He was the Scottish Cup winning captain who lead Hearts to glory in 2012.
Relive your funny, loveable and most memorable moments of the big Lithuanian by scrolling down and clicking through the pages to see our comprehensive list (in no particular order). Add your own special memories by following our dedicated Hearts page on Facebook.
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1. The terrace hero
"Initially he was pretty much the poster boy of the type of substandard player Vladimir brought in. But as time went on he grew and grew as did the fans' love for him. To go from that to a terrace hero shows just how much dedication and staying power he had and how much his love for the club flourished over time and with it the fans love for him." said Alex Munro. Photo: SNS
2. "He was THE Hearts captain" - Robert Allan
"In 2011 my Uncle, Danny Paton, died. He was former Hearts player and had a brilliant career in the late 50s/early 60s. He is still the last Hearts player to score a hat trick against Hibs at Easter Road. He died from Motor Neurone Disease and it devastated our family. The day after his funeral, Hearts paid tribute to him by inviting me and a few members of our family to the game and the players observed a minutes silence in his honour and wore black armbands. Marius Zaliukas was the Hearts captain." said Robert Allan. Photo: Contributed
3. Best pals Marius and Glen
Little superstar Glen and Marius. "he taught him the 5–1" said Glen's Mum Linda Lee Thomson. Photo: Linda Lee Thomson
4. "Bring me my cup!"
"We were sitting on my garden wall, which is next to Tynecastle after the cup final and Zal came out. We shouted to him 'where’s the trophy then?' and he turned to security and in the most wonderful serious face he said to them 'bring me my cup'. Marius, thank you for everything" said Lw Lol. Photo: SNS