Date of birth: 14/01/1996 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Volzhskiy, Volgograd Region (Russia)
Youth career: FC Energiya Volzhsky, CSKA Moscow (since 2009)
Current club: CSKA Moscow
Squad number: 91
Current national team: Russia U-19
Position: central defender
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 75,000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup (4/0), UEFA Youth League 2013/2014 (6/1), UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (4/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2016
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Andrea Ranocchia & Luisão
– aerial duels
Style of play:
– high number of interceptions and aerial duels won per game
– restricts the offensive play of his opponents through his positioning and marking
– likes to play long balls
– indirect set-piece threat
– improves the team’s off the ball movement when in possession
– calm and level headed
– able to control the threat of the attacker without causing an imbalance in the defensive line
– often patrticipates in build-up play
He is best suited to playing as:
Central defender in 4-2-3-1.
No senior team appearances yet.
Nikita Chernov is a product of CSKA Moscow youth academy – one of the best and most successful academy in Russia. He sat on the bench of the senior team for the first time on 26 July 2014 in the Russian Super Cup game against FK Rostov. He made his professional debut two months later – on 24 September 2014 in Russian Cup fixture against Khimik Dzerzhinsk. He is also the captain and one of the most important players of “Militarians” U-19 team, that plays in prestigious UEFA Youth League. He regularly represents Russia in the youth games, and is currently one of the biggest stars in the U-19 team battling for qualification to UEFA European Under-19 championship. In 2013, he played in all the games from start to finish at FIFA U-17 World Cup, but unfortunately young “Sborna” got knocked out against Brazil in the last 16.
“My favorite club? CSKA Moscow, and in the second place is Liverpool. There plays my idol – Steven Gerrard, a real role model.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.