The Russian school of goalkeepers is rightfully considered one of the best to this day. Among the goalkeepers, Russians, there are a number of players who have experience of performing in the top European championships. One of them is the goalkeeper of "Krasnodar" Stanislav Kritsyuk, who tried all the power and style of Portuguese football.

Football childhood

Kriciuk Stanislav Vasilievich was born on December 1, 1990 in Tolyatti. Since the time of the trip to primary school, parents have given the boy to the football section, where he soon moved to the Academy of Football named after Yuri Konoplev. The goalkeeper's talent was very noticeable to the school's mentors, and after the completion of training, in 2008, Stanislav Kritsyuk received an invitation to play for the team of the Second Division - "Academy."

Coming to Adult Football

For the first adult team, Stanislav played only 4 meetings, in which he missed 4 goals, and then changed the club by signing an agreement with FC Togliatti. The first time the goalkeeper took the place of the second number, most of the games being on the bench. But in the second year the coaching staff began to trust the player, who eventually took part in 18 meetings in two seasons, conceding a total of 36 goals, which was not very encouraging for the club's management. Nevertheless, the potential and great talent of the player allowed the coaches to count on him, and at times Stanislav Kricyuk showed an incredible reaction and play on the goal line.

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Footballer Stanislav Kritsyuk: biography, achievements and interesting facts

In early 2010, due to the merger of FC Togliatti with the Academy, the goalkeeper once again found himself in his own club, but, being already more experienced player, he increasingly got a chance to prove himself. Only for the first season Stanislav Kritsyuk, a football player who was regularly invited to youth and youth teams, took part in 20 meetings of Togliatti club, conceding 22 goals. Despite the vivid game of the goalkeeper, in the next two seasons the club's mentors did not let the player to the base so often. Dissatisfied with his position, in 2013, Stanislav decided to change the team.

Travel to Portugal

The Portuguese "Braga" decided to sign a talented Russian. The first half-season Stanislav Kriciuk played for the second part of the club, where he tried to prove himself in order to get into the base. During this period Krytsyuk showed a decent game, for 12 meetings three times playing "to zero", but because of the presence of more experienced masters was forced to spend the second part of the championship outside the team. At the request of the goalkeeper, the club management agreed to hire the player in another club championship of Portugal - "Rio Ave".

However, there the game goalkeeper almost did not get there - for all the time in the club from the city of Vila do Condi he appeared on the field only in three meetings, in each of which he missed one goal. Nevertheless, returning to "Braga", the Russian began to get a little time playing in the championship. On August 17, 2014, the goalkeeper learned the glad tidings for himself - in the match against the club "Boavista" Stanislav Kritsyuk will take the place at the gate. The goalkeeper held his debut match for "Braga" very confidently, not allowing the opponent to never hit the gate. The Russian spent 4 more meetings in a row in the starting lineup, after which he again appeared on the bench. In the course of the season, Kritziuk made 18 more appearances on the field, having played most of the games in the framework of the Portuguese Cups, and finished the next football year with 8 "breadcrumbs" from 21 meetings.

A decent result, he showed in the season 2015/16. Having played the whole first half of the championship, the Russian for 18 meetings missed only 13 goals, in 9 games left his goal intact. This result attracted attention from a number of clubs in Europe, and at the end of 2015 the goalkeeper received an offer from the Russian "Krasnodar", where he went on lease for six months with the right to buy.

The game for "Krasnodar"

At the time of Stanislav's arrival to the Krasnodar club, there were already two experienced guardians of the gates - Andrey Dikan and Andrei Sinitsyn, but from the very first match Stanislav Kricyuk won the place in the basis. For "Krasnodar" he played all the rest of the season, in 12 meetings 8 times keeping his goal "dry", conceding only 6 goals. The satisfied management of the club did not return the player to Portugal and took advantage of the right of redemption by signing a contract with the goalkeeper until the summer of 2020.

Season 2015/16 the Russian also began as the club's first goalkeeper. Regularly appearing on the field both in the Russian championship and in the European League, by the end of 2016 he was one of the leaders of the Premier League in terms of the number of "dry" matches - they had 8 for 17 rounds. In the European Cup series, Stanislav played "zero" two qualifying meetings, and then in 5 games of the group stage he became one of the creators of the club's exit to the playoffs, conceding only 6 goals, once having kept zero on the account of the opponent. In the winter transfer window of the 2016/17 season, the goalkeeper was interested in St. Petersburg's Zenit, but the player's transfer did not take place.

National successes

And in 2016, Kritsyuk awaited an invitation to the main national team. In March, the goalkeeper was summoned for a friendly match against the Lithuanian team, but did not appear on the field, and six months later, on November 10, the goalkeeper made his debut. As part of a friendly match with Qatar, Stanislav replaced Igor Akinfeev, who was injured, on the field and scored a number of spectacular saves for 33 minutes, but missed one goal.

Personal life

Stanislav Kritsyuk, whose private life was poorly covered by the media, and the goalkeeper himself rarely published his photos on the Internet, is completely absorbed in his career.

At the moment, the goalkeeper of the Russian national team and Krasnodar is single, but for a long time she meets with the girl Julia, in the company of whom she loves spending most of her time.

Successes in the Portuguese and Russian elite

For 9 years of professional career in the composition of 5 different clubs Stanislav Kritsyuk spoke. Statistics goalkeeper every year shows a steady increase in its level, and the challenge to the national team in 2016, the year - a further confirmation of this.

In the second division of the Russian championship, where the Russian goalkeeper began his career, Stanislav spent 61 games for the "Academy" and "Togliatti", in which he missed 76 goals. The next stage in the career of the goalkeeper was the Portuguese championships. In the second team of "Braga" he played 12 meetings in the second league of the championship - Ledman League Pro, where he saved the gate three times, conceding 14 goals. In the Sagrish League, where the Russian player managed to play for both Braga and Riu Ave, 30 games with Stanislav's participation were scored, exactly in half of them he played "on zero", 19 times he took the ball out of the net.

In the framework of the Cup of Portugal and the League Cup on the account of Russians 12 meetings with 19 goals and 4 "breadcrumbs". For a year and a half in the Russian Premier League, where Kritsyuk arrived in 2015, there are only 28 matches so far, in 16 of which the opponent was unable to print the goal of Krasnodar, and only 19 times knocking the goalkeeper, and in the Russian Cup Kriciuk appeared only twice, conceding three goals. In the main competition at the moment for Stanislaus - the European League, he has only 7 meetings with 6 goals and 3 matches "to zero". At this stage in the statistics goalkeeper 152 matches, in which he missed 149 goals, and 47 "dry" meetings. For the main Russian team in the asset Kritsyuk while only one match and one missed goal.