Vladimir Granat is a well-known Russian footballer playing as a defender. During his many years of career, he played in several clubs of the Russian Football Premier League. The player's talent did not go unnoticed in the Russian national team either.
Vladimir Granat was born on May 22, 1987 in Ulan-Ude. The athlete's hometown was not famous for an outstanding football school. There was no main team playing in the elite division of the national championship in Buryatia. Despite this, Vladimir, as a pupil of Buryat football, was able to achieve outstanding results in his career.
From early childhood, the boy fell in love with sports. He began to receive his first football education at the age of seven in the local specialized football section. He began to master his first playing skills in the Lokomotiv team (Ulan-Ude). Together with the team, he took part in various regional and Russian tournaments. The talent of the young man distinguished him from other peers. The coaches predicted a successful career for Vladimir.
The first clubs of Vladimir Granat
With the Lokomotiv (Ulan-Ude) team, Vladimir Granat has gone from a children's team to a youth club. As part of the "railroad" defender played until 2003, after which in 2004 he moved to the team "Zvezda" Irkutsk. In the new team, the young oboronets gradually began to get involved in adult football. At that time, "Zvezda" was playing in one of the lower divisions of the country - in the second League of the "East" zone. The realities of the lower leagues are such that a lot of physical work is required from footballers. Clubs usually play strong and tough football. Often, untrained footballers are injured, which does not allow them to fully reveal their talent. Vladimir Granat passed the lower league football school. I worked hard in training. Despite his young age, he got stronger physically.
Career of Vladimir Granat in adult football
Vladimir Granat's work on the football field, his game thinking and talent were noticed by the scouting services of Dynamo Moscow. In 2005, the defender received an invitation from the capital club and moved to Moscow. Until 2006, Garnet was involved in the main team of Dynamo's double. During his performance in the second team, he managed to play 44 games, in which he scored two goals. Pomegranate's creativity on the football field manifested itself in the defender's versatility. He could play in different positions. In some matches, he covered the central defensive zone, in others he entered the field as a full-back.
The sports biography of Vladimir Granat includes periods when the player was loaned. Not all players benefit from this practice. Vladimir Granat walked this path with honor. In 2006, the defender was loaned from Dynamo Moscow to Siberia Novosibirsk, which was playing at that time in the First Division of the Russian Football Championship. He played seven matches in the team. No goals scored.
In 2007, Vladimir Granat returned to Dynamo Moscow. In March of this year, his debut match took place in the Russian Premier League. In 2007, Garnet became the leading player of the team, often took to the field. In his first full season in the elite championship of Russian football, he played 27 matches.
In 2008, Vladimir Granat, together with Dynamo, achieved success in the Premier League, winning bronze medals in the championship. The following season, the defender made his debut for the team on the international stage.
Every year, the attitude of teammates to the defender was more and more respectful. In 2013, Vladimir Granat was honored to lead the Dynamo team to the field with a captain's armband.
The defender's career reached its peak precisely as part of the famous club of Lev Yashin. Vladimir Granat played for Dynamo until the 2015-2016 season.Spent one hundred and ninety matches in championships, nineteen games in the Cup of Russia and ten matches in the international arena. Four times the defender was marked by scoring achievements, hitting the opponents' goal with precise strikes.
In 2015, Vladimir Granat moved to another well-known metropolitan club. The defender became a Spartak player. As part of the "red-white" played only 14 matches. In 2016 he was transferred to a backup team. Gradually, the player's career began to decline.
He spent the 2016-2017 season in a new team. The defender signed a contract with FC Rostov. In the new team, it was not possible to spend a full season, the reason for which was the injury to the collarbone in the European Cup match with Manchester United. For Rostov played only 12 games.
Since 2017, Vladimir Granat has been defending the colors of Rubin Kazan. Currently, the defender does not receive frequent playing practice, however, he is in the expanded composition of Kazan. The experience of the player helps the club a lot, creating the depth of the squad.
Career of Vladimir Granat in the Russian national team
Vladimir Granat began his performances for the Russian national team with the youth team in 2007. Until 2009, he managed to play six matches. After that, he was called up to the second national team of the country. The debut in the main national team took place as part of the selection for the 2014 World Championship. The defender played the entire match against the Luxembourg team. The Russian national team won a landslide victory in that game with a score of 4: 1.
At the 2018 World Cup at home, Vladimir Granat was honored to take part in the playoffs. In the game with the Spanish team in the 1/8 finals, he entered the field, replacing Yuri Zhirkov.
In total, Vladimir Granat played 13 matches for the Russian national team, in which he scored one goal (in a friendly against Azerbaijan in 2014).
The footballer is a family man. He is married, he met his beloved Catherine on the subway when he was giving up a seat to the girl. This day was the beginning of the relationship of lovers. Currently, the athlete has two children: a daughter and a son.