Qizilqum Zarafshon

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Qizilqum Zarafshon
FC Qizilqum badge
Full name Qizilqum Zarafshon
Founded 1967
Ground Yoshlar Stadium, Navoi
Ground Capacity 12,500
Manager Uzbekistan Yuriy Lukin
League Uzbek League
2014 11th

Qizilqum Zarafshon (Uzbek: Қизилқум Зарафшон футбол клуби or Qizilqum Zarafshon futbol klubi), (English: FC Qizilqum) is a Uzbekistani football club based in Zarafshan. They play in Uzbek League, the top division in Uzbekistani football. The club named after the river that flows near, the Zeravshan River. Qizylqum in Uzbek means Red Sands, which also is the name for the local desert.


FC Qizilqum old logo till 2014

Qizilqum was founded in 1967 under name Progress. Club changed its name several times to Qizilqum and then to Progress. Since 1997 it plays as Qizilqum. The club made its debut in Uzbek League in 2000. In its first season club finished at 11th position. One year later, in 2001 season, club ranked at 6th place in final League table. The 2002 season club finished at 3rd position after runner-up Neftchi Farg'ona which is highest club performance in Uzbek League ever. Since 2000 club consequently plays in top league of Uzbek football.

Name changes history[edit]

  • 1967—1994: Progress
  • 1994—1995: Qizilqum
  • 1995—1997: Progress
  • 1997: Qizilqum


Club's home ground is Progress Stadium with 5,000 capacity located in Zarafshan. In August 2013 the Progress Stadium was closed for the reconstruction. From August 2013 to May 2014 club played its home matches in 10,000-seater Sogdiana Stadium in Navoi. Sogdiana Stadium is home ground of Navoi located club, FC Yuzhanin Navoi. In May 2014 club moved to another new build stadium located in Navoi, Yoshlar Stadium to play its home matches.[1]

Yoshlar Stadium with belonging sporting complex was build for Umid nihollari 2012, the republican sports games among school students. The construction work of 12,500-all seater stadium and sporting complex started in April 2011 and finished in 2012. The sporting complex includes two indoor courts for volleyball, handball, basketball and other facilities. The festive opening of new Yoshlar Stadium was held in May 2012 with opening of Umid nihollari 2012 games. In November 2012 AFC awarded the new stadium A category class. The first official football match was played on 3 May 2014 with League match Qizilqum - Dinamo Samarkand.[2]

League history[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 March 2015[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Uzbekistan GK Erkin Jabbarov
4 Uzbekistan MF Alisher Sanaev
6 Uzbekistan MF Farrukh Khaydarov
7 Uzbekistan MF Jamshid Shokhnazarov
8 Uzbekistan DF Akmal Rustamov
9 Ukraine FW Vyacheslav Shevchenko
10 Uzbekistan FW Bakhriddin Vakhobov
12 Uzbekistan GK Dilshod Khamroev
14 Uzbekistan MF Fayzulla Kambarov
17 Uzbekistan FW Feruz Babakulov
20 Uzbekistan MF Ghayrat Jumaev
21 Uzbekistan DF Mirjalol Kurbanov
22 Uzbekistan GK Artem Makosin
No. Position Player
23 Uzbekistan FW Sherali Juraev
24 Uzbekistan DF Asqar Mukhiddinov
25 Uzbekistan FW Alisher Kholiqov
30 Uzbekistan MF Ruslan Sanaev
33 Ukraine MF Andrey Derkach
50 Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Kvesieshvili
92 Uzbekistan MF Azizbek Usmanov
Uzbekistan DF Laziz Abdullaev
Uzbekistan DF Nodir Shakhobiddinov
Uzbekistan MF Bobur Iskandarov
Uzbekistan MF Sarvar Kholmatov
Uzbekistan FW Alisher Azizov
Uzbekistan FW Khurshid Yuldashev

Current technical staff[edit]

As of February 2014

Position Name
Manager Uzbekistan Yuriy Lukin
Assistant coach Uzbekistan Aleksey Evstafeev
Assistant coach Uzbekistan Vladimir Andreev




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