Igor Akinfeev


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Plays for: CSKA Moscow, Russia
Ranked: 28th in Russian Premier League

Igor Vladimirovich Akinfeev (Russian: Игорь Владимирович Акинфеев, IPA: [ˈiɡərʲ vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ ɐkʲɪnˈfʲeɪf]; born 8 April 1986) is a Russian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for and captains both PFC CSKA Moscow and the Russia national team.

He has spent his entire career at CSKA, making more than 500 official appearances. He won six Russian Premier League titles, and six Russian Cups, as well as the UEFA Cup in 2005.

A full international for Russia since 2004, he has earned 100 caps and has been selected in their squads for three UEFA European Championships and two FIFA World Cups. He was named captain of Russia in March 2017, after the retirement of his predecessor Vasili Berezutski.

Akinfeev is a member of the Lev Yashin Club and has kept more clean sheets in Russian football than any other goalkeeper.[Note 1]

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