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Aleksandr Anyukov

Personal information
Full nameAleksandr Gennadyevich Anyukov
Height1.78 m
Playing positionRight defender
Club information
Current clubZenit Saint Petersburg

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Aleksandr Gennadyevich Anyukov ( ) (born 28 September 1982 in Samara) is a Russia international association football defender. He plays and is the current club captain for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Aleksandr Anyukov attended football school in Samara since the age of six. In 2000 he started playing for the reserve team of Krylia Sovetov Samara in the Second Division. He was noticed by Aleksandr Tarkhanov and invited to the first team. Anyukov debuted in the Russian Premier League on 14 October 2000 in a match against Zenit Saint Petersburg. He has played in Krylia Sovetov until mid-2005. During this time he became an international player. He has also appeared at Euro 2004.

In July 2005 Anyukov transferred to Zenit Saint Petersburg. He reached the quarterfinal of UEFA Cup 2005-06 and the won the UEFA Cup 2007-08 with them.

He was called up to Russia's squad for Euro 2008.

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