Dmitri Sychev

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Dmitri Yevgenyevich Sychev[1] (Template:Lang-rus; born October 26, 1983) is an association footballer who currently is a free agent. He has been hailed by the international press as "The Russian Michael Owen" because of his pace and as "The most sensational young Russian forward since Vladimir Beschastnykh".[2] He is well known for his blinding pace and agility.

Early life

Sychev was born in Omsk, a city in south-central Russia. He spent his formative years at St. Petersburg's famous Smena football academy before joining FC Spartak Tambov, a second division club. At that time he played as a midfielder.[3]

Career

Club career

Spartak Moscow and Marseille

After having trials at clubs in FC Nantes and FC Metz, Sychev was picked up by FC Spartak Moscow in January 2002, where he scored eight goals in his first 12 matches, and it was during that time when he was transformed into a striker. With Spartak he reached the final of the 2002 Commonwealth of Independent States Cup. He scored 6 goals and finished second on the top scorer list, after coming in as a substitute in every match he played.[4] He entered the symbolic top players list of the tournament.[5]

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Sychev in action for Lokomotiv (May 2, 2007)

In August 2002 Sychev announced he was quitting Spartak, by giving his employers three months' notice. Having already signed a five-year contract with the Russian club he was banned from football for four months by the Russian Professional Football League (RPFL).

After finishing this suspension, Sychev signed a five-year contract with Olympique de Marseille, rejecting an offer from FC Dynamo Kyiv. He was mainly used as a substitute during his days in France. In Olympique de Marseille Sychev was used as a midfielder, both left and right.[6][7]

Lokomotiv

In January 2004 Sychev returned to Russia to join FC Lokomotiv Moscow on a four-year contract, where he scored twice on the opening day of the season. He went on to claim the Russian Footballer of the Year award in his first season back in the Russian Premier League. With the team he won the Russian Premier League 2004, the 2005 Russian Super Cup, the 2005 Commonwealth of Independent States Cup and 2007 Russian Cup. In FC Lokomotiv Moscow Sychev played mostly as a striker, except the period when Lokomotiv was coached by Anatoliy Byshovets and Rashid Rakhimov respectively. During those times Dmitry was mainly employed as a midfielder. Sychev started playing again in his natural position with the appointment of Yury Semin. In 2009, Dmitry was voted by Lokomotiv fans as the player of the season. In 2012-13 season under manager Slaven Bilić Sychev lost his place in the line-up (only 4 games in the first half of season, including national Cup).

Dinamo Minsk Loan

In March 2013, Sychev moved to FC Dinamo Minsk on loan until July of the same year.[8]

Volga Loan

In July 2013, after returning from Dinamo Minsk, Sychev moved to fellow Russian Premier League side FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod on a year-long loan deal.[9] Sychev featured in 16 league games for Volga, failing to score in any of them, and returned to Lokomotiv Moscow at the end of the season following Volga's relegation to the Russian National Football League.

Loan to Okzhetpes

On 16 March 2015, Sychev moved to FC Okzhetpes on a season-long loan deal.[10]

National team

Sychev was selected to play for the Russian national team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where he became the youngest player to appear for the USSR or Russia at 18 years and 222 days. In the event, he scored a goal and set up other three in an otherwise disappointing Russian campaign. This goal made Dmitri Sychev the fourth youngest goalscorer in the FIFA World Cup.

Sychev was called up to Russia's squad for Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland. Despite being a striker at his team Lokomotiv Moscow, during Guus Hiddink's term at the Russian national football team he was used as a midfielder.[11] He won his last cap in 2010.[12]

Personal life

Besides football, Sychev is a fan of ice hockey and his hometown team Avangard Omsk.[13] He also likes tennis and billiard.[14] Outside of sports, he plays the guitar and was seen rapping at the MTV Russia Music Awards ceremony in Moscow with national teammate Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.[15]

Besides his native Russian, Sychev also speaks English, French, and plans to learn more.[14]

In 2007 Sychev received a degree from the Russian State University Of Physical culture.[16]

Career statistics

Club

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Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other[17] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spartak Tambov 2000 16 3 16 3
2001 26 6 1 1 27 7
Total 42 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 10
Spartak Moscow 2002 18 9 1 1 19 10
Total 18 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 10
Olympique Marseille 2002–03 17 3 1 0 2 1 20 4
2003–04 16 2 1 0 1 0 6 1 24 3
Total 33 5 2 0 3 1 6 1 0 0 44 7
Lokomotiv Moscow 2004 27 15 5 2 32 17
2005 21 6 1 0 2 2 1 0 25 8
2006 24 7 2 1 2 0 28 7
2007 29 11 5 4 5 1 39 16
2008 26 7 1 0 1 0 28 7
2009 27 13 1 0 28 13
2010 27 8 1 0 2 1 30 9
2011-12 40 6 3 0 10 6 53 12
2012-13 3 0 1 2 4 2
Total 224 73 20 9 0 0 21 10 2 0 267 92
Dinamo Minsk 2013 11 0 2 1 2 2 15 3
Total 11 0 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 15 3
FC Volga 2013–14 16 0 16 0
Total 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Okzhetpes 2015 19 3 1 0 20 3
Total 19 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 3
Career total 363 99 27 8 3 1 29 13 2 0 424 121

International

Russia football team
Year Apps Goals
2002 6 2
2003 7 1
2004 8 7
2005 4 0
2006 3 1
2007 9 3
2008 8 1
2009 1 0
2010 1 0
Total 47 15

Statistics accurate as of match played 11 August 2010[18]

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2002-05-19 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow, Russia Template:Flagicon Yugoslavia 1 – 1 1 – 1 2002 LG Cup
2 2002-06-14 Ecopa Stadium, Fukuroi, Japan Template:Fb 3 – 2 3 – 2 2002 FIFA World Cup
3 2003-10-11 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia Template:Fb 3 – 1 3 – 1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
4 2004-03-31 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria Template:Fb 0 – 1 2 – 2 Friendly match
5 2004-03-31 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria Template:Fb 1 – 2 2 – 2 Friendly match
6 2004-08-18 Dynamo Stadium, Moscow, Russia Template:Fb 4 – 2 4 – 3 Friendly match
7 2004-10-09 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg Template:Fb 0 – 1 0 – 4 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 2004-10-09 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg Template:Fb 0 – 3 0 – 4 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
9 2004-10-09 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg Template:Fb 0 – 4 0 – 4 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 2004-11-17 Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia Template:Fb 3 – 0 4 – 0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 2006-10-11 Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia Template:Fb 2 – 0 2 – 0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification
12 2007-06-02 Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia Template:Fb 4 – 0 4 – 0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification
13 2007-08-22 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia Template:Fb 1 – 0 2 – 2 Friendly match
14 2007-11-21 Estadi Comunal, Aixovall, Andorra Template:Fb 0 – 1 0 – 1 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification
15 2008-05-23 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia Template:Fb 6 – 0 6 – 0 Friendly match

Honours

Club

Lokomotiv Moscow

International

Individual

Lokomotiv Moscow

Notes



References

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