In 2016, Ivan Oblyakov, a student of the Zenit sports school, went to play in Ufa, where Goncharenko soon appeared.
– When I arrived in Ufa, Vanya was already there, – said Viktor Mikhailovich in an interview on Avtoradio. – He, in my opinion, was not yet 18 years old. I liked him from the first training session, it was clear that a good player could come out of a boy. He is efficient, with good movement, a good left foot, he did everything with great enthusiasm. Such players always cause sympathy.
Ivan Oblyakov still played in Ufa, and in Moscow the question of his transfer to CSKA was already being decided. The same Viktor Goncharenko, who became the new mentor of the army, called him to the capital. According to Nina Ivanovna Oblyakova, the athlete’s mother, everything was decided very quickly and unexpectedly:
– Vanya was waiting for this problem to be resolved. Probably, Viktor Mikhailovich invited him to CSKA with him, but in Ufa they solved the problem with the contract and decided for a long time. Margarita (Vanya’s sister) and I were in Ufa at that time, and dad was at home, Nina Ivanovna recalled. -Vanya did not come after the game, he stayed to decide the issue of the contract: when, what, where. You know, the contract is like that. We are waiting for him at home, we have prepared a festive dinner, Vanya is not there yet. You need to go to bed already, he comes running: “That’s it, I signed the contract, I’m flying to Moscow.” “Well, how is it, Vanya? We already have everything ready, we are waiting for you.”“ I don’t have time, I pack my suitcase and run away. ”And he flies away.
Mom and sister did not even have time to leave Ufa when they saw Vanya’s CSKA match on TV.
– We were very surprised. We call him: “Vanya, what is he like? Why didn’t you tell us anything? “. Answers:” And I myself did not know that he would play.
After that, the guy was suspected of being the favorite of Viktor Goncharenko. What’s more, a version emerged that Iván is the son of a coach and that is why he is always in the game. In fact, the young footballer comes from the village of Vyndin Ostrov in the Leningrad region. The fifth child in a family where my mother worked as a seamstress in a Rural Life House and worked as a hairdresser, and my father is a tractor driver, driver and sports fan who organized an amateur soccer team. In this village team, Vanya began his football career. Before the game, the field full of moles had to be leveled again each time.
– The fact that Vanya was called and continues to be called my son, you know, right? Because if a person was with you in Ufa, and then he goes to the next team, then in any case they will say that you are dragging him. The press criticized me and the press a lot for this, but then Vanya showed with his game that he was making himself a player, and he himself deserved to play for CSKA, ”Viktor Goncharenko said on the program Mom knows everything. in Avtoradio.