Konstantin Zyryanov

Konstantin Zyryanov

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Konstantin Georgiyevich Zyryanov (Russian: Константин Георгиевич Зырянов; born 5 October 1977 in Perm) is an association footballer who currently plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg and the Russian national team.

Career

Club career

Zenit Saint Petersburg's late-developing holding midfielder was Russian Footballer of the Year in 2007, probably most notably for his scoring ability shown in August 2007 alone when he scored six league goals for Zenit.

Zyryanov can also play at the back and, in addition, has been used as a creative/goalscoring role by Zenit coach Dick Advocaat.

In 2008, he scored against Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the 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.

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International career

Euro 2008

On 14 June 2008, Zyrianov 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.

International goals

Scores and results list. Russia's goal tally first:




Personal life

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...
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