Vyacheslav Malafeev


Vyacheslav Malafeev
  • Full Name: Vyacheslav Malafeev
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Birthday: March 4, 1979 (Age: 35)
  • Club: Zenit St Petersburg
  • Height: 6' 2" (1.88m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
3 270 0 0 0

Vyacheslav Malafeev

Malafeev has seen plenty of changes at Zenit down the years, as this one-club man has been part of their rise to Champions League contenders during his 13-year stint in St Petersburg.

One of his finest moments in a Zenit shirt came as he kept a clean sheet in the successful UEFA Cup Final win against Scottish side Rangers back in 2008 and he was also a key man in Russia’s successful qualification for Euro 2012, playing in four qualifiers and apparently establishing himself as a viable first pick Dick Advocaat this summer. However, the return to fitness of Igor Akinfeev may ensure he is forced to sit on the bench this summer.

He has not always been the hero of the hour for Russia, as Malafeev was standing between the sticks as they crashed to a shocking 7-1 defeat against Portugal in a qualifying tie for the 2006 World Cup finals.

Euro 2012

Czech Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greece 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0