Six legionnaires-“returnees” were included in the application for the RPL tour. But they don’t make any sense.

Sergei Sorokin

Sergei Sorokin

Who returned to the RPL after the suspension of the contract

Cordoba even marked with a minus sign.

In the spring of 2022, FIFA allowed legionnaires and coaches to suspend contracts with RPL clubs. Foreigners began to hastily leave the championship, but not all stayed abroad. Immediately six “returnees” got into the applications of their teams for the first round. Only with a plus sign there was no one to single out.

Krasnodar – John Cordoba, Christian Ramirez, Cayo

Krasnodar hosted the RPL newcomer Fakel at home. Of the three who returned to the field, only one appeared. Defender Kaio was injured in a freight train with Rostov and was out of the application. According to preliminary data, it will take at least a month to restore the center back. And Christian Ramirez, who had no practice since December last year, remained on the bench.

John Cordoba

John Cordoba

Photo: Sergey Apenkin, “Championship”

Forward John Cordoba entered the field in the first team and spent all 90 minutes. The first match after returning, he frankly failed. Only one of the four strikes of the Colombian hit the target, and from the penalty spot, the striker hit the post. The 11-meter shot happened with the score 2:1 in favor of Krasnodar, and another missed ball could finally beat the Voronezh team. But Cordoba missed and became the worst penalty taker in Bulls history (1 of 4). From the Internet portal Whoscored, the Colombian received the second score from the end of the main players of both teams – 6.01. Only the young defender of Krasnodar Oleg Isaenko was rated lower, for whom this game was only the eighth for the first team. And the match ended in a draw – 2:2.



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“Wings of the Soviets” – Dmitry Ivanisenya

Midfielder “Wings of the Soviets” Dmitry Ivanisenya returned to Russia and continued to play for the Samara club. Against “Orenburg” he came out in the first team.

Dmitry Ivanisenya (right)

Dmitry Ivanisenya (right)

Photo: fcorenburg.ru

For 90 minutes on the field, the Ukrainian was not marked by effective actions, but he was very good at destruction. 80% of accurate passes, three successful selections and 6.96 according to Whoscored – a worthy contribution to the victory of Samarans with a score of 4:2.

Ural – Luka Tsulukidze

Midfielder Tsulukidze, after the suspension of the contract with Ural, moved to the Georgian Saburtalo. But in three months at home, the 18-year-old player received only three minutes of playing time. Returning to Russia, he got into the application for the match of the first round of the RPL with CSKA.

Luka Tsulukidze

Luka Tsulukidze

Photo: fc-ural.ru

The head coach of Yekaterinburg did not release Tsulukidze on the field, and the meeting ended with a 2-0 victory for the army team. So far, the midfielder does not have a single minute for Ural in official matches.

Dynamo Moscow – Luka Gagnidze

Midfielder Luka Gagnidze moved in the spring from Ural, for which he played on loan, to the Polish Rakow. The young Georgian often got into the application, but appeared on the field only once. For 10 minutes, predictably, he did not mark anything and returned to Dynamo Moscow. As part of the pre-season, the new head coach Slavisa Jokanovic trusted the player and released in four friendly matches. As a result, Gagnidze even scored an assist.

Luka Gagnidze

Luka Gagnidze

Photo: Alexander Safonov, “Championship”

In the match with Rostov, the midfielder came out for only a minute. But for him it became special – the first “official” in Dynamo. The meeting ended in a draw – 1:1. Judging by the words of Gagnidze himself, he fully adapted to Russian football: “Before that, I lived alone, so everything was familiar in this regard. Of course, Russia is a different country, and it took a little getting used to. But now I have fully adapted, and everything is in order.



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Karpin extended the Dynamo black streak. Jokanovic barely took his legs in his debut match in Russia

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