19 March is the 27th birthday of the Zenit and Russia striker.
Alexander Kokorin was born in the town of Valuiki in the Belgorod region. He started his youth career at Lokomotiv Moscow but began his professional career at Dynamo Moscow. In 2013 he moved to Anzhi in a big money deal, but, without playing for the Makhachkala club, soon returned to Dynamo. In 2011 he made his debut for Russia and has appeared at the World Cup and the European championships. On 30 January 2016 he joined Zenit.
Alexander has played 87 matches, scored 32 goals and made 11 assists since coming to St. Petersburg. He's also played 12 matches and scored 2 goals for Russia whilst a Zenit player.
Dear Alexander! We wish you a happy birthday and a speedy recovery from injury, we hope you enjoy the day as best you can. Happy Birthday!