The somersault celebration, the goal against Spartak and everything you need to know about Zabolotny

Ten facts about our first signing of the winter transfer winter
Ориентир на Косту, сальто и гол «Спартаку», который нужно повторить: что нужно знать о Заболотном

1. Anton Zabolotny was born on 13 June 1991 in Lipetsk. From the ages of 5 to 7 he enjoyed gymnastics and still celebrates his goals by doing a somersault.

2. Until the age of 13, he played his football at his local Metallurg sports academy, later moving to Moscow to join CSKA's Academy.

3. Anton played for CSKA's youth team as well as Russia's U19 and U21 sides. He was part of CSKA's Champions League squad and played for the Army Men in friendly games, but never made an official appearance for the Moscow club.

4. While at CSKA, he received the nickname "Balotelli", after Pavel Mamaev named him after the famous Italian.

5. From 2010 to 2012, Anton played on loan at Volga, Ural and Dynamo Bryansk. In 2012 he made the permanent move from CSKA Moscow to Ufa, who were then in the FNL. He later moved to Fakel and helped them to promotion from the PFL.

6. After a lack of playing time in 2016, he was loaned from Fakel to Tosno, where he managed to prove himself and signed a permanent contract with the Leningrad region club.

7. In the 2016/17 season, Zabolotny became the club's leading scorer and helped Tosno to promotion to the Premier League.

8. This August Zabolotny was called-up to the Russian national squad for the first time, In September he joined the squad for the friendly matches against South Korea and Iran and in both matches he came on as sub towards the end of the match. He won his third Russian cap when coming on as sub against Argentina in St. Petersburg. 

9. Against Spartak Moscow at the Petrovsky in September, Anton saved his team from defeat by scoring a beautiful goal with just 5 minutes left. Tosno drew the game 2-2 despite playing with 10 men for much of the match.

10. Zabolotny basis his game on that of Spanish international Diego Costa. Anton likes both the attacking style and the way the former-Chelsea man battles against defenders.