Vasili Berezutski

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Vasili Berezutski
Vasili Berezutski 2014.jpg
Berezutski with Russia in 2014
Personal information
Full name Vasili Vladimirovich Berezutski
Date of birth (1982-06-20) 20 June 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre-back / Right-back
Club information
Current team
CSKA Moscow
Number 24
Youth career
1990–1997 Smena Moscow
1997–1999 Torpedo-ZIL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Torpedo-ZIL 29 (0)
2002– CSKA Moscow 376 (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 Vladimirovich Berezutski (Russian: Василий Владимирович Березуцкий; born 20 June 1982) is a Russian footballer who plays as a defender for CSKA Moscow. He began his professional career in 1999 at the age of 17. He is now playing for PFC CSKA Moscow.[1] He was a Russia national football team regular, earning his 100th cap on 6 September 2016 in a friendly against Ghana.[2] He plays as a fullback or centre back and sometimes is also deployed as wingback or midfielder.

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

International career[edit]

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,[3] 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.[4]

On 7 March 2018, he officially retired from international football.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 14 May 2018
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Torpedo-ZIL 2000 3 0 0 0 3 0
2001 26 0 2 0 28 0
Total 29 0 2 0 0 0 31 0
CSKA Moscow 2002 2 0 0 0 2 0
2003 23 0 2 0 1 0 26 0
2004 6 0 1 0 5 0 12 0
2005 27 2 7 0 15 1 49 3
2006 25 1 8 0 6 0 40 1
2007 26 1 5 0 7 0 38 1
2008 28 0 4 0 5 0 37 0
2009 28 2 4 0 10 1 42 3
2010 22 0 2 0 11 0 35 0
2011–12 36 0 6 0 12 1 54 1
2012–13 29 0 1 0 2 0 32 0
2013–14 23 0 4 0 2 0 29 0
2014–15 30 1 4 0 6 1 40 2
2015–16 18 0 1 0 5 0 24 0
2016–17 27 1 0 0 5 0 32 1
2017–18 25 1 0 0 14 0 39 1
Total 375 9 49 0 106 4 531 13
Career total 406 9 51 0 106 4 562 13

International goals[edit]

As of match played 11 June 2016. Russia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Berezutski goal.[6]
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

Honours[edit]

Berezutsky in action for PFC CSKA Moscow in 2009

Club[edit]

CSKA

International[edit]

Russia

Individual[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Состав национальной сборной России на ЧМ-2014 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "England 1 Russia 1". BBC Sport. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  5. ^ БРАТЬЯ БЕРЕЗУЦКИЕ ЗАВЕРШИЛИ ВЫСТУПЛЕНИЯ ЗА СБОРНУЮ РОССИИ (in Russian). Sport-Express. 7 March 2018. 
  6. ^ Vasili Berezutski at Soccerway

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