Igor Smolnikov Biography

( 1988 - )
June 17, 2018
First published on:June 17, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Igor Smolnikov

Date of Birth: 1988, August 8
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: Russia
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Name Igor Aleksandrovich Smolnikov
Birth Place Kamensk-Uralsky, the Soviet Union
Famous Name Igor Smolnikov
Net Worth Around $ 6 million
Salary $ 1.1 million
Nationality Russian
Currently Working For Zenit Saint Petersburg
Currently Married Yes
Married to Ekaterina Smolnikova
Boyfriend No
Squad No 23
Caps 27
Rank 288

Igor Aleksandrovich Smolnikov or simply known as Igor Smolnikov is a Russian professional football player who plays as right back for  Russian national team and Russian Premier League club, Zenit Saint Petersburg.

He has also played for Russian football clubs such as Lokomotiv  Moscow, Torpedo Moscow, Chita, Rostov, Krasnodar etc to name a few. Igor has played for Russia in their youth teams and made his full senior international debut for Russia in 2013. He has represented Russia at the UEFA Euro 2016 and 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Igor Smolnikov’s  Early Life

Igor Smolniko was born on  8 August 1988 in  Kamensk-Uralsky, the Soviet Union now modern day Russia. He is of Russian nationality and was interested in playing football since his early childhood days.

The Russian defender played at the youth ranks of Russian football club, Lokomotiv Moscow from 1999 to 2006.

Igor Smolnikov’s  Net worth and Salary

According to reports he is estimated to earn $ 1.1 million from his current club, Zenit Saint Petersburg and has a current market value of around € 7 million as of  June 6, 2018.

Looking at his professional football career for several Russian clubs, national team, endorsement as well as his assets, his net worth is assumed to be around $ 6 million.                                                            

Igor Smolnikov’s  Career

He started his senior career with Torpedo Moscow in 2006 and later played for his old club, Lokomotiv Moscow.

While playing for the club, he was transferred to fellow Russian football clubs such as Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast, Chita, Zhemchuzhina Sochi and Rostov as a part of the loan deal.

The Russian defender later was transferred to Russian Premier League side, Krasnodar in 2012 before leaving it in 2013.

He is currently signed with another Russian Premier League club, Zenit Saint  Petersburg whom he signed in  2013.

Igor was the part of the successful Petersburg team that went on to win the Russian Football  Premier League for 2014/15 season.

Igor Smolnikov’s International  Career

After being called by the senior Russian national team for 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and made his international debut against South Korea in a friendly match played on 19 November 2013.

In early June 2018, he along fellow Russian players such as Denis Cheryshev and Andrei Semyonov was added to the final team of Russian squad led by Igor Akinfeev for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Since making his debut in 2013, he has played in 23 matches and has yet to score an international goal for Russia.

Igor Smolnikov’s Personal Life

Currently 29, the Russian defender, Igor Smolnikov stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 70 kg.

Talking about his personal life, he is happily married to his wife, Ekaterina Smolnikova. The couple is enjoying a happy married life with any signs of divorcing and separation.

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