Born in Kaltan, Siberia and trained at CSKA Moscow, Aleksandr Golovin (22) made his first division debut at the age of 18 in 2015. In three professional seasons with the Moscow club, the right-footed midfielder has played 113 games – including 23 games in the Champions League and Europa League – and was crowned Russian champion in 2016.
A regular member of the youth teams in Russia, he won the Euro U17 in 2013 and reached the final of the Euro U19 in 2015. Selected for the senior squad in the same year, he scored two goals in his first two matches.
After participating in Euro 2016, Golovin contributed to Russia’s good run at the 2018 World Cup (quarter-final) by scoring a goal and delivering two assists.At only 22 years old, he has 23 senior appearances with his country and is looked at as one of the best young prospects.
Vadim Vasilyev, AS Monaco Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
“We are very happy with the arrival of Aleksandr Golovin at AS Monaco. He is a talented young player, very prominent during the World Cup, but we have been following him for a long time. He already has solid experience in Russian first division and internationally. Despite the competition of very large European clubs, Aleksandr has chosen the sporting project of AS Monaco, which will offer him the best conditions to continue his progress. “
“I am very happy to sign at AS Monaco. This is a new adventure for me that I approach with a lot of ambitions. I am now very much looking forward to meeting the staff and my new teammates and to get going”.