PAOK sign Zambrano
PAOK FC announce that they have reached a deal with FC Rubin Kazan for the one-year loan of Carlos Zambrano.
PAOK’s latest signing was born on 10 July 1989 in Callao, Peru, and started playing football at the youth sections of AD Cantolao.
His impressive displays for Peru U17 side in the 2005 U17 World Cup caught the eye of FC Schalke 04, who invested in him and brought him to Europe in 2006, at the age of 16. He soon earned the trust of the German club’s coaching staff and became skipper of SChalke’s U19 team.
Two years later, at the age of 19, he made his Bundesliga debut. He played a total of 20 games and scored once for the Königsblauen until 2010, when he moved to FC St. Pauli. He stayed in the Hamburg outfit for two seasons, conjuring up 1 goal and 3 assists in 31 appearances.
His following destination was Eintracht Frankfurt, where he established himself as one of Bundesliga’s top centre backs. He played 117 games for the “Adler”, before moving to Russia lured by FC Rubin Kazan.
Zambrano made his senior international debut for Peru in 2008 and has since collected 43 caps and scored three goals for his national squad.