According to Berezutsky, they make this announcement “with a light sadness, but with full confidence in their decision.”
Defenders of CSKA Moscow Alexei and Vasily Berezutsky announced the completion of their career as professional players. Such a statement was published on the club’s official website.
Our career has developed the way we did not dare and dream. An incredible number of trophies with PFC CSKA, 1033 matches for the club and 159 games for the national team for two, a lot of individual and team awards, phenomenal support of fans – all this will remain with us forever.
Alexei and Vasily Berezutsky for 36 years. They came to CSKA in 2001 and spent the whole career at the club. As part of CSKA they won the UEFA Cup, six times won the Russian championship and seven times the cup of Russia. From 2003 to 2016, they regularly played for the Russian national team and became bronze medalists at the 2008 European Championships.
PFC CSKA became an integral part of our life, and we will support the red and blue, now as fans. Now a new, young team is being built, and it will take time to become one. But we do not doubt that our youth can adequately protect the colors of the great club.
Recall that after the World Cup 2018 on the completion of his football career, said another veteran PFC CSKA Moscow and player of the Russian national football team, Sergei Ignashevich.