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 34)
Place of birth Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
CSKA Moscow
Number 24
Youth career
Smena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Torpedo-ZIL 29 (0)
2002– CSKA Moscow 324 (7)
National team
2003– Russia 97 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2016
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Vladimirovich and the family name is Berezutski.

Vasili Vladimirovich Berezutski (Russian: Василий Владимирович Березуцкий; born 20 June 1982 in Moscow) is a Russian footballer who plays as a defender for CSKA Moscow. He began his professional career in 1999 at the age of 17 in Torpedo-ZIL. He is now playing for CSKA Moscow.[1] He is a Russia national football team regular. He plays as a fullback or centre back and sometimes is also deployed as wingback or wide-midfielder.

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

International[edit]

Vasili scored his first goal for Russia during a Euro 2008 Qualification match against Former Yugoslavic Republic of 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,[2] 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.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 01 June 2016
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 26 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
Total 324 7 49 0 87 4 460 11
Career total 354 7 51 0 87 4 491 11

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.

International goals[edit]

As of match played 11 June 2016. Russia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Berezutski goal.[4]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Березуцкий Василий Владимирович (in Russian). Sportbox.ru. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Состав национальной сборной России на ЧМ-2014 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "England 1 Russia 1". BBC Sport. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Vasili Berezutski profile at Soccerway

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