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Branislav Ivanovic

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As has been said above, Branislav has contributed massively towards our recent successes and his passion for the club was clear to see.

I hope he does well at Zenit!

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"Never was his commitment to the cause underlined more than in that game against the Merseysiders. As well as scoring the goal which sent us to Wembley, he ended the match with his right foot covered in blood after going through the pain barrier during what was a hotly-contested fixture. Jose Mourinho, our manager at the time, suggested the defender’s boot should be put up in the club’s Academy as an example to our younger players of what it takes to succeed at the highest level."

 

His commitment was beyond lovely. Great that we still have a guy like Luiz in our squad who has the same commitment as Iva always had. 

 

Zenit are 5 points behind Branna's old club Spartak...hope he offers their team enough so they can win the title. 

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Don't get people who still try to make fun of Ivanovic. He has now left so lets show him respect he deserves. Ivanovic helped us to win a lor of titles... At some point he was our best defender. Good luck, Iva!

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Will never forget the tantrum the neighbours put up when I started screaming like a madman when he scored the 4th goal against Napoli. A loyal player, who would go straight through a wall for the club. A fucking legend is what Brana is. Might not have been in his prime this past seasons, but he will be remembered for his services for the Blues.

 

Good luck legend!

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Thank you for everything Ivanovic, scored many crucial goals for us during his time at the club,  i will never forget those 2 headers at Anfield in the Champions League 08/09 season, the 4th goal against Napoli in the 2nd Leg on our way to Champions League glory in the 11/12 season, lets not forget his immense contribution in that game at the Camp Nou, the winning goal against Benfica in the Europa League final 12/13 season, his goal against City at the Ethiad in 13/14, the winning goal against Liverpool in the 2nd Leg of the Capital One Cup semi final in the 14/15 season, not only that but other great goals that any striker would be proud of, he never let the club down, always had great commitment, energy, desire, fight, he was always there when we needed him, played a lot of great games at RB for us and at CB if needed, great aerial ability, great header of the ball and specially great defending when required, always dug in for us.

I wish him nothing but the best in his future, he will never be forgotten, played a huge part in Chelsea´s success for the past 10 years. Cheers and goodluck ;)

Hope to see him return one day on a coaching role.

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Thank you Branislav. Without a doubt one of the best defenders we've had and the decline in the past year or so will not change that. Absolute legend and will be missed. Good luck Ivanovic.

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Came in a January transfer window, and left in one as well.  Unbelievable performances at the back and in front of goal. A big presence in the dressing room. Not enough words to highlight his contributions to the team. Ever since he secured his starting spot under Carlo in 09-10 he has never looked back. I just wished he could have stayed with us for this entire season.

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I was very frustrated with him in the past 2 years, but you can't deny him a legendary status with some of the moments he had. Both him and Mikel were here for 9 years or more a increasing rarity nowadays. Which the club organised a better sendoff.

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1 hour ago, Spike said:

Who takes his position as vice-captain?

Cahill? He was captaining us when Iva or JT wasn't palying

 

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Heard he was poor for Zenit against Anderlecht today 


Both goals came from his side. He really shouldn't be a FB anymore.

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