Ilshat Faizulin

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Ilshat Faizulin
Personal information
Full name Ilshat Galimzyanovich Faizulin
Date of birth (1973-03-05) 5 March 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Osinniki, Soviet Union
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1995 CSKA Moscow 103 (25)
1995–1997 Racing Santander 54 (8)
1997–1998 Villarreal 22 (1)
1998–1999 Alverca 10 (0)
1999 Farense 6 (0)
2000 Altay 5 (0)
2000–2001 Getafe 33 (6)
2002 Dynamo St. Petersburg 16 (4)
2002 Metallurg Lipetsk 14 (2)
2002–2003 Bezana
2004 Vidnoye 10 (5)
2004 Crevillente
2005 Redován
2005–2006 Gimnástica 33 (4)
2006–2007 Ribamontán
National team
1993 Russia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ilshat Galimzyanovich Faizulin (Russian: Ильшат Галимзянович Файзулин; Tatar: Cyrillic Илшат Галимҗан улы Фәйзуллин, Latin İlşat Ğalimcan ulı Fäyzullin; born 5 March 1973) is a Russian retired footballer of Tatar ethnic origin.

A forward, his career was majorly spent in equal periods of time in Russia and Spain.

Club career[edit]

Born in Osinniki, Soviet Union, Faizulin started playing professionally with PFC CSKA Moscow, where his performances garnered the attention of Spain's Racing de Santander (later, during one season, he would team up with compatriot Dmitri Popov at the La Liga side[1]). Subsequently he was a relatively important offensive element at Villarreal CF, helping the club achieve a first-ever top flight promotion in 1998.

After two unassuming spells in Portugal, Faizullin finished 1999–2000 in Turkey with Altay SK, then returned to Spain and its second division with Getafe CF, not being able to prevent the Madrid team's eventual relegation.

Faizullin then returned to his country, playing with four modest sides, and retired in Spain in 2007 after three years in the lower leagues.

International career[edit]

Faizulin played one game for Russia, featuring 26 minutes in a 1–3 friendly loss against France on 28 July 1993.




  • Top 33 players year-end list: 1992, 1993


  1. ^ "Desde Rusia con amor" [From Russia with love] (in Spanish). Fútbol de Primera. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 

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