Berezutski with Russia in 2014
|Full name||Vasiliy Vladimirovich Berezutski|
|Date of birth||20 June 1982|
|Place of birth||Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Centre-back, right-back|
|CSKA Moscow (assistant coach)|
|2020–||CSKA Moscow (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Vasiliy Vladimirovich Berezutski (Василий Владимирович Березуцкий; born 20 June 1982) is a Russian football coach and a former player who played as a defender. He is an assistant coach with CSKA Moscow. He began his professional career in 1999 at the age of 17 with Torpedo Moscow, having graduated from their famed academy. He was a Russia national football team regular, earning his 100th cap on 6 September 2016 in a friendly against Ghana. He played as a fullback or centre-back and sometimes was also deployed as wingback or midfielder.
Vasili started to play football in sport school Smena in Moscow before going to Torpedo. His identical twin brother, Aleksei, also came through the Torpedo academy with him and played as a defender for CSKA Moscow.
He officially announced his retirement from playing on 21 July 2018.
He was called up to Russia's Euro 2008 squad and came on as a late substitute in their second game against Greece in Salzburg and started the semi-final against Spain in Vienna.
He was named in Russia's provisional squad for UEFA Euro 2012, but had to drop out before the tournament began due to a thigh injury.
On 2 June 2014, he was included in the Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad, and appointed as the team captain. He was chosen in Russia's squad for Euro 2016 and scored an injury time equaliser in Russia's opening game against England.
On 7 March 2018, he officially retired from international football.
- As of 14 May 2018
|CSKA Moscow||2002||Premier League||2||0||0||0||—||0||0||2||0|
- Russia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Berezutski goal.
|1||8 September 2007||Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia||22||Macedonia||1–0||3–0||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|2||5 September 2009||Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia||39||Liechtenstein||1–0||3–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||10 September 2013||Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia||73||Israel||1–0||3–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4||6 June 2014||Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia||79||Morocco||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|5||11 June 2016||Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France||97||England||1–1||1–1||UEFA Euro 2016|
- Russian Premier League (6): 2003, 2005, 2006, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
- Russian Cup (7): 2001–02, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
- Russian Super Cup (5): 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013
- UEFA Cup: 2004–05
- In the list of 33 best football players of the championship of Russia (9): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2012–13, 2013–14.
- Березуцкий Василий Владимирович (in Russian). Sportbox.ru. Retrieved 8 July 2009.
- Василий Березуцкий: 100 матчей за сборную (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 6 September 2016.
- "Братья Березуцкие завершил�� профессиональную карьеру" (in Russian). PFC CSKA Moscow. 21 July 2018.
- Состав национальной сборной России на ЧМ-2014 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 2 June 2014.
- "England 1 Russia 1". BBC Sport. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
- БРАТЬЯ БЕРЕЗУЦКИЕ ЗАВЕРШИЛИ ВЫСТУПЛЕНИЯ ЗА СБОРНУЮ РОССИИ (in Russian). Sport-Express. 7 March 2018.
- "VITESSE MET 25 SPELERS NAAR PORTUGAL" [VITESSE WITH 25 PLAYERS TO PORTUGAL] (in Dutch). Vitesse. 2 January 2019.
- Vasili Berezutski at Soccerway