Arsravin Biodata or Profile
FULL NAME: Andrey Sergeyevich Arshavin
BORN: May 29 1981. Saint Petersburg, Russia
HEIGHT / WEIGHT: 172cm / 62kg
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Zenit St Petersburg (2000– January 2009) 232 appearances (51 goals)
CLUB HONOURS: 2003 Russian Premier League Cup
2007 Russian Premier League
2008 Russian Super Cup
2008 UEFA Cup
2008 UEFA Super Cup
TRANSFER DETAILS: Long-term contract for an undisclosed fee
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Russia (2002 - Present) 41 appearances (15 goals)
INTERNATIONAL DEBUT: May 17 2002 v Belarus (International friendly, in Moscow, Russia) 1-1, Belarus won 5-4 on pens.
FIRST INTERNATIONAL GOAL: February 13 2003 v Romania (International friendly, in Limassol, Cyprus) Scored third goal in 4-2 Russia victory.
* Voted Russian Footballer of the Year in 2006
* Started all 30 matches in Zenit's Russian Premier League campaign in 2007, the first time Zenit had won a league title since 1984
* Played a key part in Zenit's 2008 UEFA Cup winning campaign
* Came on as a half-time substitute in the 2008 UEFA Super Cup victory over Manchester United in Monaco, in August 2008. Zenit won 2-1
* Three impressive performances earned him a place in the 'EURO 2008 Team of the Tournament'
* Graduated from the Smena football school. In 1999 – 2000, he played for Zenit's 'farm club', Zenit-2 in the Russian Second Division
* Made his full Zenit debut in England, against Bradford City in the Intertoto Cup at Valley Parade in August 2000. Zenit won the match 3-0
* Is comfortable in many positions. He started his career as a right midfielder, then as an attacking midfielder and more recently has been playing in the 'second striker's' role.