From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Template:Infobox football biography Mikhail Afanasyev (Belarusian: Міхаіл Афанасьеў, Template:Lang-ru) (born 4 November 1986 in Minsk) is a Belarusian footballer who is currently playing for Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino.
Afanasyev was the captain of Belarus U21 team and participated in all 3 of the Belarusians' games at the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. He conceded a handball in the game against Italy U21, resulting in a penalty, which contributed to the 1:2 loss. He was signed by FC Amkar Perm in February 2008.