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Aleksei Ionov
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Ionov with Russia national team in 2020
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-02-18) 18 February 1989 (age 35)
Place of birth Kingisepp, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.77 m
Playing position Winger
Youth career
0000–2007 Zenit Saint Petersburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Zenit Saint Petersburg 46 (3)
2012–2013 Kuban Krasnodar 37 (3)
2013 Anzhi Makhachkala 6 (0)
2013–2017 Dynamo Moscow 81 (18)
2016–2017 CSKA Moscow (loan) 24 (3)
2017–2020 Rostov 80 (18)
2020–2023 Krasnodar 70 (13)
2023 Rostov 14 (0)
National team
2006 Russia U-17 11 (4)
2007–2008 Russia U-19 9 (2)
2009–2010 Russia U-21 12 (1)
2011–2012 Russia-2 5 (4)
2011– Russia 39 (4)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 November 2023.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2021

Aleksei Sergeyevich Ionov (Russian: Алексей Сергеевич Ионов; born 18 February 1989) is a Russian professional footballer who plays as a winger. He can play on the left flank or the right.

Club career

Aleksei Ionov Anzhi 2013
Ionov with Anzhi in 2013

He started playing football at the age of six. Later he graduated from SCYSSOR Zenit, and started playing for Zenit Reserves in 2007.

On 3 June 2013, Ionov moved to Anzhi Makhachkala for 5 million euros.

In June 2016, Ionov moved to CSKA Moscow on a season-long loan.

On 31 August 2017, he signed a 3-year contract with Rostov.

On 15 October 2020, he moved to Krasnodar and signed a 2.5-year contract with the club. Ionov left Krasnodar in June 2023.

On 20 June 2023, Ionov returned to Rostov on a two-year deal.

International career

Ionov was a part of the Russia U-21 side that competed in the 2011 European Under-21 Championship qualification.

He made his senior national team debut on 29 March 2011 in a friendly against Qatar. He played his first competitive national team game in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg on 6 September 2013.

On 2 June 2014, he was included in the Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.

After a two-year break, he was called up for games against Turkey and Czech Republic in September 2018. He scored his first two goals for the national squad on 10 September 2018 in a friendly against the Czech Republic which was played at his club's home stadium, Rostov Arena.

On 11 May 2021, he was included in the preliminary extended 30-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020. On 2 June 2021, he was included in the final squad. He did not appear in any games as Russia was eliminated at group stage.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Russian Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Zenit Saint Petersburg 2007 Russian Premier League 0 0 1 0 3 2 4 2
2008 Russian Premier League 5 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
2009 Russian Premier League 10 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
2010 Russian Premier League 11 0 1 0 5 2 17 2
2011–12 Russian Premier League 20 3 2 1 4 0 1 1 27 5
Total 46 3 6 1 13 4 1 1 66 9
Kuban Krasnodar 2011–12 Russian Premier League 7 1 0 0 7 1
2012–13 Russian Premier League 30 2 2 0 32 2
Total 37 3 2 0 39 3
Anzhi Makhachkala 2013–14 Russian Premier League 6 0 0 0 6 0
Dynamo Moscow 2013–14 Russian Premier League 18 5 0 0 18 5
2014–15 Russian Premier League 29 9 1 0 14 4 44 13
2015–16 Russian Premier League 29 4 3 0 32 4
2017–18 Russian Premier League 5 0 0 0 5 0
Total 81 18 4 0 14 4 0 0 99 22
CSKA Moscow (loan) 2016–17 Russian Premier League 24 3 1 0 3 0 1 0 29 3
Rostov 2017–18 Russian Premier League 21 5 1 0 22 5
2018–19 Russian Premier League 25 6 5 0 30 6
2019–20 Russian Premier League 25 6 0 0 25 6
2020–21 Russian Premier League 9 1 1 0 10 1
Total 80 18 6 0 1 0 0 0 87 18
Krasnodar 2020–21 Russian Premier League 19 4 1 0 2 0 22 4
2021–22 Russian Premier League 24 2 1 0 25 2
2022–23 Russian Premier League 27 7 11 0 38 7
Total 70 13 13 0 2 0 0 0 85 13
Rostov 2023–24 Russian Premier League 14 0 3 0 17 0
Career total 358 58 35 1 33 8 2 1 428 68

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Russia 2011 1 0
2012 0 0
2013 2 0
2014 5 0
2015 2 0
2016 1 0
2017 0 0
2018 6 2
2019 9 2
Total 26 4

International goals

As of match played 19 November 2019. Russia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ionov goal.
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 September 2018 Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia 13  Czech Republic 1–0 5–1 Friendly
2 3–0
3 11 June 2019 Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 20  Cyprus 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
4 19 November 2019 San Marino Stadium, Serravalle, San Marino 26  San Marino 4–0 5–0

Honours

Zenit St. Petersburg

See also

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