Oleg Shatov, football player: biography, personal life, sports career
Today, Oleg Shatov is a top-level player, as evidenced by his invitation to one of the main favorites in the last-year champion race in the Russian Premier League, St. Petersburg Zenit. As a rule, a football player performs in a winger position on the left flank, and can also take a place under the attacker.
The first coach of the future player of the St. Petersburg team was Sergei Ovechkin, and the strengths of the midfielder were always considered to be good speed and high accuracy of the gear. He is not deprived of the skill of dribbling, which is an undoubted trump card for the player conducting the lion's share of the match on the flank of the midfield.
Oleg Shatov is a native of Nizhny Tagil. Together with his wife Victoria, a footballer brings up two sons. In one of the interviews, the player stated that he had not yet thought about the professional future of his children, but does not exclude that they will want to follow in the footsteps of their father.
Oleg Shatov began to play with the ball from early childhood.By the way, he started in mini-football at a club called Sinara, which is based in Yekaterinburg. The young football player literally reveled in the game, taking part in competitions and watching the fights of his peers. In big football Shatov also debuted quite early - at the age of seventeen. His first professional club was the "Ural". In total, Oleg won 127 fights for Yekaterinburg, in which he was able to upset the Orange-and-Black opponents sixteen times. His greatest achievement in the "Ural" can be called the semifinal of the national Cup in the 2007-2008 season. From personal awards, we single out the title of the best player in November 2010.
In 2012, Makhachkala “Anji” experienced an unprecedented flourishing. Big money came to the club, and in the face of the team from Dagestan, investors saw strong opposition to the Moscow teams and Zenit St. Petersburg. That there is an invitation to join the ranks of the Makhachkala eagles of such stars as Roberto Carlos, Samuel Etoo, and later the eminent Dutch specialist Guus Hidding, etc. discharge top.
The team alternately appeared Yuri Zhirkov, Vitaly Denisov, Oleg Shatov.The midfielder's biography was supplemented by another club, and the Makhachkala team gained a potentially strong player, able to play all 90 minutes in various positions in the attack.
Makhachkala voyage of Oleg Shatov was limited to one season. Midfielder made his debut in European competition, and also showed his best in the national championship. Not surprisingly, a year later, a young but talented football player was noticed in St. Petersburg. The football player immediately agreed to the transfer, and the fans of the blue-white-blue very quickly remembered who Oleg Shatov was.
“Zenith” has at its disposal another high-quality player attack, which allowed the then coach Luciano Spalletti to establish combinational football. By the way, the new Zenit coach Mircea Lucescu has the fame of a mentor who largely relies on foreign performers, in particular Brazilian ones. However, Shatov for the first six months under the leadership of the Romanian became the undisputed player of the main composition.
Today, the midfielder is the key figure of the St. Petersburg team, and after Jet Hulk left for China, he is also a new team motor.In all tournaments, Oleg Shatov spent about 90 official matches for the St. Petersburg team, scoring seventeen goals. As part of Zenit, Oleg was several times recognized as the best player and, moreover, became the champion of Russia in football, and also won the national Cup in 2016. The St. Petersburg winger is one of the most talented and promising midfielders in the entire Russian championship, and his transfer fee, according to an authoritative British resource, exceeds 20 million euros.
Football quality player could not go unnoticed and at the state level. Until 2013, the midfielder defended the colors of the youth national team of Russia, during which he managed to hold 15 fights. He marked his debut goal at the gate of his peers from Ukraine.
Since 2013, Shatov is called to the national team and has already managed to play for her about three dozen fights. In his first match, Oleg appeared on the field only in the second half, but twenty minutes after he appeared on the lawn, Shatov was marked by a scoring strike on the Icelandic national team. It should be noted that the scoring pass at that time was given by Oleg's teammate - Roman Shirokov.
By the way, after the failure for Russia of Euro 2016 Shatov, unlike some of his colleagues, leading a secular lifestyle, he decided on a frank interview with journalists. The midfielder rather soberly assessed the prospects of the Russian footballers who, after such a tournament, would hardly have been noticed by the big European clubs from the top championships.
Goals of Oleg Shatov
It cannot be said that Shatov often grieves opponents by scoring. On the contrary, for the players, who play at his position in the European championships, in the column “scored goals” it happens to meet more outstanding results. It is noteworthy that many of the goals of the midfielder have their own zest. For example, speaking in Anji, Shatov scored goals in the European Cup campaign at the gates of the Hungarian Honved and the Netherlands Vitesse. Already being a Zenit player, the midfielder scored important goals against “Spartak”, Liege “Standard” and Borussia Dortmund.
Oleg Shatov remembers well where he came from and how difficult it was to achieve success in the conditions that he had in his childhood. That is why the football player is the patron of children's football in his native Nizhny Tagil.For considerable funds, football grounds were equipped, conditions were created for everyone to take part in the game of millions. And all this is not in the best area of the city. Oleg plans to create similar conditions for playing football in other cities of Russia. Despite his stardom, Oleg Shatov is an open and friendly person who is not alien to the concepts of generosity and kindness.