Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria
Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria took part in a TV show called Meet the Russians, which aired on Fox Sky and Virgin TV channels. The project shows wealthy Russians living in London.
According to the press reports, Ukrainian singer Kamaliya and her husband, fashion photographer Dmitry Oskin and former model Julia Zaporozhenko were also involved in the project.
Producers of the reality show describe the Pogrebnyaks as a real Russian family. “Pavel is the perfect husband. He is ready to go out with his wife anywhere: red carpet, exclusive nightclubs or Cannes. Though, he would rather spend time at home with the children. Pavel and Maria live in a penthouse in Chelsea. Their parents often visit them to help with the children”.
Pavel met his wife in his school years. She is three years younger than Pogrebnyak. At first they were just friends and only when Masha graduated from school they began dating.
Now Maria is a mother of three sons. She is a model as well as clothes, jewelry and shoe designer.
According to the creators of the show, Maria is no more, no less Russian Victoria Beckham.
Pavel Pogrebnyak (born on November 8, 1983 in Moscow) is a successful Russian football player, Honored Master of Sports of Russia (2008). By the way, he was a champion of Russia in 2007 as a part of the St. Petersburg Zenith, winner of the UEFA Cup 2007/08.
At the age of six the boy began playing football at the Spartak Moscow football school. In 2002 he made his professional debut.
In 2006, he scored 13 goals in 26 games and received his first invitation to the Russian national team.
Later, in the UEFA Cup in 2007/08 Pogrebnyak scored 10 goals and along with Luca Toni became the top-scorer of the tournament.
In August 2008 Pogrebnyak scored one of two goals against Manchester United, that allowed his team to win the game.
A year later, Pavel joined the German Stuttgart. In June 2012 Pogrebnyak signed a contract with the English club Reading. His salary was about 30,000 pounds per week.
On August 27, 2015 the football player signed a three-year contract with the Moscow Dynamo.
Pavel has two younger brothers – Kirill and Nikolai – who are also football players.