Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

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Ones I promised the fans, that, if I have an opportunity, I will come back to Peterburg. That's what I did. Though I had enough other offers.

Anatoliy Oleksandrovych Tymoshchuk (born 30 March 1979) is an Ukrainian footballer who plays for w:Russian Premier League club w:Zenit St. Petersburg and the Ukrainian national team as a holding midfielder.


By Tymoshchuk[edit]

  • Find in yourself the strength and wisdom to show love and care to everyone, near you, regardless of the region they live in, ethnicity or religion. Be wise and don't be fooled by provocation, be united under the idea of brotherhood, unity and love to the Ukraine! Russians, Ukrainians and all the other Slavic people, are historically brother nations. A brother can't go against his brother, it's a curse and grief. There is a force stronger than weapons in this world, it is love.", Tymoschuk about the 2014 political crisis in Ukraine and the Russo-Ukrainian war, 2014.
  • "We are playing for different fans, we are united by our love to football. Ukraine is diverse, Ukraine is united - Kiev, Donetsk, Dniepropetrovsk, Kharkov, Odessa, Sevastopol, Lutsk... all of Ukraine. Lets say "stop!" to violence. Lets be united, in what we love - we love Ukraine", Tymoschuk talking about the political crisis in Ukraine following the Euromaidan events, 2014.
  • "I am often being asked about Petersburg and it's fans. I always say, those are open people, that love their city, their team and try to show it. I am glad, there is such a city, there is such a team and such people, that support that team. In Munich they are all... German! What else can I say? It's as if they come to the theater, everyone are sitting quietly.", Tymoschuk talking about the fans of Zenit, 2013.
  • "It's hard for me to talk about the events, which happened before my arrival, I didn't take part in them, but I know, the atmosphere in the club can be better. I think, each of us has to understand, that we as a team, as one unit need to reach results.", Tymoschuk about the conflicts which started in Zenit at the time he was absent, 2013.
  • "Zenit was always in my heart. That's where I won my first European title. When I left Saint Petersburg in 2009, the fans followed me to the airport, and I promised, I will return to Russia.
  • "Ones I promised the fans, that, if I have an opportunity, I will come back to Peterburg. That's what I did. Though I had enough other offers."', Tymoschuk talking after the return to Zenit, 2013.
  • "I told Robben, that Ukraine will play Holland in the Euro-2012 final, and that they don't stand a chance", Tymoschuk talking before Euro-2012, 2012.
  • "To win in a battle without compromises is always nicer"

About Tymoshchuk[edit]

  • Everybody treated my nicely, Arshavin and Tymoshchuk were helping, especially Tymoshchuk. Write it down, Tymoshchuk - is a good guy!", Maximillian Pronichev about his adaptation in Zenit, 2014.
  • In Krasnodar, when [Tymoschuk] was coming in as a substitute, the Ptersburg fans meet him with loud cheering of his surname, while the local public was applauding, even though Tymoschuk - is a rival. Tymoschuk is being treated different [that Arshavin], because he knows how to behave himself, he speaks to journalists in the mixt-zone, is ready to speak to fans.", German Zozin about the respect Tymoschuk has from Zenit fans, 2013.

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