Serhiy Kuznetsov (footballer, born 1982)

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Serhiy Kuznetsov
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Personal information
Full name Serhiy Serhiyovych Kuznetsov
Date of birth (1982-08-31) 31 August 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
1991–2000 Ferencváros
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Jokerit 7 (3)
2001–2003 Ferencváros 12 (4)
2002Erzsébeti Spartacus (loan) 3 (1)
2003Oradea (loan) 9 (7)
2003 Gomel 11 (5)
2004 Sheriff Tiraspol 24 (13)
2005 Vorskla Poltava 12 (0)
2005 Illichivets Mariupol 0 (0)
2006 Vėtra 33 (18)
2007–2008 Nosta Novotroitsk 45 (12)
2008–2011 Karpaty Lviv 55 (22)
2010Alania Vladikavkaz (loan) 10 (1)
2012–2014 Sevastopol 48 (39)
2014–2015 Hoverla Uzhhorod 2 (0)
2016 Metalist Kharkiv 0 (0)
2018 Balkany Zorya 9 (0)
National team
Ukraine U-21 6 (2)
Teams managed
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.[1]


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.

Coaching career[edit]

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.[2] He left Spartak after permanent manager Domenico Tedesco was appointed on 14 October 2019.[3]



  • Top Scorer in the Lithuanian A Lyga in 2006
  • Second Highest Scorer for Nosta in 2007.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Kuznetsov Russian Premier League staff page" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Олег Кононов покидает "Спартак"" (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 29 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Доменико Тедеско — новый главный тренер "Спартака"" [Domenico Tedesco is the new head coach of Spartak] (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 14 October 2019.