With Azerbaijan in 2010
|Full name||Rashad Farhad oglu Sadygov|
|Date of birth||16 June 1982|
|Place of birth||Baku, Azerbaijan SSR|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Current club||FK Qarabağ|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 August 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Sadygov began playing football during his school years at Vagif Pashayev-led Youth Football Sports School at age of 10. He also spent time playing football for the clubs Sharur, the Air Force team, and Real Baku, all of which are based in Baku.
In 2000, Sadygov signed his first professional contract with PFK Turan Tovuz and but played only 9 games. At that time, he also played for Azerbaijan Under-21 football team.
At the end of the 2000/01 season, the defender was transferred to PFC Neftchi.
After his comeback to Neftchi, Rashad won the national championship and cup and succeeded in passing the first qualification round of the Champions League with the black-and-whites. He played 8 games in European cups for Neftchi (2 in UEFA Cup qualifying in 01/02, 2 in UEFA Champions League qualifying 04/05, 4 in UCL qualifying 05/06).
He played once at the start of 2006/07 season, but planned to back with Neftchi, again. Sadygov failed to notice that Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan changed the deadline of transfer window, so he changed to play basketball to keep his fitness.
On January 23, 2009, Sadygov joined the Turkish Super Lig club Kocaelispor on six months contract after he was kicked out from PFC Neftchi by the head coach Hans-Jürgen Gede in December 2008. Rashad made his debut for Kocaelispor in their four nil victory over Hacettepe on January 25, 2009.
In July, 2009, Sadygov briefly returned to FK Qarabağ to help them in UEFA Europa League and scored a magnificent goal against Rosenborg BK. He also scored against FC Honka after delivering the powerful free kick. As a result, he signed one year contract with Karabakh, after club's impressive performance in UEFA Europa League.
|“||...he proved that he is the best defender of Azerbaijan.||”|
In August 2010, he signed 2 year contract with Turkish Super Lig outfit Eskişehirspor. However, following string of injuries, he failed to get regular place in Eskişehirspor's defence, which caused him to seek new club.
Sadygov made his Azerbaijan debut on 6 October 2001, against Sweden during 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA). Sadygov was Azerbaijan's vice-captain under Carlos Alberto Torres, deputising in the absence of regular captain Gurban Gurbanov, but following the retirement of Gurban Gurbanov from football, Sadygov was named as full-time captain in March 2004.
National team statistics
- As of 8 August 2013
|Azerbaijan national team|
|1||March 28, 2004||Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||3–2||3–2||Friendly|
|2||September 4, 2004||Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan||Wales||1–1||1–1||2006 WC Qualification|
|3||March 12, 2006||Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan||Turkey||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|4||October 12, 2010||Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan||Turkey||1–0||1–0||Euro 2012 Qualification|
Sadygov was one of the favorite players among Kocaelispor supporters and nicknamed "Terminator" by local media. He also featured as one of the official faces for Azerbaijan Premier League promotion campaign in 2010.
- Neftchi Baku
- Azerbaijani Footballer of the Year: (3) 2004, 2005, 2010
- Rəşad Sadıqov mütləq oynamalıdır! (Azerbaijani)
- День рождения капитана сборной Азербайджана Рашада Садыхова (Russian)
- "Neftchi scoop gold for Azerbaijan". UEFA.com. 2006-01-30. Retrieved 2008-04-21.
- Sadygov kicks football into touch
- Azerbaijan football team "Karabakh" won the match with the Norwegian «Rusenborg»
- Украинцы без потерь(Russian)
- Рашад Садыгов остается в Карабахе (Russian)
- Рашад Садыхов официально стал игроком Карабаха (Russian)
- Я больше не пойду на тренерский совет (Russian)
- "Рашад Садыхов подписал контракт с Эскишехирспором". Retrieved 29 August 2010. (Russian)
- "Болельщики Эскишехирспора недовольны уходом Садыхова". Azerisport.com. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- "Rashad Sadıgov takımımızdan ayrıldı". Eskisehirspor Official Website. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- "Эскишехирспор расстался с Садыховым". Azerisport.com. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- "Капитан вернулся в Карабах". Azerifootball.com. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- Ekspress newspaper:Ayağı sayalı kapitan (Azerbaijani)
- İspanlar Rəşad Sadıqovun oyununu bəyəndi (Azerbaijani)
- "TERMİNATÖR SADİGOV". Kocaeli Gazetesi. 2009-03-31. Retrieved 2009-03-31.[dead link] (Turkish)
- UniBank, futbolla yaşa! (Azerbaijani)
- (Turkish) Profile at Kocaelispor
- Profile at soccerway.com
- Profile at TFF
- (Azerbaijani) Profile at Neftchi
- Rashad Sadygov – FIFA competition record