Dynamo returns to Europe after 5 years. Where are the participants in the matches with Napoli now?
Today, Dynamo Moscow will play again in the Europa League five years later. In the second qualifying round of the tournament, the rival of the blue and white will be Lokomotiv from Tbilisi. The last time Dynamo played in European competition was in the 2014/2015 season. Then the Moscow club left the group from the first place, beat Belgian Anderlecht in the 1/16 finals, and at the 1/8 stage fought with Italian Napoli (lost on aggregate – 1: 3, 0: 0). We remember the leaders of that team who took to the field against the club from Naples. Igor Denisov missed both games due to a conflict with the head coach of the blue and white Stanislav Cherchesov , who later sent the player to the brace. A separate text was dedicated to him.
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After completing his career in 2018, Gabulov began working as a sports functionary: for six months he headed the Vladikavkaz Alania as president, and since February this year he became the chairman of the board of directors of the football club Olymp-Dolgoprudny.
33-year-old Kozlov still plays in the RPL – in the “Rostov”. In Valery Karpin’s team, Alexey has secured the role of the main right-back and has already played seven matches this season.
The former Zenit and Dynamo footballer celebrates his 35th birthday at Omonia, Cyprus. Yesterday Gubochan together with his team passed the Serbian Crvena Zvezda in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. Slovak left the field at the end of the match, and Omonia managed to win on penalties.
After leaving Dynamo, Buttner played with Leonid Slutsky in Vitesse. In November last year, he signed a contract with the MLS New England Revolution club. This season, the 31-year-old defender has played in nine games and provided two assists.
The Congolese retired from Aston Villa in 2018. Until recently, he completed an internship with the Football Association of Ireland, after which he was to receive a coaching license.
37-year-old Zhirkov continues to play football at the highest level and is not even going to end his career. At the end of July, the bronze medalist of Euro 2008 extended the contract with Zenit for another year. Yuri remains an important figure in the national team.
After leaving Dynamo for Spartak in 2016, Zobnin became one of the leaders of the red-and-white midfield and the champion of Russia. This season, Roman played in all seven games from the first minute to the last minute and gave one assist in the home game against Sochi.
Last summer, the 35-year-old Frenchman joined the Greek Olympiacos, with whom he did not allow Krasnodar to reach the group stage of the Champions League. Last season Valbuena helped the club from Piraeus become the champion of Greece for the 45th time.
Vanker has been a free agent since the summer. The last club of the 31-year-old Frenchman was Turkish Antalyaspor, which sent a defensive midfielder on loan to AS Monaco and Toulouse. Now William is looking for a new team.
The Hungarian footballer has been working in the UAE for the last four seasons. Earlier this year, Dzhudzhak replaced the third Emirati club, signing a contract with Al Ain. In February, the 33-year-old midfielder distinguished himself for the new team in his debut match, scoring a goal against former club Al-Ittihad.
For five years, Kokorin’s life has radically changed. In 2016, he moved to Zenit, then spent a year in prison, was released, played on loan at Sochi, and now moved to Spartak Moscow. Alexander made his debut for a new club in a lost derby against CSKA, and failed to hit the gate of an implacable opponent.
The author of the only goal against Napoli retired in March 2017 and took up agency work. Kevin founded a football agency in Stuttgart called 22 Sportmanagement. But the German does not forget Russia either: he regularly comes to the Legends Cup in Moscow.
Since the summer of 2017, the 31-year-old midfielder has been playing for Rostov and is regularly called up to the Russian national team. This season, Ionov has played in all seven RPL matches, and has not yet made any effective actions.
After Dynamo, Cherchesov practiced in Poland for one season, becoming the champion of the country along with Warsaw Legia. In the summer of 2016, Stanislav Salamovich headed the Russian national team and achieved an excellent result at the home world championship, reaching the quarterfinals. The 57-year-old coach still leads the country’s main team.