Alexei Kozlov, football player: biography and achievements
Alexei Kozlov - football player, player of the Russian national team. Performs on the positions of the defender and midfielder in various clubs of the Russian Premier League and First Division.
The first steps in big football
The sportsman was born in the city of Petrozavodsk in 1986. However, at an early age he moved to one of the largest cities of Tatarstan - Naberezhnye Chelny, where he started playing football.
Alexey Kozlov - the footballer, the first club of which was the Chelny "Dawn". The first in his career, the young defender signed, not yet graduated from school. Noticed Kozlov scouts Nizhnekamsk "Neftekhimik."
At the age of 16 Kozlov Alexei Anatolyevich gained experienceperformances in German football schools. At the age of 16, he played for the junior team of Hamburg, which plays in the Bundesliga. And from 2004 to 2006, he played in Oberlig Germany in football (the fifth German division) for the team of Bergedorf - one of the districts of Hamburg. As part of this club, he played 41 games, in which he scored 6 goals.
Return to Russia
In 2007, Alexei Kozlov returned to Russia. Footballer becomes a player of "KAMAZ" from Naberezhnye Chelny. The team at that time plays in the First Division.
In the first season of the young defender appeared on the fieldonly twice. But the next year he began to more confidently win his place in the basis, spent 14 games, which scored one goal. For "KAMAZ" that year was very successful - the team won the bronze medals of the First Division.
Since 2009, Kozlov - already a player of the basic compositionChelny club. Conducts 32 matches on the field and scores one goal. "KAMAZ" again among the leaders, this time finishing fifth, before the ticket to the Premier League is missing 6 points.
At the end of the season, interest in the player is shownmany eminent teams, including "Spartacus", "Dynamo" and "Ruby". However, the transfer never took place, another season in "KAMAZ" is held by Alexei Kozlov. Footballer for the years of performance for the Chelny club held 71 match, which scored three times.
On the way to the big leagues
In a new team Kozlov moves only in 2010. It becomes Krasnodar "Kuban", although before that the athlete was repeatedly close to the transition to the Samara "Wings of the Soviets."
He came to the team in the middle of the season, howevermanaged to hold 13 matches, becoming one of the main players in the defense. "Kuban" that season held triumphantly. She won 24 wins in 38 games and won first place by going to the Premier League.
March 13 debuted in the Premier League KozlovAlexey Viktorovich. Footballer came on the field in the first round in a home match with the Kazan "Ruby", which he had previously seriously been interested in. Guests then won 2: 0.
True, the Krasnodar in that season still madesuccessfully in the preliminary round, took 6th place and continued the fight for medals. However, to perform at least as successfully failed - the team took only 8th place and did not get into the European Cups.
For "Kuban" Kozlov spent 91 match, speaking forteam until 2013. Over the next two seasons Kozlov took the team with 5 and 8 seats respectively. He played for Krasnodar in European competition. Kuban passed two qualifying rounds, knocking out of the Europa League Scottish "Motherwell" (2: 0, 1: 0) and the Dutch "Feyenoord" (1: 0, 2: 1).
To leave the group "Kuban" failed, having won only one victory, Krasnodar lost to the Spanish "Valencia" and the English "Swansea".
In 2014 he became a player of the Moscow "Dynamo" Alexei Kozlov. The defender stands for this team now.
In the national team
Since 2008, Kozlov began to be involved inthe youth national team of Russia. In 2011, he made his debut as part of the second national team in the match against the Olympic team of Belarus. Today, this team does not exist, its function was to view potential players for the national team.
Challenge to the first team Alexei Kozlov received in2013 on the game with Portugal in the qualifying match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. August 14 Alexei Kozlov first came on the field. At the 31st minute he replaced Alexander Anyukov, who was damaged. The team lost 0: 1.
In 2014, Kozlov went to the World Cup. The Russian team was in the same group with South Korea, Belgium and Algeria.
In the debut meeting with the Asians participation is notaccepted, the game ended with a score of 1: 1. In the following matches went on the field in the starting lineup. In the game against Belgium was replaced in the middle of the second half by Andrey Eshchenko. The meetings ended unsuccessfully - 0: 1 and 1: 1, respectively. To leave the group the Russian team could not.
Since 2015, the team Kozlov was no longer called.