(biography, photos, videos) Alexei Kozlov
Alexey Kozlov: biography
Footballer Alexey Kozlov was born in Petrozavodsk on may 25, 1986. Early childhood the player spent in Karelia. Your first steps to a successful football career, he did, enrolling in the school of the Naberezhnye Chelny team «Zarya». His mentor was Gennady Kudelski. While studying in the ninth grade, the guy signed his first contract with Nizhnekamsk «Neftekhimik».
To continue their education starting in Germany in the Junior team of «Hamburg». At the time he was 16 years old. It is quite a difficult period in the life of a young man. It was difficult to adapt to new requirements and conditions of a foreign language. In addition, a promising game at Hamburg was hard to call, but had silently footballer to play in the minor leagues of Germany, gaining the necessary experience
The young player was able to show his skills only in the «Bergedorf 85». He played in 11 games, scoring 4 goals. At Alexey Kozlov drew the attention of German coach Berndt Hollerbach and invited him «Lubeck» where the football player and continued his career. The command soon moved to the third League, and to play in a club of this level, you need a working visa. With Kozlov it was not, so after some time he returned to Russia.
Club career of Alexey Kozlov
In 2007, Alexei Kozlov joined the players club First division Russia «KAMAZ». A year stay in this team he took part in all the home games of the season. Next year it has a much more fruitful and rich — goats have played for the club 14 games and scored 1 goal. At the end of the season the team «KAMAZ» took third place in the First division.
In 2009, the young player has become an indispensable first-team player, held 32 matches and played in the Russian Cup. Promising player attracted the attention of many coaches. Alexey Kozlov has good speed, endurance and tenacity that allows him time to be active on the field, attack and defense. These qualities attracted the attention of agents of the Samara «wings of the Soviets». Of the players signed a contract, but the transition never took place.
Nevertheless a good game in «KAMAZ», allowed Kozlov in 2010 to sign a three-year contract with «Kuban. The main challenge facing the Krasnodar team, was hit in the Premier League. The young player quickly joined a new team and helped to become winners of the tournament. Overall, for the Krasnodar club Aleksey Kozlov has played 91 matches. Active improvement of professional skills occurred in the 2012-2013 season, when together with other players was occupied fifth place in the championship of Russia and has a chance to participate in the Europa League.
The transition to the «Dynamo» was rather long, all because of the exposed residents prices. They wanted to get 12 million euros. This amount seemed to the management of «Dynamo» over-inflated, so they are waiting for the most opportune moment. And it came when the «Kuban» there were some financial difficulties that forced them to reduce the price.
Alexei Kozlov in Russian national team and the 2014 world Cup
An invitation from the national team of Russia received 24 may 2013 ahead of the match against Portugal. In this game he showed his best side, which caused a serious affection of the coaching staff, headed by Fabio Capello. In the four final games of qualifying round of 2014 world Cup goats is always present on the field. The following games against Israel and Luxembourg Alex looked pretty confident.
The main event for Alexey Kozlov this year, of course, is part in the 2014 world Cup. For a footballer this is a unique chance to show all their fighting qualities, professional skills and skills that have been developed for many years.
Alexey Kozlov: photo
Alexey Kozlov: video
Alexey Kozlov scored a goal in the match «KAMAZ» — «the Beam-Energy»
Alexey Kozlov at the «Dynamo»
Alexey Kozlov gets a red card in the match «Dynamo» — «Krasnodar»