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Kariaka commits to Krylya Sovetov

Published: Tuesday 6 July 2004, 14.02CET
Russian international Andrei Kariaka has signed a new five-year contract with FC Krylya Sovetov Samara.
Published: Tuesday 6 July 2004, 14.02CET

Kariaka commits to Krylya Sovetov

Russian international Andrei Kariaka has signed a new five-year contract with FC Krylya Sovetov Samara.

Russian international Andrei Kariaka has signed a new five-year contract with his club, FC Krylya Sovetov Samara.

Club loyalty
The 26-year-old midfield player, who played in all three of Russia's games at UEFA EURO 2004™ was delighted to refresh his contract saying: "I am very happy to stay because this club helped me to play at the top level. While at Samara I made my debut in the national team. My club has very good fans and I'll do my best to make them happy."

Ukrainian origins
Kariaka spent the first years of his career playing in his native Ukraine with FC Metalurh Zaporizhya and CSCA Kyiv - who are now FC Arsenal Kyiv. He joined Krylya Sovetov in 2000 and has played 102 games for the club in five seasons, as well as taking Russian citizenship in order to play for the national team.

Top scorer
He is the current top scorer in the 2004 Russian Premier-liga campaign with 14 goals. "Hopefully my form will be as good as it has been in the first half of the season," he said.

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