Valeri Karpin
(Football player - Right Midfielder)
Valeri Karpin
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Birthdate: February 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Narva, Estonia
 24 
Igor Denisov
(Association football player)
Igor Denisov
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Birthdate: May 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
 25 
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
(Association football player)
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
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Birthdate: February 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow
 26 
Brian Idowu
(Footballer defender)
Brian Idowu
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Birthdate: May 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 27 
Roman Shirokov
(Association football player)
Roman Shirokov
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Birthdate: July 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dedovsk
 28 
Oleg Shatov
(Association football player)
Oleg Shatov
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Birthdate: July 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nizhny Tagil
 29 
Guilherme Marinato
(Football goalkeeper)
Guilherme Marinato
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Birthdate: December 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cataguases, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 30 
Dmitri Alenichev
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Dmitri Alenichev
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Birthdate: October 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Velikiye Luki
 31 
Ruslan Pimenov
(Association football player)
Ruslan Pimenov
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Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow
 32 
Georgi Dzhikiya
(Football Defender)
Georgi Dzhikiya
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Birthdate: November 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 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 
Marat Izmailov
(Footballer)
Marat Izmailov
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Birthdate: September 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow
 35 
Vladimir Gabulov
(Footballer)
Vladimir Gabulov
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Birthdate: October 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mozdok
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Viacheslav Malafeev
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Birthdate: March 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
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Konstantin Rausch
(Footballer)
Konstantin Rausch
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Birthdate: March 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kozhevnikovo, Tomsk Oblast
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Aleksandr Anyukov
(Association football player)
Aleksandr Anyukov
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Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Samara
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Boris Borisovich Rotenberg
(Russian-born Finnish Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Boris Borisovich Rotenberg
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Birthdate: May 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Boris Borisovich Rotenberg is a footballer known for winning the Russian Premier League when he was playing for Lokomotiv Moscow. He is also a two-time Russian Cup winner. Rotenberg's place in clubs like Lokomotiv has been questioned by media outlets and the coaches of these teams have been accused of giving in to the pressure exerted by his wealthy family.

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Ari
(Footballer striker position)
Ari
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Birthdate: December 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fortaleza, Brazil
 41 
Anton Shunin
(Football goalkeeper)
Anton Shunin
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Birthdate: January 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow
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Fedor Černych
(Footballer striker, winger or midfielder)
Fedor Černych
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Birthdate: May 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Ilzat Akhmetov
(Footballer central midfielder)
Ilzat Akhmetov
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Birthdate: December 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Dmitri Torbinsky
(Russian footballer)
Dmitri Torbinsky
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Birthdate: April 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norilsk
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Konstantin Zyryanov
(Russian football manager)
Konstantin Zyryanov
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Birthdate: October 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Perm
 46 
Marat Kabayev
(Retired Football Coach and Former player)
Marat Kabayev
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Birthdate: May 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uzun, Uzbekistan
 47 
Valentin Ivanov
(Football Player)
Valentin Ivanov
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Birthdate: November 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 8, 2011
 48 
Igor Netto
(Former footballer midfielder)
Igor Netto
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Birthdate: January 9, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 30, 1999
 49 
Mário Figueira Fernandes
(Footballer right back position)
Mário Figueira Fernandes
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Birthdate: September 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: São Caetano do Sul, Brazil
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Dzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov
(Association football player)
Dzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov
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Birthdate: July 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baýramaly, Turkmenistan