Thursday, February 25, 2016

Игорь Акинфеев

Игорь Владимирович Акинфеев

Date of Birth: 8 April 1986
Place of Birth: Vidnoye
Height: 1.88m (6 ft 2 in)
Position: Goalkeeper

Igor Akinfeev is a Russian goalkeeper. He was born in Vidnoye, a small city right next to Moskow. He started playing soccer for CSKA Moscow in 1991 when he was only four years old. He was a goalkeeper since his second practice. Akinfeev played in different youth teams for CSKA Moscow until he signed his first professional contract in 2003. He was only 17 years old when he became the starting goalkeeper for the first team of CSKA Moscow and kept this position ever since. His most important honor was the UEFA-Cup win in 2005, when he was only 19 years old. He played his first game for the Russian national team when he was 18 years and 20 days old. He is the youngest player that ever played for the Russian national team. He is still playing for CSKA Moscow and the Russian national team.

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