Shahin Diniyev

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Shahin Diniyev
Personal information
Full name Shahin Khadakerim oglu Diniyev
Date of birth (1966-07-12) 12 July 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Beylaqan, Azerbaijan SSR
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Manager
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984 Energetik FC 32 (4)
1985–1986 Ganclik Baku 46 (7)
1987 Neftchi Baku 0 (0)
1987–1989 Kapaz PFC 62 (13)
1989 Zimbru Chişinău 7 (1)
1990 Fakel Voronezh 10 (0)
1990-1991 Dynamo Ganja 55 (15)
1992-1993 Terek Grozny 44 (7)
1994 Hapoel Tayibe 24 (2)
1994-1996 Beitar Tel Aviv 40 (5)
1996-1997 Farid Baku 4 (0)
1997-1998 Dynamo Baku 5 (0)
National team
1992-1996 Azerbaijan 16 (0)
Teams managed
2001 Terek Grozny
2001-2004 FK Qarabağ
2004-2005 Kapaz PFC
2005-2007 Azerbaijan
2009 Terek Grozny
2013-2014 Ravan Baku FK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 November 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2009

Shahin Diniyev (Azerbaijani: Şahin Diniyev, Russian: Шахин Диниев), (born 12 July 1966, Beylaqan, Azerbaijan SSR),[1] is an Azerbaijani football manager.

Life and career[edit]

Diniyev played football as a midfielder. His club career included spells in the USSR, and later Russia, and finally back to Azerbaijan, where he ended his career with Dynamo Baku.[2] He competed 16 times for the Azerbaijani national team, gaining no international caps with the USSR before independence. Following a period as a youth coach, Diniyev moved into club management, first with FK Qarabağ and then Kapaz PFC.

Azerbaijan national team career[edit]

Diniyev (right) during a press conference after, match Kazakhstan - Azerbaijan

In November 2005, he impressed the AFFA sufficiently to be awarded with the national team job, promising to restructure the squad with an emphasis on youth and to help turn Azerbaijan into a credible force within UEFA competition.[2] Replacing Vagif Sadygov, Diniyev's first game in charge was a friendly against Ukraine in Baku[3] at the Tofig Bakhramov Stadium; the result was 0-0, a minor success against stronger opposition.

In further friendlies, a shock 1-1 draw against Turkey and another 0-0 draw against Moldova followed. Diniyev was soon to witness his first defeat as Azerbaijan coach: in August 2006 he watched his team succumb to a 6-0 defeat against Ukraine, this time in Kiev.[3] This game was the final friendly match before qualification for the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship began. (See Azerbaijan national football team.)

Under Diniyev, the Azerbaijan squad has given debuts to not only young players but also some naturalised foreigners, such as Leandro Gomes of FC Baku,[4] who was born in Brazil.[5]


Manager Stats[edit]

As of 11 March 2014
Name Managerial Tenure P W D L Win %
Russia Terek Grozny 2001 0
Azerbaijan Qarabağ 2001 –2004 0
Azerbaijan Kapaz 2004 –2005 0
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan November 2005 –31 October 2007 20 4 7 9 20
Russia Terek Grozny October 2009 –December 2009 5 0 0 5 0
Azerbaijan Ravan Baku 7 October 2013 –3 January 2014 11 1 3 7 9.09

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