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Vladimir Volkov

Vladimir Volkov
Montenegro8(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 March 2013

Vladimir Volkov (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Волков; born 6 June 1986) is a Serbian-born Montenegrin footballer of partial Russian descent who plays for Serbian SuperLiga club FK Partizan and the Montenegrin national team.

Club career

Volkov started playing football in youth categories of FK Radnički Beograd when he was seven years old.[1] Later, already as a senior, he played for FK BSK Borča from 2006 to early 2008, when he was moved to Portimonense. After that, Volkov spent the first part of the 2008–09 season with OFK Beograd, before moving to Moldovan champions FC Sheriff in 2009.

Partizan

Volkov was transferred to FK Partizan before the end of the 2010–11 season, signing a three-year contract on 14 May 2011.[2] He quickly established himself as first choice of coaches Aleksandar Stanojević and Avram Grant mostly because of his good games in qualification stages of 2011–12 UEFA Champions League.

International career

On 4 November 2011, the caretaker of the Serbian national team Radovan Ćurčić, called-up Volkov for two friendly matches against Mexico and Honduras. He debuted on 15 November, playing the full match against Honduras.[3]

Under new FIFA rules, a player who has dual citizenship and has played only one match for one of the two countries can change the decision to play for the other national team. As the Serbian national team "showed no interest", Volkov accepted Brnović's call to join the Montenegrin national team.[4] On 25 May 2012, Volkov made a debut for the Montenegrin national team as a starter in a friendly match against Belgium.[5]

Personal life

Born in Belgrade, Vladimir's paternal great-grandparents migrated from Russia to Serbia in 1917. Besides his native Serbian, he also speaks English, Portuguese and Russian.[6]

Career statistics

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sheriff 2008–09 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
2009–10 28 8 6 0 10 0 44 8
2010–11 16 4 1 0 11 2 28 6
Total 45 13 7 0 21 2 73 15
Partizan 2011–12 21 1 2 0 5 1 28 2
2012–13 12 1 2 0 10 0 24 1
Total 33 2 4 0 15 1 52 3
Career total 78 15 20 0 36 3 134 18

Honours

Sheriff Tiraspol
Partizan Belgrade

References

External links

  • Vladimir Volkov at utakmica.rs
  • Vladimir Volkov at srbijafudbal.net
  • Vladimir Volkov at transfermarkt.de
  • UEFA competition record
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