Friday, March 30, 2012

Andrey Arshavin

Andrey Arshavin, nicknamed Shava, is a Russian professional soccer player. His team is Zenit St. Petersburg, currently on loan from Arsenal FC. His playing position is winger/forward. 

Arshavin joined the Russian national team in May 2002; he played his first match in a friendly vs. Romania in February 2003. He became the captain for the team in 2008, leading the team to a semifinal appearance in the Euro 2008. He also also captained the team to qualify for the 2010 World Cup. 

He is married and has 2 children. 

Born: May 29, 1981 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Soviet Union 
Height: 5'7.5" 
Weight: 69 kg 
Website:, Twitter

Achievements/Career Highlights: 
  • signed up by Arsenal in 2009 for £15 million, then the most expensive for the team 
  • in 2007 he played 30 matches for Zenit, scoring 11 goals and guiding the team to a title in the Russian Premier League 
  • Russian Footballer of the Year, 2006 
  • Premier League Player of the Month, April 2009 
  • Russian Premier League Player of the Year, 2006 
  • UEFA Cup top assist, 2007-08

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