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Roman Pavlyuchenko

2008 - 2012

Russian striker ended 2010-11 in style with a double against Birmingham City to secure fifth place in the Premier League and a Europa League play-off spot.

'Pav' scored 14 goals in the season including arguably one of the most important when he lashed home our second goal in the away leg of our Champions League play-off against Young Boys. That made it 3-2 on the night and we eventually cruised home at the Lane.

He featured 39 times in all competitions, starting 25 and scored four goals in the Champions League.

Roman arrived at the Lane in August, 2008 from Spartak Moscow.

It took him just three games to open his goalscoring account in English football with the opener in our Carling Cup third round win over Newcastle in September 2008.

He scored the first goal of Harry Redknapp's reign as manager against Bolton in October 2008, and a week later he scored a last minute winner as we became the first team to defeat Liverpool in 2008-09.

Overall, Roman scored 14 goals in 36 appearances during his first season in English football.

This included a run of scoring in every single round of our run to the 2009 Carling Cup Final, where we were defeated by Manchester United at Wembley on a penalty shoot-out.

He enjoyed a purple patch of eight goals in eight games in February and March of the 2009-10 season.

That spell was the highlight for the striker as a combination of injuries and the form of our other strikers restricted Pav to 26 appearances and only 12 starts in all competitions, scoring 10 goals.

A regular Russian international, Roman hit the headlines in October 2007 when he scored both goals for his country as they beat England 2-1 in European Championship qualifying.

He followed that up with three goals in five games at the 2008 European Championship Finals - including goals against Holland and eventual winners Spain - as Russia reached the semi-finals.

Born in Mostovskoy, Roman started with local club FC Dinamo Stavropol before moving to FC Rotor Volgograd in the top flight in 2000. He switched to Spartak Moscow in 2003 and topped the goalscoring charts in Russia's Premier League in 2006 and 2007.


Roman Pavlyuchenko
League Appearances
League Goals
League Cup Appearances
League Cup Goals
FA Cup Appearances
FA Cup Goals
European Appearances
European Goals