Smertin, Aleksey

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Aleksey Smertin

Aleksey Smertin

Clubs played for: Dinamo Barnaul, Zarya Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Uralan Elista, Lokomotiv Moscow, Bordeaux, Chelsea, Portsmouth, Charlton Athletic, Dynamo Moscow, Fulham (1992-2008)

Born: 1975

Birthplace: Barnaul, RSFSR, Soviet Union

Died:

Position: Midfielder

Biography: Winner of 55 Russian caps, Smertin came to Pompey in 2003 on loan from Chelsea. The London club had only just paid Bordeaux 3.45 million but felt that he would benefit from some first team experience elsewhere. After some impressive performances at Fratton Park, most notably in Pompey's 1-0 victory over Manchester United, Smertin returned to London New boss Jose Mourinho gave him a run in the team for the first third of the season but then reduced him to a bit part player and in January 2006 he was sold to Dynamo Moscow for 1 million. After his release from Fulham and failing to find a new club he went into politics in his native Russia and in March 2009 was elected as an MP for the Altai region of Russia.




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