Denis Cheryshev Bio: Career, Stats, Salary, Injury & Transfermarkt

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As an attacker, the outcome of the entire game rests upon you. Yes, a midfielder’s control and a goalkeepers’ saves are essential. But to win a game, you need to score. Denis Cheryshev plays at the left-flanks for Valencia.

Denis Cheryshev, Russia
Cheryshev celebrating a goal for Russia

The Russian winger is notorious for his poacher antics. Although a natural goal scorer, Denis is also an equally great passer of the ball. Most notably, Cheryshev’s positioning and high work rates are specifically impressive.

A player with astonishing pace and dribbling techniques, Denis’ dream to be a top footballer came true with Real Madrid, and at present, with Valencia.

The article entirely talks about the life, career, and net worth of the Russian goal poacher!

Quick Facts

Full Name Denis Dmitriyevich Cheryshev
Birth Date 26 December 1990
Birth Place Nizhny Novgorod, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nick Name None
Religion Not Available
Nationality Russian, Spanish
Ethnicity Spanish Russian
Education Not Available
Horoscope Capricorn
Father’s Name Dimiritiv Cheryshev
Mother’s Name Yelena Cheryshev 
Siblings Daniil Cheryshev
Age 33 years old
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 74 kg
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Build Atheltic
Profession Football Player
Current Team Valencia
Position Forward/Winger
Active Years 1996 – Present
Marital Status Unmarried
Ex-Wife Cristina Cobo
Kids None
Net Worth $5 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merchandise Boots
Jersey Number #6 (Russia); #11 (Valencia)
Last Updated June, 2024

Denis Cheryshev | Early Life & Career

Denis Dmitriyevich Cheryshev was born to Yelena Cheryshev and Dimiritiv Cheryshev, a famous professional footballer. Also, Denis celebrates his birthday on December 26, 1990, in Nizhny Novgorod, SFSR, Russia.

Cheryshev, young
Denis Cheryshev as a child

At the tender age of 6, the entire Cheryshev family relocated to Spain. As the young Cheryshev was fond of football, and since his father was a renowned footballer, the aspirations only grew with age.

Hence, Denis’ parents decided to enroll him in a youth academy of Sport Gijon. At the age of 10, the budding player moved to the ranks of Burgos Promesas, and finally, Real Madrid took notice and signed him for their B team at the age of 13.

Denis Cheryshev | Age, Height, & Body Stats

Born in 1990, the Russian international is 29 years old. Additionally, Denis stands a modest height of 5’11” (1.79 m) and weighs 74 kg.  It is doubtful to assume that as a football player, the winger isn’t athletic.

With a lean yet strong physique, the Valencia winger is strong in duels, especially in the battle for possession. Technically, we don’t see wingers falling back to help midfielders or even in the backline.

Cheryshev, vacation
Cheryshev enjoying a vacation with friends

However, Cheryshev utilizes his physical prowess and pace for the benefit of the team. This kind of versatility is what makes a great player.

While this may be true, goalscoring isn’t essential as long as you do what helps your team have a great game.

It doesn’t matter if you play for a top club or in a top league. In football, your commitment, sacrifice, and relentless efforts get the appropriate commendations.

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For a winger, the Russian has amazing tackling skills. Even though the footballer hasn’t found the net recently, Denis’ long-range shooting abilities and dribbling techniques are quite a joy to watch.

Subsequently, it was only right for Real Madrid to scout the young Russian. Indeed, cutting into the starting XI and mainly the first team had its toll on the winger. Nevertheless, he enjoys every moment of his career and does what he does best.

Denis Cheryshev | Career: Club-level & International

A traditional winger waits for the ball and runs down the flank to set up the game via wing play. However, Denis drops back to a defensive role to maintain ball possession and create space in the oppositions’ half.

Moreover, it might seem fallacious for a random writer on the internet to speak highly of a player. But, listen, dear readers, the video below will prove precisely why Cheryshev every bit of recognition.

Seldom do we find a player so complete, so discreet. Not reliant upon just fouls or unusual advantages, Denis plays to earn his place in football.

With his father’s early morning training sessions to play for Real Madrid’s B team, the winger couldn’t have asked for more.

In 2002, the aspiring player from Russia rose through the B team of the Los Blancos. While there, Denis collected the necessary experience and developed it to prepare him for the bigger stage.

With the youth team, Cheryshev found the net 11 times out of 61 matches and became an integral part of the team. Further, the B team secured promotion to the Segunda Division.

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Whereas in August of 2012, the Russian-born made a debut in the starting lineup and played a full 90 minutes while losing out to Villareal. Similarly, an appearance for the first team became possible in the Copa del Rey game against Alcoyano.

It was clear that the forward was a rising talent, and second-team would no longer suffice his growth. Hence, the Los Blancos decided to loan him out to fellow first-tier club Sevilla FC.

As injury plagued his nascent career, Sevilla decided against activating the deal to buy the winger. Nonetheless, upon returning healthy after an injury period, Denis joined Villareal on loan to hone his skills and possibly establish himself as a permanent player.

Real Madrid
Cheryshev for Real Madrid

In particular, Villareal proved to be a perfect destination as the Russian found the net in his debut for the El Submarino Amarillo.

Despite staying away for a considerable time from football, Denis found his flair again with Villareal, as he scored seven times out of a total of 40 appearances.

After a brief stint at the El Madrigal, Santiago Bernabeu was calling upon him. Finally, a top-flight debut saw him pitted against Granada FC.

Later Career

In December of that season, Cheryshev scored for the Spanish giants in the Spanish Cup round of 32.

That competition drew a lot of controversies, and as a result, Real faced expulsion from the tournament. Contrarily, it didn’t impact the Russian’s career as Valencia warmly welcomed and relished to acquire the wingers’ services.

Cheryshev on loan at Villareal

In 2016, Villareal activated the buyout clause in Cheryshev’s contract, which would keep him with the El Submarino Amarillo until 2021. With two goals in that season, Villareal clinched fourth place to qualify for the Champions League officially.

Again in 2018, Valencia wanted Denis’ assistance as they lacked a committed winger. After a brilliant performance with the Los Ches, the Spanish club decided to take a chance on the Russian and signed him for €6 million in summer 2019.

International Career

Being born in Russia automatically qualified Denis to play for his birthplace. At the same time, the winger was also eligible to play for Spain as he lived in Spain for almost all his life.

Cheryshev, Country
The Russian Squad for World Cup 2018

Despite a pertaining contradiction to play for either side, Cheryshev accepted the call for the Russian team. In like manner, the talented attacker debuted against the United States, which ended in 2-2.

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Furthermore, the Russian head coach included Denis in the qualifier squad in the 2014 FIFA World Cup but had to withdraw from the entire competition after sustaining an injury against Northern Ireland.

Fabio Capello excluded him from the UEFA EURO 2016 squad after being inflicted with another injury. Nevertheless, Denis appeared in the 2018 World Cup squad after gaining match fitness.

Additionally, the winger replaced an injured Alan Dzagoev in the opening match against Saudi Arabia. In fact, two incredible volleys from Cheryshev sealed the win in Moscow. Another goal came against Egypt and finally in the quarterfinals against Croatia from 18 yards.

Denis Cheryshev | Stats

Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Career total 255 34 21 4 36 6 1 0 313 44

Denis Cheryshev | Net Worth & Transfer Market Value

As of 2021, the Russian winger accumulated a staggering $5 million. Also, the Valencia winger earns an annual €1.7 million. On top of that, Denis earns a modest €33,000 weekly salary.

Cheryshev during training
A photo of Cheryshev during training

Moreover, when Cheryshev was with Real Madrid, the Los Blancos paid him £25 000. Recently, as per the transfer market system, Valencia forward has a market value of €6 million, his career-high being €10 million.

While playing for Real Madrid Castille and Sevilla FC, Denis had a market value of €6.5 million. Upon returning from Villareal, the Russian recorded an astonishing €10 million, which remained until his eventual departure to the El Submarino Amarillo.

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At that point, Cheryshev recorded a drop in market value to €6 million, and the amount is intact to date. Afterward, Villareal deposited €7 million to acquire the services of the versatile Russian to Real Madrid.

Cheryshev in action with Barcelona’s Nelson Semedo

After a loan spell at Valencia and a few more years at Valencia, the Los Ches came knocking for Cheryshev. In the same way, Villareal let him leave for a sum of €6 million.

As such, the winger recorded €13 million in the transfer market history in total.

Furthermore, the left-footer player wears Nike Mercurial Vapor XII Elite and simultaneously endorses the brand. However, his current club, Valencia, signed a deal with Puma to supply training kits.


  • We tried. I think the whole team gave 100 percent. But it didn’t happen. I think that penalties are a lottery. We’re going home, to score four goals is good, but if the team doesn’t go forward, it’s meaningless.
  • I couldn’t have imagined a day like this in my wildest dreams. I’m just happy to have been able to help my team and my family. They have suffered a lot.

Denis Cheryshev | Marriage & Kids

The 29-year old is dating Cristina Cobo. Likewise, the two met when Denis started playing for Valencia. Even though the couples are from different cultural backgrounds, both hit it up at first sight.

Cheryshev with his girlfriend, Cristina
Cheryshev with his girlfriend, Cristina

As such, the lovebirds are together ever since. Ms. Cobo was a student at the Madre Sagrado Corazon Castellon and later enrolled in the University of the West of Scotland.

After this, the Spanish beauty joined the Universitat de Valencia.

At the moment, Cristina works as an attorney for Arenal Sound in Burriana. It is unclear whether Ms. Cobo and Denis share a child or not. Nonetheless, we are ever so excited to hear some good news from the couple!

Denis Cheryshev | Social Media Presence

Instagram: 1.2 million followers

Twitter: 460 followers

Facebook: 3172 followers

Denis Cheryshev | FAQs

What is Denis Cheryshev’s nationality?

The footballer is Spanish as well as of Russian nationality.

Did Denis Cheryshev play at the 2018 World Cup?

Yes, the Russian player played in the 2018 World Cup and even scored four goals in the process.

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