Konstantin Zyryanov

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Konstantin Zyryanov
Zenit soccerman (10).jpg
Zyryanov at Zenit in 2014
Personal information
Full name Konstantin Georgiyevich Zyryanov
Date of birth (1977-10-05) 5 October 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Perm, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Zenit Saint Petersburg (U-21 manager)
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)
2007–2017 Zenit Saint Petersburg 201 (30)
2014–2017Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg 87 (10)
Total 625 (98)
National team
2006–2012 Russia 52 (7)
Teams managed
2017–2018 Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg
2018– Zenit Saint Petersburg (U21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Konstantin Georgiyevich Zyryanov (Russian: Константин Георгиевич Зырянов; born 5 October 1977) is a Russian football manager and a former player of Komi descent. He is the manager of the Under-21 squad of Zenit 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 named Russian Footballer of the Year by Futbol and Sport-Express 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]

On 27 December 2017, he officially retired as a player and was appointed the manager of Zenit-2.[4]

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.[5] He was later named in the Euro 2008 Team of the tournament.

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.[6] He married Natalia on 9 June 2010.[7] Their second child, a girl named Polina, was born on 9 January 2012.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Amkar Perm 1995 Russian Third League 24 8 0 0 24 8
1996 Russian Second Division 40 13 1 0 41 13
1997 38 4 1 1 39 5
1998 33 17 4 0 37 17
1999 Russian First Division 36 6 2 0 38 6
Total 171 48 8 1 0 0 179 49
Torpedo-2 Moscow 2000 Russian Second Division 2 1 0 0 2 1
Total 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Torpedo Moscow 2000 Russian Premier League 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
Zenit 2007 Russian Premier League 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 29 1
Total 201 30 20 5 45 5 266 40
Zenit-2 2014–15 Russian Professional Football League 23 6 23 6
2015–16 Russian Football National League 33 2 33 2
2016–17 28 2 28 2
2017–18 3 0 3 0
Total 87 10 0 0 0 0 87 10
Career total 625 98 50 10 53 6 728 114

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

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Amkar Perm

Zenit St. Petersburg

International[edit]

Russia

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Jonathan. "Euro 2012: Russia". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  2. ^ Zenit 2–0 Rangers
  3. ^ Зырянов стал играющим тренером Зенита-2. http://news.sport-express.ru (in Russian). news.sport-express.ru. Retrieved 5 August 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ "Константин Зырянов возглавил «Зенит»-2" (in Russian). FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. 27 December 2017.
  5. ^ Greece vs Russia match report[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ В 30 лет жизнь только начинается Archived 7 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Константин Зырянов женился

External links[edit]