Branislav Ivanovic has completed a permanent transfer from Chelsea to Zenit St. Petersburg on free transfer.
The Serbia international defender signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Russian club.
“I am motivated and I think that I can play for many more seasons at the top level,” he told the club’s website.
“I can say that I am excited to be here and everything went smoothly.
“I have to get used to the team and get physically ready for the upcoming official and important matches.”
Ivanovic played 376 games for Chelsea and scored 34 goals. Ivanovic joined from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2008 and won two premier league titles, three FA cups, the league cup, the Champions League and Europa League.