Alim Ashirov

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Alim Ashirov
Personal information
Full name Alimzhan Masalievich Ashirov
Date of birth (1955-01-25)25 January 1955
Place of birth Tashkent, Uzbek SSR
Date of death 11 August 1979(1979-08-11) (aged 24)
Place of death Dniprodzerzhynsk, USSR
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1979 Pakhtakor Tashkent 149 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 July 2008.

Alim Masalievich Ashirov (Russian: Алим Масалиевич Аширов, Uzbek: Олимжон Масалиевич Аширов tr. Olimjon Masalievich Amirov; 25 January 1955 in Tashkent – 11 August 1979 in Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukraine SSR) was a Soviet footballer. Ashirov played for Pakhtakor Tashkent as a defender from 1972 to 1979, before he died in a mid-air plane crash in August 1979. He was classified as a Master of Sport of the USSR in 1979.

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