Vyacheslav Malafeev

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Vyacheslav Malafeev
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Personal information
Full name Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Malafeev
Date o birth (1979-03-04) 4 Mairch 1979 (age 40)
Place o birth Leningrad, Roushie SFSR, Soviet Union
Hicht 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playin poseetion Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Zenit St. Petersburg
Nummer 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Zenit-2 St. Petersburg 54 (0)
1999– Zenit St. Petersburg 324 (0)
Naitional team
2003–2012 Roushie 29 (0)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly an correct as o 19 Mey 2013
‡ Naitional team caps an goals correct as o 08:49, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Malafeev (Roushie: Вячеслав Александрович Малафеев; born 4 Mairch 1979) is a Roushie fitbawer who plays as a goalkeeper for Roushie Premier League team Zenit Saunt Petersburg. He is a ane-club man, haein spent aw 14 o his profeesional saisons wi Zenit.

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Zenit[eedit | eedit soorce]

Vyacheslav Malafeev stairtit attendin the Smena football schuil at the age of nine. In 1997, he began tae play for the ferm club o FC Zenit Saunt Petersburg, Zenit-2, in the Third Diveesion. He got the chance tae play for Zenit in the Premier League in 1999 durin the suspension o Roman Berezovsky. Malafeev later became the first choice goalkeeper for Zenit in 2001, efter Berezovsky left the club. Malafeev haes syne been the first choice goalkeeper aheid o Kamil Čontofalský an wan the UEFA Cup in 2008 efter keepin a clean sheet against Rangers F.C..

Internaitional career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Malafeev wi the Roushie naitional fitbaw team in 2011

On 19 November 2003, Malafeev debuted as a goalkeeper for the naitional team in a Euro 2004 qualifiers play-off against Wales. He wis chosen as the seicont choice goalkeeper behind Sergei Ovchinnikov an ahead of Igor Akinfeev. Malafeev participated in Euro 2004 coming on efter Ovchinnikov's reid card against Portugal an stairtin against Greece.

Efter Euro 2004, Malafeev, became the first choice goalkeeper for Roushie succeeding Ovchinnikov. Efter a lang-term injury in May 2005, Malafeev lost his place in the goal for Zenit an Roushie tae Kamil Čontofalský an Igor Akinfeev, respectively. In 2007, played in twa Euro 2008 qualifiers against Andorra an Croatia efter Akinfeev's lang term injury but wis relegatit tae the bench in favour o Vladimir Gabulov. Efter Zenit's successfu UEFA Cup campaign he lost a narrow battle wi Igor Akinfeev for the first choice goalkeeper spot in Roushie's Euro 2008 squad. Nonetheless, he stayed on the as the seicont choice goalkeeper ahead of Gabulov.

He wis the stairtin goalkeeper in the gemme that Roushie lost tae Portugal wi a score of 1–7 in the 2006 FIFA Warld Cup qualifier.[1]

He wis confirmed for the finalized UEFA Euro 2012 squad on 25 May 2012.[2] Efter the UEFA Euro 2012 he annoonced that he is retiring frae the national team tae spend mair time wi his childer, but is prepared tae be cried up in case of emergency sic as injuries tae ither tap goalkeepers.[3]

Career statistics[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 29 August 2010
Club Div Saison League Cup Europe Ither Tot
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Roushie Zenit SPb D1 1999 8 −10 0 0 8 −10
2000 12 −8 0 0 5 −3 17 −11
2001 28 −29 2 −2 30 −31
2002 29 −40 5 −6 3 −4 37 −50
2003 27 −23 2 −2 3 −1 32 −26
2004 19 −18 0 0 7 −8 26 −26
2005 11 −13 6 −3 17 −16
2006 26 −21 5 −2 5 −7 36 −30
2007 19 −20 5 −7 2 −1 26 −28
2008 30 −37 1 −1 15 −15 1 −1 47 −54
2009 28 −24 1 −1 1 −4 30 −29
2010 15 −6 2 0 4 −2 21 −8
Tot 252 -249 29 -24 42 -44 4 -2 327 -319

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Vyacheslav an his wife Marina haed twa childer. Marina Malafeeva dee'd in a caur crash on the fore-nuin o 17 Mairch 2011, agit 37.[4]

Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Game report
  2. "Advocaat announced the finalized Euro Squad" (in Russian). 25 May 2012. 
  3. "Vyacheslav Malafeyev: I am leaving the national team for the kids, if necessary, I would leave St. Petersburg for them as well" (in Russian). Sport Express. 28 August 2012. 
  4. V. Marchenko (17 March 2011). "Death of Marina Malafeeva" (in Russian). Sovetsky Sport. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 

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