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The CSKA defenders Alexei and Vasily Berezutskiy declared completion of career. Treatment of players is published on the website of the club.
“To know that it is time to begin a new stage of life for a professional athlete is never easy, and many do not feel this point. For us it’s about time. Today with a slight sadness, but with complete confidence in your decision we are announcing the completion of a career of professional football players,” said brothers.
Over 16 years in CSKA Berezutskiy two spent 1033 matches for the club. “CSKA has become an integral part of our lives, and we will support red-blue, now as fans. Now building a new, young team, and its development will take time. But we have no doubt that our young people will be able to adequately defend the colours of a great club,” he assured the athletes, thanking all “who accompanied on this long, difficult but exciting road.”
Berezutskiy is a six — time Russian Champions and UEFA Cup holders. In total, Alex has held CSKA 502 matches in which he scored 11 goals. The assets Basil 531 match in the shirt of the Moscow club and 14 goals. Playing for CSKA Moscow, the brothers were constantly called to the national team of Russia, from which he retired in 2016.
Before beginning a home world Cup Berezutskiy refused to return to the team. Vasily Berezutsky has played for the national team in 101 matches and scored five goals, on account of Alexey 58 games. Team the brothers won bronze medals of Euro-2008.
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