Ruslan Nigmatullin

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Ruslan Nigmatullin
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Personal information
Full name Ruslan Karimovich Nigmatullin
Date of birth (1974-10-07) 7 October 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Kazan, Tatarstan, Soviet Union
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 KAMAZ 20 (0)
1995–1997 Spartak Moscow 27 (0)
1998–2001 Lokomotiv Moscow 115 (0)
2002–2004 Hellas Verona 10 (0)
2002 CSKA Moscow (loan) 14 (0)
2003 Salernitana (loan) 14 (0)
2004 Lokomotiv Moscow 1 (0)
2005 Terek Grozny 19 (0)
2008 SKA Rostov 15 (0)
2009 Anzhi Makhachkala 0 (0)
2009 Lokomotiv-2 Moscow 8 (0)
2009 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 20 (0)
Total 263 (0)
National team
2000–2002[1] Russia 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Karimovich and the family name is Nigmatullin.

Ruslan Karimovich Nigmatullin (Russian: Руслан Каримович Нигматуллин, Tatar Cyrillic: Руслан Кәрим улы Нигъмәтуллин, Latin: Ruslan Kərim ulı Niğmətullin) (born 7 October 1974 in Kazan, Tatarstan, Soviet Union) is a retired association footballer who played goalkeeper of Tatar ethnicity who currently working as a DJ. He has appeared for the Russian national team 24 times (including 5 Olympic appearances) and was their starting keeper at the 2002 World Cup. He was voted Russian Player of the Year 2001 and is considered the best Russian goalkeeper of this period.

Biography[edit]

Retirement[edit]

Despite officially retiring from football in February 2006, in September 2008, Nigmatullin decided to make a deal with FC SKA Rostov-on-Don, Russian club from First Division. After playing for another year for 3 different clubs, he retired again in November 2009.

Time in Israel[edit]

Nigmatullin signed with Israeli club, Maccabi Ahi Nazareth for the 2009–10 season. His start was a shaky one but his performance improved over the weeks as he acclimated to Israel. Nevertheless, he requested to leave the club in November 2009.[2]

Honours[edit]

  • Russian Premier League champion: 1996, 1997, 2004.
  • Russian Premier League runner-up: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002.
  • Russian Premier League bronze: 1995, 1998.
  • Russian Cup winner: 2000, 2001.
  • Russian Cup finalist: 1998.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Russia League Russian Cup League Cup Europe Total
1992 KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny 7 0
1993 Premier League 1 0
1994 11 0
1995 Spartak Moscow Premier League 15 0
1996 10 0
1997 2 0
1998 Lokomotiv Moscow Premier League 30 0
1999 29 0
2000 29 0
2001 27 0
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2001–02 Hellas Verona Serie A 1 0
Russia League Russian Cup League Cup Europe Total
2002 CSKA Moscow Premier League 14 0
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2002–03 Salernitana Serie B 14 0
2003–04 Hellas Verona Serie B 9 0
Russia League Russian Cup League Cup Europe Total
2004 Lokomotiv Moscow Premier League 1 0
2005 Terek Grozny Premier League 19 0
Israel League Israel State Cup Toto Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth Ligat ha'Al 8 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 13 0
Total Russia 196 0
Italy 24 0
Israel 8 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 13 0
Career total 228 0

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruslan Karimovich Nigmatullin - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  2. ^ Nasser, Mahsan (2 November 2009). מסתמן: מאייבי יחליף את ניגמטולין בשער נצרת [Mayebi Will Replace Nigmatullin in Nazareth Goal] (in Hebrew). One.co.il. Retrieved 3 November 2009. 
Preceded by
Yegor Titov
Russian Footballer of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
Dmitri Loskov