Gurban Gurbanov

Azerbaijani footballer

Gurban Gurbanov (Azerbaijani: Qurban Qurbanov; born 13 April 1972, Zaqatala) is a retired Azerbaijani international footballer, who is today a manager of the Azerbaijani football team FK Qarabağ. He played in the forward position. His football career started with the local Azerbaijani football club Dashgyn Zagatala in 1989. Gurbanov had a 17-year long professional football career. He retired in 2006. He scored 174 goals in 396 league matches.

Gurban Gurbanov
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Personal information
Full name Gurban Osman oglu Gurbanov
Date of birth (1972-04-13) 13 April 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth Zaqatala, Soviet Union
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Qarabağ (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Dashgyn Zagatala 54 (23)
1991–1992 Mertskhali Ozurgeti 17 (4)
1992–1993 Dashgyn Zagatala 39 (24)
1993–1995 Turan Tovuz 54 (20)
1995–1996 Kur-Nur 12 (4)
1996-1998 Neftchi Baku 43 (43)
1998 Dynamo Stavropol 36 (17)
1999 Baltika Kaliningrad 14 (1)
1999-2001 Fakel Voronezh 37 (10)
2001 Neftchi Baku 14 (9)
2002 Fakel Voronezh 28 (7)
2003 Volgar Gazprom 21 (0)
2004–2005 Neftchi Baku 23 (10)
2005–2006 Inter Baku 3 (1)
Total 396 (174)
National team
1992–2005 Azerbaijan 66 (14)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Neftchi Baku
2008– Qarabağ
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

He started his career in Dashgyn Zagatala, and then played for Mertskhali Ozurgeti, Turan Tovuz, Kur-Nur, Neftchi Baku, Dinamo Stavropol, Baltika Kaliningrad, Fakel Voronezh and Volgar Gazprom. The last club he played for was Inter Baku. In the 1996–97 season, Gurbanov was the leading scorer in the Azerbaijan Premier League for Neftchi with 25 goals.[1] He was named Azerbaijan's Player of the Year once, in 2003.[2]

InternationalEdit

He played for the national team in their very first match on 17 September 1992, and until his retirement on January 2006 he has scored 14 goals in 66 international matches, which is the national team goalscoring record.[3]

Managerial careerEdit

After he had ended his football player's career, he became a sport director of the football club Inter. However, in summer 2006 he was made the head coach of Neftchi Baku. Since the beginning of the season 2008/08 he was made the head coach of FK Qarabağ.

In 2010, he became the most successful Azerbaijani manager in European competitions with 11 wins.[4]

International goalsEdit

[5]

# Date Place Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 June 1993 Tehran   Kazakhstan 1–1 3-3 ECO Cup
2. 8 June 1993 Tehran   Kazakhstan 1–1 3-3 ECO Cup
3. 27 February 1996 Larnaca   Faroe Islands 3–0 3-0 Friendly
4. 27 May 1996 Molodechno   Belarus 1–1 2-2 Friendly
5. 22 March 1997 Baku   Turkmenistan 3–0 3-0 Friendly
6. 14 October 1998 Vaduz   Liechtenstein 2–1 2-1 2000 ECQ
7. 6 March 1999 Larnaca   Estonia 1–0 2-2 Friendly
8. 5 June 1999 Baku   Liechtenstein 1–0 4-0 2000 ECQ
9. 12 February 2003 Podgorica   Serbia and Montenegro 2-1 2–2 2004 ECQ
10. 12 February 2003 Podgorica   Serbia and Montenegro 2-2 2–2 2004 ECQ
11. 11 June 2003 Baku   Serbia and Montenegro 1–1 2-1 2004 ECQ
12. 6 June 2004 Riga   Latvia 1-2 2-2 Friendly
13. 31 March 2004 Chisinau   Moldova 1–1 2-1 Friendly
14. 28 May 2004 Baku   Uzbekistan 1–0 3-1 Friendly

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Neftchi BakuEdit

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ManagerEdit

QarabağEdit

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Manaschev, Erlan,; et al. (6 June 2008). "Azerbaijan – List of Topscorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 27 June 2008.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. Movsumov, Rasim (15 January 2006). "Azerbaijan – Player of the Year Awards". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 27 June 2008.
  3. Raynor, Dominic (13 October 2004). "The Azeri omens". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 27 June 2008.
  4. Suleymanov, Mehman. "Qurban Qurbanov 1-ci, komandası 2-ci". APASPORT News Agency. Retrieved 6 August 2010. (in Azerbaijani)
  5. "Qurban Qurbanov - national football team player". eu-football.info.

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