Alan Dzagoev is a well-known Russian football player who plays for Moscow's CSKA. This year he turned 26 years old, but in fact he was shining on the rise, at the age of 21-22. Alan Dzagoev acts in the position of the central midfielder, while he can perform all the required functions - he can climb the position of the attacking midfielder to create attacks of his team, and can drop to the position of the defensive midfielder in order to destroy the attacks of the opposing team.

Carier start

Alan Dzagoev was born on June 17, 1990 in the Soviet Beslan. From early childhood, he began to visit the local Youth Sports School, but his talent was noticed quite quickly, and at the age of 9 Dzagoev moved to Vladikavkaz, where he began to attend the SDYUSSHOR "Youth". There he stayed for six years, until in 2005 he was selected to a club called "Academy" from the city of Togliatti. It was there that the young Alan was considered as the new football genius of Russia - he became the player of the foundation of the "Academy" when he was only sixteen. As a result, Alan Dzagoev justified absolutely all his expectations.

Russian midfielder Alan Dzagoev

The first professional games

When Alan Dzagoev, photo of which began to appear in all sports publications in Russia, reached the age of sixteen, he has already started to appear in the starting lineup of his club. Then "Academy" changed its name to "Wings of Soviets-SOK", and for two years Dzagoev defended the colors of this particular club. He spent 39 matches, which scored six goals. His first professional goal, he scored at the age of 16, so no one doubted that such a young talent will be interested in the country's leading clubs, and maybe even teams from the top championships. As a result, that's exactly what happened - when the footballer Alan Dzagoev was not even an adult, the strongest Russian team, CSKA, turned to the club with a request. CSKA offered for a young gift of four hundred thousand euros, and a tiny club could not refuse. As a result, in the winter of 2008, Dzagoev moved to CSKA, where he climbed to the top.

The game for "CSKA"

Current season

The current season is not much different from several previous ones. One of the main questions that fans of the club and fans of the player are worried about is "When will Alan Dzagoev return to service?", Because the problem is actually actual. In the current season, the midfielder played only ten games, scoring one goal and giving three assists. Already on September 25 he was injured, from which he recovered for about two months. November 26, he already came on as a substitute in the match with "Ruby" and played about twenty minutes, but so far the coach does not want to risk the health of the player, so for the last match on November 30, Alan was not released - he sat 90 minutes on the bench spare.

National team appearances

In the Russian national team, Dzagoev made his debut immediately after moving to CSKA, that is, in 2008. Since then, he played fifty matches in the national team's T-shirt, scoring nine goals and giving seven assists. His first major tournament was the 2012 European Championships, to which he went as a base player and a great talent. And that's when he flashed against the background of a not very distinct game of the national team, scoring two goals at the gate of the Czechs and one - at the gate of the Poles. Then he still played at the position of a winger, but went to the World Cup 2014 as a central midfielder. There he was not a player of the base, as the moment of glory has already passed - Dzagoev came on the field in all three matches, but all three times - from the bench. European Championship in 2016, he unfortunately missed because of injury, and the last to date his match for the national team took place in September this year - Dzagoev played 58 minutes in a duel against the Ghana national team.

Personal life

If we talk about the personal life of this player, then here it is first of all worth noting that in 2012 he married Zarema Abaeva, from whom he had the daughter of Elan in 2013, and in 2016 also the son of Khetag. You can also pay attention to the fact that he owes his football career to his mother, who was a fan of this sport and, seeing Alan playing football in the yard, gave it to a sports school.