Aleksandr Samedov facts for kids
|Full name||Aleksandr Sergeyevich Samedov|
|Date of birth||19 July 1984|
|Place of birth||Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Current club||Lokomotiv Moscow (scout)|
|2019||Krylia Sovetov Samara||9||(0)|
|2019||Znamya Noginsk (amateur)|
|2021–||FC Lokomotiv Moscow (scout)|
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Samedov (Russian: Александр Сергеевич Самедов; IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr sʲɪrˈɡʲe(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ sɐˈmʲedəf]; Azerbaijani: Aleksandr Səmədov; born 19 July 1984) is a Russian professional football official and a former player who played as a right winger. He works as a scout with FC Lokomotiv Moscow. He has played for the Russia national football team since 2011 and was selected for the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He was a student of the Spartak Moscow academy and was considered one of their most talented youngsters. He was a regular in the first team under Nevio Scala but when Aleksandrs Starkovs came he lost his place in the first team. Spartak Moscow then purchased Vladimir Bystrov, and in the summer of 2005 Samedov left for Lokomotiv Moscow for €3.4 million. However, Samedov failed to succeed in Loko, and in 2008 joined FC Moscow. Having shown great progress under direction of Miodrag Božović, he chose to become part of a bigger club and went to Dynamo Moscow during the 2009–10 winter transfer period. On 27 June 2012, Samedov moved to Lokomotiv, where he played earlier. According to the source close to the club, Lokomotiv paid about 8.2 million € for his services.
During his second spell at Lokomotiv, Samedov established himself as starting XI fixture at right wing. In May 2013, when he added some goals to his usual good amount of assistances, he managed to win monthly poll among Loko fans in the social networks for the best player of the month. He won this poll for the second time in April 2014. After the end of 2013–14 season, club organized new poll among Loko fans in the social networks to name the best player of the season. The award went to Samedov with 32.3 percent of votes.
On 13 January 2019, he signed with Krylia Sovetov Samara.
On 28 August 2019, he signed with semi-professional side Znamya Noginsk.
On 27 October 2019, he retired from football. He restarted his career after Znamya Noginsk was promoted to the third-tier Russian Professional Football League for the 2020–21 season. He retired again in January 2021 and was appointed scout by FC Lokomotiv Moscow.
At international level Samedov has played for the Russia U-21s. He was called up to the Russia national football team in late September 2011 for the first time. On 7 October 2011, Samedov made his debut for the senior national team of Russia after coming on as a last-minute substitute for Alan Dzagoev in the 1–0 away win against Slovakia in a Euro 2012 qualifier.
On 2 June 2014, he was included in Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.
On 11 May 2018, he was included in Russia's extended 2018 FIFA World Cup squad. On 3 June 2018, he was included in the finalized World Cup squad. He started Russia's every game in the World Cup, but was substituted in the second half in 3 out of 5, including both knock-out stage games.
Following Russia's 2018 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal loss to Croatia, he announced his retirement from the national team.
|Spartak Moscow||2001||Russian Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||–||0||0|
|Dynamo Moscow||2010||Russian Premier League||27||3||2||1||–||–||29||4|
|Lokomotiv Moscow||2012–13||Russian Premier League||26||2||1||0||–||–||27||2|
|Total (2 spells)||177||29||13||1||24||7||1||0||215||37|
|Spartak Moscow||2016–17||Russian Premier League||10||3||–||–||–||10||3|
|Total (2 spells)||86||11||8||1||14||3||5||0||113||15|
- Statistics accurate as of match played 7 July 2018.
(Russia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Samedov goal)
|1.||6 September 2013||Central Stadium, Kazan, Russia||Luxembourg||
||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2.||11 October 2013||Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||
|3.||15 November 2013||Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Serbia||
|4.||9 October 2016||Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia||Costa Rica||
|5.||10 November 2016||Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar||Qatar||
|6.||24 June 2017||Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia||Mexico||
||2017 FIFA Confederations Cup|
|7.||5 June 2018||VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia||Turkey||
|8.||5 January 2021||Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia||Australia||
- Lokomotiv Moscow
- Russian Cup: 2006–07, 2014–15, 2016–17
- Spartak Moscow
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