Zhirkov announced his retirement from football


Five-time Russian football champion, winner of the UEFA Cup 2004/2005 and bronze medalist of the European Championship in 2008, 39-year-old midfielder Yuri Zhirkov announced his retirement from professional football. It is reported TASS And Telegram channel St. Petersburg “Zenith”.

“If I play here (Legends Cup.— “b”), maybe yes. You have to think so,” Zhirkov replied. TASS to the question of the end of a career as a football player. Today, February 12, he became the winner of the Legends Cup as part of the Russian national team, in which players over 35 years old take part.

Yuri Zhirkov announced his retirement from playing informs “Zenith”, without giving details.

Zhirkov began his professional career at Spartak Tambov (2001–2003), then played for CSKA Moscow, English Chelsea, Anji Makhachkala, Dynamo Moscow, Zenit and Khimki near Moscow (2022), which became the last club of his career.

In September 2022, Yuri Zhirkov said that he would end his career if he did not receive “good offers from clubs.”

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