|Full name||Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Aliyev|
|Date of birth||3 February 1985|
|Place of birth||Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Right midfielder
|2002–2008||→ Dynamo-2 Kyiv||99||(53)|
|2005–2006||→ Metalurh Zaporizhya (loan)||8||(1)|
|2012-2013||→ Dnipro (loan)||12||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 October 2016
Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Aliyev (Ukrainian: Олександр Олександрович Алієв); born 3 February 1985 in Khabarovsk, Soviet Union) is a Ukrainian footballer of Azerbaijani origin. He plays as a right midfielder or central midfielder. Known for his spectacular goals from direct free-kicks, his former FC Dynamo Kyiv coach Yuri Syomin described him as "...the best free-kick taker in Europe".
Aliyev began his career in Borysfen-2 Boryspil (a second team of FC Borysfen Boryspil) in Druha Liha A. It was a youth club that was participating on the professional level similar to FC Dynamo-3 Kyiv and Aliyev at that time was a minor (underage). In 2002, he joined Dynamo Kyiv where he was featured mostly in Dynamo-2 Kyiv in the Ukrainian First League. He was really successful in the Dynamo-2 so he was loaned of to Ukrainian Premier League side Metalurh Zaporizhya. With Zaporizhya, he managed to get to the Ukrainian Cup finals.
After his loan ended, Aliyev was promoted to the main team of Dynamo, where he began to shine especially under new Russian head coach Yuri Semin during the 2008–09 season. In September 2008 Ukraine legend Serhiy Rebrov hailed Aliyev's transformation into a "team player", when he thought "Aliyev was just about fun". He was key in Dynamo's campaign in the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League. On 21 October 2008 he scored a beautifully flighted free kick from at least 30 yards out to give Dynamo Kiev the win against FC Porto. On 25 November, at the end of the game against Arsenal, Aliyev pushed the referee, Alain Hamer, and received a red card for his action. Later, during the interview he called Hamer a "kozel" (the goat -eng.) which means similarly to "idiot" in this context. Dynamo Kyiv finished third in their Champions League group, moving down to the 2008–09 UEFA Cup after the winter break. Aliyev was an instrumental player throughout the campaign here too. He played in most of the games, helping Dynamo get to the semi-finals, where they were eliminated by fellow Ukrainian rivals, and eventual UEFA Cup Champions Shakhtar Donetsk. Dynamo also won the 2008–09 Ukrainian Premier League that season. Later in 2009–10 season he was a part of starting lineup for Ukrainian Super Cup match against Vorskla Poltava. After a few minutes in that game he got injured and missed few months of the starting season. On recovery Aliyev was not able to secure a starting position and asked for a transfer during the winter break.
As soon as the first half of Ukrainian Premier League 2009-10 Aliyev began negotiations with Lokomotiv Moscow in the Russian Premier League. These negotiations failed and Aliyev remained a Dynamo player until 1 February 2010, when Lokomotiv officially announced the signing of Aliyev to a three-year contract.
In January 2014 Aliyev moved from Dynamo Kyiv to Anzhi Makhachkala on a 2.5-year contract. Aliyev left Anzhi at the end of the 2013-14 by mutual consent. Shortly thereafter, he re-signed with Anzhi, before having his contract terminated by mutually consent in January 2015.
In June 2016, after eighteen-months without a professional club, Aliyev signed for FC Taraz of the Kazakhstan Premier League until the end of the 2016 season. Aliyev left Taraz prior to the expiration of his contract on 6 October 2016.
Aliyev played the under-20 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in Netherlands. He was one of the top scorers of the tournament with five goals, one less than Lionel Messi, the top scorer. Aliyev also played in the Ukraine national under-21 football team in the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, helping his side reach the final. His set piece goal from more than 40 yards that hit the cross-bar and went in against Turkey in the U-21 Championship has been regarded as one of the best goals in U-21 Football history. He is the current top goalscorer of the Ukrainian under-21 team with eight goals.
- As of 11 November 2011
|1.||25 May 2010||Kharkiv, Ukraine||Lithuania||4–0||Won||Friendly|
|3.||29 May 2010||Lviv, Ukraine||Romania||3–2||Won||Friendly|
|4.||11 August 2010||Donetsk, Ukraine||Netherlands||1–1||Draw||Friendly|
|5.||7 September 2010||Kiev, Ukraine||Chile||2–1||Won||Friendly|
|6.||11 October 2011||Tallinn, Estonia||Estonia||0–2||Won||Friendly|
- As of 10 February 2017[update]
|Metalurh Z (loan)||2005–06||8||1||3||1||0||0||0||0||11||2|
|Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (loan)||2012–13||12||2||1||0||5||2||0||0||18||4|
- Ukrainian Premier League (4): 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2008–09
- Ukrainian Cup (4): 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07
- Ukrainian Super Cup (4): 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009
- Top assister of the Ukraine Premier League: 2008/2009
- 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship: Silver Shoe
- Александр Александрович Алиев: Хочу, чтобы Милевский наконец-то женился (Russian)
-  Алиев: "Повторяю: судья – козел!" Aliyev: I repeat: referee – idiot! (Russian)
- "Алиев подпишет контракт с "Локо" после нового года (Aliyev will sign a new contract with "Lokomotiv" in the new year")" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- "Александр Алиев: "Остаюсь в "Динамо" (Aliyev: "I remain with Dynamo")" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 10 January 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
- "Александр Алиев – игрок "Локомотива" (Oleksandr Aliyev – "Lokomotiv" player)" (in Russian). ua-football.com. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
- "Alexander Aliev moves to Anji (VIDEO)". http://fc-anji.ru/news/en/. Retrieved 18 July 2014. External link in
- Анжи расторг контракт с Алиевым. http://www.sports.ru/ (in Russian). sports.ru/. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015. External link in
- "РЕСЕЙЛІК ҚОРҒАУШЫ АНТОН ГРИГОРЬЕВ ТАРАЗДЫҢ НАМЫСЫН ҚОРҒАЙДЫ". fctaraz.kz (in Kazakh). FC Taraz. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
- "АЛЕКСАНДР АЛИЕВ «ТАРАЗ» КОМАНДАСЫНАН КЕТТІ". fctaraz.kz (in Kazakh). FC Taraz. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.