Serhiy Kuznetsov (footballer, born 1982)
|Full name||Serhiy Serhiyovych Kuznetsov|
|Date of birth||31 August 1982|
|Place of birth||Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|2002||→ Erzsébeti Spartacus (loan)||3||(1)|
|2003||→ Oradea (loan)||9||(7)|
|2010||→ Alania Vladikavkaz (loan)||10||(1)|
|2018||FC Arsenal Tula (assistant)|
|2018–2019||FC Spartak Moscow (assistant)|
|2019||FC Spartak Moscow (caretaker)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Serhiy Kuznetsov (Ukrainian: Сергій Сергійович Кузнецов; born on 31 August 1982) is a professional Ukrainian football coach and a former forward. He is a son of another footballer Serhiy Kuznetsov who in 1983 represented Ukraine at the Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR. He is registered with the Russian league as a Hungarian citizen.
Kuznetsov began his footballing career in the Hungarian club Ferencváros, the club his father, also Serhiy Kuznetsov, joined in 1991 from Chornomorets. Serhiy Kuznetsov, a highly athletic striker, was noticed by the Professional Finnish side Jokerit in 2000, in which club Kuznetsov began his professional career. When playing in the Lithuanian premier league club FK Vėtra, Kuznetsov became the top scorer in the Lithuanian League, netting 19 goals in 42 appearances. In Nosta, Kuznetsov became the second highest scorer for the club in 2007. After the start of the 2008–09 season in the Ukrainian Premier League, Kuznetsov signed a 2.5-year contract with the Ukrainian Premier League side FC Karpaty Lviv.
Kuznetsov has also played for the Ukrainian national youth football team.
He started his coaching career as an assistant to Oleg Kononov (who coached Kuznetsov previously for Sheriff, Karpaty and Sevastopol) in Russian clubs FC Arsenal Tula and FC Spartak Moscow. On 29 September 2019, following Kononov's resignation as Spartak manager, he was appointed caretaker manager for Spartak. He left Spartak after permanent manager Domenico Tedesco was appointed on 14 October 2019.
- Runner up in the Finnish Premier League (2000)
- Champions of the Hungarian Cup (2003)
- Champion of the Hungarian National Championship I (2003)
- Bronze in the Hungarian National Championship I (2001), (2002)
- Champion of the Belarusian Premier League (2003)
- Champion of Moldovan Premier League (2004)
- Bronze in the Lithuanian A Lyga (2006)
- Profile on the ua-football (in Ukrainian)
- Serhiy Kuznetsov at FootballFacts.ru (in Russian)
- Serhiy Kuznetsov at Soccerway
- "Kuznetsov Russian Premier League staff page" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
- "Олег Кононов покидает "Спартак"" (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 29 September 2019.
- "Доменико Тедеско — новый главный тренер "Спартака"" [Domenico Tedesco is the new head coach of Spartak] (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 14 October 2019.