On Friday, by decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazilian Zenit footballers Malcolm and Claudinho received Russian citizenship. Claudinho, 26, admitted that he was happy.
“I would like to thank the club and everyone involved in granting me Russian citizenship! When this opportunity arose, I realized that it would be good for me and the club. It is also a great honor for me. I am very happy!” – said “Match TV”.
Claudinho signed for Zenit in 2021. This season he has three goals and eight assists in 19 appearances for the club in all competitions.