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Zenit sign up Anyukov for another five years

Published: Monday 1 August 2011, 15.35CET
FC Zenit St Petersburg captain and Russia right-back Aleksandr Anyukov has signed a new five-year contract with the UEFA Champions League group stage entrants.
Zenit sign up Anyukov for another five years
Aleksandr Anyukov has been a stalwart for Zenit since his arrival in 2005 ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 1 August 2011, 15.35CET

Zenit sign up Anyukov for another five years

FC Zenit St Petersburg captain and Russia right-back Aleksandr Anyukov has signed a new five-year contract with the UEFA Champions League group stage entrants.

FC Zenit St Petersburg captain Aleksandr Anyukov has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier-Liga champions.

The right-back's previous deal with Zenit was due to expire this year, but he will now remain at the Petrovsky Stadium until 2016. A graduate of the PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara academy, Anyukov joined Zenit in summer 2005 and has made 229 competitive appearances for the club, scoring ten goals.

The 28-year-old's stay at Zenit has coincided with the most successful period in the club's history. Anyukov has won two national titles, a Russian Cup, a UEFA Cup and a UEFA Super Cup at the St Petersburg outfit; he has also been capped 57 times by his country.

Defending champions Zenit lie second in Russia, five points behind PFC CSKA Moskva after 18 games of the 2011/12 domestic season. Luciano Spalletti's side will kick off their UEFA Champions League campaign in the group stage.

Last updated: 01/08/11 18.30CET

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