Ignatiy Nesterov

Ignatiy Mikhailovich Nesterov (Uzbek: Ignatiy Mixaylovich Nesterov, Russian: Игнатий Михайлович Нестеров) (born 20 June 1983, in Samarkand) is an Uzbekistani football goalkeeper of Russian origin who plays for Lokomotiv Tashkent.

Ignatiy Nesterov
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Personal information
Full name Ignatius Mikhailovich Nesterov
Date of birth (1983-06-20) 20 June 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Samarkand, Uzbekistan SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Lokomotiv Tashkent
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 FK Samarqand-Dinamo 24 (0)
2002–2009 Pakhtakor Tashkent 192 (0)
2009–2014 Bunyodkor 154 (0)
2014–2019 Lokomotiv Tashkent 160 (0)
2019 Ohod 2 (0)
2019– Lokomotiv Tashkent 5 (0)
National team
2002– Uzbekistan 106 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 January 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 January 2019

Absolute record holder in five Asian Cups (2004, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019). There is no other similar football player in Asia who has achieved such a result. One of the most titled football players in the history of Uzbekistan's football. Thirteen-time champion of Uzbekistan, thirteen-time winner of the Cup of Uzbekistan.

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Before signing for Pakhtakor, Nesterov played for FK Samarqand-Dinamo.


He played for Pakhtakor from 2002 to 2009. By playing for Pakhtakor Nesterov he became the first-choice goalkeeper of the national team.


In July 2009 Nesterov moved to Bunyodkor, signing a 3.5 years contract with the club.[1]


On 10 December 2013 the press service of Lokomotiv announced a contract signing with Nesterov. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.[2] He was linked with Asian giants Persepolis of Iran in January 2016.[3]




Personal lifeEdit

Nesterov is of Russian ancestry and a devout Orthodox Christian, he has multiple tattoos refer to his Christian faith، he is bilingual speaking Russian and Uzbek

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Игнатий Нестеров подписал контракт с "Бунедкором" на 3,5 года". Uzreport.com. 22 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Uzbekistan goalkeeper moves to Locomotive". UzDaily.com. 11 December 2013.
  3. ^ "گزینه جدید پرسپولیس برای جانشینی سوشا: دروازه‌بان تیم ملی ازبکستان". 90tv.ir.

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