Navbahor Namangan

Navbahor Namangan
Full name Navbahor Professional Football Club
Founded 1978
Ground Markaziy Stadium
Namangan, Uzbekistan
Ground Capacity 22,000
Manager Rashidjon Gafurov
League Uzbek League
2015 8th

Navbahor Namangan (Uzbek: Navbahor Namangan Futbol Klubi) is a Uzbekistani football club based in Namangan. The club's name means New Spring as it can be depicted from its logo, Nav bahor. They play in the top division in Uzbekistan football league, Uzbek League.


Name change history

Navbahor Namangan was founded 1978 under name Tekstilshchik and played in first league of Uzbekistan. Since 1978 club participated in one of regional zones of Soviet Second League. In 1990 season Navbahor finished runner-up in Soviet Second League, East conference and promoted to Soviet First League. 1991 Soviet First League season Navbahor Namangan finished at 9th place.

Since 1992 Navbahor plays in Uzbek League. The club is one of three clubs among Pakhtakor, Neftchi Farg'ona continuously participating in all seasons of Uzbek League. In 1996 Navbahor Namangan became champion of Uzbekistan, finishing league from 1993 to 1995 three times in a row at 3rd position. Navbahor is also winner of the Uzbekistan Supercup in 1999, a match between champion and Uzbek Cup winner.

2004 season Navbahor finished 3rd, the recent best achievement of club. The club was unsuccessful in 2008–13 years. In 2009 season club ranked 14th in the League, close to relegation to First League and it is actually the lowest ranking of the club in its history.

In January 2014 Bakhtiyor Ashurmatov was appointed as new head coach of the club.


Clubs home ground is Markaziy Stadium with original capacity of 35,000. The stadium which was built in 1989 was one of the biggest football stadiums by capacity in the country.[1] In 2011 the club have announced their intention to renovate the stadium and it was closed for long time reconstruction. The rehabilitation works were finished in spring 2014. The festive opening of the renovated all-seater stadium was held on 29 May 2014 with Barkamol avlod 2014 annual sporting games opening ceremony.[2][3] The capacity of the new venue is 22,000.[4]

In 2012–14 seasons club played home matches in Kosonsoy Stadium. The first official match in renovated stadium was held on 14 June 2014 with League match Navbahor – Olmaliq FK with 3–1 victory of host team.[5]

League history

Year Div. Pos. Cup Top scorer (League)
1992 UzL 5th Winner Rustam Zabirov – 15
1993 3 2 Farid Khabibullin – 13
1994 3 1/2
1995 3 Winner
1996 1 1/4 Oleg Shatskikh – 23
1997 3 1/2
1998 3 Winner
1999 3
2000 5 1/4
2001 4 R16 Shuhrat Mirkholdirshoev – 23
2002 6 R32
2003 3 1/2 Shuhrat Mirkholdirshoev – 26

Year Div. Pos. Cup Top scorer (League)
2004 UzL 3 R32 Shuhrat Mirkholdirshoev – 31
2005 6 1/2 Shuhrat Mirkholdirshoev – 20
2006 7 R16 Arif Mirzoýew – 18
2007 8 R16 Vladimir Baranov – 12
2008 13 R16 Shuhrat Mirkholdirshoev – 13
2009 14 R16
2010 9 R16 Shuhrat Mirkholdirshoev – 11
2011 6 R16 Ruzimboy Ahmedov – 5
2012 12 R16 Sobir Khamidov – 5
2013 11 R16 Ruzimboy Ahmedov – 11
2014 7 1/4 Shakhboz Erkinov – 14
2015 8 R16 Shakhboz Erkinov – 13


Current squad

As of 22 March 2015[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Moldova GK Alexandru Melenciuc
2 Uzbekistan DF Alisher Samatov
4 Uzbekistan DF Temur Kagirov
5 Uzbekistan DF Rahmatullo Berdimurodov
6 Uzbekistan MF Sunatilla Mamadaliev
7 Uzbekistan MF Sanat Shikhov
8 Uzbekistan MF Azim Akhmedov
9 Uzbekistan MF Ilkhom Boydedaev
10 Uzbekistan MF Alisher Makhmudov
11 Uzbekistan MF Otabek Valijonov
13 Uzbekistan MF Mukhammad Rasulov
17 Uzbekistan MF Azamat Bobojonov
No. Position Player
20 Uzbekistan FW Ulugbek Bakayev
21 Uzbekistan MF Azam Aliev
22 Uzbekistan FW Shakhboz Erkinov
25 Uzbekistan FW Muiddin Mamazulunov
27 Uzbekistan MF Robbim Khasanov
29 Uzbekistan MF Dilshod Jabborov
32 Uzbekistan GK Nodir Ashurmatov
46 Uzbekistan GK Khurshid Khodjaev
89 Uzbekistan DF Boburjon Akbarov
91 Moldova MF Serghei Gheorghiev
Ukraine MF Vladyslav Pavlenko




1999–00: 4th place

Performance in AFC competitions

1998: Group Stage
1996–97: Second Round
1999–00: 4th place

Managerial history

Name Period
Soviet Union Sergei Dotsenko 19??–84
Soviet Union Pavel Kim 1984–July 87
Soviet Union Petr Boldyrev July 1988–June 89
Soviet Union Valeri Gladilin July 1989–90
Soviet Union Igor Volchok 1990–91
Uzbekistan Berador Abduraimov 1992
Uzbekistan Boris Babaev 1993, 1st half
Uzbekistan Usman Asqaraliev 1993, 2nd half
Uzbekistan Sharif Nazarov 1994–95
Uzbekistan Berador Abduraimov 1995

Name Period
Russia Igor Volchok 2003
Turkmenistan Rahym Kurbanmämmedow 2005
Uzbekistan Rustam Zabirov 2005–08
Uzbekistan Eldor Sakaev 2008
Turkmenistan Rahym Kurbanmämmedow 2009
Uzbekistan Viktor Djalilov 2010
Uzbekistan Mustafo Bayramov 2011–12
Uzbekistan Usmon Asqaraliev Feb 2013–Jan 14
Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Ashurmatov Jan 2014–Dec 15
Uzbekistan Rashid Gafurov Dec 2015– Jun 16
Uzbekistan Aleksandr Volkov Jun 2016– Jul 16
Uzbekistan Rustam Bozorov (interim) Jul 2016–


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