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Height 1.78 m
Salary 2 million EUR (2011)
Parents Gennady Anyukov
Name Aleksandr Anyukov
Children Aleksandr Anyukov
|Full name Aleksandr Gennadyevich Anyukov|
Date of birth (1982-09-28) 28 September 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth Kuibyshev, Soviet Union
Role Association football player
Current teams FC Zenit Saint Petersburg (#2 / Defender), Russia national football team (Defender)
Similar People Viktor Fayzulin, Oleg Shatov, Konstantin Zyryanov, Igor Smolnikov, Vyacheslav Malafeev
Aleksandr Gennadyevich Anyukov (Russian: Александр Геннадьевич Анюков; born 28 September 1982 in Kuybyshev) is a Russia international association football defender.
Aleksandr Anyukov attended football school in Samara since the age of six. In 2000, he started playing for the reserve team of Krylia Sovetov Samara in the Second Division. He was noticed by Aleksandr Tarkhanov and invited to the first team. Anyukov debuted in the Russian Premier League on 14 October 2000 in a match against Zenit Saint Petersburg. He has played in Krylia Sovetov until mid-2005. During this time he became an international player. He has also appeared at Euro 2004.
In July 2005 Anyukov transferred to Zenit Saint Petersburg. He reached the quarterfinal of UEFA Cup 2005-06 and then won the UEFA Cup 2007-08 with them.
He was called up to Russia's squad for Euro 2008. He was confirmed for the finalized UEFA Euro 2012 squad on 25 May 2012.