Dmitri Alenichev

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Dmitri Alenichev
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Alenichev managing an Arsenal game in 2014
Personal information
Full name Dmitri Anatolievich Alenichev
Date of birth (1972-10-20) 20 October 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth Melioratorov, Pskov Oblast, Soviet Union
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989 SKIF-Express Velikie Luki 17 (4)
1990–1991 Mashinostroitel Pskov 38 (7)
1991–1993 Lokomotiv Moscow 69 (6)
1994–1998 Spartak Moscow 122 (18)
1998–2000 Roma 28 (2)
1999–2000Perugia (loan) 15 (0)
2000–2004 Porto 84 (12)
2004–2006 Spartak Moscow 21 (3)
Total 394 (52)
National team
1996–2005[1] Russia 55 (6)
Teams managed
2010–2012 Russia U18
2011–2015 Arsenal Tula
2015–2016 Spartak Moscow
2017–2019 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dmitri Anatolyevich Alenichev (Russian: Дмитрий Анатольевич Аленичев; born 20 October 1972) is a Russian football coach, former player and politician.

Biography[edit]

Alenichev in 2008

Despite being a Spartak Moscow fan, Alenichev debuted 1991 for Moscow rivals Lokomotiv Moscow, where he played four years before moving to Spartak, where in five years he won three Russian leagues and two cups, and was also elected Russian player of the year in 1997. Won Malta International Football Tournament 1996.[2] He won a transfer to Italian Serie A side Roma, played 21 matches in the first season, but after only seven matches played in his second season, he moved to Perugia in December 1999. His stint in Italy overall proved to be unsuccessful and he was eventually considered to be one of Italian football's biggest foreign flops.[3]

In 2000, he moved to Portuguese Primeira Liga side Porto, where he made a strong first impression, scored the equalizing goal against rivals Sporting CP in the first leg of the 2000 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira. He was also impressive overall in first season, as Porto captured the Taça de Portugal after winning the final 2–0 against Marítimo, Alenichev scoring the second goal. The following season, Alenichev suffered some animosity from new Porto head coach Octávio Machado (similar to his compatriot Sergei Ovchinnikov) and spent most of the first half of the season sidelined, under the shadow of Deco. When Octávio was sacked and replaced with José Mourinho, Alenichev's prospects changed. Although he was not a regular in the starting 11, he was usually the first player substituted onto the pitch, particularly when Mourinho shifted from a 4–3–3 to a 4–4–2 formation. A starting player in the 2003 UEFA Cup Final and mid-match substitute in the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final, Alenichev scored in both contests. In the former, against Celtic, he scored the second goal, following a pass from Deco; and in the latter, against Monaco, he closed the scoreline with a powerful volley shot following a deflected through cross from Derlei. This made him one of only three players to score goals in two consecutive cup finals of different European competitions, the others being Ronald Koeman and Ronaldo.

During UEFA Euro 2004, in which Alenichev played in all three of Russia's matchups, he announced his desire to return to Spartak Moscow. In appreciation for the services done for the club, the FC Porto board made no objections to the transfer.

On 8 April 2006, Sport-Express published Alenichev's interview containing severe criticism of Aleksandrs Starkovs, Spartak's head coach at the time.[4][5] Following that, Alenichev was fined, dismissed from the first team, transfer listed 14 April[6] and on 10 September his contract was finally terminated by mutual agreement.[7] This became the end of Alenichev's football career.

Alenichev then joined the United Russia party. On 14 June 2007, he was voted the representative of the Omsk Oblast in the Federation Council of Russia.[8] He represented it until 2010, when he accepted the position of head coach of the Russia national under-18 team.[9]

In 2009, Alenichev was part of the Russia squad that won the 2009 Legends Cup.

In 2011, he joined FC Arsenal Tula as a manager and led the club through three promotions in 3 seasons from fourth-level Russian Amateur Football League to the top-level Russian Premier League. Arsenal was relegated after just one season in the top tier, and Alenichev left Tula.

In June 2015, he became manager of his former club Spartak Moscow.[10] He resigned as Spartak manager on 5 August 2016 following Spartak's elimination in the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round by AEK Larnaca.[11] At the end of that season, Spartak won the Russian Premier League for the first time in 16 years under the management of former Alenichev's assistant Massimo Carrera.

On 5 June 2017, Alenichev signed a two-year contract with Russian second division club Yenisey Krasnoyarsk.[12] In his first season, he led Yenisey to promotion to the Russian Premier League for the first time in club's history. He was replaced as Yenisey coach after the club was relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2018–19 season.[13]

Style of play[edit]

A technically gifted and offensive-minded midfielder, Alenichev's favoured role was as a number 10 behind the strikers; he was also deployed as a central midfielder on occasion throughout his career, although he lacked both the physicality and tactical sense to excel in this position.[14]

Personal life[edit]

His older brother Andrei Alenichev also played football professionally.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 14 March 2006[15][16]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mashinostroitel Pskov 1990 Soviet Second League B 31 4 0 0 31 4
1991 7 3 0 0 7 3
Total 38 7 0 0 - - - - - - 38 7
Lokomotiv Moscow 1991 Soviet Top League 16 0 2 1 18 1
1992 Top League 24 2 5 0 29 2
1993 29 4 2 0 2 0 33 4
Total 69 6 9 1 - - 2 0 - - 80 7
Spartak Moscow 1994 Russian Premier League 17 3 4 0 6 1 15 3
1995 27 4 3 0 4 2 9 0
1996 32 7 2 0 8 1 9 0
1997 33 2 4 3 8 1 9 0
1998 13 2 4 1 4 1 9 0
Total 122 18 17 4 - - 30 6 - - 169 28
Roma 1998–99 Serie A 21 1 3 1 5 1 29 3
1999–2000 7 1 3 0 3 3 13 4
Total 28 2 6 1 - - 8 4 - - 42 7
Perugia (loan) 1999–2000 Serie A 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2000–01 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1
Total 15 0 0 0 - - 2 1 - - 17 1
Porto 2000–01 Primeira Liga 28 3 4 3 9 1 2 1 30 4
2001–02 20 3 2 0 7 0 28 3
2002–03 18 4 6 0 11 2 28 3
2003–04 17 2 4 1 10 3 1 0 29 3
Total 83 12 16 4 - - 37 6 3 1 139 23
Spartak Moscow 2004 Russian Premier League 13 3 2 0 0 0 15 3
2005 8 0 1 0 9 0
2006 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 21 3 5 0 - - 0 0 - - 26 3
Career total 376 48 53 10 0 0 79 17 3 1 511 76

International[edit]

As of match played 9 February 2005[15]
National team Year Apps Goals
Russia
1996 2 1
1997 10 2
1998 8 0
1999 6 1
2000 4 0
2001 10 2
2002 5 0
2003 4 0
2004 5 0
2005 1 0
Total 55 6

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 February 1996 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Attard  Slovenia 2–0 3–1 1996 Rothmans International Tournament
2. 11 October 1997 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow  Bulgaria 1–0 4–2 1998 World Cup qualifier
3. 4–0
4. 31 March 1999 Republican Spartak Stadium, Vladikavkaz  Andorra 6–1 6–1 Euro 2000 qualifier
5. 6 June 2001 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 1–0 2–1 2002 World Cup qualifier
6. 14 November 2001 Skonto Stadium, Riga  Latvia 2–0 3–1 Friendly

Managerial[edit]

Information correct as of match played 26 May 2019. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Arsenal Tula 22 November 2011 10 June 2015 102 53 18 31 162 111 051.96
Spartak Moscow 10 June 2015 5 August 2016 35 17 6 12 61 42 048.57
Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 5 June 2017 26 May 2019 75 32 15 28 106 99 042.67
  • Notes:

P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against
%W – Percentage of matches won

Nationality is indicated by the corresponding FIFA country code(s).

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Spartak Moscow

Porto

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dmitriy Anatolyevich Alenichev - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  2. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesr/rothmans96.html
  3. ^ "Dmitrij Alenitchev | Il freddo e anonimo precedessore del nipponico Nakata". Calciobidoni.it. 20 October 1972. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 April 2006. Retrieved 15 April 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 April 2006. Retrieved 15 April 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 April 2006. Retrieved 15 April 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 June 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Новости NEWSru.com :: Футболист Дмитрий Аленичев с подачи Бориса Грызлова забил на спорт и стал сенатором от Омской области". Newsru.com. 8 June 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Аленичев официально возглавил "Спартак"". Interfax.ru (in Russian). Interfax. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  11. ^ ДМИТРИЙ АЛЕНИЧЕВ ПОКИДАЕТ «СПАРТАК» (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 5 August 2016.
  12. ^ Дмитрий Аленичев возглавил "Енисей" (in Russian). FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk. 5 June 2017. Archived from the original on 21 June 2017.
  13. ^ "АЛЕКСАНДР АЛЕКСЕЕВ — НОВЫЙ ГЛАВНЫЙ ТРЕНЕР "ЕНИСЕЯ"" [Aleksandr Alekseyev is the new head coach of Yenisey] (in Russian). FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk. 17 June 2019.
  14. ^ Guidi, Marco (12 July 2017). "De La Peña, Lehmann e la meteora Blanchard: i peggiori acquisti del mercato '98-'99". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Dmitri Alenichev". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Аленичев Дмитрий Анатольевич". premierliga.ru/ (in Russian). Russian Premier League. Retrieved 21 April 2020.

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