Alexandr Mostovoi

Date of birth22 August 1968
Place of birthSaint Petersburg
NationalityRussian
Weight77 kg
Height1.81 m
PositionMidfielder

One of the best known of the Russian players he has had a long and chequered career. He began at Spartak Moscow in 1986 before leaving to play for Portuguese side Benfica in 1992. He married a local woman and was granted citizenship before the marriage was dissolved but chose to play for Russia making his debut in 1992. He made the 1992 and 1996 European Championship Finals and the 1994 World Cup Finals and is a regular in the team when fit. At club level he moved to France to play for Caen and Strasbourg before moving to Spain and current club Celta Vigo in 1996. He is a talented creative player who showed his versatility in qualification when he played as sweeper and striker for the team. His only failure is his indiscipline, which saw him miss several qualifying matches. He will start here as the fulcrum of the teams play.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 CIS International 1
1
1998-99 Celta Vigo UEFA Cup 4
2
2000-01 Celta Vigo Primera Liga 25
5
9
6
2
2000-01 Celta Vigo UEFA Cup 7
2
2
2001-02 Celta Vigo Primera Liga 28
2
10
9
1
2001-02 Celta Vigo UEFA Cup 1
3
2002-03 Celta Vigo Primera Liga 24
3
6
6
1
2002-03 Celta Vigo UEFA Cup 3
1
1
2003-04 Celta Vigo Primera Liga 16
8
5
4
2003-04 Celta Vigo UEFA Champions League 8
2
2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Feb 1992 Spain v C.I.S. D 1-1 International
29 Apr 1992 C.I.S. v England D 2-2 International


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Spartak Moskva
Benfica
SM Caen
Strasbourg
Celta Vigo

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 USSR UEFA Under-21 2
1
1989-90 USSR UEFA Under-21 4
1990-91 USSR CARIB/BWIA 1
1990-91 USSR England Challenge Cup 1
1
1990-91 USSR European Championship 2
1
1990-91 USSR International 3
1
1990-91 USSR Scania 100 Tournament 1
1
1990-91 USSR UEFA Under-21 1
1
1991-92 USSR European Championship 1
2
1
1992-93 Russia FIFA World Cup 1
1
1993-94 Russia FIFA World Cup 1
1
1993-94 Russia International 2
2
1994-95 Russia European Championship
1
1994-95 Russia International
1
1995-96 Russia European Championship 6
1
2
1995-96 Russia Four Team Tournament, Malta 2
1995-96 Russia International 3
2
1996-97 Russia FIFA World Cup 2
1998-99 Russia European Championship 3
1
1
1
1998-99 Russia International 3
1
2000-01 Russia FIFA World Cup 6
1
2
2000-01 Russia International 1
1
2001-02 Russia FIFA World Cup 1
1
2001-02 Russia International 5
2001-02 Russia LG Cup 1
2003-04 Russia European Championship 5
1
2
2003-04 Russia International 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Oct 1988 USSR v Austria D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
25 Apr 1989 USSR v East Germany W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
14 Nov 1989 USSR v Turkey W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
14 Mar 1990 USSR v West Germany D 1-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
28 Mar 1990 West Germany v USSR W 1-2 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
25 Apr 1990 Sweden v USSR D 1-1 UEFA U21 Semi-final
17 Oct 1990 USSR v Yugoslavia W 3-1 UEFA U21 Final
03 Nov 1990 Italy v USSR D 0-0 European Championship Group 3
21 Nov 1990 USA v USSR D 0-0 CARIB/BWIA
23 Nov 1990 Trinidad and Tobago v USSR W 0-2 International
30 Nov 1990 Guatemala v USSR W 0-3 International
06 Feb 1991 Scotland v USSR W 0-1 International
21 May 1991 England v USSR L 3-1 England Chall Cup
23 May 1991 Argentina v USSR D 1-1 England Chall Cup
30 May 1991 USSR v Cyprus W 4-0 European Championship Group 3
13 Jun 1991 Sweden v USSR W 2-3 SCANIA 100 Semi-final
16 Jun 1991 USSR v Italy D 1-1 SCANIA 100 Final
28 Aug 1991 Norway v USSR W 0-1 European Championship Group 3
25 Sep 1991 USSR v Hungary D 2-2 European Championship Group 3
13 Nov 1991 Cyprus v USSR W 0-3 European Championship Group 3
28 Oct 1992 Russia v Luxembourg W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
28 Apr 1993 Russia v Hungary W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
06 Oct 1993 Saudi Arabia v Russia L 4-2 International
17 Nov 1993 Greece v Russia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
29 May 1994 Russia v Slovakia W 2-1 International
24 Jun 1994 Sweden v Russia L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
08 Mar 1995 Slovakia v Russia L 2-1 International
26 Apr 1995 Greece v Russia W 0-3 European Championship Group 8
16 Aug 1995 Finland v Russia W 0-6 European Championship Group 8
06 Sep 1995 Faroe Islands v Russia W 2-5 European Championship Group 8
11 Oct 1995 Russia v Greece W 2-1 European Championship Group 8
15 Nov 1995 Russia v Finland W 3-1 European Championship Group 8
07 Feb 1996 Malta v Russia W 0-2 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, MALTA
09 Feb 1996 Russia v Iceland W 3-0 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, MALTA
27 Mar 1996 Republic of Ireland v Russia W 0-2 International
24 Apr 1996 Belgium v Russia D 0-0 International
25 May 1996 Qatar v Russia W 2-5 International
11 Jun 1996 Italy v Russia L 2-1 European Championship Finals Group C
16 Jun 1996 Russia v Germany L 0-3 European Championship Finals Group C
19 Jun 1996 Russia v Czech Republic D 3-3 European Championship Finals Group C
10 Nov 1996 Luxembourg v Russia W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Group 5
29 Mar 1997 Cyprus v Russia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
19 Aug 1998 Sweden v Russia L 1-0 International
05 Sep 1998 Ukraine v Russia L 3-2 European Championship Group 4
23 Sep 1998 Spain v Russia L 1-0 International
10 Oct 1998 Russia v France L 2-3 European Championship Group 4
14 Oct 1998 Iceland v Russia L 1-0 European Championship Group 4
19 May 1999 Russia v Belarus D 1-1 International
05 Jun 1999 France v Russia W 2-3 European Championship Group 4
16 Aug 2000 Russia v Israel W 1-0 International
02 Sep 2000 Switzerland v Russia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
11 Oct 2000 Russia v Luxembourg W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
28 Feb 2001 Greece v Russia D 3-3 International
28 Mar 2001 Russia v Faroe Islands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
25 Apr 2001 Yugoslavia v Russia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
02 Jun 2001 Russia v Yugoslavia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
06 Jun 2001 Luxembourg v Russia W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
15 Aug 2001 Russia v Greece D 0-0 International
01 Sep 2001 Slovenia v Russia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
14 Nov 2001 Latvia v Russia W 1-3 International
13 Feb 2002 Republic of Ireland v Russia L 2-0 International
27 Mar 2002 Estonia v Russia L 2-1 International
17 Apr 2002 France v Russia D 0-0 International
18 May 2002 Russia v Yugoslavia D 1-1 LG CUP
06 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Russia D 1-1 European Championship Group 10
10 Sep 2003 Russia v Switzerland W 4-1 European Championship Group 10
11 Oct 2003 Russia v Georgia W 3-1 European Championship Group 10
15 Nov 2003 Russia v Wales D 0-0 European Championship Play-off 1st leg
25 May 2004 Austria v Russia D 0-0 International
12 Jun 2004 Spain v Russia L 1-0 European Championship Finals Group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.