Emil Sayfutdinov


Emil has been riding motorcycles since the age of 7, when he started competing in motocross tournaments in Bashkiria. He became interested in speedway thanks to his older brother Denis, who was also a rider. They were “playing” speedway together, and due to a minor distance between home and track – 100 meters – there was no way Emil could not try racing on bikes without brakes.

His professional career started in 2005. One year later Emil became rider of Polonia Bydgoszcz – one of the most titled clubs in Polish speedway. During his time in Bydgoszcz he took part in 107 matches in which he scored 1096 points.

Emil is the first rider in history who gained two titles of the Individual Junior World Champion in a row. He won the first gold medal in 2007 in Ostrów Wielkopolski, where he scored maximum possible points. A year later he stood on the highest step of the podium again. This time he lifted the trophy in Pardubice. During the two finals, he scored 29 out of 30 possible points.

Speedway Grand Prix

His great performance caught the attention of GP promoters, who decided to give Emil a permanent ‘wild card’ for the FIM Speedway Grand Prix 2009. That was a great choice. The Russian won his debut in Prague, becoming (at that time) the youngest winner of a SGP round and the first representative of Russia who ever achieved this goal. In this year, he reached for two more victories, thanks to which he finished his first season in the SGP on the 3rd place. Another medal came 10 years later. In 2019, he was a part of a passionate battle for the World Championship title with Bartosz Zmarzlik and Leon Madsen, which he ended on third place. He reached for his third career SGP bronze medal in 2021.

So far, Emil took part in 98 GP rounds, in which he advanced 30 times to the final and won 7 of them. He won in Bydgoszcz, Cardiff, Goeteborg (twice), Hallstavik, Krsko and Prague.


Russians dominated the Speedway of Nations competition, in which teams compete in pairs for the title of the World Team Champion. Together with Artem Laguta, Emil won three SoN gold medals in a row, winning the tournaments in Wrocław, Togliatti and Lublin. He also won two bronze medals of the Speedway World Cup.


Emil is the proud winner of five gold medals in the Polish Ekstraliga and three triumphs in the Swedish league. He won gold medals with Unia Leszno in Poland and Vetlanda Speedway in Sweden. In his collection he also has a bronze medal of the Polish League, won as a team member of Polonia Bydgoszcz.

Emil Sayfutdinov

Date of birth: 26.10.1989
Place: Salavat, Russia
Place of living: Sankt Petersburg (Russia), Bydgoszcz (Poland)
Wife: Viktoriia
Children: Son – Daniil
Car: Mercedes
Sport’s idol: Tony Rickardsson
Hobby: Motocross, Formula 1 (simulator racing)
Favourite dish: Mom’s dumplings
Dreams: Be happy with my family; Be in good health; Win the Individual World Champion title; Visit many countries; To run a business that makes me happy.

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FIM Speedway Grand Prix

2009, 2019, 2021

Speedway Euro Championship

2014, 2015

Indywidualne Mistrzostwa Świata Juniorów

2007, 2008

Speedway World Cup

2012, 2017

Speedway of NATIONS

2018, 2019, 2020

Drużynowe Mistrzostwa Polski

2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


Drużynowe Mistrzostwa Szwecji

2012, 2014, 2015

Indywidualny Mistrz Rosji 125 ccm

2002, 2003, 2004

Drużynowe Mistrz Rosji 125 ccm

2002, 2003, 2004

Indywidualne Mistrzostwa Rosji Juniorow

2005, 2008


Druzynowe Mistrzostwa Rosji Juniorow


2004, 2007


Drużynowe Mistrzostwa Rosji

2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012


Mistrz Rosji w Parach

2005, 2009



England: Coventry Bees (2011)
Germany: Speedway-Team Wolfslake (2016)
Poland: Polonia Bydgoszcz (2006-2012), Włókniarz Częstochowa (2013), KS Toruń (2014, 2022), Fogo Unia Leszno (2015-2021)
Russia: Mega Lada Togliatti (2002-2008), Turbina Balakovo (2009-2012, 2018-2021), SC Salavat (2013-2014)
Sweden: Elit Vetlanda (2012, 2014-2016), Indianerna Kumla (2013), Masarna Avesta (2007-2008), Piraterna Motala (2009-2011, 2017)