Alexei Smertin

Date of birth01 May 1975
Place of birthBarnoul
NationalityRussian
Weight74 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionMidfielder

Smertin began his career at Dinamo Barnaul and played at Zarya Lugansk and Uralan Elista before signing for Lokomotiv Moscow in 1999.

He made his international debut in 1998 and has played at wingback, centre half and central midfield for the national team.

At club level, he was Russian Player of the Year in 1999 and a member of the team that won the Russian Cup twelve months later.

He subsequently joined Bordeaux in June 2000.

Described as an investment for the future after joining Chelsea, he was immediately loaned out to Portsmouth then to Charlton Athletic in 2005-06.

Smertin joined Fulham in January 2007 with a contract to June 2009 that was cancelled in September 2008.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Dinamo Barnaul 01 Jul 1992 01 Jul 1993
Zarya Lugansk 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1997
Uralan Elista 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1998
Lokomotiv Moscow 01 Jul 1999 01 Jul 2000
Bordeaux 01 Jul 2000 25 Aug 2003
Chelsea 25 Aug 2003 10 Mar 2006
Portsmouth 27 Aug 2003 16 May 2004 L
Charlton Athletic 15 Jul 2005 09 Mar 2006 L
Dynamo Moscow 10 Mar 2006 27 Jan 2007
Fulham 27 Jan 2007 01 Sep 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Lokomotiv Moscow UEFA Cup 2
2000-01 Bordeaux French Championnat 18
5
7
2000-01 Bordeaux UEFA Cup 5
1
1
2001-02 Bordeaux French Championnat 28
6
1
2001-02 Bordeaux UEFA Cup 5
1
1
2002-03 Bordeaux French Championnat 33
2
9
2002-03 Bordeaux UEFA Cup 5
1
2003-04 Bordeaux French Championnat 1
2003-04 Portsmouth FA Cup 5
2
2003-04 Portsmouth League Cup 2
1
2003-04 Portsmouth Premier League 23
3
2
2004-05 Chelsea FA Cup 3
2004-05 Chelsea League Cup 1
2004-05 Chelsea Premier League 11
5
2
2004-05 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 4
1
1
2
2005-06 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Charlton Athletic League Cup 2
1
2005-06 Charlton Athletic Premier League 18
2006-07 Fulham FA Cup 1
2006-07 Fulham Premier League 6
1
2007-08 Fulham FA Cup 1
2007-08 Fulham League Cup 1
2007-08 Fulham Premier League 11
4
2


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
21 Oct 1999 Leeds United v Lokomotiv Moskva L 4-1 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
04 Nov 1999 Lokomotiv Moskva v Leeds United L 0-3
Agg: 1-7
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1987-88 USSR Toulon Under-21 2
1998-99 Russia International Friendly 2
1998-99 Russia UEFA European Championship 4
1999-00 Russia B International 1
1999-00 Russia International Friendly 3
1
1999-00 Russia UEFA European Championship 3
1
2000-01 Russia FIFA World Cup 5
2000-01 Russia International Friendly 2
2001-02 Russia FIFA World Cup 3
1
2001-02 Russia International Friendly 4
2001-02 Russia LG Cup 1
2002-03 Russia Four Team Tournament 1
2002-03 Russia International Friendly
1
2002-03 Russia UEFA European Championship 4
2003-04 Russia International Friendly 3
2003-04 Russia UEFA European Championship 6
2
2004-05 Russia FIFA World Cup 6
2
2004-05 Russia International Friendly 1
2005-06 Russia FIFA World Cup 3
1
2005-06 Russia International Friendly 2
2006-07 Russia UEFA European Championship 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
05 Jun 1988 USSR v Morocco W 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
07 Jun 1988 England v USSR L 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
14 Oct 1998 Iceland v Russia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
18 Nov 1998 Brazil v Russia L 5-1 International Friendly
31 Mar 1999 Russia v Andorra W 6-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
19 May 1999 Russia v Belarus D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 France v Russia W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Jun 1999 Russia v Iceland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
18 Aug 1999 Belarus v Russia W 0-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Russia v Armenia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
08 Sep 1999 Andorra v Russia W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Oct 1999 Russia v Ukraine D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
23 Feb 2000 Israel v Russia L 4-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2000 Germany v Russia D 4-4 B INTER
26 Apr 2000 Russia v USA W 2-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Russia v Israel W 1-0 International Friendly
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 Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Russia v Slovenia D 1-1 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 Friendly
06 Oct 2001 Russia v Switzerland W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
14 Nov 2001 Latvia v Russia W 1-3 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Estonia v Russia L 2-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 France v Russia D 0-0 International Friendly
18 May 2002 Russia v Yugoslavia L 1-1 (5-6) LG CUP
09 Jun 2002 Japan v Russia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
14 Jun 2002 Belgium v Russia L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
21 Aug 2002 Russia v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Oct 2002 Russia v Albania W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 10
12 Feb 2003 Cyprus v Russia W 0-1 4 TEAM TOURNAMENT
29 Mar 2003 Albania v Russia L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 10
30 Apr 2003 Georgia v Russia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
07 Jun 2003 Switzerland v Russia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 10
06 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Russia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 10
10 Sep 2003 Russia v Switzerland W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 10
15 Nov 2003 Russia v Wales D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Wales v Russia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
31 Mar 2004 Bulgaria v Russia D 2-2 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Norway v Russia L 3-2 International Friendly
25 May 2004 Austria v Russia D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2004 Spain v Russia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
16 Jun 2004 Portugal v Russia L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
18 Aug 2004 Russia v Lithuania W 4-3 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Russia v Slovakia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
09 Oct 2004 Luxembourg v Russia W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Oct 2004 Portugal v Russia L 7-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
17 Nov 2004 Russia v Estonia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
30 Mar 2005 Estonia v Russia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
04 Jun 2005 Russia v Latvia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
03 Sep 2005 Russia v Liechtenstein W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Sep 2005 Russia v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
12 Oct 2005 Slovakia v Russia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Mar 2006 Russia v Brazil L 0-1 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Spain v Russia D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Oct 2006 Russia v Israel D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group E


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