Sychev playing for Volga in 2013
|Full name||Dmitri Yevgenyevich Sychev|
|Date of birth||26 October 1983|
|Place of birth||Omsk, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Position(s)||Forward / midfielder|
|1998–2000||Smena-Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|2013||→ Dinamo Minsk (loan)||10||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Volga Nizhny Novgorod (loan)||16||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Okzhetpes (loan)||19||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Dmitri Yevgenyevich Sychev (Russian: Дми́трий Евге́ньевич Сычёв, tr. Dmitriy Yevgen’yevich Sychyov, IPA: [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj jɪvˈgʲenʲɪvʲɪtɕ sɨˈtɕɵf] (listen); born 26 October 1983) is a former Russian association footballer. He has been hailed by the international press as "The Russian Michael Owen" because of his pace and as "The most sensational young Russian forward since Vladimir Beschastnykh". He is well known for his blinding pace and agility.
Sychev was born in Omsk, a city in south-central Russia. He spent his formative years at St. Petersburg's famous Smena football academy before joining FC Spartak Tambov, a second division club. At that time he played as a midfielder.
Spartak Moscow and Marseille
After having trials at clubs in FC Nantes and FC Metz, Sychev was picked up by FC Spartak Moscow in January 2002, where he scored eight goals in his first 12 matches, and it was during that time when he was transformed into a striker. With Spartak he reached the final of the 2002 Commonwealth of Independent States Cup. He scored 6 goals and finished second on the top scorer list, after coming in as a substitute in every match he played. He entered the symbolic top players list of the tournament.
In August 2002 Sychev announced he was quitting Spartak, by giving his employers three months' notice. Having already signed a five-year contract with the Russian club he was banned from football for four months by the Russian Professional Football League (RPFL).
After finishing this suspension, Sychev signed a five-year contract with Olympique de Marseille, rejecting an offer from FC Dynamo Kyiv. He was mainly used as a substitute during his days in France. In Olympique de Marseille Sychev was used as a midfielder, both left and right.
In January 2004 Sychev returned to Russia to join FC Lokomotiv Moscow on a four-year contract, where he scored twice on the opening day of the season. He went on to claim the Russian Footballer of the Year award in his first season back in the Russian Premier League. With the team he won the Russian Premier League 2004, the 2005 Russian Super Cup, the 2005 Commonwealth of Independent States Cup and 2007 Russian Cup. In FC Lokomotiv Moscow Sychev played mostly as a striker, except the period when Lokomotiv was coached by Anatoliy Byshovets and Rashid Rakhimov respectively. During those times Dmitry was mainly employed as a midfielder. Sychev started playing again in his natural position with the appointment of Yury Semin. In 2009, Dmitry was voted by Lokomotiv fans as the player of the season. In 2012-13 season under manager Slaven Bilić Sychev lost his place in the line-up (only 4 games in the first half of season, including national Cup).
Dinamo Minsk Loan
In July 2013, after returning from Dinamo Minsk, Sychev moved to fellow Russian Premier League side FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod on a year-long loan deal. Sychev featured in 16 league games for Volga, failing to score in any of them, and returned to Lokomotiv Moscow at the end of the season following Volga's relegation to the Russian National Football League.
Loan to Okzhetpes
After over a year away from football, Sychev signed for FC Pyunik on 31 August 2019. On 6 December 2019, Sychev left Pyunik by mutual consent having failed to make a first team appearance for the club. On 10 December 2019, he announced his retirement from playing.
Sychev was selected to play for the Russian national team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where he became the youngest player to appear for the USSR or Russia at 18 years and 222 days. In the event, he scored a goal and set up other three in an otherwise disappointing Russian campaign. This goal made Dmitri Sychev the fourth youngest goalscorer in the FIFA World Cup.
Sychev was called up to Russia's squad for Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland. Despite being a striker at his team Lokomotiv Moscow, during Guus Hiddink's term at the Russian national football team he was used as a midfielder. He won his last cap in 2010.
Besides football, Sychev is a fan of ice hockey and his hometown team Avangard Omsk. He also likes tennis and billiard. Outside of sports, he plays the guitar and was seen rapping at the MTV Russia Music Awards ceremony in Moscow with national teammate Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
Besides his native Russian, Sychev also speaks English, French, and plans to learn more.
In 2007 Sychev received a degree from the Russian State University Of Physical culture.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Spartak Moscow||2002||Russian Premier League||18||9||1||1||—||—||—||19||10|
|Olympique Marseille||2002–03||Ligue 1||17||3||1||0||2||1||—||—||20||4|
|Lokomotiv Moscow||2004||Russian Premier League||27||15||5||2||—||—||—||32||17|
|Dinamo Minsk (loan)||2013||Belarusian Premier League||11||0||2||1||—||2||2||—||15||3|
|Volga Nizhny Novgorod (loan)||2013–14||Russian Premier League||16||0||0||0||—||—||—||16||0|
|Okzhetpes (loan)||2015||Kazakhstan Premier League||19||3||1||0||—||—||—||20||3|
|Kazanka Moscow||2017–18||Russian PFL West||20||1||0||0||—||—||—||20||1|
|Pyunik||2019–20||Armenian Premier League||0||0||0||0||—||0||0||—||0||0|
Statistics accurate as of match played 11 August 2010
Statistics accurate as of match played 23 May 2008
- Russian Premier League: 2004
- Russian Cup: 2006–07
- Russian Super Cup: 2005
- Commonwealth of Independent States Cup: 2005
- Lokomotiv Moscow
- Footballer of the Year in Russia (Sport-Express): 2004
- Footballer of the Year in Russia (Futbol): 2004
- His last name is also transcribed as Sytchev, and his first name as Dmitry or Dmitriy.
- UEFA profile page Archived February 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
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- "Газета Спорт-экспресс. Кубок чемпионов содружества-2002• Рекорды десятилетия• Символическая сборная турнира. Версия "СЭ"• Бесчастных обогнал Титова. Спорт-экспресс: Ежедневная спортивная газета / Sport-express: Daily sport newspaper. Чемпионаты мира и Европы по футболу, хоккею, баскетболу. Биатлон, теннис, зимние виды спор". Sport-express.ru. January 28, 2002. Archived from the original on September 21, 2005. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
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- Дмитрий Сычев и Евгений Горячий пополнили Окжетпес. www.okzhetpes.kz/ (in Russian). FC Okzhetpes. March 16, 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
- "Դմիտրի Սիչյովը՝ «Փյունիկի» ֆուտբոլիստ". fcpyunik.am/ (in Armenian). FC Pyunik. August 31, 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
- "5 players left Pyunik". fcpyunik.am. FC Pyunik. December 6, 2019. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
- "Бывший футболист сборной России Дмитрий Сычев объявил о завершении карьеры" [Former Russia international Dmitri Sychev announced his retirement] (in Russian). TASS. December 10, 2019.
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- Youtube: Dmitri Sychev and Diniya Bilyaletdinov Live Performance at RMA
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- Includes the Russian Super Cup
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