Bauyrzhan Islamkhan (Kazakh: Бауыржан Ербосынұлы Исламхан; born 23 February 1993) is a Kazakh professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for UAE Pro League club Al Ain and the Kazakhstan national team. In the past he served as a captain for the Kazakhstan under-21 team. He is also a 6-time vice-champion of Kazakhstan and 4-time winner of the country cup.
Islamkhan in 2020
|Full name||Bauyrzhan Yerbosynuly Islamkhan|
|Date of birth||23 February 1993|
|Place of birth||Taraz, Kazakhstan|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Attacking midfielder|
|2013||→ Astana (loan)||7||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 February 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2019
Islamkhan came up through Taraz's youth academy and impressed from an early age. He made his first team debut on 6 March 2011 in the Kazakhstan Premier League match against Irtysh, at the age of 18, and since then was a member of the Taraz's first-team squad. Next season he became the captain of the club when he was just 19 years old. He also scored six goals during his stay in Taraz. In 2012 season in the Premier League, Islamkhan recorded 22 appearances and scored 4 goals. Islamkhan has earned the Kazakhstan Football Federation's Young Player of the Year award as voted on by the coaches for his performances in his campaign for Taraz during the 2012 season.
On his birthday in 2013, he signed a three-year deal with Kuban Krasnodar. He made his debut on 25 February 2013 in a friendly game against Torpedo Armavir. However, he did not play for them in the Russian Premier League and stayed there a half-year playing for their second team.
Loan to AstanaEdit
On 6 June 2013, he joined Astana on a season-long loan deal. During his playing for Astana, he appeared in seven matches and scored one goal. On 4 July 2013, he made his debut in the UEFA Europa League, coming on as a substitute in the 62nd minute in a first qualifying round match against Botev Plovdiv.
On 11 February 2014, a transfer deal was made between the teams FC Kuban Krasnodar and FC Kairat after that he signed a three-year deal with Kairat. In the end of July, 2016 he got an offer from the champions and the leadining team of Kazakhstan Premier League at that moment, FC Astana, to join the team when the contract with FC Kairat expires. However, it was rejected by the footballer. Islamkhan left Kairat at the end of the 2019 season after his contract expired. Following his release from Kairat, Islamkhan joined Zenit St.Petersburg on trial during their January training camp in Qatar.
Islamkhan made his international debut for Kazakhstan in a friendly game against Latvia on 29 February 2012. During 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament, Islamkhan played two times coming on as a substitute in matches against Sweden and Austria.
- As of match played 11 February 2020.
|Taraz||2011||Kazakhstan Premier League||27||2||5||2||–||–||32||4|
|Kuban Krasnodar||2012–13||Russian Premier League||0||0||0||0||–||–||0||0|
|Astana (loan)||2013||Kazakhstan Premier League||7||1||0||0||1||0||–||8||1|
|Kairat||2014||Kazakhstan Premier League||31||5||5||1||4||0||–||40||6|
|Al Ain||2019–20||UAE Pro League||2||0||0||0||1||0||–||3||0|
- As of match played 5 June 2018.
|1||12 August 2014||Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan||Tajikistan||1–0||2–1||Friendly|||
|2||5 September 2014||Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan||Kyrgyzstan||4–0||7–1||Friendly|||
|3||11 June 2019||Astana Arena, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan||San Marino||4–0||4–0||UEFA Euro 2020 qualification|
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- Includes other competitive competitions, including the Kazakhstan Super Cup
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