Alexander Kokorin is a famous Russian footballer who is currently playing for Zenit from St. Petersburg. What is interesting about his biography and the personal life of a gifted athlete?
Alexander Kokorin became known throughout Russia not only thanks to his successes on the football field, but also to constant news about his life in the media. However, this does not affect his career as an athlete in any way.
Biography of Alexander Kokorin
The future athlete was born on March 19, 1991 in the provincial town of Valuyki, Belgorod Region. From the very birth, the boy's dad decided to instill in his son a love of football. He worked with him every day, and it gave its results. When the boy went to school, he immediately began to attend the football section and continued to develop his skills. He also attended boxing classes.
At the age of nine, Kokorin had the opportunity to attend a viewing of the Spartak football school in Moscow. But these bridal shows ended in nothing. On the other hand, Moscow Lokomotiv jumped in on time and gave the young talent a chance to get a real football education. So at the age of ten, Alexander was left alone in a strange city without parents. He quickly got used to it and began to lead an independent life.
For seven years, Kokorin played in different age teams for Moscow Lokomotiv and showed impressive scorer results in many tournaments. But this did not please the leaders of the main team, and when the chance presented itself to move to another club at the age of 17, Kokorin did it.
The first team in his professional career was Dynamo Moscow. Kokorin did not immediately begin to go out at the base of the club. But over time, he became an indispensable footballer. And he was only 18 years old. In the first year of playing for Dynamo, Alexander won the bronze medal of the Russian Football Championship. That season, he became the youngest player to score on the pitch. In total, Kokorin spent five years for the blue and white, and during this time he became a player in the first team and won the love of the fans.
In 2013, a grandiose club was created in Makhachkala on the basis of Anzhi, and Kokorin was also offered to join the team. His transfer was estimated at $ 19 million. But for Anzhi Kokorin did not play a single match. At first, injury prevented this, and then the team simply sold all their stars. So Alexander found himself for the second time in Moscow Dynamo. At first everything went well for him and he scored a lot of goals. But 2015 was not a success for him and the footballer stopped getting into the team's base.
In 2016, Alexander moved to the St. Petersburg Zenith. The player did not have a good start to his career in the new club. It was all the fault of the constant visits to nightclubs. For this reason, he was even transferred to the second team of Zenith. But the player came to his senses in time and in the 2016/2017 season began to regularly enter the field and score. The next season turned out to be the best in Kokorin's career. He scored a lot and provided assists. This allowed the Petersburgers to be at the top of the standings in the Russian Championship. But as soon as Alexander was injured in March 2018, the team's game went wrong, and Zenit eventually dropped to fifth place. Kokorin has not yet fully recovered from his injury and has not yet entered the field in the new season.
In the Russian national team, Alexander began playing in 2012 and during this time he played 48 matches and scored 12 times. He played in big tournaments twice. The first time it was in 2012 at the European Championships, and the second - in 2014 at the World Championships in Brazil. Unfortunately for the fans, he had to miss the 2018 World Cup in Russia due to injury.
Personal life of Kokorin
Alexander was always surrounded by a large number of fans. But he met his true love in 2013. She was the singer Daria Valitova. She performs on stage under the pseudonym Amelie. Over time, the couple formalized their relationship, and in 2017 they had a child.