The Russian international, who signed a contract with Dynamo the day before, chose number 40 on his playing shirt.
At the dawn of his career, Fedor has already played for Dynamo for three seasons under this number.
— This is quite symbolic, because it was my first playing number at Dynamo, — Smolov explained his choice. — One day, the team administrator offered me this number, when I played for the Academy. Now I was thinking about number 10, but it was not available. And when it got free, I already chose number 40 after having some consultations with my dad.
In all Dynamo modern history, only Fedor Smolov played under the 40th number in official matches.