Zinetula Bilyaletdinov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Coach
Full nameZinetula Khaydyarovich•Bilyaletdinov
Used nameZinetula•Bilyaletdinov
Original nameЗинэтула Хайдярович•Билялетдинов
Other namesZinnətulla Xəydər uğlı Bilaletdinov, Зиннәтулла Хәйдәр улы Билалетдинов
Born13 March 1955 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Measurements180 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Russian Federation Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation


Zinetula Bilyaletdinov played his entire career from 1973-88 with one club – Dynamo Moskva. Although he never won a Soviet title with them, he was seven times a runner-up (1977-80, 1985-87) and won bronze six times (1974-75, 1981-83, 1988). Internationally besides his two Olympic medals, Bilyaletdinov was World champion six times (1978-79, 1981-83, 1986) and European champion seven times (1979, 1981-83, 1985-87), also winning a silver (1987) and bronze (1985) at the World Championships and a silver (1978) at the European Championships. In 1979 Bilyaletdinov played on the winning Soviet Union team in the Challenge Cup between the Soviet Union and NHL All-Stars and in 1981 he won the Canada Cup. He also won bronzes at the 1976 and 1984 Canada Cup. After his sporting career Bilyaletdinov had a successful career as a hockey coach. From 1988-92 he worked as a coach with Dynamo Moskva, before working with the NHL Winnipeg Jets (later the Phoenix Coyotes) from 1993-97. From 1997-2000 and 2002-04 Bilyaletdinov was the head coach of Dynamo Moskva. In 2001 for a short time Bilyaletdinov was a coach of the Chicago Blackhawks and in 2001-02 was the head coach at HC Lugano. In 2004 Bilyaletdinov was named the head coach of Ak Bars Kazan and won Russian Championships with them in 2006 and 2009 and European Champions Cup in 2007. From 2004-05 Bilyaletdinov was head coach of the Russian national team.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1980 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) URS RUS Zinetula Bilyaletdinov
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
1984 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) URS RUS Zinetula Bilyaletdinov
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

Coaching results

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2014 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) RUS Zinetula Bilyaletdinov
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Russian Federation 5

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