Vyacheslav Malafeev

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  • Name: Vyacheslav Malafeev ( Viacheslav Malafeev )
  • Date of birth: March 4, 1979
  • Age: 37 years
  • Place of birth: Saint Petersburg
  • Height: 185
  • Activities: Russian football goalkeeper
  • Marital status: married

    Vyacheslav Malafeev : biography

    Famous goalkeeper of Petersburg «Zenith» and Honored master of sports of Russia Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Malafeev was born in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad) in March 1979. His name got into the list of 33 best players of the country.

    The future athlete was fond of football even at 6 years of age. It was then that he came to the football school «Change», where the preparation of the boys engaged the famous coach Valeri Savin, and Vladimir Vilde.

    In 1997, 18-year-old graduated from the school and was immediately invited to the team «Zenit-2». After 2 years it took for FC «Zenit». Here began a great sports biography of Vyacheslav Malafeev.


    The debut of the football player took in the game against «Alania». Malafeev put on a replacement remote from the field of the novel of Berezovsky, who insulted the judge. The first chance Vyacheslav failed to take advantage, however, noticed him and began to aggressively invite the country’s Olympic team.

    Debut game Vyacheslav Malafeev for the Russian Olympic team took place on 4 September 1999. Opponent his team were the national team of Armenia.

    The first award came to St. Petersburg athlete in 2001: his team «Zenit» became the bronze medalist. In 2003 the footballer together with «Zenit» took 2nd place in the championship. In the same year, having played 2 games in Portugal, he became the first number of Russian national team.

    But in a sports career Vyacheslav was an unpleasant episode. In the qualifying match against Portugal in 2004 he missed 7 goals.

    In the football career of Malafeeva UPS alternate with annoying drops. But every time the player manages to climb and to rehabilitate himself. For example, in a Cup match 2005 «Zenith» against CSKA Vyacheslav was sent off and was for a long time the second goalkeeper, having conceded the first position of Kamil chontofalski. But next year, Malafeev again has returned the lost positions: in the UEFA Cup against Norwegian Rosenborg chontofalski removed, again replacing it with Malafeev.

    It was the hour of the athlete. He played in 36 games of the season and again was among the 33 best players of Russia.

    In 2004 Vyacheslav Malafeev participated in 24 games, missed 27 goals. He won the gold medal of the championship and became the «Goalkeeper of the year.»

    In June 2011, St. Petersburg, the athlete played his 100th match for the team «Zenit». And the game between his home team and «Kuban» ended in a draw.

    In the same year, in December, Malafeev 159 times in my life managed to keep his goal intact. It was a match with Portuguese «to Port». The results Vyacheslav managed to bypass even the famous Sergey Ovchinnikov, becoming the record holder in number of appearances with zero hit at the gate. Therefore, in 2011, St. Petersburg became the best goalkeeper of the world in the season according to the portal ESPN.

    Personal life

    His first wife, Marina Malafeev met during the holidays. Southern affair ended the marriage in November 2001. Marina is the daughter of famous football player of «Dynamo» Yury Bezborodov. And although she studied at the Academy of civil aviation, but was always on the «same wave» with my husband.

    After her marriage, Marina left her job at the insistence of her husband and devoted herself to her family. After 2 years Malafeeva have a daughter Ksenia. Vyacheslav was a caring father and a wonderful husband. He was present for the birth and then nursed the baby, bathed and stood up in her crib at night. For the birth of Susie, he thanked the wife a brand new car Infinity FX35.

    It is noteworthy that with the appearance of Xenia career of a young father have gone up rapidly: he received the prize «Goalkeeper of the year.»

    After 3 years, in 2006, the couple had a son, Maxim. The couple were happy, and were considered a solid couple. When the children grew up, Marina opened a Studio, which he called «Malafeev Production.» She began producing the Duo’s «M-16». Her husband encouraged her lessons.

    In March 2011, Marina Malafeeva crashed in an accident: a car crashed into a tree, rammed a Billboard. The woman was returning after a concert of his group home and offered to pick the soloist «M-16» Dmitry. Dima survived, but the footballer’s wife was killed immediately. Xenia at that time was 7 years old and Maxim’s only 5.

    In December 2012 the personal life of Vyacheslav Malafeev has changed for the better. He married a second time on a DJ, Catherine. His fiancee was 9 years younger and studied in the University culture.

    Catherine managed to find common language with children Vyacheslav, and even signed official motherhood. Soon she and Maxim have a little brother Alex.


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