Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Malafeev (Roushie: Вячеслав Александрович Малафеев; born 4 Mairch 1979) is a Roushie umwhile fitbawer that played as a goalkeeper for Roushie Premier League team Zenit Saunt Petersburg. He wis a ane-club man, haein spent aw 17 o his profeesional saisons wi Zenit.
|Full name||Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Malafeev|
|Date o birth||4 Mairch 1979|
|Place o birth||Leningrad, Roushie SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Hicht||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|FC Zenit Saint Petersburg (assistant director o sport)|
|1997–2000||Zenit-2 St. Petersburg||54||(0)|
|1999–2016||FC Zenit St. Petersburg||322||(0)|
|2018–||FC Zenit Saint Petersburg (assistant director o sport)|
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly|
Vyacheslav Malafeev stairtit attendin the Smena football schuil at the age of nine. In 1997, he began tae play for the ferm club o FC Zenit Saunt Petersburg, Zenit-2, in the Third Diveesion. He got the chance tae play for Zenit in the Premier League in 1999 durin the suspension o Roman Berezovsky. Malafeev later became the first choice goalkeeper for Zenit in 2001, efter Berezovsky left the club. Malafeev haes syne been the first choice goalkeeper aheid o Kamil Čontofalský an wan the UEFA Cup in 2008 efter keepin a clean sheet against Rangers F.C..
On 19 November 2003, Malafeev debuted as a goalkeeper for the naitional team in a Euro 2004 qualifiers play-off against Wales. He wis chosen as the seicont choice goalkeeper behind Sergei Ovchinnikov an ahead of Igor Akinfeev. Malafeev participated in Euro 2004 coming on efter Ovchinnikov's reid card against Portugal an stairtin against Greece.
Efter Euro 2004, Malafeev, became the first choice goalkeeper for Roushie succeeding Ovchinnikov. Efter a lang-term injury in May 2005, Malafeev lost his place in the goal for Zenit an Roushie tae Kamil Čontofalský an Igor Akinfeev, respectively. In 2007, played in twa Euro 2008 qualifiers against Andorra an Croatia efter Akinfeev's lang term injury but wis relegatit tae the bench in favour o Vladimir Gabulov. Efter Zenit's successfu UEFA Cup campaign he lost a nairae battle wi Igor Akinfeev for the first choice goalkeeper spot in Roushie's Euro 2008 squad. Nonetheless, he stayed on the as the seicont choice goalkeeper ahead of Gabulov.
He wis confirmed for the finalized UEFA Euro 2012 squad on 25 May 2012. Efter the UEFA Euro 2012 he annoonced that he is retiring frae the national team tae spend mair time wi his childer, but is prepared tae be cried up in case of emergency sic as injuries tae ither tap goalkeepers.
- As o 29 August 2010
Vyacheslav an his wife Marina haed twa childer. Marina Malafeeva dee'd in a caur crash on the fore-nuin o 17 Mairch 2011, agit 37.
- Game report
- "Advocaat announced the finalized Euro Squad" (in Russian). 25 Mey 2012.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
- "Vyacheslav Malafeyev: I am leaving the national team for the kids, if necessary, I would leave St. Petersburg for them as well" (in Russian). Sport Express. 28 August 2012.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
- V. Marchenko (17 Mairch 2011). "Death of Marina Malafeeva" (in Russian). Sovetsky Sport. Retrieved 19 Mairch 2011.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
- (in Roushie) Profile at the official FC Zenit St. Petersburg website
- (in Roushie) Profile at the official Russian Premier League website Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
- (in Roushie) Official website
- Russia – Record International Players