- Yegor Titov
Football player infobox
playername = Egor Titov
fullname = Yegor Ilyich Titov
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1976|05|29
height = Height|m=1.86
youthyears = 1983-1992
youthclubs = Spartak Moscow
years = 1995-2008 2008-
clubs = Spartak Moscow
caps(goals) = 324 (87) 4(0)
nationalyears = 1998–2007
nationalteam = Russia
nationalcaps(goals) = 41 (7)
pcupdate = September 14, 2008
ntupdate = January 1, 2008
Egor Ilyich Titov ( _ru. Егор Ильич Титов) (born
May 29, 1976in Moscow) is a Russian football midfielder, who currently plays for FC Khimki. He is a goal scoring midfielder playing in "the hole" between the midfield and attack. He is well known for his vision, close control and accurate passing. Other than that he is a renowned set-piece taker and is well known for his temperament.
Titov played his entire club career at Spartak, starting in 1995, helping them to six consecutive league titles and winning Russian Player of the Year in 1998 and 2000. He played for Russia at the 2002 World Cup and has amassed over 30 caps for his country. After a Euro 2004 playoff against Wales he was tested positive for the banned substance
bromantanand received a 12-month suspension. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/internationals/wales/3426043.stm|title=Uefa to hear Wales appeal|author= BBC|date= 2004-01-27|accessdate=2007-04-15] Later, former Spartak players Maksim Demenkoand Vladyslav Vashchukalong with physio Artyom Katulinblamed Katulin's assistant Anatoly Schukin, who allegedly acted on behalf of manager Andrey Chernyshov. [cite web|url=http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?102819|title=Bromantaned Spartak|author= Igor Rabiner|publisher= Sport-Express|date= 2005-04-29|accessdate=2007-04-15 ru icon] [cite web|url=http://lenta.ru/sport/2004/04/16/titov/|title=Titov was drugged by Spartak assistant physio|author= Lenta.ru|date= 2004-04-16|accessdate=2007-04-15 ru icon] After the ban, he has continued playing for Spartak and has been a major figure for the club when Spartak managed to finish 2nd in the 2005, 2006 and 2007 seasons, thus qualifying for the Champions League.
In 2002, Titov was reportedly close to a move to
La Ligaside Atletico Madrid, but eventually decided against joining the Spanish outfit.
Titov, who just a couple of years ago was considered one of Russia's key players stopped playing for the team when he refused to be called up for a
Euro 2008qualifying match against Estonia, saying the reason was because his wife was pregnant and he wants to spend more time with her.
Due to several factors including recent severe loss of form and conflicts with Spartak Moscow's manager Titov became unsettled and in August 2008 left for
* [http://www.vz.ru/sport/2008/7/30/191441.html - Yegor leaves Spartak]
* [http://titov.fcspartak.ru Egor Titov's unofficial website] ru icon
* [http://rus.spartak.com/usr/club/player.asp?id=165&mid=1394 Club profile] ru icon
* [http://rusteam.permian.ru/players/titov.html Profile and interview] ru icon
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