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Ivan Taranov

Ivan Taranov
Personal information
Full nameIvan Nikolayevich Taranov
Height1.85 m
Playing positionCentral Defender
Club information
Current clubKrylia Sovetov

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Ivan Nikolayevich Taranov ( ; born 22 June 1986 in Tomsk) is a Russian football defender. He currently plays for Krylia Sovetov.

Spotted playing at a footballing school in Prokhladny, Taranov was spirited away to a boarding school by Black Sea side FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk where he spent two years learning his craft. After a season in the Novorossiysk side's reserve team in 2001 Taranov opted to move on to Moscow to join CSKA's reserves. Taranov represented his country at Under-19 level, making the step up to the U21 side with a substitute appearance against Luxembourg in October 2005. Given his senior league debut the same year, he played in CSKA's 2006 Russian Cup final victory against Spartak Moscow and has recently been featured in the first team more often.

He received first senior national team call-up against Republic of Macedonia in 2006, but did not play.

He made 3 appearances in UEFA Champions League 2006-07.

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