Roman Anatolievich  PAVLYUCHENKO

Forward Russia

Height Weight Born
188 sm 84 kg 15 December 1981
77
matches
16
goals

First match: FC Lokomotiv – Kuban03 March 2012

Joined Lokomotiv: 02 February 2012

Former club: Tottenham (London)

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Player Info

Roman Pavlyuchenko was born in the Krasnodar Region in the south of Russia. He learned his football skills first in a sports school in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic and later, after he turned 14, in the school of FC Dynamo Stavropol. There he first appeared on the field as a professional football player.

Roman was quickly upgraded to the Top Division (now the Russian Football Premier League) player. In 1999 the 18-year-old striker signed a contract with FC Rotor from Volgograd. During his first season at the top level Roman made 16 appearances and scored 5 goals. In total, Rotor featured the forward in 67 games where he scored 15 goals.

In 2003 Spartak Moscow, who has been following Roman’s career ever since he played for Dynamo Stavropol, bought Roman’s registration from Rotor. The young forward quickly became a regular choice for the main squad and in summer that year he won the Russian Cup. Every year took Roman to a higher professional level, and in 2006 and 2007 he became the League’s Top Scorer.

But his star hour came in later when he helped Team Russia make it into Euro-2008 semi-final. Headed by Guus Hiddink, the Russians beat the Spaniards, the Swedes and the Dutch. Roman Pavlyuchenko was named one of the best in the team.

After this success Roman was a lucrative pick for many European clubs. But Roman chose London and soon turned up in Tottenham Hotspur’s camp. The Russian international signed a 4-year contract with the Spurs with the prolongation option, but not all these years were even and stable in Roman’s career in England.

It’s amazing but SuperPav’s impressive stats (42 goals in 112 appearances – that’s what was on his list when he left the Albion) Tottenham’s coach Harry Redknapp wouldn’t make Roman his regular pick. But even being a sub the Russian international forward scored many important goals for his team. And what concerns the rumors about him not being diligent enough – the love of the Hotspur fans says it all. If there would have been a cheating, the fans would have seen it. Nevertheless, in the season 2011/2012 SuperPav was given less and less time on the pitch, and he made a decision to get back home.

On February 3, 2012, Roman Pavlyuchenko signed a 3,5 year contract with Lokomotiv.

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    Statistics

    Tournaments Ap G A YC RC SI WS
    Premier League20 (5)3 (1)12155
    Russian Cup2 (2)0 (0)2
    Europa League Play-Off1 (0)1 (0)1
    Friendlies5 (4)4 (0)122
    Marbella Cup1 (1)2 (0)2
    Total23 (7)4 (1)12167
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    Honours

    Year Honours
    2003 Russian Cup champion
    2005 Russian Premier League silver medalist
    2006 Russian Premier League silver medalist
    2006 Russian Premier League top scorer
    2007 Russian Premier League silver medalist
    2007 Russian Premier League top scorer
    2008 UEFA European Championship bronze medalist
    2014 Russian Premier League bronze medalist
    2015 Russian Cup champion

    Career

    Year Club Ap G
    1998 - 1999 Dynamo (Stavropol) 34 1
    2000 - 2003 FC Rotor Volgograd (Volgograd) 67 15
    2003 - 2008 Spartak (Moscow) 189 89
    2008 - 2012 Tottenham (London) 112 42
    2012 - 2015 FC Lokomotiv (Moscow) 77 16