Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Rodolfo joined Lokomotiv from Dynamo Kiev in 2007. Over the 4 seasons Rodolfo made 97 appearances for Lokomotiv in all competitions and found the net 9 times. During his time in Moscow, Rodolfo also managed to add the Russian Cup medal to his trophy cabinet.
Friday, January 21, 2011
ALL THE BEST RUSLAN!!
Note: I know that the purpose of this blog is to write about news related to Lokomotiv, BUT I just couldn't not mention the news that as from next season Saturn Moscow Region won't be there (Premier League). The club, which ammassed millions and millions of Russian Rubles in debts failed to find an agreement with Lithuanian tycoon Romanov (owner of Hearts) for the transfer of the ownership of the club and thus the outfit had no other way but to close its operations and cease to exist. Poor fans of Saturn indeed, fans who unlike those of FC Moscow always showed up in numbers to support their beloved club!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Shortly afterwards putting pen to paper, Ibiric offered his view about his move to Lokomotiv. He said that his move to Lokomotiv is a major step in his career as he is of the belief that the Russian Premier Liga is much stronger than the Prva HNL. He showed his pleasure at how things went and went on to personally thank Olga Smorodskaya and the whole club who showed a big interest in making him a red-green man. He continued the interview by conceeding the fact that he is quite sad of leaving Hajduk. He reasoned that he developed into a quality player while playing in Split and thus he feel indebted towards the club, especially the fans (of whom he was a cult hero). He ended his short interview by stating that football is all about challenges and he felt that the time was rife to leave Hajduk and seek new challenges.
WELCOME ON BOARD IBRICIC!!!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Starting by the latter, Charles, who joined Lokomotiv from Cruzeiro back in the summer of 2008, agreed to join Santos on-loan till the end of the season. Should the diminutive midfielder impress, Santos have also the option to make the transfer permanent. Neither the loan fee nor any potential fees were mentioned. Charles adventure in Moscow was unforuntately marred by injuries racked up and eventually he managed just 24 appearances over a period of 2 years and a half.
On the same day, the Brazlian contingent present at Lokomotiv lost another compatriot as the rumours that lately have been circulating about the potential departure of Wagner finally came to fruitition. Although there was some interest from Brazilian soil, the midfielder eventually opted to stay in Europe and his preferred destination was the Turkish Super Lig. According to the Turkish club official website signed a 4.5 year contract with the same Gaziantepspor. Wágner Ferreira dos Santos, who joined Lokomotiv from Cruzeiro during the summer of 2009, made 21 apperances for Lokomotiv and scored 3 goals in the process. The reported fee of the transfer is believed to be somewhere around the 3million euro mark, that is 3millions less the Railwaymen have paid Cruzeiro for his services.