A skilful left-footed midfielder with natural balance and a potent shot, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov appeared in all five of Russia's games at UEFA EURO 2008. He subsequently earned a move to English club Everton FC, but after a bittersweet experience on Merseyside he returned home in January 2012, joining FC Spartak Moskva.
• A product of the FC Lokomotiv Moskva academy, he became a Russian Premier League regular at 19 and won the domestic championship in his debut season (2004), scoring five goals, including the opener in the Railwaymen's decisive last-day 2-0 win at FC Shinnik Yaroslavl.
• Handed his Russia debut − against Latvia in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier − in the midst of a UEFA Champions League qualifying tie with SK Rapid Wien, which Lokomotiv lost 2-1 on aggregate, later reaching the UEFA Cup round of 32 instead.
• A Russian Cup winner with Lokomotiv in 2007, he became a fully integrated member of Guus Hiddink's team in the UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying campaign, starting ten matches, before featuring in all five games at the finals.
• Left Lokomotiv, where he was the club captain, for Everton in the summer of 2009 but struggled to impose himself as a first-team regular after a promising debut campaign, in which he scored some memorable goals, and was sold to Spartak midway through the 2011/12 season.
• Scored both goals for Russia in the opening leg of their 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off against Slovenia but the team were eliminated on away goals; four of his five UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying outings were as a substitute.
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|21.07.2012||Russian Premier League||Alania||1-2||Spartak Moskva||83||0||0|
|29.07.2012||Russian Premier League||Spartak Moskva||2-1||Volga||90||0||0|
|05.08.2012||Russian Premier League||Dinamo Moskva||0-4||Spartak Moskva||90||1||0|
|11.08.2012||Russian Premier League||Zenit||5-0||Spartak Moskva||90||0||0|
|18.08.2012||Russian Premier League||Spartak Moskva||2-1||Rubin||56||0||0|
|21.08.2012||UEFA Champions League||Play-offs||Spartak Moskva||2-1||Fenerbahçe||90||0||0|
|25.08.2012||Russian Premier League||Terek||2-1||Spartak Moskva||90||0||0|
|29.08.2012||UEFA Champions League||Play-offs||Fenerbahçe||1-1||Spartak Moskva||24||0||0|
|02.09.2012||Russian Premier League||Lokomotiv Moskva||2-1||Spartak Moskva||22||0||0|
|15.09.2012||Russian Premier League||Kuban||2-2||Spartak Moskva||90||0||0|
|20.10.2012||Russian Premier League||Anji||2-1||Spartak Moskva||90||1||0|
|23.10.2012||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Spartak Moskva||2-1||Benfica||73||0||0|
|27.10.2012||Russian Premier League||Spartak Moskva||2-0||Mordovia||84||1||0|
|30.10.2012||Russian Cup||Sixth round||Rostov||0-0|
|03.11.2012||Russian Premier League||Krylya Sovetov||0-5||Spartak Moskva||68||0||0|
|07.11.2012||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Benfica||2-0||Spartak Moskva||79||0||0|
|16.03.2013||Russian Premier League||Spartak Moskva||0-0||Lokomotiv Moskva||31||0||0|
|28.04.2013||Russian Premier League||Spartak Moskva||2-0||Anji||4||0||0|
|10.05.2013||Russian Premier League||Spartak Moskva||1-1||Krylya Sovetov||11||0||0|
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