Biography of Andrei Lunev

Andrey Evgenievich Lunev - goalkeeper, guarding the gates of the football club "Zenit" from March 2017. The proposal from the St. Petersburg team put an end to his career misadventures and gave hope for a bright future.
In the photo: Andrey LunevIn the photo: Andrey Lunev

Childhood and adolescence

From early childhood, little Andrew, who was born on November 13, 1991 in Moscow, did not part with the football. Therefore, the parents had no choice but to take their son to the futsal section. At first, the boy was identified as a field player, but when he stood at the gate, everyone saw that Andryusha was a born goalkeeper.
Andrei Lunev and his childhood idol Oliver Kahn (left photo)Andrei Lunev and his childhood idol Oliver Kahn (left photo)
Soon his father noticed a classmate, a former coach, and offered to transfer the boy to the elite sports club "Dina", founded by the influential Moscow businessman Sergey Kozlov. In it, Andrey mastered the main goalkeeper skills: getting out of the goal, playing with hands, jumping and rolling.The idol of his childhood was the German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.

Sports career

At the age of ten, Lunev decided to leave futsal and try his strength on a large field. He moved to the sports school at Torpedo Moscow, and three years later he became a player in the back-up club. By the time the Avtozavodtsev team flew out of the Premier League and moved to the Second Division.
The first steps in the big football Andrei Lunev did in Moscow "Torpedo"The first steps in the big football Andrei Lunev did in Moscow "Torpedo"
The next season turned out to be more successful, Andrew spent seven games for Torpedo and received a decent fee, which he almost completely let loose in the “cereal” establishments. This is not the best way influenced the reputation of the athlete, and Lunev was "exiled", first in the Moscow region "Istra", and then in "Kaluga". Having played two seasons for them, Andrew made an attempt to return to Torpedo, but received a categorical refusal from the head coach and advice to look for a new club. So in October 2014, the goalkeeper went to the free swimming.
At some point, Andrei Lunev even began to think about leaving big football.At some point, Andrei Lunev even began to think about leaving big football.
But with the new teams somehow did not grow together, the money ran out, and Lunev began to seriously think about leaving the sport.His last hope was Dmitry Gulenkov, one of his first torpedo coaches, who had just opened his own goalkeeper school in Luzhniki. He went to meet Andrei and undertook to prepare him for the next season.
Andrei Lunev defended the gates of "Ufa"Andrei Lunev defended the gates of "Ufa"
In winter 2015, the athlete received an offer from “Saturn” from Ramenskoye, and he, without hesitation, signed a contract. In the club, Lunev stayed for six months, spent four matches and soon realized the whole futility of his being in a team that was going through serious financial difficulties. Saturn fell apart. Fortunately, the opportunity to go to the "Ufa", which was for him a great chance to show their abilities. In addition, this city has recently become a family for him, since his beloved girl Diana lived in it.
Andrei Lunev. The best saves in the season 2017-2018
After spending sixteen games in the youth team, Lunev moved to the main team and was about to settle in the capital of Bashkiria, as he received an unexpected offer from Zenit. After moving to St. Petersburg, the athlete seemed to have a second wind: he had an excellent reputation on the team, had some successful matches and soon became the main goalkeeper of Zenit.

The personal life of Andrei Lunev

In 2010, Andrew, on holiday in Egypt, met a native of Ufa, Diana. Young people liked each other and continued communication after the holidays. Lovers corresponded in social networks, rested together, went to visit each other, then began to live together.
Andrei Lunev and his wife DianaAndrei Lunev and his wife Diana
Diana was next to Andrew when he had no money at all: they lived on 10 thousand a month, and the banks demanded to return the debts, which by a certain moment had accumulated more than a million. In 2016, lovers officially registered their relationship. Diana moved with her husband to St. Petersburg, she entered the therapist here and dreams of soon becoming their mother with Andrei toddlers.
Zenit Family: Ekaterina Smolnikova visiting the Lunev family
Lunev is engaged in charity, for example, in the spring of 2018, he promised that if the girls were to receive 500 thousand rubles for treatment of the sick leukemia, he would become the driver of the minibus (albeit only an hour) and ride 5 fans. Those who wanted to see Lunev behind the wheel of a gazelle turned out to be so much so that the necessary amount was more than doubled.

Andrey Lunev now

Lunev was listed as a Russian national team player for the 2017 Confederations Cup, but missed the tournament due to injury.Having recovered, he played the match with Iran in the national team, and already in the next, with the team of Spain, was injured again and ended up in the hospital with a brain concussion.
Andrei Lunev: “The state is perfect, the mood is wonderful”
Five months later, he confidently won the match against France and was honored by the national team coach to represent Russia at the 2018 World Cup. During the preceding season, he missed 20 goals, but in 16 meetings of the 31 gates of his team he left “on the lock”.

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