|Full name||Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Malafeev|
|Date o birth||4 Mairch 1979|
|Place o birth||Leningrad, Roushie SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Hicht||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Zenit St. Petersburg|
|1997–2000||Zenit-2 St. Petersburg||54||(0)|
|1999–||Zenit St. Petersburg||324||(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.
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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]
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 confirmed for the finalized UEFA Euro 2012 squad on 25 May 2012. 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.
Career statistics[eedit | eedit soorce]
- As o 29 August 2010
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.
Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1999 – Russian Cup
- 2003 – Roushie Premier League Cup
- 2007 Roushie Premier League
- 2008 Roushie Super Cup
- 2008 UEFA Cup
- 2008 UEFA Super Cup
- 2010 Roushie Cup
- 2010 Russian Premier League
- 2011 Roushie Super Cup
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Game report
- "Advocaat announced the finalized Euro Squad" (in Russian). 25 May 2012.
- "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.
- V. Marchenko (17 March 2011). "Death of Marina Malafeeva" (in Russian). Sovetsky Sport. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]
- (in Roushie) Profile at the official FC Zenit St. Petersburg website
- (in Roushie) Profile at the official Russian Premier League website
- (in Roushie) Official website
- Russia – Record International Players