Category Archives: transfers

(Old) Zenit News, February 2016

I haven’t updated the blog in a while, so here’s the main points of the last 5 months: Zenit qualified for the Champions League playoffs with an impressive result of 5 wins in 6 group matches. The only defeat came … Continue reading

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Winter Break: No News, Basically

Zenit players returned from their vacations in January; the team then has had 3 preparational training camps abroad and played a few friendlies there. These were all very typical activities for the winter break. Completely unusual though was the lack … Continue reading

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Zenit Transfers Roundup And CL Draw

Transfers The transfer window has closed on September 1 and here’s the list of Zenit transfers of this summer: Incoming: Ezequiel Garay – Argentinian central defender, comes from Benfica. Argentina international, played in the last World Cup final back in … Continue reading

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Zenit 1 – 0 Ufa

Russian League, Round 4 August 16, 2014 Zenit 1 – 0 Ufa Goal: Hulk 31 pen St.Petersburg, Petrovsky Stadium Att: match played behind closed doors Zenit: Lodygin – Anyukov, Garay, Lombaerts, Criscito – Tymoshchuk (70 Javi Garcia), Fayzulin, Witsel (84 … Continue reading

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Zenit News: June/July 2014

The biggest transfer news so far: Zenit signed central defender Ezequiel Garay from Benfica. A logical move by the club management, since the central defenders were the weakest link at Zenit last season. The 27-year old Argentinian has just played … Continue reading

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Zenit 2 – 4 Borussia Dortmund

Champions League 1/8 Finals February 25, 2014 Zenit 2 – 4 Borussia Dortmund Goals: Shatov 57, Hulk 69 pen – Mkhitaryan 4, Reus 5, Lewandowski 61, 71 St.Petersburg, Petrovsky stadium Att: 15100 Zenit: Lodygin – Anyukov (84 Smolnikov), Neto, Lombaerts, … Continue reading

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Zenit News: February 2014

Early in the month, Zenit played two more matches at the friendly United Super Cup in Israel: Feb 2, 2014 Zenit 2 – 0 CSKA Goals: Hulk 17, Shatov 89 Zenit starting lineup: Arshavin – Kerzhakov – Hulk Shatov Ryazantsev … Continue reading

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Zenit News January 2014

Zenit players came back from vacation and went to their first training camp in Qatar in mid-January. Zenit played four friendlies in Qatar: Jan 17: Zenit 4 – 1 Qatar Armed Forces Shatov, Bukharov, Anyukov (penalty), and Hulk scored for … Continue reading

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Zenit News: Rebuilding Starts!

The team was on a vacation through June 20. Then, after training in St.Petersburg for a few days, Zenit will head to Ukraine where it will play Shakhtar and Dynamo Kiev as part of a friendly tournament. The Shakhtar game … Continue reading

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A Zenit Fan On Maksim Mitrofanov

A Zenit fan from Italy (I guess he’s from Italy despite his name looks somewhat Korean) is questioning the professionalism of the club’s Director General Maksim Mitrofanov: “this man is an incompetent and an unqualified….. he replaces arshavin with huszti … Continue reading

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