FC Pakhtakor Tashkent
: Paxtakor Toshkent futbol klubi
) is an Uzbek professional football
club, based in the capital Tashkent
. Pakhtakor literally means "cotton-grower" in English.
Pakhtakor was the only Uzbek club to play in the top-level Soviet football league
and was the only Central Asian club to appear in a Soviet Cup
final. Playing in the Uzbek League
since 1992, the club has been the undisputed powerhouse in Uzbekistan since the fall of the Soviet Union
, winning ten Uzbek League titles, including six in a row from 2002 to 2007. Pakhtakor also won seven consecutive domestic cups
between 2001 and 2007, winning eleven cups in total. Players for the club have won Uzbek footballer of the Year
honours eight times, and Pakhtakor teammates swept the top three spots in 2002. Club managers have been named Uzbek coach of the year twice. Read more...