|Striker||27.11.1982||31 years old||Russia||176 cm||76 kg|
Alexander Kerzhakov was born in Kingisepp, Russia (in the Leningrad Region, nearby to St. Petersburg).
Kerzhakov is a graduate of the Zenit Olympic Reserve school. His first trainer was V.I. Petrov.
Kerzhakov first played for Svetogorets (Svetogorsk).
Kerzhakov fought his way into Zenit’s main side in 2001, and managed to become the most prolific striler in team history in just a few seasons. In 2006 Kerzhakov moved from Zenit to the Spanish team Sevilla, with which he won the UEFA Cup in 2006/07, and the Spanish League Cup and Super Cup. He returned to Russia in the next season and started playing for Dinamo Moscow, for which he was consistently at the top of the list of Russia`s top scorers.
Kerzhakov returned to his home team of Zenit in January, 2010, signing a four-year contract. His exceptionally good second half of the 2010 season saw him score 13 goals for Zenit in the Russian Premier League, leading the team to the league title - Kerzhakov's first ever. Kerzhakov was named Russian Player of the Year by the Russian Football Union. Kerzhakov also scored a hat trick in the first half of Zenit's first Europa League match in 2010, away to Anderlecht in Brussels. Zenit went on to win the match 3-0 and then won all five of its remaining Europa League group matches to advance to the spring round in 2011.