|Date of birth||24 March 1931|
|Place of birth||Tbilisi, Georgian SSR|
|Date of death||23 December 1997(aged 66)|
|Place of death||Tbilisi, Georgia|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1959||Soviet Union Olympic||3||(0)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 February 2016|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 28 February 2016
During his career he played for Spartaki Tbilisi (1950–1951), Dinamo Tbilisi (1953–1956, 1959–1964), and Lokomotiv Moscow (1957–1958). He participated in the first ever European Nations' Cup in 1960, where the Soviets were champions, and played 3 matches for the Soviets at the Olympic level.
Zaur Kaloev was one of the most brilliant headers of his time. His Georgian friend and teammate Mikhail Meskhi said, "if I want to score a goal, I have to make sure my cross hits Zaur's head. Because it will certainly result in a goal".