Artem Dzyuba

Artem (or Artyom) Sergeyevich Dzyuba (Russian: Артём Сергеевич Дзюба, IPA: [ɐˈrtʲɵm sʲɪrˈɡʲe(j)ɪvʲɪdʑ ˈdzʲubə]; born 22 August 1988) is a Russian professional footballer who plays as a striker for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg and captains the Russia national team.

Artem Dzyuba
Dzyuba with Russia in 2020
Personal information
Full name Artyom Sergeyevich Dzyuba
Date of birth (1988-08-22) 22 August 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Moscow, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Zenit Saint Petersburg
Number 22
Youth career
1997–2002 Spartak Moscow
2002–2003 Sports School Football Depot
2003–2008 Spartak Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2015 Spartak Moscow 126 (26)
2009Tom Tomsk (loan) 10 (3)
2010–2011Tom Tomsk (loan) 24 (10)
2013–2014Rostov (loan) 28 (17)
2015Rostov (loan) 12 (1)
2015– Zenit Saint Petersburg 153 (74)
2018Arsenal Tula (loan) 10 (6)
National team
2006 Russia U18 10 (8)
2007 Russia U19 12 (7)
2007–2010 Russia U21 9 (4)
2011 Russia B 2 (0)
2011– Russia 55 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2021

He began his career with Spartak Moscow, debuting in 2006 and making 166 appearances and scoring 38 goals. He also had two loans each at Tom Tomsk and Rostov, winning the 2013–14 Russian Cup with the latter. In 2015, he joined Zenit.

Dzyuba made his senior international debut for Russia in 2011. He represented the nation at UEFA Euro 2016, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2020.

Club career

Dzyuba was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, on 22 August 1988. His father, Sergey, is from Poltava Oblast, Ukraine and worked as a policeman, while his mother, Svetlana, is from Tsivilsk, Chuvashia and worked at a grocery store in Moscow, where she met his father.[1][2][3]

He attended Spartak Moscow's football school and started playing for the team's reserves in 2005.[4] In 2006, he first played for the first team in a Russian Cup match against FC Ural, replacing Roman Pavlyuchenko in the 85th minute. He had his first substitute appearance in the Russian Premier League in the 12th round against Saturn Moscow. He had 7 substitute appearances in that season, but did not score.[5]

On 7 August 2009, Tom Tomsk signed the striker on loan until December 2009.[6] In the 2013–14 Russian Premier League, Dzyuba scored 17 goals while loaned to Rostov.[7]

In 2015, he was signed for Zenit Saint Petersburg by André Villas-Boas.[8][7] In the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League, Dzyuba managed to score a total of six goals in five consecutive matches.[9]

On 31 January 2018, he joined Arsenal Tula on loan for the remainder of the 2017–18 season.[10]

He became the joint top scorer of the 2019–20 Russian Premier League with 17 goals, tied with his teammate Sardar Azmoun.[11] That season he also provide the most assists for a second season in a row.[12] On 25 July 2020, he scored a late penalty to hand Zenit the 2019–20 Russian Cup.[13] On 7 August 2020, he scored the first goal in a 2–1 victory over Lokomotiv Moscow to win the 2020 Russian Super Cup.[14]

On 2 May 2021, he scored twice as Zenit secured their third title in a row in a 6–1 victory over second-place FC Lokomotiv Moscow.[15] On the last match day of the 2020–21 league season on 16 May 2021, he scored 4 goals against FC Tambov, bringing his total to 20 and overtaking his teammate Sardar Azmoun (who had 19 goals) as the top goal scorer.[16][17]

International career

Dzyuba was a part of the Russia U-21 side that was competing in the 2011 European Under-21 Championship qualification.[18]

He made his Russia national football team debut on 11 November 2011 in a friendly against Greece. He was called up to the provisional squad for UEFA Euro 2012.[19] He was not included on the finalized squad that Dick Advocaat chose for the competition.[20]

After the 2014 World Cup, which Dzyuba also missed with Fabio Capello preferring Aleksandr Kokorin and Aleksandr Kerzhakov instead, he started to be called up regularly during the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying. He scored his first goal against Liechtenstein on 8 September 2014, his side's final goal in a 4–0 rout of the minnows at the Arena Khimki.[21] Exactly a year later, he scored four goals in a 7–0 win over the same opponents in the reverse fixture;[22] he ended the campaign as Russia's top goalscorer with 8 goals as they qualified for UEFA Euro 2016.[7]

On 11 May 2018, he was included in Russia's extended 2018 FIFA World Cup squad,[23] and on 3 June, he was included in the final edition.[24] He came on as a substitute in the opening game on 14 June and scored the third goal of a 5–0 win over Saudi Arabia.[25] He continued his impressive performance by scoring a goal in the second match that Russia beat Egypt 3–1, sending Russia to the knockout stage for the first time. In the match against Spain in the round of 16 on 1 July, he converted a penalty minutes before half-time, making the score 1–1. Artem was then substituted in the second half and Russia eventually won the game 4–3 on penalties.[26]

After the retirement of Sergei Ignashevich and Igor Akinfeev from the national team, Dzyuba became the team's captain.[27] On 9 June 2019, he scored four goals in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against San Marino which ended in a 9–0 home rout, with Russia recording their biggest ever win while he took his international tally up to 20 goals.[28] On 10 October, he scored his 23rd international goal, overhauling fellow Roman Pavlyuchenko in the tally.[29]

On 8 November 2020, Dzyuba was dropped from the Russia national team ahead of matches against Moldova, Turkey, and Serbia, after an explicit video depicting him masturbating leaked and went viral.[30]

On 11 May 2021, he was included in the preliminary extended 30-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020.[31] On 2 June 2021, he was included in the final squad.[32] He played the full match in Russia's opening game against Belgium on 12 June 2021 as Russia lost 3–0.[33] He played 83 minutes in Russia's second game against Finland on 16 June 2021 as Russia won 1–0, and assisted on Aleksei Miranchuk's winning goal.[34] On 21 June, he played all 90 minutes of Russia’s final game against Denmark, scoring Russia's only goal from a penalty kick. They lost 4–1, and Russia were eliminated from the competition.[35] However, with that against Denmark, he equaled Aleksandr Kerzhakov's record of 30 goals as all-time top scorer of the national team.[36]

Career statistics

Dzyuba playing for Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2017
Dzyuba playing for Arsenal Tula in 2018


As of 16 May 2021[37]
Club Season League National Cup Europe Other Total
Spartak Moscow 2006 Russian Premier League 50201080
2007 Russian Premier League 16142621[lower-alpha 1]0275
2008 Russian Premier League 1611253226
2009 Russian Premier League 821092
2010 Russian Premier League 2020
2011–12 Russian Premier League 411131825214
2012–13 Russian Premier League 2541060324
2014–15 Russian Premier League 13710147
Total 126261352671016638
Tom Tomsk (loan) 2009 Russian Premier League 103103
2010 Russian Premier League 2410112511
Total 34131100003514
Rostov (loan) 2013–14 Russian Premier League 2817323119
2014–15 Russian Premier League 12[lower-alpha 2]1121
Zenit Saint Petersburg 2015–16 Russian Premier League 301552861[lower-alpha 1]04423
2016–17 Russian Premier League 261310611[lower-alpha 1]03414
2017–18 Russian Premier League 1511081242
2018–19 Russian Premier League 27810953713
2019–20 Russian Premier League 281722621[lower-alpha 1]03721
2020–21 Russian Premier League 272010511[lower-alpha 1]13422
Total 1537411442164121095
Arsenal Tula (loan) 2017–18 Russian Premier League 106106
Career total 3631372812682351464173
  1. Appearance in the Russian Super Cup
  2. One appearance in the relegation play-offs


As of 21 June 2021[38]
International goals
Scores and results list Russia's goal tally first.[38]
1.8 September 2014Arena Khimki, Khimki, Russia4 Liechtenstein4–04–0UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
2.12 October 2014Otkritie Arena, Moscow, Russia6 Moldova1–01–1
3.5 September 2015Otkritie Arena, Moscow, Russia10 Sweden1–01–0
4.8 September 2015Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein11 Liechtenstein1–07–0
8.9 October 2015Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău, Moldova12 Moldova2–02–1
9.5 June 2016Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monaco18 Serbia1–01–1Friendly
10.9 October 2016Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia22 Costa Rica2–33–4
12.14 June 2018Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia24 Saudi Arabia3–05–02018 FIFA World Cup
13.19 June 2018Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia25 Egypt3–03–1
14.1 July 2018Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia27 Spain1–11–1
15.7 September 2018Şenol Güneş Stadium, Trabzon, Turkey29 Turkey2–12–12018–19 UEFA Nations League B
16.24 March 2019Astana Arena, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan34 Kazakhstan3–04–0UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
17.8 June 2019Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia35 San Marino2–09–0
21.6 September 2019Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland37 Scotland1–12–1
22.10 October 2019Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia39 Scotland1–04–0
24.13 October 2019GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus40 Cyprus3–05–0
25.3 September 2020VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia43 Serbia1–03–12020–21 UEFA Nations League B
27.24 March 2021National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta48 Malta1–03–12022 FIFA World Cup qualification
28.27 March 2021Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia49 Slovenia1–02–1
30.21 June 2021Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark55 Denmark1–21–4UEFA Euro 2020


Zenit Saint Petersburg[39]



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