Konstantin Zyryanov is a native of Perm, a Russian midfielder who played for the Russian national team. He was awarded the title of Honored Master of Sports, which he received in 2008.
The pupil of Permian football
Konstantin Zyryanov was born in 1977 in Perm. At school age entered the system of the team "Star", his first mentor was Vladimir Ladeiskikov.
In 17 years he became a player of the Perm "Amkar". In the team debuted in 1994. The club at that time performed in the Third Division, but every year he spoke more and more confidently. By the end of the 2000s, he was already the middle peasant of the First Russian Division. Zyryanov by that time had established himself as a player of the main staff, one of the leaders of "Amkar". During the performance in "Amkar" scored 48 goals in 171 games. In 1998 he won the Second Division.
Moving to Moscow
In 2000, the young football player was noticed by the city functionaries. Konstantin Zyryanov moved to the Moscow "Torpedo". The most successful was the first season, in 2000. He spent only two games for a double and was immediately transferred to the main team.
Avtozavodtsy won 16 victories in 30 games, having won bronze medals. Above were only Moscow's "Locomotive" and "Spartacus." The following year, Zyryanov made his debut in European competition. In the UEFA Cup the team began to perform from the first qualifying round. Immediately lost the English "Ipswich" (1: 1, 1: 2). For "Torpedo" Konstantin Zyryanov performed until 2006, after 164 matches, in which he scored 9 goals.
The rise of a career in "Zenith"
In 2007, the central midfielder became a player in the St. Petersburg "Zenith". In the first season as part of the new team, he issued the first title of Russian Football Champion.
For the next season, after becoming a full-fledged player of the basic line-up, the UEFA Cup Konstantin Zyryanov wins. Footballer came on the field in the final match against the Scottish "Glasgow Rangers". Account on the 72nd minute was opened by Igor Denisov, and Zyryanov already in compensated time scored the second ball, removing all questions about the winner.
After only a few months, the athlete issued another European title - became the owner of the UEFA Super Cup. In the decisive match, "Zenith" defeated the English "Manchester United" - 2: 1. Zyryanov spent 90 minutes on the field.
In 2010, Konstantin Zyryanov, whose biography by that time was developing as well as possible, issued another champion title in the "Zenith". The team was the best of all, bypassing runner-up CSKA by 6 points.
In 2012, the title of Russian champion was submitted to Zyryanov for the third time. The championship in that season was played out in two stages. After the first Petrograd was in the lead with a slight advantage - they had only 2 points more than CSKA. But the second clearly demonstrated their strength in full power. As a result, a 13-point advantage over the second Moscow Spartak finished. CSKA in that season was content with bronze.
Konstantin Zyryanov, whose photo adorned the front pages of the newspapers, played for Zenit 201 match, which scored 30 times. Since 2014 he works as a playing coach of the farm club - "Zenith-2", acting in the First Division. In his new young team he already played 70 matches, scoring 9 goals.
In the national team
In the Russian national team Zyryanov debuted in 2006. He went on the field in a friendly match with the team of Spain, which ended in a draw: 0: 0.
Since 2007, he is a full-fledged player of the main Russian team. That season became one of the brightest in his career. In all kinds of polls he was constantly recognized as the best football player of the year, regularly played for the national team.
In a curious and tragic situation at the same time Zyryanov was in September 2007. When in the game against the England team scored a goal with his hand, according to the judge. The moment was very similar to the episode with the Argentine star Diego Maradona, who also distinguished himself in the match against the English at the 1986 World Cup. However, this time the judge did not allow the mistake and did not count the goal. The Russian team lost 0: 3.
Zyryanov played for the national team and at the European Championship in 2012. He played in the first game against the Czechs, which ended in the victory of the Russians 4: 1, and in a match with the hosts - the Poles (1: 1). However, before the decisive game for the exit from the group with the Greeks caught a cold and could not help the team. As a result, the Russians lost 0: 1 and did not leave the qualifying group.
In 2012, Zyryanov officially announced the completion of his career in the Russian national football team. During these years, he spent 51 games for the team, where he scored 7 goals.