Ambassador dynasty

The story behind the photo
30 December 2016
July 1, 1995. FC Dinamo Moscow player Dmitry Cheryshev with his son Denis © Igor Utkin/ТАSS

It’s not hard to guess who’s in the picture – the face of the Real-nursed footballer who went on to play for the Russian national team has barely changed in 20 years.

In 1996, FC Dinamo Moscow’s striker Dmitry Chryshev transferred to Spain’s Sporting de Gijon and soon little Denis found himself in Real Madrid’s youth system, which he passed with flying colours.

Now, Denis, just like his father in the 90s, is playing for the Russian national team. Both will represent their native Nizhny Novgorod at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.