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Vasili Berezutski
Personal information
Full name Vasili Vladimirovich Berezutski
Date of birth June 20, 1982 (1982-06-20) (age 27)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club CSKA Moscow
Number 24
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Torpedo-ZIL 29 (0)
2002– CSKA Moscow 165 (7)
National team
2003– Russia 43 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:38, 12 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 February 2010

Vasili Vladimirovich Berezutski (Russian: Василий Владимирович Березуцкий) (born 20 June 1982 in Moscow) is a Russian football defender. He began his professional career in 1999 at the age of 17 in Torpedo-ZIL. He is now playing for CSKA Moscow.[1] He is a Russia national football team regular. He plays as a fullback or centre back and sometimes is also deployed as wingback or side-midfielder. He is a good defender who can also attack well.

Vasili started to play football in sport school Smena in Moscow. His identical twin brother, Aleksei, is also a CSKA defender.

Berezutski's current contract with CSKA Moscow runs until 2011.

Vasili scored his first goal for Russia during a euro 2008 qualification match against Macedonia.

He was called up to Russia's Euro 2008 squad and came on as a late substitute in their second game against Greece in Salzburg and started the semi-final against Spain in Vienna.




International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2007-09-08 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Macedonia 1 – 0 3 – 0 Euro 2008 Qualification
2 2009-09-05 Petrovsky Stadium, Moscow, Russia  Liechtenstein 1 – 0 3 – 0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification


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