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: 16/09/2015 09:23 CET
20.07.2015Russian Premier LeagueKubanKuban0-2UralUral8400
10.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar1-1KubanKuban800
15.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueKubanKuban0-1RubinRubin4500
24.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueKrylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov3-0KubanKuban9000
30.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueKubanKuban0-1CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva7300
12.09.2015Russian Premier LeagueAmkarAmkar1-1KubanKuban2500

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Andrey Arshavin
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 29/05/1981 (34)
  • Country: Russia
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Kuban ( RUS)

  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • 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: 30/07/2015 15:43 CET