17 Facts About Artem Dzyuba


Artem Sergeyevich Dzyuba is a Russian professional football player who plays as a striker for Lokomotiv Moscow and the Russia national football team.


Artem Dzyuba began his career with Spartak Moscow, debuting in 2006 and making 166 appearances and scoring 38 goals.


Artem Dzyuba is the record holder for most goals scored in the Russian Premier League with 148.


Artem Dzyuba represented the nation at UEFA Euro 2016, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2020 and is the country's joint-top scorer with 30 goals alongside Aleksandr Kerzhakov.


Artem Dzyuba was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, on 22 August 1988.


Artem Dzyuba attended Spartak Moscow's football school and started playing for the team's reserves in 2005.


Artem Dzyuba had his first substitute appearance in the Russian Premier League in the 12th round against Saturn Moscow.


Artem Dzyuba had 7 substitute appearances in that season, but did not score.


On 22 May 2022, Zenit announced that Artem Dzyuba would leave the club when his contract expired in July.


In July of 2022, Artem Dzyuba began training with FC Rubin Kazan to maintain fitness.


Artem Dzyuba was a part of the Russia U21 side that was competing in the 2011 European Under-21 Championship qualification.


Artem Dzyuba made his national team debut on 11 November 2011 in a friendly against Greece.


Artem Dzyuba was called up to the provisional squad for UEFA Euro 2012.


On 8 November 2020, Artem Dzyuba was dropped from the national team ahead of the Nations League matches against Moldova, Turkey, and Serbia, after an explicit video depicting him masturbating leaked and went viral.


Artem Dzyuba subsequently wrote an Instagram post stating that he is proud of his country.


Artem Dzyuba refused to condemn Russia's actions in Ukraine and maintained that the people of Russia are victims of double standards and racial discrimination.


In March 2023, Artem Dzyuba was added to Myrotvorets' list of people who are considered, by the authors of the website, to be "enemies of Ukraine".