Uzbekistan Pro League

Uzbekistan Pro League (Uzbek: O'zbekiston Pro Ligasi)— football League in Uzbekistan, the second level of importance after the Uzbekistan Super League.

Uzbekistan Pro League
O'zbekiston Pro Ligasi
Uzbekistan Pro league logo.jpg
Organising bodyUzbekistan Professional Football League,
Uzbekistan Football Association
Founded1992; 29 years ago (1992)
CountryUzbekistan
ConfederationAFC
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toUzbekistan Super League
Relegation toUzbekistan Pro-B League
Domestic cup(s)Uzbekistan Cup
Uzbekistan League Cup
International cup(s)AFC Champions League
Current championsMash'al Mubarek
Most championshipsSoghdiana and Kokand 1912 (3 times)
TV partnersUzreport TV and Futbol TV[1]
Websitepfl.uz
Current: 2020 Uzbekistan Pro League

HistoryEdit

Since the foundation in 1992 and until the end of 2017 was called the "Uzbekistan First League" (Uzbek: O'zbekiston Birinchi ligasi / Ўзбекистон Биринчи лигаси; Russian: Первая лига Узбекистана).

Structure of the leagueEdit

On 21 November 2017 according to the UzPFL management decision the Uzbekistan First League was officially renamed to Uzbekistan Pro League starting from the 2018 season. The league has been reduced from 18 (2017) to 16 teams.[2]

In 2018 in the Pro League Uzbekistan involved 16 teams in a double round system (30 rounds), home and away. The winner of the Uzbekistan Pro League receives the permit in the Uzbekistan Super League, and the club took second place in the Pro League gets a place in the play-offs, consisting of two matches (home and away) where his opponent will be the Super League club, who took there the penultimate eleventh place. The winner of the playoffs gets a chance in Super League Uzbekistan, and the losing club will start the new season in the Pro League Uzbekistan. The clubs finishing in last place in the Pro League, will start the season in the Uzbekistan Pro-B League — the third level and the importance of football in the country.

The division is run by Uzbekistan Professional Football League(UzPFL) and Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA).

TeamsEdit

Location of teams in 2020 Uzbekistan Pro League
Club Coach Location Stadium Capacity Kit sponsor Shirt sponsor
Dinamo   Sergey Lushan Samarkand Dinamo Samarkand Stadium 16,000 Joma Agromir Buildings
Istiqlol   Sergey Lebedev Fergana Fargona Stadium 11,000 Adidas Stroy Montaj Invest
Khorazm   Maksud Karimov Urgench Xorazm Stadium 13,500 Macron
Neftchi Fergana   Abdusmad Durmanov Fergana Fargona Stadium
Istiklol Stadium
11,000
22,000
Joma FNQIZ
Oqtepa   Yaroslav Krushelnitskiy Tashkent Stadion Oq-tepa 2,000 Nike
Shurtan   Asror Aliqulov G‘uzor G'uzor Stadium 7,000 Sport-Saller Uzbekneftegaz
Turon   Islom Ismoilov Yaypan Uzbekistan Stadium 4,500 Adidas Turon Eco Cement
Zaamin   Jakhongir Jiyamurodov Zaamin Zaamin Stadium 5,000 Kappa

Winners and promotions by seasonEdit

Season Winners Runner-up 3rd place Top scorer
1992 Shifokor Guliston Politotdel Bakht   Oleg Shatskikh (Politotdel, 25 goals)
1993 FK Atlaschi Surkhan Termez Baghdad   Igor Burov (FK Atlaschi, 28 goals)
1994 Mash'al Mubarek FK Samarqand-Dinamo Kushan   Khamza Jabbarov (FK Samarqand-Dinamo, 24 goals)
1995 Dinamo Urganch Kosonsoy Zarafshon Navoi   Zakir Narzullaev (Diyor Bulungur, 24 goals)
1996[3] Zarafshon Navoi Chilonzor Tashkent Progress   Aleksey Zhdanov (Chilonzor Tashkent, 50 goals)
1997 Temiryo'lchi Qo'qon Metallurg Bekabad Istiqlol Tashkent   Shavkat Ismailov (Shurtan Guzar, 29 goals)
  Ghayrat Odilov (Lochin, 29 goals)
1998 Yangiyer FK Samarqand-Dinamo Kimyogar Chirchiq   Bakhtiyor Davlatov (FK Yangiyer, 39 goals)
19991[4] Semurg Angren Kimyogar Chirchiq Qizilqum   Eldor Kasymov (Semurg Angren, 36 goals)
2000 Akademiya Tashkent Mash'al Mubarek Sementchi   Bakhtiyor Davlatov (Mash'al Mubarek, 35 goals)
2001 Temiryo'lchi Qo'qon Mash'al Mubarek Sementchi   Abduvosit Azizov (Mash'al Mubarek, 21 goals)
2002 FK Guliston Sementchi Angren   Ulughbek Utarov (Sitora Bukhara, 19 goals)
2003[5] Sogdiana Jizzakh Lokomotiv Tashkent NBU Osiyo   Qobil Aliqulov (Sogdiana Jizzakh, 23 goals)
2004 Shurtan Guzar Topalang Sariosiyo NBU Osiyo   Ravshan Bozorov (Topalang Sariosiyo, 44 goals)
2005 Andijan Xorazm FK Urganch NBU Osiyo   Pavel Pavlov (Sementchi, 29 goals)
2006[6] Kuruvchi Vobkent FK Mashʼal-2   Ilkhom Khamdamov (Vobkent FK, 42 goals)
2007 Sogdiana Jizzakh Uz-Dong-Ju Andijon Mashʼal-2   Vladimir Gavrilov (Oqtepa, 27 goals)
2008 Xorazm FK Urganch Dustlik Jizzakh Sokol Uchkuduk   Muiddin Mamazulunov (O.Akbarov, 23 goals)
20092[7] Bunyodkor Qo'qon 1912 Mash'al Sport Zarafshon Navoi   Aziz Asimov (NBU Osiyo, 20 goals)
  Mansur Abdullaev (Zarafshon NCZ, 20 goals)[8]
2010 FK Buxoro Sogdiana Jizzakh Guliston   Abdulatif Juraev (Chust-Pakhtakor/FK Buxoro, 27 goals)
2011 Lokomotiv Tashkent Guliston Yangiyer   Zaynitdin Tadjiyev (Lokomotiv Tashkent, 30 goals)
2012 Sogdiana Jizzakh Guliston3 NBU Osiyo   Khurshid Yuldoshev (Sogdiana Jizzakh, 26 goals)
2013 Mash’al Mubarek Andijan Kokand 1912   Firdavs Asadov (Spartak Bukhoro, 21 goals)
2014 Shurtan Guzar Kokand 1912 Obod   Viktor Klishin (Shurtan Guzar, 40 goals)
2015 Obod Oqtepa Uz-Dong-Ju Andijan   Alisher Azizov (Obod, 26 goals)
2016 Dinamo Samarqand Norin Sementchi   Navruz Khaipov ( Orol Nukus, 30 goals)
2017 Sementchi Istiqlol Fergana FC Andijon   Shakhboz Ubaydullaev (Mashʼal-2, 33 goals)
2018 Andijon Mash'al Mubarek Istiqlol Fergana   Shakhboz Jumabayev (FC Andijon, 16 goals)
2019 Mash'al Mubarek Istiqlol Fergana Oqtepa   Pavel Purishkin (FC Oqtepa, 19 goals)
2020 Turon Neftchi Fergana Dinamo Samarqand   Doston Toshmatov (Neftchi Fergana, 12 goals)
1:^ In the season 1999 additionally to the first second teams also promoted to Uzbek League: Qizilqum Zarafshon and Aral Nukus.[4]
2:^ The winner and runner-up team of season 2009 did not promoted to Uzbek League because the number of teams of Top League was reduced from 16 to 14 for upcoming 2010 season.[7]
3:^ FK Guliston could not enter the 2012 Uzbek League as runner-up team and was replaced by Qizilqum Zarafshon because of financial problems.

Coaches of promoted teamsEdit

Season Team Coach
1992 Shifokor Guliston Riza Mallaev
Politotdel Vladimir Bondarenko
1993 FK Atlaschi Aleksey Stepanov
Surkhon Termez Batyr Kashkenbaev
1994 Mash'al Mubarek Boris Serostanov
FK Samarqand-Dinamo Rustam Istamov
1995 Dinamo Urganch Bahodyr Mirzaev
FK Kosonsoy Vladimir Desyatchikov
1996 Zarafshan Navoi Usmon Asqaraliev
Chilonzor Tashkent Rauf Inileev
1997 Temiryo'lchi Qo'qon Bakhrom Khakimov
Metallurg Bekabad Yakov Kaprov
1998 Yangiyer Bakhrom Davlatov
FK Samarqand-Dinamo Berador Abduraimov
19994 Semurg Angren Rafael Fabarisov
Kimyogar Chirchiq Alexander Ivankov
Qizilqum Zarafshon Vladimir Desyatchikov
Aral Nukus Quvvat Tureev
2000 Akademiya Tashkent Vladimir Zhukovkiy
2001 Temiryo'lchi Qo'qon Avhat Abdulin
Mash'al Mubarek Bakhtiyor Babaev
^ In the season 1999 four teams promoted to Uzbek League
Season Team Coach
2002 FK Guliston Vladimir Zhukovkiy
Sementchi Kuvasoy Tokhir Kapadze
2003 Sogdiana Jizzakh Suyun Murtazaev
Lokomotiv Tashkent Andrey Miklyaev
2004 Shurtan Guzar Shamil Tolibov
Topalang Sariosiyo Vladimir Bordyuzha
2005 FK Andijan Islam Akhmedov
Xorazm FK Urganch Quvvat Tureev
2006 Kuruvchi Khikmat Irgashev
Vobkent FK Genadiy Kochnev
2007 Sogdiana Jizzakh Furqat Esanbaev
Uz-Dong-Ju Andijon Islam Akhmedov
2008 Xorazm FK Urganch Valijon Sultanov
Dustlik Jizzakh Sirojiddin Ergashev
2009 Bunyodkor Qo'qon 1912
Mash'al-Sport
2010 FK Buxoro Genadiy Kochnev
Sogdiana Jizzakh
2011 Lokomotiv Tashkent Rustam Muqimov
FK Guliston Alexandr Lushin

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pro liganing media va tijorat huquqlari bo'yicha UZREPORT TV bilan kelishuvga erishildi". pfl.uz. 15 July 2020.
  2. ^ Высшая и Первая лиги Узбекистана сменят названия (in Russian). Gazeta.uz. 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ Первая Лига: 1996 – 1998, 25 Ноября 2008 (in Russian)
  4. ^ a b Первая Лига: 1999 – 2002, 5 Декабря 2008 (in Russian)
  5. ^ Первая Лига: 2003 – 2005, 9 Января 2009 (in Russian)
  6. ^ Первая Лига: 2006 – 2008, 12 Января 2009 (in Russian)
  7. ^ a b "Бунедкор-Коканд" - победитель турнира, 29.10.2009 (in Russian)
  8. ^ Первая лига-2009: Кто забивал, 16.11.2009 (in Russian)

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