Daler Adyamovich Kuzyayev (Russian: Далер Адьямович Кузяев, IPA: [dɐˈlʲer ɐˈdʲjaməvʲɪtɕ kʊˈzʲæ(j)ɪf], Tatar: Cyrillic Дәлир Әдһәм улы Хуҗаев, Latin Dälir Ädhäm ulı Xucaev; born 15 January 1993) is a Russian football player of Tatar and Tajikistani descent who currently plays for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. He plays at the central midfielder or right midfielder positions.
|Full name||Daler Adyamovich Kuzyayev|
|Date of birth||15 January 1993|
|Place of birth||Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|FC Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|2004–2007||Kolomyagi Saint Petersburg|
|2007–2012||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|2017–||Zenit Saint Petersburg||32||(7)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 September 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2018
On 14 June 2017, he signed a 3-year contract with FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. On his Zenit debut on 16 July 2017, he scored the first goal of his professional career, opening scoring in a game against FC SKA-Khabarovsk 7 minutes after coming into the game as a half-time substitute.
On 11 May 2018, he was included in Russia's extended 2018 FIFA World Cup squad. On 3 June 2018, he was included in the finalized World Cup squad. While Tatars have represented Russia in the history, he has also made history by becoming the first ever Tajik to play in the FIFA World Cup.
- As of 13 May 2018
|FC Karelia Petrozavodsk||2012–13||PFL||22||0||1||0||–||23||0|
|FC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk||2013–14||FNL||15||0||1||0||–||16||0|
|FC Terek Grozny||2013–14||Russian Premier League||1||0||0||0||–||1||0|
|FC Zenit Saint Petersburg||2017–18||Russian Premier League||26||6||1||0||9||1||36||7|
- Statistics accurate as of match played 7 July 2018.
- "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 17 June 2018. p. 24.
- "Career Summary". Russian Football Union. 4 November 2012. Archived from the original on 3 September 2013.
- "Match Report". Russian Premier League. 15 May 2014.
- Далер Кузяев возвращается в «Зенит» (in Russian). FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. 14 June 2017.
- Уверенно победили Южную Корею (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 7 October 2017.
- "Расширенный состав для подготовки к Чемпионату мира" (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 11 May 2018.
- Заявка сборной России на Чемпионат мира FIFA 2018 (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 3 June 2018.
- Daler Kuzyayev at National-Football-Teams.com
- Verth, Manuel (12 October 2017). "Daler Kuzyaev – From Academy Reject to Star in the Making". Retrieved 9 May 2018.