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Aleksei Ionov
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Ionov with Russia national team in 2020
Personal information
Full name Aleksei Sergeyevich Ionov
Date of birth 18 February 1989 (1989-02-18) (age 32)
Place of birth Kingisepp, Russian SFSR
Height 1.77 m
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club Krasnodar
Number 11
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– Krasnodar 19 (4)
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 35 (4)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2021.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2021

Aleksei Sergeyevich Ionov (Russian: Алексей Сергеевич Ионов; born 18 February 1989) is a Russian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Krasnodar and the Russia national team.

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 FC Rostov.

On 15 October 2020, he moved to FC Krasnodar and signed a 2.5-year contract with the club.

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

Club Season League 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 5 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
2009 10 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
2010 11 0 1 0 5 2 17 2
2011–12 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 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 18 5 0 0 18 5
2014–15 29 9 1 0 14 4 44 13
2015–16 29 4 3 0 32 4
CSKA Moscow (loan) 2016–17 24 3 1 0 3 0 1 0 29 3
Dynamo Moscow 2017–18 5 0 0 0 5 0
Total (2 spells) 81 18 4 0 14 4 0 0 99 22
Rostov 2017–18 Russian Premier League 21 5 1 0 22 5
2018–19 25 6 5 0 30 6
2019–20 25 6 0 0 25 6
2020–21 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
Career total 293 49 20 1 33 8 2 1 348 59

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

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