- Date of Birth
- Age 34 Years Old
- Famous Name Igor Smolnikov
- Country Russia
- Birth Name Igor Aleksandrovich Smolnikov
- Net Worth Around $ 6 million
- Currently Married Yes
- Birth Country Kamensk-Uralsky, the Soviet Union
- Salary $ 1.1 million
- Married to Ekaterina Smolnikova
- Famous Name Igor Smolnikov
- Nationality Russian
- Boyfriend No
- Squad No 23
- Caps 27
- Currently Club Zenit Saint Petersburg
- 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.