|Full name||Ruslan Karimovich Nigmatullin|
|Date of birth||7 October 1974|
|Place of birth||Kazan, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1+1⁄2 in)|
|2002||→ CSKA Moscow (loan)||14||(0)|
|2003||→ Salernitana (loan)||14||(0)|
|2009||Maccabi Ahi Nazareth||9||(0)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Ruslan Karimovich Nigmatullin (Russian: Русла́н Кари́мович Нигмату́ллин, IPA: [rʊˈslan kɐˈrʲiməvʲɪtɕ nʲɪɡmɐˈtulʲɪn], Tatar: Руслан Кәрим улы Нигъмәтуллин; born 7 October 1974 in Kazan, Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union) is a retired association footballer of Volga Tatar ethnicity who played goalkeeper and is currently working as a DJ. He has appeared for the Russian national team 24 times (including 5 Olympic appearances) and was their starting keeper at the 2002 World Cup. He was voted Russian Player of the Year 2001 and is considered the best Russian goalkeeper of his period.
Also known as DJ after completing his football career.
Despite officially retiring from football in February 2006, in September 2008, Nigmatullin decided to make a deal with FC SKA Rostov-on-Don, Russian club from First Division. After playing for another year for 3 clubs, he retired again in November 2009.
Time in Israel
Nigmatullin signed with Israeli club, Maccabi Ahi Nazareth for the 2009–10 season. His start was a shaky one but his performance improved over the weeks as he acclimated to Israel. Nevertheless, he requested to leave the club in November 2009.
- Russian Premier League champion: 1996, 1997, 2004.
- Russian Premier League runner-up: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002.
- Russian Premier League bronze: 1995, 1998.
- Russian Cup winner: 2000, 2001.
- Russian Cup finalist: 1998.
- "Ruslan Karimovich Nigmatullin – International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
- Nasser, Mahsan (2 November 2009). מסתמן: מאייבי יחליף את ניגמטולין בשער נצרת [Mayebi Will Replace Nigmatullin in Nazareth Goal] (in Hebrew). One.co.il. Retrieved 3 November 2009.