Mingazow playing for Skonto Rīga
|Full name||Ruslan Kamilýewiç Mingazow|
|Date of birth||23 November 1991|
|Place of birth||Aşgabat, Turkmenistan|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|SK Slavia Prague|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2017
Ruslan Mingazow started playing football at the age of 6, being taken to the first training by his father, who is also a former Turkmeni footballer. At the beginning he had to train with an older group of players because there was none for his age. Mingazow played for FC Aşgabat youth team and was taken to the first team in 2007, aged 16. The same year he helped his club win the Turkmenistan Super Cup. A year later Mingazow became the champion of Turkmenistan, winning the 2008 Ýokary Liga. In 2009 Mingazow participated in the Turkmenistan President's Cup and helped his club reach the semi-finals, scoring two goals in three matches.
Following the impressive performance at the Turkmenistan President's Cup, Mingazow was invited to join the tournament's finalists, Latvian Higher League club Skonto Rīga, on trial by their manager Paul Ashworth. Having received another offer from Armenian Premier League, Mingazow, eventually, signed a contract with the Latvian side in June 2009. He scored his first Latvian Higher League goal in a 5–0 victory over Daugava Rīga on 8 July 2009. During his first season at the club Mingazow participated in 20 league matches, scoring twice. In 2010 Mingazow helped Skonto become the champions of Latvia for the first time since 2004 under their new manager Aleksandrs Starkovs. In 2011 Skonto won the Baltic League, beating another Latvian side FK Ventspils in the final's penalty shoot-out. In 2012 Mingazow won the Latvian Cup, as Skonto beat Liepājas Metalurgs in the final via penalty shoot-out. On 4 July 2013 Mingazow scored the only goal in 1–0 away victory over FC Tiraspol, helping Skonto reach the second round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League. In the second round Mingazow provided an excellent assist for his team-mate Artūrs Karašausks as Skonto beat the Synot liga side Slovan Liberec 2–1 at home. Mingazow was named the best player of the Latvian Higher League in August 2013.
Mingazow joined another Czech First League team, Slavia Prague, in June 2016. On 2 April 2017, he gained notoriety in Czech press after winning a controversial penalty kick in the Sparta - Slavia derby, allowing Slavia to equalize from the spot in injury time. The disciplinary board of referees later ruled that it had been a dive by Mingazow, but no punishment was issued. He scored his first league goal for Slavia on 17 April 2017 in a 4–0 home win against Hradec Králové.
Mingazow made his senior national team debut on 14 April 2009, in an 2010 AFC Challenge Cup Qualification match against Maldives. He scored his first national team goal against Bhutan in the very next match on 16 April 2009, also in AFC Challenge Cup qualifying.
- Scores and results list Turkmenistan's goal tally first.
|1.||16 April 2009||Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé||Bhutan||4–0||7–0||2010 AFC Challenge Cup qualification|
|2.||8 March 2012||Halchowk Stadium, Kathmandu||Maldives||1–1||3–1||2012 AFC Challenge Cup|
|3.||16 June 2015||Sport toplumy, Dashoguz||Iran||1–1||1–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||28 March 2017||Taipei Municipal Stadium, Tapei||Chinese Taipei||2–0||3–1||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
- Champion: 2008
- Winner: 2007
- Runner-up: 2008
- Champion: 2010
- Silver: 2012, 2013
- Bronze: 2009
- Winner: 2012
- Runner-up: 2014
- Champion – 2011
- Runner-up: 2015
Mingazow is an ethnic Tatar. Ruslan Mingazow's father Kamil is also a former Turkmenistani footballer, who played for the national team. He has got two sisters, one of whom is 3 years older and the other one 14 years younger. During his stay in Riga Mingazow was studying business management at the Baltic International Academy.
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- "Mingazov v derby simuloval, ale disciplinárka ho nepotrestá. Nemůže". iDNES.cz. 2017-04-06. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
- "Mingazow, Ruslan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
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