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Vasili Berezutski

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Vasiliy Vladimirovich Berezutski (Russian: Василий Владимирович Березуцкий; born 20 June 1982) is a Russian former footballer who played as a defender. He began his professional career in 1999 at the age of 17.[1] He was a Russia national football team regular, earning his 100th cap on 6 September 2016 in a friendly against Ghana.[2] He played as a fullback or centre-back and sometimes was also deployed as wingback or midfielder.

Vasiliy Berezutski
Vasili Berezutski 2014.jpg
Berezutski with Russia in 2014
Personal information
Full name Vasiliy Vladimirovich Berezutski
Date of birth (1982-06-20) 20 June 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre-back / Right-back
Youth career
1990–1997 Smena Moscow
1997–1999 Torpedo-ZIL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Torpedo-ZIL 29 (0)
2002–2018 CSKA Moscow 376 (9)
Total 405 (9)
National team
2001–2003 Russia U-21 5 (1)
2003–2016 Russia 101 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2016

Vasili started to play football in sport school Smena in Moscow. His identical twin brother, Aleksei, was also a defender for CSKA Moscow.

He officially announced his retirement from playing on 21 July 2018.[3]

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International careerEdit

Vasili scored his first goal for Russia during a Euro 2008 Qualification match against Macedonia.

He was called up to Russia's Euro 2008 squad and came on as a late substitute in their second game against Greece in Salzburg and started the semi-final against Spain in Vienna.

He was named in Russia's provisional squad for UEFA Euro 2012, but had to drop out before the tournament began due to a thigh injury.

On 2 June 2014, he was included in the Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad,[4] and appointed as the team captain. He was chosen in Russia's squad for Euro 2016 and scored an injury time equaliser in Russia's opening game against England.[5]

On 7 March 2018, he officially retired from international football.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 14 May 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Torpedo-ZIL 2000 First Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
2001 26 0 2 0 28 0
Total 29 0 2 0 - - - - 31 0
CSKA Moscow 2002 Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2003 23 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 26 0
2004 6 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 12 0
2005 27 2 7 0 14 1 1 0 49 3
2006 26 1 7 0 6 0 1 0 40 1
2007 26 1 4 0 7 0 1 0 38 1
2008 28 0 4 0 5 0 - 37 0
2009 28 2 3 0 10 1 - 41 3
2010 22 0 1 0 11 0 1 0 35 0
2011–12 36 0 5 0 12 1 1 0 54 1
2012–13 29 0 1 0 2 0 - 32 0
2013–14 23 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 29 0
2014–15 30 1 3 0 6 1 1 0 40 2
2015–16 18 0 1 0 5 0 - 24 0
2016–17 27 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 32 1
2017–18 25 1 0 0 14 0 - 39 1
Total 376 9 40 0 105 4 10 0 531 13
Career total 406 9 42 0 105 4 10 0 562 13

International goalsEdit

As of match played 11 June 2016. Russia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Berezutski goal.[7]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 September 2007 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia 22   Macedonia 1–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
2 5 September 2009 Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia 39   Liechtenstein 1–0 3–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 10 September 2013 Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia 73   Israel 1–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 6 June 2014 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia 79   Morocco 1–0 2–0 Friendly
5 11 June 2016 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France 97   England 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 2016

HonoursEdit

 
Berezutsky in action for PFC CSKA Moscow in 2009

ClubEdit

CSKA

InternationalEdit

Russia

IndividualEdit

  • In the list of 33 best football players of the championship of Russia (9): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2012/13, 2013/14.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Березуцкий Василий Владимирович (in Russian). Sportbox.ru. Retrieved 8 July 2009.
  2. ^ Василий Березуцкий: 100 матчей за сборную (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Братья Березуцкие завершили профессиональную карьеру" (in Russian). PFC CSKA Moscow. 21 July 2018.
  4. ^ Состав национальной сборной России на ЧМ-2014 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2 June 2014.
  5. ^ "England 1 Russia 1". BBC Sport. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  6. ^ БРАТЬЯ БЕРЕЗУЦКИЕ ЗАВЕРШИЛИ ВЫСТУПЛЕНИЯ ЗА СБОРНУЮ РОССИИ (in Russian). Sport-Express. 7 March 2018.
  7. ^ Vasili Berezutski at Soccerway

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