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Bronze medalist of UEFA Euro 2008, the Russian national team Konstantin Zyryanov, who in October was 40 years old, officially ended his playing career. The midfielder was appointed the head coach of “Zenit-2” acting in the championship of Germany (second division championship).

In the “Zenith” Zyryanov spent 286 matches in all competitions, won three Championships, won the Cup and Russian super Cup, Cup and the UEFA super Cup. For the Russian national team midfielder played from 2006 to 2012, scoring seven goals in 51 games. In 2008, he won a bronze medal at the European Championships.

“In 2014, the status of player-coach joined the “Zenit-2” and helped the team win in the 2nd division and stay in the championship FNL. “Zenith” wants to Konstantin Georgievich good luck in a new capacity and position!” — reported on the official website of the St. Petersburg club .