Anatoliy Tymoshchuk was born on 30 March 1979 and former Zenit player and club captain.
Tymoshchuk began his professional career with his local Volyn Lutsk before moving to Shakhtar Donetsk, whom he captained and won the Ukrainian Premier League, Ukrainian Cup, and Ukrainian Super Cup titles. In 2008, Tymoshchuk won the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup as the captain of Zenit. He also won a Russian Premier League and Russian Super Cup title with the blue-white-sky blues. He then moved on to Bayern Munich where he won the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League in 2013 and was also a UEFA Champions League runner-up in 2010 and 2012.
Tymoshchuk won140 caps for Ukraine and is their most capped player of all time. He took part in Ukraine's first-ever FIFA World Cup in 2006 and their first European Championship in 2012. He won the Ukrainian Footballer of the Year on three occasions.
He joined the Zenit coaching staff in March 2016.