Football fans remember a lot of his matches in our club jersey. It was he who first overcame the level of 200 official matches for "Bunyodkor".
There are 205 meetings for our team in account of Karpenko, 170 of which he started in the main squad. He scored 38 goals and it is below only than Anvarjon Soliev and Rivaldo. Victor still continues to confidently play the game on the field.
The return of the veteran to the “swallows” family has caused mixed reactions: some seemed genuinely happy and someone felt being at lost about the inclusion of "aged" in the application midfielder Youthful team.
What prompted the parties again to go to meet each other?
We asked the opinion of management of the club, the head coach and the player himself.
Bakhtiyor Boboev, CEO of FC "Bunyodkor": Victor Karpenko did a lot for the club, together with its partners won a lot of titles. He'll finish his playing career soon. Over the years in the big football he amassed a lot of experience. And we want people like him to work in our team and benefit all domestic football. At the end of his career he will continue to serve "Bunyodkor".
Sergey Luschan, head coach: Victor could still benefit as a player. We talked to him. We produce on the field as needed. He has great experience, he is a true professional who can serve as an example to follow in training.
Victor Karpenko: "Bunyodkor" is my home club. Here I have lived the best years as a player. We became champions, won Cups, successfully played in the Champions League. I played with the legendary partners. Even when I played for other teams, I always followed "Bunyodkor", visited their matches, talked with managers and players. I am very pleased to come back to their community. I will try to do everything I can to make the team achieve great victories.