7 Facts About Akinfeev

1. In the middle of May 2014, Akinfeev broke Lev Yashin's record and had his 204th shutout match; thus, he became the five-time champion of Russia.

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2. On May 6, 2007, Igor Akinfeev was injured during the eighth tour game with Rostov.

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3. Since that season, Igor Akinfeev has been the permanent first eleven member of the national team.

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4. In 2003, Akinfeev graduated from school and went to Moscow where he entered the Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture.

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5. In 2005, Akinfeev was awarded the title of the Merited Master of Sports of Russia.

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6. In 2016, Igor Akinfeev concentrated forces in preparation for the European Championship.

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7. In May 2007, Akinfeev sustained a knee injury which kept him out for the remainder of the 2007 Russian Premier League season.

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