Zyryanov at Zenit in 2014
|Full name||Konstantin Georgiyevich Zyryanov|
|Date of birth||5 October 1977|
|Place of birth||Perm, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Zenit-2 St. Petersburg|
|2007–2014||Zenit Saint Petersburg||201||(30)|
|2014–||Zenit-2 St. Petersburg||85||(10)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Konstantin Georgiyevich Zyryanov (Russian: Константин Георгиевич Зырянов; born 5 October 1977 in Perm) is a Russian footballer of Komi descent. He plays as a central midfielder for Zenit-2 St. Petersburg.
Early career and Amkar Perm
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.
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
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.
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. Since then, Zyryanov became one of the finest Russian players, and one of the most important parts of Zenit and Russian national team.
- As of 10 December 2012
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. He was later named in the Euro 2008 Team of the tournament.
- Scores and results list. Russia's goal tally first:
|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|
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. He married Natalia on 9 June 2010. Their second child, a girl named Polina, was born on 9 January 2012.
Zenit St. Petersburg
- Russian Premier League (3): 2007, 2010, 2011–12
- Russian Cup (1): 2010
- Russian Super Cup (2): 2008, 2011
- UEFA Cup (1): 2007–08
- UEFA Super Cup (1): 2008
- Russian Footballer of the Year (awarded by Futbol and Sport-Express): 2007
- Gentleman of the Year (awarded by Komsomolskaya Pravda): 2007
- UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 2008
- Wilson, Jonathan. "Euro 2012: Russia". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
- Zenit 2–0 Rangers
- Зырянов стал играющим тренером Зенита-2. http://news.sport-express.ru (in Russian). news.sport-express.ru. Retrieved 5 August 2014. External link in
- Greece vs Russia match report
- В 30 лет жизнь только начинается
- Константин Зырянов женился