Do you know about the football player Yuri Zhirkov? Who is he dating or is he married? What’s his current market value? Know about his age, early life and his journey to football in this short wiki we have prepared for you.
Introduction and early life of Yuri Zhirkov
Caption: Yuri Zhirkov is currently at the age of 35
Yuri Valentinovich Zhirkov is a professional football player who plays for the Russian national football team as well as for the club Zenit Saint Petersburg as a left winger.
Born on 20 August 1983 in Tambov, Russia, Zhirkov grew up with a sister and two brothers. Zhirkov’s early life was not a pleasant one. His father Valentin Zhirkov was a worker at a factory and his mother Galina Zhirkov was a postwoman. His family lived in poverty and had to work very hard for maintaining their basic needs. Yuri had an interest in football from a young age and his passion for football made him the athlete he is today. His younger brother Nikolai Zhirkov is also a football player who plays for the club CSKA Moscow youth team.
History of his club and international career
Zhirkov started his club career from a local club Spartak Tambov where he supported the club as a winger. At the age of 20, he joined CSKA Moscow and made his official debut on 7 March 2004 in the game agisnt Spartak Moscow. Zhirkov made his UEFA Champions League on 27 July. He also played in the UEFA Champions League of 2006-07 and scored a goal that was later selected as the best goal of the competition by UEFA’s official magazine.
In 2009, Zhirkov signed a four-year contract with Chelsea for a transfer fee of £18 million making him the most expensive player of all time. He made his debut for Chelsea in a match against A.C. Milan but soon after that he suffered a knee injury. After recovering from his knee injury, he made his Champions League debut for Chelsea on 25 November in a game against Porto. In December 2009, Zhirkov made his Premier League debut.
After meeting the end of his contract with Chelsea, Zhirkov signed with the Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala for four years. In August 2013, Zhirkov along with all the squad of Anzhi were put up for sale by the club so he joined Dynamo Moscow where he played 14 matched in his first season. In January 2016, Zhirkov signed a two-year contract with Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Speaking of his international Zhirkov was called up by the Russia national football team and he made his debut for the team on 9 February 2005 in a friendly game against Italy. He was a member of the UEFA Euro 2008 squad and also of the Euro 2012 squad. Zhirkov was included in the 2014 FIFA World Cup squad of Russia national football team where he scored his first international goal against Morocco. Zhirkov is in the current squad of Russia national football team.
Know about his market value and his physical attributes. Is he single, married or dating someone?
This handsome footballer stands at a height of 180 cm and has an athletic body. As of December 23, 2017, Zhirkov’s current market value has fallen way down to £900k. Even though his market value has fallen down, his personal life is as spicy as always. Zhirkov is married to his wife, the Miss Russia of 2012, Inna Zhirkova.
Caption: Yuri and his wife Inna
This cute couple is married since 2008 and has shown no signs of divorce in near future. This couple is blessed with two children; a daughter named Milana Yuryevna Zhirkova and a son Dmitriy yuryevich Zhirkov.
Caption: The Zhirkov family
How can I be in touch with his daily life? Is he active in social networking sites?
With more than 58k followers on Instagram, Yuri is active in social networking sites. He is very enthusiastic in receiving feedbacks from his fans and followers. He loves his supporters and his fans love him. So if you also want to be a part of his social life, just click the links given below to visit his social media sites.
Follow him in Instagram: instagram.com/yuryzhirkov/