Igor Petrovich Semschow

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Igor Semschow
Surname Igor Petrovich Semschow
birthday April 6, 1978
place of birth MoscowSoviet Union
size 170 cm
position midfield player
Years station
1995-1996 CSKA Moscow
Years station Games (goals) 1
1996-1997 CSKA Moscow 12 0(1)
1998-2005 Torpedo Moscow 236 (59)
2006-2008 Dynamo Moscow 90 (17)
2009 Zenit Saint Petersburg 26 0(6)
2010-2013 Dynamo Moscow 85 (21)
2013-2014 Krylya Sovetov Samara 14 0(1)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2002–2012 Russia 56 0(3)
1 Only league games are given.

Igor Petrovich Semschow ( Russian Игорь Петрович Семшов ; born April 6, 1978 in Moscow ) is a former Russian football player .



Semschow's career began very slowly. Although he grew up in the Russian capital, having his own father as a coach and playing in the youth department of CSKA Moscow , Semschow could hardly develop. In 1996 he joined the CSKA professional squad . In his first two years as a professional he had to be content with short assignments and he was left with the role of the spectator. After the 1997 season he decided to move and signed a contract with Torpedo Moscow . But even there no positive headlines appeared about him. Mostly the negative sides of Semchov predominated. Misconduct and suspensions shaped his image at the time. This changed in 2001 with the birth of his first child. From then on he continued to develop and earned respect within the team and the Premjer league . He became a key player at Torpedo and was voted the best "Torpedo Player" in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005. However, he could not celebrate the title with the team. He attracted national attention in the 2002 league game against Spartak Moscow , when he could have scored a goal almost unhindered, but previously pushed the ball out of the way because an injured Spartak player was on the ground. In 2005 he decided to repeatedly change clubs within the capital and joined Dynamo Moscow . There he received a 3-year contract. In January 2009, Semschow moved to Zenit Saint Petersburg ; he returned a year later. From 2013 to 2014, the midfielder was under contract with Krylja Sowetow Samara .

National team

After his good performances in the league in 2001 and 2002, he was appointed to the squad of the Russian national team for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea . Shortly before the start of the World Cup, he played his first international match. During the World Cup, he was in the starting line-up twice. He was also nominated for the 2004 European Football Championship in Portugal , but only came on as a substitute in the last group game against Greece . Russia was eliminated after the group stage. In qualifying for the European Football Championship in 2008 , Semschow ran a total of nine times. He was in the starting line-up in eight games. For the tournament he was appointed by national coach Guus Hiddink .

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