Happy birthday to Yaroslav Rakitskiy
The Zenit central defender celebrates his 32nd birthday on 3 August.
Yaroslav made his debut for Shakhtar Donetsk in August 2009 in the Ukrainian Cup match against the Dniester and has played a total of 326 matches and scored 14 goals for the Donetsk side. Yaroslav is a seven-time Ukrainian league winner and six-time winner of the Ukrainian Cup. He has won 54 caps and has scored 4 goals for his country. The tough-tackling central defender also represented Ukraine at the European Championships in 2012 and 2016.
In January 2019 he joined Zenit and has played 88 matches for us, scoring five goals and making 10 assists. He's also won three league titles, two Super Cups and one Russian Cup while in St. Petersburg.
Happy birthday Yaroslav, have a great day!