Khimki – the main opening of the Russian Cup – 2019/2020: Juran, Dyadyun, Troshechkin, Koryan

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For several weeks now football “Khimki” has not left the media space. There are many news stories, ranging from the inability (or unwillingness) of the club to play in the RPL and ending with the team’s reaching the Russian Cup final. The Moscow Region club brought together a lot of players whose career seemed to be about to die out. In Khimki they managed to return to their previous level, and maybe even reach a new level of skill.

Vladimir Dyadyun (32 years old)

21 matches, 7 goals, 3 assists.

Photo: fckhimki.com

Dyadyun made a name by playing for Spartak Nalchik, Rubin and Rostov. In the 2010 season, Vladimir chalked up a record 10 goals for himself in the RPL. Only Welliton (19), Kornilenko (14), Aliev (14) and Kerzhakov (13) scored more then.

In October 2011, Dyadyun received a call to the Russian national team, replacing the injured Alexander Kerzhakov. “Why Dyadyun? He plays well for Rubin, both in the Russian championship and in European competitions, ”explained Dick Advocaat, who was then the head of the national team. Unfortunately, Vladimir could not make his debut as a member of the national team – he remained out of the application for matches with Slovakia and Andorra.

After moving to Dynamo, Dyadyun’s career went downhill. From 2013 to 2018, Vladimir took part in 83 matches, in which he scored only 4 goals. The leases to Rostov and Rubin, where the forward had previously played, did not help either, and not bad. Since the summer of 2019, Dyadyun has been at Khimki. Despite the fact that in most cases Vladimir is a substitute (only 9 matches at the start), he regularly scores and distributes assists. “I hope Khimki will play in the RPL. Our fans deserve it, ”said Dyadyun after the team reached the Russian Cup final.

Alexander Troshechkin (24 years old)

31 matches, 7 goals, 4 assists.

Photo: Dmitry Golubovich, “Championship”

Having passed the school “Dynamo” and “Lokomotiv”, Troshechkin ended up in “Rostov”. Alexander went on loan three times (Fakel, Tosno, Avangard), after which he left the club as a free agent.

The current season is the best for Alexander in his career. Largely thanks to his efforts, Khimki made it to the Russian Cup final. Troshechkin scored two goals, one of which was in the semifinals with Ural (3: 1). In addition, Alexander twice assisted partners. Troshechkin also worked productively in the FNL championship – 26 matches, 5 goals, 2 assists. Not a bad result for a defensive player. Alexander admits that his usual functionality in Khimki has slightly changed: “Now I play a little higher than it was in Fakel and Avangard. First of all, my performance is connected with this ”.

Maxim Martusevich (25 years old)

4 matches, 2 assists.

Photo: Dmitry Golubovich, “Championship”

Maxim was in good standing in the CSKA youth team. Among the three central midfielders Martusevich – Golovin – Georgievsky each was considered a great talent. Only Golovin got a chance in the first team. In the summer of 2015, Martusevich left for Serbia, but it did not work out very well – only 4 matches for Yavor in the 2015/2016 season.

Having returned to Russia for a short time, Maxim moved to the Portuguese “Leiria”. A whole colony of Russians gathered at the agent Tolstikov’s club: Ilya Petrov, Andrius Rukas, Arkady Zhelnin, Anatoly Nikolaesh. In “Leiria” Martusevich also did not work out. Gradually, Maxim slipped to the level of PFL – since 2019, he played for Zorkiy (the Center group).

For Martusevich, Khimki is perhaps the last chance to prove himself in big football. Maxim ended up in a club near Moscow thanks to Sergei Yuran, whom he knows from working together in Krasnogorsk. So far, Martusevich has only 4 matches for Khimki, but in each of them he was in the starting lineup and has already started distributing goals.

Arshak Koryan (25 years old)

28 matches, 6 goals, 7 assists.

Photo: Dmitry Golubovich, “Championship”

The football fates of Koryan and Martusevich are in many ways similar. Despite decent inclinations, Arshak was “marinated” for a long time in the youth team of “Lokomotiv”. In February 2015, Koryan left for Vitesse, where he played mainly for the second team. Two years later, Lokomotiv returned their pupil, but only to let him go again.

Last season, Koryan played for Khimki on loan, and in the summer of 2019 he signed a full-fledged contract with the Moscow Region club. By an unplanned pause in the championship, Arshak got in excellent shape: in the quarterfinals of the Russian Cup against Torpedo (5: 1) he scored a goal + pass. “Everyone in Khimki wants to advance to the RPL,” Arshak said in the spring. The team fulfilled its task, finishing second in the FNL championship. Further – the business of the leaders of the club.

Ilya Kukharchuk (29 years old)

21 matches, 6 goals, 2 assists.

Photo: fckhimki.com

In 2008-2009, Ilya was involved in the Russian youth team. Fyodor Smolov, Alan Gatagov, Taras Burlak, Oleg Shatov played in the same team with him. Once in Rubin, Kukharchuk faced fierce competition in the center of the attack (Bukharov, Dyadyun, Adamov, Kabze) – and predictably could not stand it. Ilya played only 2 matches for Kazan, after which he embarked on a trip across Russia: Anji, Ural, Nalchik, Shinnik, Nizhny Novgorod Volga, Yenisei, Baltika, Tambov, Tom and, finally, Khimki.

Over time, Kukharchuk began to play more often on the attacking flanks, and not in the center, as before. Last season, Ilya scored 10 goals (the best in his career). By the way, Kukharchuk scored a goal in the cup match between Khimki and Rubin at the 1/16 final stage (3: 0). “Was Rubin much stronger by name? So names do not play football. You can play against any team, ”Ilya said after the match.

Bonus

Sergey Juran (51 years old)

Photo: Dmitry Golubovich, “Championship”

Sergei Nikolaevich cannot be counted among the “downed pilots”, but it would be unfair not to mention him in the context of the club’s sensational rise. As a player, Juran has amassed a decent collection of awards and trophies. But the top clubs are still mistrustful of coach Juran. He does not give up – he works where he is trusted.

For a long time Juran practiced in the lower leagues of Russia or the countries of the former Soviet Union with an objectively low level of football (Latvia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia). Sergei Nikolayevich managed to appear on television: many remember him from the project “Who Wants to Become a Legionnaire?”

In winter 2020, Khimki decided to change the club’s strategy. “I was told that the stake will be placed on young players. All team leaders for whom proposals are received will be released. It didn’t suit me, ”said Andrei Talalaev, who headed Khimki before the arrival of Sergei Juran. At the time of the change of head coach, the Moscow Region club was ranked third in the FNL championship.

From Zorkiy, Juran took two players with him to Khimki – former CSKA players Martusevich and Georgievsky. Under him, the team won three out of four matches, finished second in the FNL and reached the Cup final. Due to the early end of the season, Khimki got the right to enter the RPL. Earlier it was reported that the Moscow Region club may refuse to play in the top division due to financial difficulties. But Juran believes in Khimki’s bright future: “We will play in the RPL”.

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