Igor Akinfeev Biography

( 1986 - )
July 1, 2018
First published on:June 19, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Igor Akinfeev

Date of Birth: 1986, April 8
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: Russia
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Name Igor Vladimirovich Akinfeev
Birth Place Vidnoye, Soviet Union
Famous Name Igor Akinfeev
Net Worth Around $ 8 million
Salary € 2.1 million
Nationality Russian
Currently Working For CSKA Moscow
Currently Married Yes
Married to Ekaterina Akinfeeva
Children Daniil Akinfeev and Evangeline
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Boyfriend No
Squad No 1
Caps 107
World Cup Game 5
Rank 243

Igor Vladimirovich Akinfeev or simply known as Igor Akinfeev is a Russian professional football player who plays as a goalkeeper and is both the captain for Russian National Team and Russian Premier League club, PFC CSKA Moscow.

He has played for CSKA Moscow in their youth teams and has spent over a decade with the main team since 2003.

Igor has played at the youth team of Russia and made his international debut for Russia in 2004 and has represented Russia in several major FIFA tournaments like Euro Cup and World Cup.

Igor Akinfeev’s Early Career

Igor Akinfeev was born on 8 April 1986 in Vinnoye, Soviet Union. He holds a Russian nationality.

His father, Vladimir Akinfeev sent him to CSKA Sports School and began his training in goalkeeping and was part of the CSKA Moscow side that went on to win the Russian Junior Championship in 2002. His mother's name is Irina Akinfeev and has a brother named Yevgeny Akinfeev.

Igor Akinfeev’s  Net worth and Salary

His annual salary is around € 2.1 million with a weekly salary of 42,000 which he receives from playing for PFC Moscow and as of early June 2018 has a current market value in the region of € 10 million.

Looking at his professional playing career for CSKA Moscow, his net worth along with endorsing products like Nike is assumed to around $5 million.

Igor Akinfeev’s Career

After playing for the youth team of CSKA Moscow for over a decade, he made his senior debut for CSKA Moscow against FC Krylia Sovetov Samara and made a memorable debut by saving a penalty kick and keeping a clean sheet.

While playing for CSKA Moscow, he was the part of the team that went on to win the Russian Premier League, Russian Cup and Russian Super Cup in several occasions as well as winning the UEFA Cup for 2004/05 season.

He is in the prestigious Lev Yashin club and has a recording more clean sheets than any other goalkeepers in  Russian football history.

Igor Akinfeev’s International Career

While playing for the Russian under-21 team, he made his full international debut for Russia against Norway in 2004.

He has played for Russia at the tournaments such as UEFA Euro in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 editions, 2014 FIFA World Cup and  2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Igor is the captain of the Russian squad that had players like defender, Igor Smolnikov, and midfielder, Denis Cheryshev at the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Russia. He guarded the goal post in the 2018 World Cup opening match against Saudi Arabia. Russia won the match by 5-0 with goals from Denis Cheryshev, Aleksandr Golovin, Artem Dzyuba, and Yury Gazinsky.

Igor Akinfeev’s Personal Life

Currently, 32, the Russian goalkeeper stands at a  height of 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs around  78 kg.

He is happily married to his wife, Ekaterina Gerun.

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Ekaterina is a daughter of writer and language and literature teacher. She goes by her name Katy Gerun on social media. She attended the National Pharmaceutical University in Kharkov where she studied Chemical Engineering.

Katy is a model, dancer, and actress who also participated in the Miss Universe Ukraine contest. She currently studies at the Moscow Film School.

The couple together is the parents of two children, a son, Daniil, and a daughter, Evangeline. Daniil was born in 2014. The family of Igor Akinfeev is enjoying a  happy and blissful with each other with no signs of turmoil.

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