The Moscow Region club agreed to terminate the contract with the 38-year-old footballer by agreement of the parties. The former Russian national team player moved to Khimki in January this year.
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Former Russian national team player Yuri Zhirkov has left Khimki. This was reported on the team’s website.
The Moscow Region Club agreed to terminate the contract with the 38-year-old footballer by agreement of the parties.
“We thank the defender for the time he has spent at our club and wish him success in the future,” the message read.
Khimki introduced Zhirkov as Rambo
Zhirkov moved to Khimki in January this year. The agreement was designed for six months with the possibility of an extension for one year. The player has three games for the team.
Khimki last season took 13th place in the Russian championship standings. In the play-offs for the right to play in the Russian Premier League, the Moscow Region club won on aggregate against SKA-Khabarovsk (0:1, 3:0).
Zhirkov played for Spartak Tambov (2001-2003), CSKA (2004-2009), Chelsea (2009-2011), Anji (2011-2013), Dynamo Moscow (2013-2015), and Zenit (2016-2021). As part of the Russian national team, he played 104 matches and scored two goals. He is a five-time champion of Russia and a bronze medalist at the European Championships (2008).
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