38 Facts About Andrey Arshavin

1. Andrey Arshavin is a writer, who has three books in his resume: "Euro-2008.

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2. Andrey Arshavin has pursued certificates and a practice in Fashion Design.

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3. Andrey Arshavin has three kids with her—Arseniy Arshavin, Artem Arshavin and daughter Yana Arshavina.

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4. Andrey Arshavin made his debut in professional soccer on August 2, 2000.

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5. Andrey Arshavin began playing football at an early age and at seven years of age.

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6. Andrey Arshavin had to sleep on the floor of a cramped flat with his mother.

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7. Andrey Arshavin spent his last night as a Zenit player housed in an Elstree hotel while those involved worked frantically to reach an agreement, coming with email conversation to confirm all parties were happy as Big Ben prepared to strike.

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8. On 14 August 2012, Andrey Arshavin confirmed on his official website that he and Julia had their second son, Arseniy, at 8:40am.

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9. Andrey Arshavin carried the Olympic Flame during the St Petersburg leg of the torch relay for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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10. On 2 December 2010, Andrey Arshavin made a speech during Russia's presentation of its successful bid for the 2018 World Cup.

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11. Andrey Arshavin started all three of their games in the group stage of Group A, as Russia were eliminated in the group stage, finishing third place behind on the head-to-head ruling.

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12. Andrey Arshavin was confirmed for the finalized UEFA Euro 2012 squad on 25 May 2012.

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13. Andrey Arshavin announced his return by setting up the first goal and scoring the second in Russia's final group game against Sweden at Tivoli Neu, Innsbruck, which helped his team qualify for the next round.

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14. Andrey Arshavin was included in Russia's Euro 2008 squad by Guus Hiddink, despite being unable to play in the first two group matches due to suspension.

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15. On 11 June 2009, Andrey Arshavin was made first-choice captain for Russia by manager Guus Hiddink.

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16. Andrey Arshavin was Russia's captain in a Euro 2008 qualifier against Estonia.

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17. Andrey Arshavin debuted for the Russian national team on 17 May 2002, but was overlooked for the Russia squads at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2004.

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18. On 3 December 2018, Andrey Arshavin confirmed his retirement as a player.

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19. On 5 November 2018, Kairat announced that Andrey Arshavin will leave the club after his farewell game on 11 November 2018.

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20. Andrey Arshavin went on to win with Kairat the Kazakhstan Super Cup of 2017.

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21. Andrey Arshavin was after such bestowed with the Kazakhstan Player of the Year award for 2016.

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22. Andrey Arshavin extended his stay at the club for an additional year on 9 November 2016.

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23. Andrey Arshavin won the Kazakhstan Premier League's Player of the Month award for July 2016, copping another of such for September 2016.

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24. On 18 March 2016, Andrey Arshavin signed for FC Kairat on a one-year deal, with the option of a second year.

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25. On 13 July 2015, Andrey Arshavin signed for Kuban Krasnodar on a one-year deal.

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26. On 27 June 2013, it was announced that Andrey Arshavin signed a two-year deal with Zenit, moving on a free transfer.

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27. In total, Andrey Arshavin made 11 appearances in his second spell at Zenit, scoring three goals.

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28. On 11 February 2012, Andrey Arshavin provided Thierry Henry with the winning goal in the match against Sunderland.

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29. On 10 September 2011, Andrey Arshavin scored his first goal of the season against Swansea City after a bizarre mistake by goalkeeper Michel Vorm.

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30. Andrey Arshavin provided the cross for Robin van Persie's late equaliser in that game.

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31. On 14 March 2009, Andrey Arshavin scored his first Arsenal goal in a very tight angle going solo against Blackburn Rovers in the 65th minute of the game.

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32. In October 2008, Andrey Arshavin was nominated for the prestigious Ballon d'Or award, along with 29 others in a list that included compatriot Yuri Zhirkov.

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33. Andrey Arshavin often misbehaved at school, commenting, "I behaved badly at school.

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34. Andrey Arshavin has written three books, including one titled 555 Questions and Answers on Women, Money, Politics and Football.

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35. Andrey Arshavin began playing football at an early age and at seven years of age, he was enrolled in the Smena football academy of Zenit, his hometown club.

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36. Andrey Arshavin was born in Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg, on 29 May 1981.

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37. Andrey Arshavin eventually rejoined Zenit, at first on loan and then permanently in 2013.

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38. Andrey Arshavin began his career at Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2000.

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