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Valeri Saramutin




Date of Birth: 5/17/1995
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5-9
Weight: 164
Position: Midfielder
Country: Russia, USA
Last Club: FC Veles Moscow (Russia)


Saramutin arrives in Austin from FC Veles Moscow of the Russian National Football League and previously played four seasons with the Russian youth national teams.

Saramutin appeared in six matches for FC Veles Moscow in 2018 after appearing in 16 matches for FC Dynamo Saint Petersburg from 2017-18, scoring once and adding four assists in 937 minutes of play in his first season with the club.

Born in Camden, N.J., the 23-year-old played with the Russian U-16, U-17, U-18 and U-19 national teams. He appeared in 21 matches for the squads, often serving as a captain, and advanced to the UEFA U-16/U-17 and UEFA U-19 Championship Elite Round each year from 2011-2014.

Saramutin started his career with the FC Dynamo Moscow youth academy in 2012, winning back-to-back Russian Football Premier League U-21 Championships in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. He made his professional debut with the senior team in 2016, helping the club to the 2016-17 Russian Football National League Championship.