Mikhail Ignatov

Mikhail Ignatov


Full name in native alphabet: Михаи́л Алекса́ндрович Игна́тов

Country: Russia

Date of birth: 04/05/2000 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Moscow (Russia)

Height: 187cm

Youth career: CSKA Moscow, Spartak Moscow (since 2015)

Current club: Spartak Moscow

Squad number: 22

Current national team: Russia U-19

Position: attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 400.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2021

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Javier Pastore



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– still has margin to improve the consistency of his decision taking on the ball


Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

– player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– good coordination, agility and pace for a player of his size

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– intelligent player, who finds the space well between the lines

– likes to roam around in the space between the opposition’s midfield and defence

– known for his composure in possession, first touch, technique, balance, close control, and dribbling ability

– capable both of creating chances for team-mates, as well as scoring goals himself, due to his vision and ability to play off of other players

– likes to dribble

– possesses good mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player

– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders thanks to his technique, physical strength, cleverness and ball control

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills

– often makes surging runs into penalty box


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.






League summary (as for 16 December 2018):

FNL 2017/2018: 1 game/0 goals (Spartak II)

FNL 2018/2019 (ongoing): 6 games/0 goals (Spartak II)

Russian Premier League 2018/2019 (ongoing): 5 games/1 goal (Spartak)



Mikhail Ignatov joined Spartak Moscow youth academy from CSKA Moscow in 2015. He made his professional debut in the Russian Football National League for Spartak-2 on 5 March 2018 in a game against Fakel Voronezh. 6 months later he made his first team debut on 20 September 2018 in an Europa League game against Rapid Wien. He has been a youth Russia international for many years – starting at U-16 all the way through U-19.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.





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