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Aleksandr Kerzhakov

Aleksandr Kerzhakov

An experienced forward of considerable goalscoring pedigree, Aleksandr Kerzhakov played for Russia at tournaments in 2002 and 2004 but missed UEFA EURO 2008 so will be eager to return to the big stage again in Poland and Ukraine. He is now enjoying a productive second spell at FC Zenit St Petersburg, where he is universally revered.

• Kerzhakov joined Zenit aged 18 from the illustrious Smena football school in the city and made an immediate impression, scoring 14 league goals in 2002, 13 in 2003 and a league-best tally of 18 in 2004.

• Also proved his worth in Europe, scoring 13 goals in 21 UEFA Cup matches for Zenit in successive campaigns (2004/05 and 2005/06) and establishing an exciting attacking partnership with Andrey Arshavin.

• A youthful member of Russia's 2002 FIFA World Cup squad, he also participated at UEFA EURO 2004, appearing in one game at both tournaments; scored six goals in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2008 but was not selected for the finals.

• Left Zenit for Sevilla FC in January 2007 and won two trophies in his first season, the UEFA Cup and Copa del Rey − though only a substitute in each final; returned to Russia a year later, joining FC Dinamo Moskva, for whom he scored 19 goals in two Premier-Liga campaigns.

• Returned to Zenit in January 2010 and enjoyed a superb homecoming season, top scoring with 13 goals as the Sine-Belo-Golubye won the Premier-Liga and Russian Cup.

• Made a successful return to the international scene under Dick Advocaat, scoring in back-to-back UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers against the Republic of Ireland and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in October 2010.

• Better than ever in the marathon 44-game 2011/12 Premier-Liga season, scoring a career-best 23 league goals (second only to PFC CSKA Moskva's Seydou Doumbia) as Zenit retained the championship.

UEFA honours
winner 2007

Last updated: 31/05/12 16.29CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/07/2015 17:05 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia2-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland9001
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundIsraelIsrael0-4RussiaRussia9020
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-0PortugalPortugal6510
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan7900
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0RussiaRussia6800
14.08.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland1-0RussiaRussia4600
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia4-1LuxembourgLuxembourg9011
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia3-1IsraelIsrael9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLuxembourgLuxembourg0-4RussiaRussia9010
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan1-1RussiaRussia9000
17.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageRussiaRussia1-1Korea RepublicKorea Republic1910
22.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageBelgiumBelgium1-0RussiaRussia100
26.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageAlgeriaAlgeria1-1RussiaRussia8000
02.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueArsenal TulaArsenal Tula0-4ZenitZenit1800
09.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit8-1Torpedo MoskvaTorpedo Moskva3120
13.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueUralUral1-2ZenitZenit1500
16.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-0UfaUfa8500
23.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-0AmkarAmkar1000
31.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva0-1ZenitZenit7600
03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRussiaRussia4-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan9020
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundRussiaRussia4-0LiechtensteinLiechtenstein4500
12.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-1MoldovaMoldova4500
18.10.2014Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar2-2ZenitZenit1800
26.10.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit5-0MordoviaMordovia9010
29.10.2014Russian CupSixth roundZenitZenit2-3Arsenal TulaArsenal Tula10500
01.11.2014Russian Premier LeagueCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva0-1ZenitZenit9000
08.11.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-3TerekTerek6300
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageHungaryHungary1-2RussiaRussia2710
12.04.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-1RubinRubin200
02.05.2015Russian Premier LeagueSpartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva1-1ZenitZenit500
17.05.2015Russian Premier LeagueUfaUfa1-1ZenitZenit2800
23.05.2015Russian Premier LeagueAmkarAmkar1-0ZenitZenit1500
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRussiaRussia4-2BelarusBelarus3010
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRussiaRussia0-1AustriaAustria1900

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Aleksandr Kerzhakov
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 27/11/1982 (32)
  • Country: Russia
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Zenit ( RUS)

  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    19/09/02: Grasshoppers 3-1 Zenit
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Preliminary round)
    01/10/00: Azerbaijan 0-10 Russia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Russia U-2131
Russia U-1835

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dinamo Moskva20
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Dinamo Moskva21
Last updated: 15/06/2015 01:19 CET
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