Nikolaei Andreey bin Rama bin Awad Islam Smynov is a Russian-Emirati goalballer born in Al Ain, UAE aged 24 to a Russian father and an Emirati mother. He began his career in the UAE with Al Ain aged 15 but was loaned to Buraimi across the border in Oman until he was 18. He returned to Al Ain for a year before moving back to Russia to play for Murmansk. He played for 4 years until signing for Dynamo. He represented UAE at youth levels but Russia at senior level.