Jan Telesnikov Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Jan Telesnikov
  • Born: December 11th, 1972 (Soviet Union)
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Signed: August 5th, 1999 (£450,000)
  • First Manager: Paul Sturrock
  • Career Totals: 30 appearances, 4 goals
  • Also Played For: Beitar Jerusalem, FC Ashdod, Hapoel Jerusalem

Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1999-00 27 (3) 4 9 0 33.3% 16.7% 50.0%
Totals: 27 (3) 4

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 21/05/00 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2
 13/05/00 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 2
 06/05/00 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 3
 02/05/00 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
 04/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 27/11/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 0
 31/10/99 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 3
 12/10/99 3rd Round vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
 11/09/99 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 27/11/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0
 31/10/99 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 3
 12/10/99 3rd Round vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 11/09/99 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 21/05/00 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 2
 13/05/00 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 06/05/00 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 3
 02/05/00 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 15/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 08/04/00 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 04/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 01/04/00 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 1
 25/03/00 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 04/03/00 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 26/02/00 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 19/02/00 4th Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 2
 13/02/00 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 1
 30/01/00 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1
 22/01/00 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 12/12/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 05/12/99 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 3
 01/12/99 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 2
 27/11/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0
 20/11/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 06/11/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 1
 31/10/99 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 3
 27/10/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 23/10/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 2
 17/10/99 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 12/10/99 3rd Round vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 25/09/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 2
 18/09/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 1
 11/09/99 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 1
 29/08/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0


Jan was a Russian born, Israeli international who had been with Ashdod FC and Beitar Jerusalem. Work permit problems delayed his debut and he then spent just one season at Tannadice, returning to Beitar Jerusalem at the end of 1999-2000 for around £355,000.

Squad Numbers




August 29th, 1999
Dundee United 0 - 0 Kilmarnock

League (SPL)

International Career (Israel)

Caps: 21

Goals: 4

International Debut: February 18th, 1998 v. Turkey

Russian born Jan Telesnikov emigrated to Israel at the age of seven, and went on to make his first full international appearance against Turkey in 1998, scoring the opening goal on his debut. Having played for Israel in a pre-season friendly at Fulham in August 1999, the thirteen times capped midfielder signed for United two days later, but a delay on his work permit meant he had to wait to make his United debut. In the meantime he came off the bench for Israel in a friendly against Slovakia. As a United player, Jan played in European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Spain, before appearing in the Euro 2000 Play-Off matches against Denmark. He played two further international friendlies during the 1999-00 season, but after leaving United be failed to win back a place in the Israel side.

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  • Date of Birth

    Jan was born on this date in Soviet Union.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Jan was a Russian born, Israeli international who had been with Ashdod FC and Beitar Jerusalem. Work permit problems delayed his debut and he then spent just one season at Tannadice, returning to Beitar Jerusalem at the end of 1999-2000 for around £355,000.

  • For the third time within the space of six weeks we met and defeated our Tayside rivals. Whilst the other two clashes at McDiarmid had produced little in the way of goalmouth action, this one did. Most particularly by us during a first half in which we played as well as we have done at any time this season. No one could dispute that we deserved to

  • Last Appearance - Celtic 2 - 0 Dundee United

    It was a very strange looking Celtic line-up which faced United for the final match of the season. No less than six of the home side were in the Hoops' starting line-up for the very first time and their exuberance was the telling factor as a hugely disappointing second half of the season finished in like fashion. After a quiet opening ten minutes, Stephen McConalogue was first to threaten with an angled drive which Gould turned round his near-post. Alan Combe emulated this five minutes later to deny Lynch. There was an even better chance for Celtic three minutes later when Burchill broke through, but the Scotland striker shot into the side-netting. On the half-hour mark, Alan Combe pulled off yet another of the saves which have made him Tannadice's Player of the Season by not only saving, but, albeit it at the second attempt, holding onto Burchill's diagonal drive. Best chance of the opening half undoubtedly fell to United when David Hannah picked out Atex Mathie in space, but the striker could do no better than shoot straight at Goutd when Stephen McConatogue was better-placed. If the Tangerines spurned that chance, then Celtic passed up an even better opportunity of grabbing a half-time lead when Alan Combe was harshly adjudged to have brought down Burchill. Justice was served when Alan Combe saved Berkovie's softly-struck spot-kick! There was. however, no such salvation seven minutes into the second half! A free-kick into the box felt to Simon Lynch and the youngster finished clinically from twelve yards. Ten minutes later and a well worked move on the right saw Alex Mathie whip in a cross which Stephen McConalogue knocked narrowly past, but that was effectively the last seen of United as an attacking force, Celtic got a second two minutes later when Berkovic played McCann in on the