Aleksei Sergeyevich Ionov is an association footballer who plays as a midfielder for FC Kuban Krasnodar. He started playing football at the age of six. Later he graduated from SCYSSOR Zenit, and started playing for Zenit Reserves in 2007. He played for Zenit three times in UEFA Cup. Ionov is a part of the Russia U-21 side that is competing in the 2011 European Under-21 Championship qualification. He made his senior national team debut on 29 March 2011 in a friendly against Qatar. His career statistics are picking up pace and soon he is on his way to a stellar football profile.