Konstantin Zyryanov

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Konstantin Zyryanov
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Zyryanov in 2010
Personal information
Full name Konstantin Georgiyevich Zyryanov
Date of birth (1977-10-05) 5 October 1977 (age 36)
Place of birth Perm, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Zenit-2 St. Petersburg
(Player-Coach)
Youth career
Zvezda Perm
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2000 Amkar Perm 171 (48)
2000 Torpedo-2 Moscow 2 (1)
2000–2007 Torpedo Moscow 164 (9)
2007–2014 Zenit Saint Petersburg 201 (30)
2014– Zenit-2 St. Petersburg 0 (0)
National team
2006–2012 Russia 52 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:54, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Georgiyevich and the family name is Zyryanov.

Konstantin Georgiyevich Zyryanov (Russian: Константин Георгиевич Зырянов; born 5 October 1977 in Perm) is a Russian footballer of Komi descent who is a player-coach for Zenit-2 St. Petersburg.

Club career[edit]

Early career and Amkar Perm[edit]

Zyryanov started to play football in local club Zvezda Perm. His professional career began with Amkar, in 1994. He played 171 league games, having scored in 48 occasions. In 1998, Zyryanov won Russian Second Division with Amkar and in 2000, he joined Torpedo Moscow.

Torpedo Moscow[edit]

Upon joining Torpedo, Zyryanov switched to their reserve team, where he played two games, scoring once. After that, he became a first squad regular. He was one of the most important Torpedo players, where he made 164 league appearances and scored nine goals. His playing ability brought him to Russian football giant Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2007.

Zenit Saint Petersburg[edit]

Zenit's late-developing holding midfielder was Russian Footballer of the Year in 2007; in August alone he scored six league goals for Zenit.

Zyryanov also played at the back and, in addition, was used in a creative/goalscoring role by then Zenit coach Dick Advocaat. He was described as a "calm facilitator, keeping the ball moving and rarely losing possession" as he played in front of defenders.[1]

In 2008, he scored against Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the 2007–08 UEFA Cup to help earn his side a place in the final against Scottish club Rangers. He followed that up with the second goal in the final against Rangers to give Zenit a 2–0 victory and lift the title.[2] Since then, Zyryanov became one of the finest Russian players, and one of the most important parts of Zenit and Russian national team.

Following the expiration of Zyryanov's Zenit contract, he signed a one-year contract with their farm club Zenit-2 St. Petersburg as a player-coach.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 10 December 2012
Club Div Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Russia Amkar Perm D4 1995 24 8 0 0 24 8
D3 1996 40 13 1 0 41 13
1997 38 4 1 1 39 5
1998 33 17 4 0 37 17
D2 1999 36 6 2 0 38 6
Total 171 48 8 1 0 0 179 49
Russia Torpedo-2 Moscow D3 2000 2 1 0 0 2 1
Total 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Russia Torpedo Moscow D1 2000 5 3 2 1 1 0 8 4
2001 29 0 2 0 2 0 33 0
2002 15 0 0 0 15 0
2003 26 0 6 2 5 1 37 3
2004 30 2 1 0 31 2
2005 29 3 6 0 35 3
2006 30 1 5 1 35 2
Total 164 9 22 4 8 1 194 14
Russia Zenit SPb D1 2007 27 9 5 3 8 1 40 13
2008 29 7 1 0 15 3 45 10
2009 30 4 2 1 2 0 34 5
2010 28 2 5 1 0 0 33 3
2011–12 41 1 2 0 8 1 51 2
2012–13 27 6 3 0 4 0 34 6
2013–14 19 1 2 0 8 0 28 1
Total 201 30 20 5 45 5 266 40
Career total 538 88 50 10 53 6 641 104

International career[edit]

Euro 2008[edit]

On 14 June 2008, Zyryanov scored for Russia in the 33rd minute of their second match in Euro 2008's Group D against Greece. Russia won the match 1–0.[4] He was later named in the Euro 2008 Team of the tournament.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. Russia's goal tally first:
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 May 2008 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Kazakhstan 3–0 6–0 Friendly match
2. 4 June 2008 Wacker Arena, Burghausen, Germany  Lithuania 1–1 4–1 Friendly match
3. 14 June 2008 Wals Siezenheim Stadium, Salzburg, Austria  Greece 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2008
4. 20 August 2008 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Netherlands 1–1 1–1 Friendly match
5. 28 March 2009 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Azerbaijan 2–0 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 1 April 2009 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 1–0 1–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 10 June 2009 Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland  Finland 3–0 3–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

Zyryanov was struck by tragedy in August 2002 when his wife Olga, who was a drug addict, jumped from their eighth floor apartment holding the hand of his four-year-old daughter. His daughter died that evening and his wife died a month later. His father and brother died two years before that. His new partner Natalia gave birth to their first child, a boy they called Lev, on 20 September 2008.[5] He married Natalia on 9 June 2010.[6] Their second child, a girl named Polina, was born on 9 January 2012.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Amkar Perm

Zenit St. Petersburg

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]