He still notched up an impressive seven goals in his debut season, some of which were beautifully executed, but at times he seemed to lack confidence and some games would pass him by.
Big things are expected of the Russian wide player next season as he clearly has the ability to make it at the club.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of , 18 September 2011 (UTC). ‡ National team caps and goals correct as of , 13 November 2011 (UTC) who plays for English club Everton and the Russia national football team.
He created the first 3 goals with two assists in his first-ever start for Everton in the inaugural Europa League in a 4–0 win over AEK Athens.
Bilyaletdinov scored seven goals in his first season in England, including one against Manchester United that was voted the club's goal of the season.
He scored the equalising goal against Israel, but the team lost in final minutes, 1–2.
Date of Birth: February 27, 1985Clubs: Lokomotiv Moscow, Everton Position: Left/right midfielder Nationality: Russian Finest Everton moment: The last-gasp winner against Portsmouth on the last day of the 2009/10 season.
Shortly after receiving in excess of £20 million for Joleon Lescott in the summer of 2009, Moyes signed Bilyaletdinov from the Russian league for a fee in the region of £10 million.
Having watched You Tube videos of him, Evertonians waited with baited breath for his debut, which properly came against AEK Athens in the Europa League (although he appeared for the dying moments of the Wigan game a few days earlier). Bilyaletdinov had a part to play in the first three goals on the night and was taken off to a standing ovation around the hour mark.
Since then, however, his Everton career has not gone the way some hoped.
His father Rinat Bilyaletdinov was also a professional footballer and is now a coach.
A native of Moscow, Bilyaletdinov began his career in the Lokomotiv Moscow youth teams.