association football player
Russian former professional footballer
Andrey Sergeyevich Arshavin (Russian: Андрей Сергеевич Аршавин [ɐnˈdrʲej sʲɪrˈɡʲejɪvʲɪtɕ ɐrˈʂavʲɪn]; born 29 May 1981) is a Russian former professional footballer who played as a forward or midfielder.
Arshavin began his career at Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2000. He went on to win numerous trophies with the club such as the Russian Premier League, League Cup, Russian Super Cup, UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. During his time with Zenit, Arshavin was also named as the Russian Footballer of the Year.
He then had a breakout performance at UEFA Euro 2008 where he impressed throughout Russia's run to the semi-final of the tournament. Arshavin thereafter signed for English Premier League club Arsenal during the 2008–09 winter transfer window, becoming the most expensive player in Arsenal's history at the time, with a fee of £15 million. Arshavin eventually rejoined Zenit, at first on loan and then permanently in 2013.
Place of birth:Saint Petersburg
Date of birth:29 May 1981