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Valeri Karpin

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Valeri Karpin (2 February 1969) is a Russian professional association football manager and a former player who played as midfielder. He was primarily a right midfielder.

Playing Career

At club level, Karpin has played for Fakel Voronezh (1989), Spartak Moscow (1990–94), Real Sociedad (1994–96 and 2002–05), Valencia CF (1996–97), and Celta Vigo (1997–2002). He retired at the end of the 2004–05 season with Real Sociedad.

Russia

For Russia, Karpin has been capped 72 times, scoring 17 goals. He scored Russia’s first goal after the breakup of the Soviet Union, in a 2–0 win against Mexico on 17 August 1992. Karpin played for Russia at the 1994 World Cup, Euro 96, and the 2002 World Cup.

Retirement

In 2007 Karpin became the holder of road bicycle racing team Karpin-Galicia. He also owns a real estate company with former Celta Vigo team-mate Michel Salgado.

In 2009 he was part of the Russia squad that won the 2009 Legends Cup.

Honours

Club

Russia

Spartak Moscow

Russian Top Division: 1992, 1993, 1994

Russian Cup: 1992

Spain

Celta Vigo

Intertoto Cup: 2000

Tags: Russia, Spartak-Moscow, Russian-Top-Division, Celta-Vigo, Intertoto-Cup, Legends-Cup, Real-Sociedad, Valencia

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