Ravil Safiullin

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Ravil Safiullin (Ukrainian: Сафіуллін Равіль Сафович; born February 4, 1955 in Makiivka) was Ukraine's Minister of Youth and Sports.[1]


Ravil Safiullin was born in a Tatar family. Prior to his ministerial position, Safiullin was the president of Professional Football League of Ukraine in 2000-2008. He is still the Honorary President of PFL Ukraine.

At 23 he finished the medical institute in Donetsk as a doctor-hygienist, epidemiologist. From 1977 to 1993 he worked at medical service. From 1994 to 2000 he worked the vice-president of FC Shakhtar Donetsk. In 2000, he was elected as the president of Professional Football League of Ukraine. Safiullin was people's deputy of IV, V and VI convocations of Verkhovna Rada.[1][2]

Safiullin is a former Minister of Family, Youth and Sport (in Ukraine).[3][4]

On 28 February 2013 President Yanukovych reorganized the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports and the State Service for Youth and Sports, creating a Ministry of Education and the (new) Ministry of Youth and Sports; Safiullin was awarded the ministership of this new institution.[1]

Safiullin did not participate in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[5]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hryhoriy Surkis
Presidents of PFL
Succeeded by
Sviatoslav Syrota
Political offices
Preceded by
Yuri Pavlenko
Minister of Family, Youth, and Sports
March 11 – December 9, 2010
Succeeded by
Post merged with
Ministry of Education
Preceded by
Post revived
Minister of Youth and Sports
February 28, 2013 –February 27, 2014
Succeeded by
Dmytro Bulatov