Sergei Aleinikov

Sergei Yevgenyevich Aleinikov (Russian: Сергей Евгеньевич Алейников; Belarusian: Сярге́й Яўге́навіч Але́йнікаў, Syarhey Alyeynikaw; born 7 November 1961) is a Belarusian and Soviet former professional footballer, and currently a coach. He primarily played as a defensive midfielder and was known for his stamina, intelligence, solid technique, tactical sense, and passing ability. He also played in defence as a sweeper or centre-back.[1]

Belarusian footballer
Not to be confused with Sergey Aleynikov.

In this Eastern Slavic naming convention, the patronymic is Yevgenyevich and the family name is Aleinikov.
Sergei Aleinikov
Personal information
Full name Sergei Yevgenyevich Aleinikov
Date of birth (1961-11-07) 7 November 1961 (age 60)
Place of birth Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1989 Dinamo Minsk 220 (31)
1989–1990 Juventus 30 (3)
1990–1992 Lecce 59 (2)
1993–1996 Gamba Osaka 83 (14)
1996 IK Oddevold 5 (0)
1997 Anagni 0 (0)
1998 Corigliano 9 (1)
Total 406 (51)
National team
1983–1984 Soviet Union Olympic 4 (1)
1984–1991 Soviet Union 73 (6)
1992 CIS 4 (0)
1992–1994 Belarus 4 (0)
Teams managed
1998–1999 Anagni
2000–2001 U.S. Pontedera 1912
2003 Torpedo-Metalurg Moscow
2003 Vidnoye
2003–2005 Copertino Youth Academy
2005–2007 Juventus Youth Academy
2007–2008 Kras
2011–2012 Kras
2014 Dainava Alytus
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Aleinikov was born in Minsk, Belarusian SSR. He played for the USSR national football team, making 73 appearances, scoring six goals, from 1984 to 1991,[2] and was on the Soviet squad that made the final of Euro 1988, losing to the Netherlands 0–2. He also played for the CIS in 1992 and earned 4 caps for Belarus after the independence of Belarus, earning his final cap against Luxembourg in a Euro 1996 qualifier in 1994.

He joined Dinamo Minsk in 1981 and won the USSR championship the following season. The midfielder then joined Juventus F.C. in 1989, and won the UEFA Cup and Coppa Italia in 1990. He signed for U.S. Lecce in 1990, and in 1992 went to Japan to play for Gamba Osaka. He finished his career with Swedish side IK Oddevold in 1996.

In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA‘s Jubilee, he was selected as the Golden Player of Belarus by the Football Federation of Belarus as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years.[3]

In the 2007–08 season Aleinikov served as head coach of amateur Promozione team Kras. He coached the side for a second time from summer 2011 until 30 October 2012.

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