Vladimir Borisovich Gabulov
(, , born 19 October 1983 in Mozdok
, North Ossetian ASSR
) is an association footballer who played goalkeeper
ethnicity currently playing for Russian Premier League
club FC Dynamo Moscow
. He was part of Russia's Euro 2008
squad as the third choice goalkeeper.
His surname can also be transliterated
His younger brother Georgi Gabulov
also plays football professionally.
Gabulov made his debut for Russia
on 22 August 2007 against in a friendly Poland
before being substituted by Anton Shunin
. He made is competitive debut in a Euro 2008 Qualifier against Macedonia and was sent off in the 69th minute for a foul on Goran Maznov
. On October 17, 2007 he was chosen to play in a vital must win match against England
, due to the injury to Igor Akinfeev
and poor form of Vyacheslav Malafeev
. He made several key saves as Russia made a comeback from a goal down to defeat England 2–1. For his performance against England, Gabulov started in Russia's remaining two qualifiers against Israel
before being chosen as the third choice goalkeeper behind Akinfeev and Malafeev for Russia's......