Emin Mahmudov (Azerbaijani: Emin Cəbrayıl oğlu Mahmudov; born 27 April 1992) is an Azerbaijani football midfielder who currently plays for Neftchi Baku in the Azerbaijan Premier League. Mahmudov played for all Russian national team youth levels before switching to play for the Azerbaijan national football team in 2016. He is the captain of Neftchi Baku.
|Full name||Emin Jabrayil oglu Mahmudov|
|Date of birth||27 April 1992|
|Place of birth||Saatly, Azerbaijan|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2012||→ Tom Tomsk (loan)||8||(0)|
|2013||→ Krylia Sovetov (loan)||12||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Mordovia (loan)||18||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 October 2021|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2021
Emin Mahmudov was born in Saatly, Azerbaijan in 1992. As a child, he moved to Russia with his family and started playing football in the youth academy of FC Saturn Ramenskoye. During the 2010 season, he became the player of the senior team. Mahmudov made his debut in Russian Premier League on 24 April 2010, in a match against Dinamo Moscow, at the age of 17. He scored his first goal at the senior level against Anzhi on 20 November. Mahmudov played a total of 22 matches during his first season in the Premier League.
After the dissolution of Saturn, Mahmudov signed a long-term contract with Spartak Moscow as a free agent on 15 January 2011. Emin played 90 minutes against Rostov on the first game of the 2011-12 season. Mahmudov appeared in a total of 12 matches during the season for Spartak, however despite a successful start, he was not able to become the player of the main squad. During the 3 seasons between 2012 and 2014, Mahmudov played on loan for Premier League teams Tomsk and Krylia Sovetov and also played for the reserve team of Spartak.
After a one-year loan, Krylia Sovetov purchased Emin Mahmudov from Spartak on January 31, 2014, for €250,000. The same season Krylia got relegated from the Premier League. However, the 2014-15 season Krylia Sovetov became the champions of Russian Football National League and won the promotion to Premier League again. Emin missed most of that season due to a fractured leg injury that he received in September 2014.
Emin Mahmudov made his comeback to the Russian Premier League on 9 August 2015, during the game against his previous team Spartak Moscow. On August 31, it was announced that Emin Mahmudov would play on loan at Mordovia Saransk until the end of the 2015-16 season. Mahmudov made his debut for Mordovia on September 20 and soon became one of the regular members of the starting squad.
On 21 July 2016 he signed a two-year contract with Boavista. Mahmudov debuted for the Boavista in Primeira Liga match against Sporting Lisbon on 26 November 2016. On 23 December 2016, Mahmudov scored his first goal for the club, away against Nacional, in Primeira Liga.
On 18 September 2017, Neftchi Baku signed with Mahmudov until the end of 2017-18 season. Mahmudov made his Azerbaijan Premier League debut for Neftchi Baku against Gabala on 24 September 2017. He scored his first goal for Neftchi Baku in the Azerbaijan Premier League match against Gabala on 19 November 2017. On 17 June 2018, Mahmudov a new contract with Neftçi PFK until the end of the 2019/20 season.
Emin Mahmudov has dual citizenship of Azerbaijan and Russia, and hence he is eligible to play for both teams. Mahmudov played for Azerbaijani youth national teams until 2007, and played for all youth levels of Russian national team since then. Emin Mahmudov became the champion of Commonwealth of Independent States Cup twice in 2012 and 2013, as a member of the Russian under-21 team.
- As of match played 11 June 2016.
|Saturn||2010||Russian Premier League||21||1||1||0||–||–||22||1|
|Spartak Moscow||2010||Russian Premier League||0||0||2||0||–||–||2||0|
|2011–12||Russian Premier League||12||0||2||0||–||–||14||0|
|Tom Tomsk||2011–12||Russian Premier League||8||0||0||0||–||–||8||0|
|Spartak Moscow||2012–13||Russian Premier League||1||0||0||0||–||–||1||0|
|Krylia Sovetov||2012–13||Russian Premier League||0||0||0||0||2[a]||0||–||2||0|
|2013–14||Russian Premier League||12||0||0||0||–||–||12||0|
|2014–15||Russian Football National League||5||0||0||0||–||–||5||0|
|2015–16||Russian Premier League||1||0||0||0||–||–||1||0|
|Mordovia||2015–16||Russian Premier League||18||0||1||0||–||–||19||0|
|Neftçi||2017–18||Azerbaijan Premier League||22||1||5||1||–||–||27||2|
- includes Russian Premier League Play-Off matches
Statistics accurate as of match played 14 November 2021.
- Scores and results list Azerbaijan's goal tally first.
|1.||9 June 2018||Daugava Stadium, Riga, Latvia||Latvia||3–0||3–1||Friendly|
|2.||30 March 2021||Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan||Serbia||1–1||1–2||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||27 May 2021||Bahçeşehir Okulları Stadium, Alanya, Turkey||Turkey||1–0||1–2||Friendly|
|4.||1 September 2021||Stade de Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||Luxembourg||1–2||1–2||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||4 September 2021||Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland||Republic of Ireland||1–0||1–1|
|6.||12 October 2021||Rajko Mitić Stadium, Belgrad, Serbia||Serbia||1–1||1–3|
|7.||14 November 2021||Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan||Qatar||1–1||2–2||Friendly|
- Russia national under-21
- "Game report by RFPL". Archived from the original on 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
- Махмудов подписал контракт со «Спартаком»
- РФПЛ: Эмин Махмудов — Спартак Archived 2011-12-11 at the Wayback Machine
- Махмудов возвращается
- «СПАРТАК» И «КРЫЛЬЯ» ДОГОВОРИЛИСЬ О ПЕРЕХОДЕ МАХМУДОВА
- Эмин Махмудов будет выступать за "Мордовию" до конца сезона (in Russian). FC Krylia Sovetov Samara. 1 September 2015.
- ЭМИН МАХМУДОВ - ИГРОК ПОРТУГАЛЬСКОЙ "БОАВИШТЫ"! (in Russian). Football-agent.ru. 21 July 2016. Archived from the original on 16 September 2016.
- "ЭМИН МАХМУДОВ ДЕБЮТИРОВАЛ ЗА "БОАВИШТУ" В ИГРЕ ПРОТИВ "СПОРТИНГА"". football-agent.ru. Archived from the original on 2016-12-23. Retrieved 2016-12-22.
- "Emin Mahmudov "Boavişta"da debüt etdi". cbcsport.tv.
- "Махмудов впервые вышел в стартовом составе Боавишты и забил первый гол". azerisport.com.
- "Первый гол Эмина Махмудова в чемпионате Португалии". haqqin.az.
- ""Neftçi" Emin Mahmudovla müqavilə bağladı". neftchipfk.com (in Azerbaijani). Neftchi Baku. 18 September 2017.
- "QABALA VS. NEFTÇI 2 - 1". Soccerway. 24 September 2017.
- "NEFTÇI VS. QABALA 2 - 3". Soccerway. 19 November 2017.
- "Neftçi 2-3 Qəbələ". PFL. 19 November 2017.
- "Emin Mahmudovla müqavilə yenilənib" (in Azerbaijani). Neftçi PFK. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
- Хавбек «Спартака» Махмудов выбирает между сборными России и Азербайджана
- "FIFA". Archived from the original on July 28, 2015.
- Emin Makhmudov at Soccerway
- "Mahmudov, Emin". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
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