Shahin Diniyev

Shahin Diniyev (Azerbaijani: Şahin Diniyev, Russian: Шахин Диниев; born 12 July 1966),[1] is an Azerbaijani football manager.

Shahin Diniyev
Shakhin Diniev press conference.jpg
Diniyev (right) during a press conference after, match Kazakhstan - Azerbaijan
Personal information
Full name Shahin Khudakerim oglu Diniyev
Date of birth (1966-07-12) 12 July 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Beylaqan, Azerbaijan SSR
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984 Energetik 32 (4)
1985–1986 Ganclik Baku 46 (7)
1987 Neftchi Baku 0 (0)
1987–1989 Kapaz 62 (13)
1989 Zimbru Chişinău 7 (1)
1990 Fakel Voronezh 10 (0)
1990–1991 Kapaz 55 (15)
1992–1993 Terek Grozny 44 (7)
1994 Hapoel Tayibe 24 (2)
1994–1996 Beitar Tel Aviv 40 (5)
1996–1997 Fərid Baku 4 (0)
1997–1998 Dynamo Baku 5 (0)
National team
1992–1996 Azerbaijan 15 (0)
Teams managed
2001 Terek Grozny
2001–2004 Qarabağ
2004–2005 Kapaz
2005–2007 Azerbaijan
2009 Terek Grozny
2013–2014 Ravan Baku
2015–2017 Kapaz
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 November 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2009

Life and careerEdit

Diniyev played football as a midfielder. His club career included spells in the USSR, and later Russia, and finally back to Azerbaijan, where he ended his career with Dynamo Baku.[2] He competed 16 times for the Azerbaijani national team, gaining no international caps with the USSR before independence. Following a period as a youth coach, Diniyev moved into club management, first with FK Qarabağ and then Kapaz PFC. Diniyev's sons are also professional footballers with Karim currently playing for Zira, and Joshgun for Sabah.

Azerbaijan national team careerEdit

In November 2005, he impressed the AFFA sufficiently to be awarded with the national team job, promising to restructure the squad with an emphasis on youth and to help turn Azerbaijan into a credible force within UEFA competition.[2] Replacing Vagif Sadygov, Diniyev's first game in charge was a friendly against Ukraine in Baku[3] at the Tofig Bakhramov Stadium; the result was 0-0, a minor success against stronger opposition.

In further friendlies, a shock 1–1 draw against Turkey and another 0–0 draw against Moldova followed. Diniyev was soon to witness his first defeat as Azerbaijan coach: in August 2006 he watched his team succumb to a 6–0 defeat against Ukraine, this time in Kiev.[3] This game was the final friendly match before qualification for the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship began. (See Azerbaijan national football team.)

Under Diniyev, the Azerbaijan squad has given debuts to not only young players but also some naturalised foreigners, such as Leandro Gomes of FC Baku,[4] who was born in Brazil.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

Azerbaijan national team
Year Apps Goals
1992 1 0
1993 3 0
1994 5 0
1995 4 0
1996 2 0
Total 15 0

Statistics accurate as of 20 October 2015[6]

ManagerialEdit

As of match played 30 January 2016
Name Managerial Tenure P W D L Win %
  Terek Grozny 2001 0
  Qarabağ 2001 –2004 0
  Kapaz 2004 –2005 0
  Azerbaijan November 2005 –31 October 2007 20 4 7 9 20
  Terek Grozny October 2009 –December 2009 5 0 0 5 0
  Ravan Baku 7 October 2013 –3 January 2014 11 1 3 7 9.09
  Kapaz June 2015 – 20 7 8 5 35

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Azerifootball.com - News Archive "Shakhin Diniyev will be the new coach of Azerbaijan national team" 7 December 2005 (retrieved 17 September 2006) Archived 11 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b UEFA.com - Shakhin Diniyev 08/01/2006 (retrieved 17 September 2006)
  3. ^ a b FIFA - Azerbaijan - Result Details (retrieved 17 September 2006)
  4. ^ Azerifootball.com - News Archive "Leandro Gomes to play for Azerbaijan" 4 September 2006 (retrieved 17 September 2006) Archived 9 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ FK Baku Archived 12 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine - Official Website - Squad (retrieved 17 September 2006)
  6. ^ "Şahin Diniyev". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 20 October 2015.

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