Alexander Kerzhakov (born in 1982) is the first child in the family of Anatoly Kerzhakov, who was also a professional footballer. Brother Alexander is also a footballer, but if Alexander is threatening a strike, Michael is protecting them.

Early football years

In SDYUSHOR Zenit have made their first steps of many famous Russian players. Among them and Alexander Kerzhakov. Biography Sasha begins here, football biography. The first coach of a football player, not counting his own father, was Sergei Romanov. In 1996, the match took place for the title of champion of Russia on football in St. Petersburg. The match was attended by "Spartak" and "Krasnodar". Kerzhakov was able to get tickets to the game, but it did not go.

After school football Alexander Kerzhakov became the player of football club "Svetogorets", which appeared in the Amateur division. Coach was Vladimir Kazachenko, whom Alexander knew as Deputy Director zenitovskoy school football.

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Kerzhakov became the best player of the tournament, which was held in the framework of the preseason training.


In late 2000, Alexander was invited in "Zenith". The recommendation of the head coach of the club gave Kozachenko. In the spring of 2001, Alexander Kerzhakov played his first match for the team from St. Petersburg. The footballer played the whole game, but effective actions failed to score, as well as teammates. In the end, the match ended in a draw.

Alexander Kerzhakov: sports way one of the best strikers in Russia

Kerzhakov didn't score for the next eleven matches in the championship of Russia. The first goal of the footballer took place already in the thirteenth round of the championship. It was a very important game. The contender "Zenith" was the capital "Spartak". Muscovites have won with the minimum account, but Alexander was able to tie the score, then his teammates managed to score another goal in gate "Spartaka". The match ended with a minimal victory of the team from Peter.

After he moved to "Zenit" Alexander was quickly able to become a team player. In the first year of his stay in the team, Kerzhakov was able to win silver medals of the championship and to enter the list of 33 best players of the Russian Federation. By the way, in this list, Alexander was five years in a row.

A call to the national team

A year later the best young player of the championship became Alexander Kerzhakov. Football player with his performance at club level, could earn a place in the national team at the world Cup 2002 held in Japan and Korea.

In the following season, Kerzhakov was able to win another silver of the championship of Russia. A year later he managed to become the best scorer of the tournament, with eighteen goals scored.

The transition in "Seville"

In addition to the excellent performances in the domestic League, Kerzhakov was able to show his best side's in Europe. A good performance against Spanish "Seville" has led many European clubs to pay attention to Alexander. It is the "Seville" made "Zenith" the best offer.

Perhaps Kerzhakov will not continue to play in Russia, but with the arrival of a Dutch expert team is named dick Advocaat Alves lost his place in the starting lineup and started out a replacement. To spend games on the bench he wanted, so he decided to leave.

The first transfer Sevilla in the winter transfer window at the end of 2006 it was Alexander Kerzhakov. A photo of the athlete was immediately published in many Spanish sport Newspapers. The contract was for five and a half years, and the amount of transfers amounted to about five million euros.

The first Spanish trophies

The first match Alexander Kerzhakov played January 14, 2007, and on January 28 he was able to score his first goal. In the spring of Kerzhakov was able to help the team pass the English Tottenham in the UEFA Cup, and at the end of the season the team took third place in the Spanish La Liga. In that memorable season for Alexander Sevilla managed to win the Spanish Cup and the UEFA Cup, which andaloussi special relationship.

The departure from the team head coach and the appointment of a specialist again did not bring anything good. As "Zenith", the new coach stopped releasing Kerzhakov on the field. The Russian player showed interest in many of the giants of world football, among them was called such clubs as "Manchester United", "Paris Saint Germain" and many other well-known in Europe and the world team. Kerzhakov himself has repeatedly declared its intention to stay in the team and fight for a place in the squad.

Return to Russia and personal life

In 2008, Alexander Kerzhakov became the player Moscow "Dynamo". First season in the new club be called successful – football player was able to score only seven goals in 27 matches. Despite the poor personal performance, he was able again to win medals of the championship. After the season the number of goals increased, the striker was to score twelve times in the gate rivals.

In 2010, Zenit was looking forward, and in mid-January the club returned Alexander Kerzhakov. The personal life of the athlete, like his football career was not in order. In 2010 the footballer was divorced from Maria's Head, with which Alexander was married since 2005. Perhaps the divorce player went to benefit after the games against Anderlecht and Saturn Kerzhakov managed to score every opponent by three goals.

In 2012, the striker was invited to the national team for the matches of the European championship held in Ukraine and Poland, but the tournament neither Alexander nor the entire team as a whole show good results failed.

In 2015, Alexander married a second time. One famous Russian player was Milan's day.

Now Alexander Kerzhakov belongs to the football club "Zenit", but it is leased to a Swiss team called "Zurich".