Andrey Arshavin

  • Date of birth : 29/05/1981
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Russia Russia
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Andrey Arshavin

Andrey Arshavin

The captain of Russia, Andrey Arshavin will be striving in Poland and Ukraine for a repeat of his heroics at UEFA EURO 2008, where he returned from suspension to inspire his country into the semi-finals with two virtuoso displays. He joined Arsenal FC in January 2009, beginning strongly, but suffered a prolonged dip in form that led to a loan move back to FC Zenit St Petersburg three years later.

• A regular at 20, Arshavin gained domestic acclaim before sampling international recognition for the first time when helping Zenit into the UEFA Cup quarter-finals in 2006 with five goals.

• Won his first cap for Russia in May 2002 and scored five goals during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, successfully transferring his effective club strike partnership with Aleksandr Kerzhakov to the international stage.

• Added three more in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying and, although suspended for the first two games of finals, returned to spearhead brilliant wins against Sweden and the Netherlands, scoring and winning man-of-the-match awards in both.

• Inspired Zenit to their first Premier-Liga title in 2007, starting all 30 matches and scoring ten goals; shone similarly in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup, taking the man-of-the-match prize in the final against Rangers FC, and also won the UEFA Super Cup against Manchester United FC.

• Joined Arsenal in early 2009 and quickly settled in the Premier League, memorably scoring all his side's goals in a 4-4 draw with Liverpool FC at Anfield a few months later.

• Left north London two league appearances shy of 100 for Arsenal when he returned to Zenit in February 2012; scored three times in ten top-flight outings to help his home-town club retain the Russian title.

UEFA honours
Team of the Tournament
UEFA Cup: winner 2008
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2008

Last updated: 31/05/12 16.49CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/05/2014 02:08 CET
17.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar1-2ZenitZenit1100
26.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-1KubanKuban3510
30.07.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundNordsjællandNordsjælland0-1ZenitZenit4600
07.08.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundZenitZenit5-0NordsjællandNordsjælland2211
17.08.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit3-0AnjiAnji700
20.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira1-4ZenitZenit2901
24.08.2013Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva1-1ZenitZenit4500
28.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsZenitZenit4-2Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira4410
01.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva5700
14.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-0TerekTerek9001
18.09.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAtléticoAtlético3-1ZenitZenit1600
22.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueRostovRostov0-4ZenitZenit7510
25.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov1-4ZenitZenit4502
28.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit4-2Spartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva6100
01.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageZenitZenit0-0Austria WienAustria Wien2500
06.10.2013Russian Premier LeagueTomTom0-3ZenitZenit9001
18.10.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-0CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva5501
22.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stagePortoPorto0-1ZenitZenit6500
26.10.2013Russian Premier LeagueUralUral1-2ZenitZenit7500
30.10.2013Russian CupFourth roundTyumenTyumen2-0ZenitZenit9000
02.11.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-1AmkarAmkar4500
06.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageZenitZenit1-1PortoPorto2300
10.11.2013Russian Premier LeagueSpartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva4-2ZenitZenit7700
22.11.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit0-2RostovRostov000
26.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageZenitZenit1-1AtléticoAtlético2600
01.12.2013Russian Premier LeagueTerekTerek1-1ZenitZenit7500
06.12.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-1UralUral9000
11.12.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAustria WienAustria Wien4-1ZenitZenit2700
25.02.2014UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16ZenitZenit2-4DortmundDortmund1500
06.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit6-2RubinRubin1300
12.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit4-1KrasnodarKrasnodar6900
19.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueAnjiAnji1-2ZenitZenit6000
26.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-0VolgaVolga400

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Andrey Arshavin
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 29/05/1981 (32)
  • Country: Russia
  • Squad number: 23
  • Club: Zenit ( RUS)

  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Semi-finals)
    02/08/00: Bradford 0-3 Zenit
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    25/04/01: Serbia 2-2 Russia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Russia U-2191

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 26/02/2014 01:06 CET
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