Dzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov

Dzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov


Country: Russia/Turkmenistan

Date of birth: 18/07/1996 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Bayramaly (Turkmenistan)

Height: 1,80m

Club career: Konoplev Football Akademia, Akademiya Tolyatti, Zenit Saint Petersburg (from 2012)

Current national team: Russia U-17

Position: centre back, left back

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by 300,000 €  

Contract until: 31.12.2015

Similar type of player: Cristian Chivu



– pace

– intercepting

– tackling

– marking

– aerial duels

– crossing

– free kick taking

– long balls


Style of play:

– ball playing centre back

– likes to play long balls

– marks opponent tightly

– likes to play the ball out of the defence


He is best suited to playing as:

Centre back in 4-2-3-1.






European Under-17 Championship 2013 winner with Russia.


League summary:

Russian Premier League 2013/2014 (ongoing): 2 matches/0 goals (Zenit Saint Petersburg)



Khodzhaniyazov is a graduate of the Tashkent sports school Chilanzar. During 2012/2013 season, he played for the tolyatin Akademiya Tolyatti. In winter 2012 moved to Zenit Saint Petersburg, signing a contract for 3 years. On 26 July 2013 he made his debut in the first team Zenit in the match of Russian Premier League against Kuban Krasnodar. He has Turkmenistan roots, but decided to play for Russia. At UEFA Under-17 Championship 2013 in Slovakia, he played all five games, was one of the leaders of the team and “Sborna” U-17 became European champion in great style. Unfortunately, at recently terminated FIFA U-17 World Cup Russians were unable to repeat this kind of success and were eliminated already in the Round of 16. 



“In my opinion,  Jamal played a great match,  because we`re going to look at everything together.  Let`s see,  he`s a young guy, he`s 17 years old,  and he`s starting for the first team against a strong opponent.  He did make a few mistakes at the very beginning in simple passes,  but he compensated them with two moments when he really saved the team in tough situations,  when he broke up Kuban attacks.  I personally give him the highest possible grade for his game.”

(Luciano Spaletti – Zenit Saint Petersburg manager after Khodzhaniyazov’s first team debut against Kuban Krasnodar)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall





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