Victor Karpenko

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

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Victor Aleksandrovich Karpenko (Template:Lang-ru) (born 7 September 1977 in Tashkent) is an Uzbekistani professional football midfielder who last played for Bunyodkor in the Uzbek League. He usually plays as a defensive midfielder, but in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup he played as a right-back, due to injuries and absences of some defenders.


He started his playing career in FK Buxoro in 1997. In 1999, he played for Qizilqum Zarafshon.


Before joining Bunyodkor in 2007, he played for several Russian football clubs and in 2005-06 played for FC Kairat. He became one of the leading players and captain of Bunyodkor. Karpenko won 4 championship titles and 3 Uzbek Cups. In 5 seasons he appeared in 202 matches and scored 38 goals for Bunyodkor.

Lokomotiv Tashkent

On 26 January 2013 he signed a contract with Lokomotiv Tashkent.

International career

He made his debut in a friendly against Belarus on 2 April 2003.[1] Since his debut in 2003 Karpenko has been capped in 61 matches and has scored 4 goals for the full Uzbekistan national football team,.[2] This includes seven qualifying matches for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and seven qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[3] On 29 May 2014 he played his farewell match for the national team in a friendly against Oman.






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