Saturday, June 23, 2018

Ural Yekaterinburg adds Russian, Argentinian players to roster

Ural Yekaterinburg announced this week that it has added three novice-level players: Russian natives Vyacheslav Padbyarozkin and Arsen Hovhannisyan, as well as Argentinian Pablo Fontanelle.

Ural Yekaterinburg's contracts with Padbyarozkin and Fontanelle keep them on the team for two years, while the team's contract with Hovhannisyan covers the next three seasons.

Pablo Fontannelle was born in 1984 in Argentina. He is a graduate of the Deportivo Espanyol soccer club in Buenos Aires. During his time there, he played 100 games, including the Argentinian championship. As a defender, Fontanelle spent one season on Chile's Santiago Wanderers. In 2009, Fontanelle rotated between Argentina's Parma, Tiger, Gimnasia and Esgrima.

Fontanelle took his first semi-professional post in 2011 on Odessa Chernomorets, where he received a full contract in 2012. The athlete greatly developed his defensive skills with Odessa, helping lead the team to the semi-final rounds of the European Cup in 2013.

Vladimir Padbyarozkin, a midfielder, was born in Moscow on June 21, 1992. He began playing in CSKA Moscow's children's league at the age of 10. After graduating high school, Padvbzrokin joined Moscow's CPK amateur club and spent 2010 playing for an Italian team. In 2011, Padbyarozkin returned to Russia to take a midfield post on Locomotiv. In the winter of 2012, the athlete traveled with Locomotiv to play in an international championship with Portugal.

Last season, Padbyarozkin joined Locomotiv-2 and played in the second division of the regional championship, where he scored two goals in a highly anticipated game against Khimki.

"Most of all I like to play under attack," Padbyarozkin said. "Generally, I can get off at any position in the midfield, including on the edge. The main thing for me--to play smart football. Coaches taught from childhood that the field must always work not only your feet, but also the head. My favorite teams have been Barcelona and Arsenal."

Arsen Hovhannisyan, another midfielder, was born in Kaluga in 1990. He began his professional career on Khimki in 2010, when the team was in the first division. However, before the Kimiki's 2010 season had finished, Hovhannisyan returned to Kaluga, where he played center on the team. During his time on Kaluga, Hovhannisyan scored 15 goals and played in 104 games, including a number of championships and tournaments.