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Saenko in 2009
Personal information
Full name Ivan Ivanovich Saenko
Date of birth (1983-10-17) 17 October 1983 (age 40)
Place of birth Maslovka, Voronezh Oblast,
Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.77 m
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Karlsruher SC 86 (21)
2002 → Fakel Voronezh (loan 13 (4)
2005–2008 1. FC Nürnberg 83 (18)
2008–2010 Spartak Moscow 31 (1)
Total 213 (44)
National team
2003–2005 Russia U-21 18 (7)
2006–2008 Russia 13 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ivan Ivanovich Saenko (Russian: Иван Иванович Саенко; born 17 October 1983) is a Russian former footballer who played as a winger.

Club career

Saenko was born in Maslovka. In August 2008, Saenko moved to Spartak Moscow due to his unwillingness to play in the second division after 1. FC Nürnberg's relegation. He missed the second half of the 2009 season due to injuries. Saenko had never found himself a new team and retired in 2011.

International career

After finished second in qualifying group stage with Russia U-21 at the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, Saenko received first senior call up against Croatia on 6 September 2006 and as unused bench. He made his debut one month later against Estonia on 11 October 2006 as last minutes substitution.

He was called up to Russia's UEFA Euro 2008 squad and was a second-half substitute in both their second match against Greece in Salzburg and third match against Sweden in Innsbruck, but started the quarter-final against the Netherlands in Basel and the semi-final against Spain in Vienna. He won his 13th and final cap in October 2008.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club League Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Karlsruher SC 2. Bundesliga 2001–02 2 0 0 0 2 0
2002–03 29 6 1 0 30 6
2003–04 29 10 2 0 31 10
2004–05 26 5 3 1 29 6
Total 86 21 6 1 0 0 92 22
Fakel Voronezh (loan) Russian First Division 2002 13 4 0 0 13 4
1. FC Nürnberg Bundesliga 2005–06 25 8 2 0 27 8
2006–07 32 9 6 1 38 10
2007–08 26 1 3 0 7 2 36 3
Total 83 18 11 1 7 2 101 21
Spartak Moscow Russian Premier League 2008 8 0 1 0 6 1 15 1
2009 13 1 1 0 14 1
2010 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 31 1 2 0 6 1 39 2
Career total 213 44 19 2 13 3 245 49

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Russia 2006 1 0
2007 4 0
2008 8 0
Total 13 0

Honours

1. FC Nürnberg

  • DFB-Pokal: 2006–07

Russia

See also

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