Roman Anatolyevich Pavlyuchenko is a Russian footballer playing as a centre forward for Russian club FC Lokomotiv Moscow and for the Russian national team. Pavlyuchenko started his football career at Dynamo Stavropol. Pavlyuchenko made his debut for the club, coming on as a substitute, in a 1-0 loss against Moscow on 5 April 1999. On 15 May 1999, Pavlyuchenko provided a double assist in a 2-1 win over Chita. In his first season, Pavlyuchenko made 31 appearance and scoring 11 goals. Pavlyuchenko moved to Rotor Volgograd in 2000. On 8 July 2000, Pavlyuchenko scored his first goal against Rostov where in his first season, he made 16 appearance and scored 5. Pavlyuchenko moved to Spartak Moscow in the spring of 2003 for 700,000 euro. In his first season, Pavlyuchenko scored 10, making him the best scorer in the team. In his fifth season, Pavlyuchenko became a top scorer with 14 goals along with Roman Adamov. With Spartak Moscow qualified for the UEFA Champions League, Pavlyuchenko was the hero when he scored a winning goal in the second leg of Champions League Qualification. During his time at Spartak, Pavlyuchenko was the club's most prolific goalscorer, scoring 69 goals in 141 games. In September 2008, Pavlyuchenko signed for Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £13.7 million. He scored his first goal on 24 September 2008, in the 2-1 League Cup 3rd round win against Newcastle United. In 2012 during the transfer deadline, Pavlyuchenko signed a deal with Lokomotiv Moscow for a fee of £8 million. In 2003, Pavlyuchenko was first called into the Russian national team and since 2005 has been consistently earning caps at the national level.
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