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Football Club Nasaf (Uzbek: "Nasaf" futbol klubi / "Насаф" футбол клуби; Russian: Футбольный клуб "Насаф") – is a professional football club based in Qarshi (Qashqadarya Region), Uzbekistan. Participant of the Uzbekistan Pro League.

Nasaf
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Full nameProfessional Football Club Nasaf
Nickname(s)Huma birds
Nasafi's
Founded1986; 33 years ago (1986)
GroundQarshi Markazi Stadium
Capacity16,000
ChairmanOdil Temirov
Head coachRuziqul Berdiev
LeagueUzbekistan Super League
20187th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Name change historyEdit

  • 1985–1991: Geolog
  • 1992-1992: Pakhtachi
  • 1993–1995: Nasaf
  • 1996-1996: Dinamo-Nasaf
  • 1996–: Nasaf

The club was founded in 1985 under name Geolog. Since 1997 club plays in highest level League in Uzbekistan. FC Nasaf is one of the leading clubs in Uzbekistan. Nasaf finished in its first season in 1997 Uzbek League 6th. In 2000 club finished third after Neftchi Farg'ona.

The club is often listed as a Top 350 club by IFFHS. It has represented Uzbekistan in continental tournaments where its highest achievement has been reaching semi-finals of Asian Club Championship prior to the launch of the new Asian Champions League.

2010 renovationEdit

In 2010, the club bought a number of players and changed its squad significantly as well as the head coach. Moreover, the main venue of the club was reconstructed upon the end of the 2008–2009 season. The head coach Viktor Kumykov was fired after team faced defeats against league main opponents Bunyodkor and Pakhtakor. On 10 August 2010, Anatoliy Demyanenko, once the player of the year in the former USSR and former manager of Dynamo Kyiv, was introduced as the new head coach during the first round break of the 2009–2010 season. Nasaf appoints Anatoliy Demyanenko as head coach.[1]

In the 2011 season, Nasaf represented the country in AFC Cup and finished group stage with excellent result of sixth consecutive victories, beating Al Tilal in last group stage match.[2] In March and April Nasaf went unbeaten in 12 games, winning 10 and drawing two.[3] On 29 October 2011 in Final match Nasaf won Kuwait SC with 2–1 and became the first Uzbekistan team to win the AFC Cup.[4] In Uzbek League club finished second, playing last and deciding match of championship against Pakhtakor and scoring a last-minute penalty to draw 1–1.[5]

On 13 January 2012, IFFHS published the Top 350 club list and Nasaf Qarshi placed on 98th position[6] On 3 March 2012 IFFHS published its rating of Top 400 clubs (1st March 2011 – 29th February 2012) where Nasaf shared 89th place with BATE Borisov.[7]

In the 2013 season, the club finished 3rd after Lokomotiv Tashkent and gained promotion to 2nd qualifying play-off round of 2014 AFC Champions League. In Uzbek Cup club played in final 3rd time in row and lost to Bunyodkor with 1–2. On 8 February 2014 in Doha in 2014 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off match against El Jaish Nasaf lost by 5–1.[8] Nasaf finished 2015 season again third and secured place in AFC Champions League in 2015. The club won in 2015 for the first time in its history Uzbek Cup, defeating Bunyodkor by 2–1 in final match on 17 November 2015 in Jizzakh.[9]

StadiumEdit

Nasaf plays its home matches at the Markaziy Stadium which was built in 2006. The first match at the new stadium was played between Nasaf Qarshi and Uz-Dong-Ju Andijon on 8 August 2008. The stadium was the venue of the AFC Cup final on 29 October 2011.[citation needed]

League historyEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 15 January 2018[10]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Umidjon Ergashev
4   DF Maksud Karimov
5   DF Golib Gaybullaev
6   MF Azizjon Ganiev
7   MF Odiljon Hamrobekov
8   MF Sirojiddin Kuziyev
10   MF Dilshod Rakhmatullaev
11   FW Dilshod Khushbakov
14   MF Sharof Mukhiddinov
15   MF Dilshod Saitov
18   MF Sanzhar Rashidov
No. Position Player
20   MF Islom Kenjabaev
21   MF Jahongir Aliev
22   DF Igor Golban
27   MF Islom Rashidkhanov
31   DF Saidulla Rakhmatov
35   GK Sanjar Kuvvatov
38   MF Doniyor Narzullaev
45   FW Bobur Abdukhalikov
55   DF Slavko Lukić
69   FW Dragan Ćeran
77   MF Jasur Khasanov
92   DF Umar Eshmuradov

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Position Name
Manager   Ruziqul Berdiev
Assistant coach   Shuhrat Toshpulatov
Fitness coach   Ilnur Sibagatullin
Goalkeeping coach   Denis Ivankov
Doctor   Barat Elmuratov
Masseur   Khamza Mavlonov
Masseur   Andrei Bezborodov
Administrator   Anvar Tukaev

ManagementEdit

Office Name
Club President Odil Temirov
Head Manager Shamil Yarulin
Sport Director Ni Vitaliy
Executive Director Yunusjon Nabiev
Media officer Aziz Nurov

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Runners-up (2): 2011, 2017.
Winners (1): 2015.
Runners-up (5): 2003, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016.
Winners (1): 2016.

InternationalEdit

Winners (1): 2011
Semi-final: 2002

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

 
FC Nasaf VS Persepolis F.C. Match (Azadi Stadium) – ACL 2018
2012: Group-stage
2014: Qualifying play-off
2015: Group-stage
2016: Group-stage
2017: Qualifying play-off
2018: Group-stage
2002: Semi-final
2010: Round of 16
2011: Champion

Managerial historyEdit

Name Period
  Victor Borisov 1997–98
  Victor Makarov 1998–99
  Bakhodir Davlatov 2000–04
  Oleh Morozov 2005
  Bakhrom Khakimov 2006
  Vladimir Fomichyov 2007
  Victor Kumykov 2008–10
  Anatoliy Demyanenko 12 Aug 2010 – 4 Jan 2012
  Ruziqul Berdiev 9 Jan 2012 – May 2012
  Usmon Toshev May 2012 – Nov 2012
  Ruziqul Berdiev Nov 2012–

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nasaf appoints Anatoliy Demyanenko as head coach. UzDaily.com, 10 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Nasaf Karshi 7–1 Al Tilal. the-afc.com, 11 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Demyanenko determined for perfect finish. the-afc.com, 10 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Nasaf win 2011 AFC Cup. the-afc.com, 29 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Nasaf finish Uzbek league runners-up. the-afc.com, 10 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Three Uzbek clubs are among world top clubs. UzDaily.com, 13 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Three Uzbek clubs are among Top 400 clubs of the world. UzDaily.com, 3 March 2012.
  8. ^ "ACL14 (PO): El Jaish 5–1 Nasaf". the-afc.com. 9 February 2014. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Nasaf wins maiden Uzbekistan Cup". UzDaily. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Жамоа аъзолари". fcnasaf.uz. Retrieved 7 July 2017.

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