Nikita Andreyev, 2014
|Full name||Nikita Yevgenyevich Andreyev|
|Date of birth||22 September 1988|
|Place of birth||Narva, Estonia|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2020|
Andreyev began playing football for his hometown PSK (Sports School Paemurru) in 1995 and FC Narva in 2002 -2005, before leaving for Ajax Lasnamäe in early 2005. He scored 29 goals in 32 league appearances in his debut Esiliiga season, becoming the league's top-scorer by an incredible 10 goal margin. After a positive end to the season in which Ajax Lasnamäe finished third, they won the play-off against Kuressaare over two legs, and were promoted to the Meistriliiga. However, promotion was not enough for Andreyev, and a transfer to local rivals Levadia Tallinn soon followed in the 2005 close season.
After his transfer from Ajax Lasnamäe, Andreyev played 5 games during Levadia's UEFA Cup run, knocking out Finnish side Haka and Dutch club FC Twente, before falling to Newcastle United in the first round. Andreyev's only goal during the run was the opening goal in the first leg of Levadia's second qualifying round tie against FC Twente on 10 August 2006.
He played two games for CSKA Moscow at the 2007 CIS Cup while on trial at the club, however he failed to convince head coach Valery Gazzaev to offer him a permanent contract, and he returned to Levadia. Andreyev finished the 2007 season with 13 goals in 19 league appearances.
He played both games of the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League first qualifying round for Levadia Tallinn, though they failed to beat Irish team Drogheda United over two legs, losing 3-1 on aggregate. In the 2008 season, Andreyev managed his best ever Meistriliiga goal tally, scoring 22 goals in 30 appearances and finishing as second-top scorer.
In 2011-12, after the new signings for Almería B, Andreev was moved back to "juvenil" team.
In the end of 2011, his contract with Almería was rescinded.
After persistently turning down offers to play for the Estonian football team, Andreyev represented the Russian under-19 team at the 2007 UEFA Under-19 Championship in Austria, though they failed to win a match, and crashed out of the tournament in the group stages.
Andreyev stated in an interview with UEFA.com in July 2009 that he is a patriotic Russian, that he dreams of playing in the Russian league and is a Zenit fan. He also spoke of his commitment to football, stating "I love playing football, no matter where; in the yard, on the beach. I have not lost my desire - it has become even stronger."