Russian Premier League
Lokomotiv Moscow4FC Orenburg0

Dmitri Loskov: Lokomotiv Moscow give 43-year-old legend a final game

Dmitri Loskov
Dmitri Loskov played for Lokomotiv from 1997 to 2007 and 2010 to 2013, winning two league titles in his first spell

Lokomotiv Moscow brought 43-year-old club legend Dmitri Loskov out of retirement for one final game - their Russian Premier League match against Orenburg.

After making a record 420 appearances for Lokomotiv, Loskov left in 2013 - his final appearance having come in an away cup match in September 2012.

But, after returning as assistant manager in the summer, he registered as a player in February with the aim of having a proper send-off in front of his own fans.

The capital club - who are safely in mid-table - advertised their match against Orenburg as the chance to "come and see a legend take to the pitch".

Former Russia playmaker Loskov, the second-oldest player to play in the league, captained the side and wore the number 10 shirt he had used in his two previous spells at the club.

Fans chanted his name for the opening 11 minutes, at which point he was replaced by Russia international Aleksei Miranchuk to a standing ovation. Loskov handed his shirt to his son on the touchline as he came off.

Pre-match poster
"Come and see a legend take to the pitch" - Lokomotiv advertised the fact Loskov would play before the game

The club, in their first home game since winning the Russian Cup, won 4-0.

Loskov, the first player to play in 20 different Russian Premier League seasons, said: "My dream has come true.

"I was nervous - I hadn't played for such a long time. I want to thank the club's president, all the fans for their support and the chance to finish my career with one last match.

"Now I can hang up my boots and leave it to the kids."

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Line-ups

Lokomotiv Moscow

  • 1Alvim Marinato
  • 5Pejcinovic
  • 33Kverkvelia
  • 17Mykhalyk
  • 20IgnatjevSubstituted forRotenbergat 81'minutes
  • 23TarasovBooked at 32mins
  • 27Denisov
  • 7Marqués Bitencourt
  • 10LoskovSubstituted forMiranchukat 13'minutes
  • 4Fernandes
  • 90da Silva FerreiraSubstituted forMiranchukat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Margasov
  • 11Kasaev
  • 18Kolomejtsev
  • 28Rotenberg
  • 29Denisov
  • 41Lobantsev
  • 55Yanbayev
  • 57Galadzhan
  • 59Miranchuk
  • 60Miranchuk
  • 77Kochenkov
  • 88N'Dinga

FC Orenburg

  • 1Rudenko
  • 12Malykh
  • 3Sivakov
  • 15Andreev
  • 2Poluyakhtov
  • 29AfoninSubstituted forVorobjovat 58'minutes
  • 9ParnyakovSubstituted forEfremovat 78'minutes
  • 40GeorgievBooked at 16mins
  • 16DurisSubstituted forKoronovat 69'minutes
  • 50Dragun
  • 45Lobjanidze

Substitutes

  • 4Zunic
  • 5Vorobjov
  • 10Sanaia
  • 13Nekhajchik
  • 17Efremov
  • 19Altysh
  • 23Breev
  • 24Koronov
  • 27Bordachev
  • 30Gutor
  • 58Oyewole
Referee:
Kirill Levnikov
Attendance:
10,177

Match Stats

Home TeamLokomotiv MoscowAway TeamFC Orenburg
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home24
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home20
Away18

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 13th May 2017

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spartak Moscow28213443241966
2CSKA28168441152656
3Zenit St P28167547192855
4FK Krasnodar281113435201546
5Terek Grozny2712693330342
6FC Rostov27119730131742
7Lokomotiv Moscow28912737241339
8FC Ufa27106111823-536
9Rubin Kazan2798102627-135
10Amkar Perm28810102427-334
11FC Ural2886142341-1830
12Anzhi Makhachkala2779112230-830
13FC Orenburg2868142235-1326
14Krylia Sovetov Samara28510132836-825
15FC Arsenal Tula2866161540-2524
16Tom Tomsk2735191555-4014
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