Vladimir Vasilyevich Granat is a Russian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Russia National team. Granat made his professional debut in 2004 with Zvezda Irkutsk. The following season he joined Dynamo Moscow where he stayed for 10 seasons, playing 188 games and scoring three goals. On 11 May 2014, during the Russian Premier League match against Zenit St. Petersburg, Granat was attacked by a Zenit fan who had invaded the pitch, resulting in Granat being hospitalized with concussion and a broken jaw. In March 2015, Granat agreed to move from FC Dynamo Moscow to rivals FC Spartak Moscow during the 2015 Summer transfer window. On 10 June 2017, after one season with FC Rostov, he moved to FC Rubin Kazan. Two years after last appearing on the field, on 18 February 2021 he joined third-tier PFL club Olimp-Dolgoprudny. He left the club at the end of the 2020–21 season and then returned to it in February 2022. His grandparents from father line came from Ukraine; the family name Granat is also of Eastern European Jewish origin. Vladimir Granat was raised in a big family. He is married with two children.