Eldor Shomurodov

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Eldor Shomurodov
Эльдор Шомуродов
Eldor Shomurodov.jpg
Shomurodov with Rostov in 2018
Personal information
Full name Eldor Azamat oʻgʻli Shomurodov[1]
Date of birth (1995-06-29) 29 June 1995 (age 27)
Place of birth Surkhandarya, Jarkurgan, Uzbekistan[1]
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Roma
Number 14
Youth career
2011–2013 Mash'al Mubarek
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Mash'al Mubarek 9 (0)
2015–2017 Bunyodkor 66 (18)
2017–2020 Rostov 80 (16)
2020–2021 Genoa 31 (8)
2021– Roma 28 (3)
National team
2014 Uzbekistan U19 5 (1)
2015 Uzbekistan U20 5 (2)
2015– Uzbekistan 57 (31)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20 May 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 14 June 2022

Eldor Azamat oʻgʻli Shomurodov (born 29 June 1995) is an Uzbek professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Roma and captain of the Uzbekistan national team.

Club career[edit]

Mash'al Mubarek[edit]

Shomurodov started his career at Mash'al Mubarek in 2011, playing for youth team of the club.[citation needed] He played for Mash'al from 2011 to 2014.[citation needed] Shomurodov made his official debut for the main team in the Uzbek League on 12 April 2014, in an away match against Olmaliq.[citation needed] He played nine games for the club during the 2014 season.[citation needed]

Bunyodkor[edit]

In 2015, he signed a contract with Bunyodkor.[citation needed] He played 19 matches and scored 7 goals in the league (as of 1 October 2015).[citation needed]

Rostov[edit]

On 15 July 2017, Bunyodkor announced that Shomurodov was moving to Russian Premier League club Rostov.[3]

Genoa[edit]

On 1 October 2020, he moved to Serie A club Genoa.[4] By doing so, he became the second Uzbek footballer to play in Italy, after Ilyos Zeytulayev.[citation needed]

Roma[edit]

On 2 August 2021, Roma announced the acquisition of Shomurodov on a five-year contract for €17.5 million plus bonuses.[5] He debuted 17 days later in José Mourinho's first game as manager, away to Trabzonspor in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League playoffs. He started the game and scored the decisive goal of a 2–1 win.[6] He went on to become the first-ever Uzbek football player to win a major UEFA competition, as his club triumphed in the 2022 UEFA Europa Conference League Final.[7]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Shomurodov played for the Uzbekistan U19 in the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship and qualified to 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He played in all five matches of U-20 team at the 2015 U-20 World Cup and scored two goals.[citation needed]

Shomurodov and two teammates were listed as nominees for best young players of Asia by AFC in 2015.[citation needed]

Senior[edit]

Shomurodov was called to senior national team to play on 3 September 2015 in 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Yemen. He made his official debut in that match.[8] On 8 October 2015, he scored his first goal for the national team in a World Cup qualifying away match against Bahrain, securing a 4–0 victory for the Uzbek side.[citation needed]

Shomurodov was part of the squad that manager Héctor Cúper took to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. He came off the bench to score a late winner in a 2–1 opening victory over Oman,[9] and followed it by scoring twice in a 4–0 win over neighbours Turkmenistan as a starter.[10] In the last group game, he opened a 2–1 loss to Japan as both teams progressed.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 25 May 2022[12]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mash'al Mubarek 2014 Uzbekistan Super League 9 0 0 0 9 0
Bunyodkor 2015 Uzbekistan Super League 25 7 5 1 4 0 1 2 35 10
2016 Uzbekistan Super League 27 10 5 0 7 2 0 0 39 12
2017 Uzbekistan Super League 14 1 3 0 6 1 0 0 23 2
Total 66 18 13 1 17 3 1 2 97 24
Rostov 2017–18 Russian Premier League 18 2 2 0 20 2
2018–19 Russian Premier League 26 3 6 1 32 4
2019–20 Russian Premier League 28 11 2 0 30 11
2020–21 Russian Premier League 8 0 0 0 1 1 9 1
Total 80 16 10 1 1 1 91 18
Genoa 2020–21 Serie A 31 8 1 0 0 0 32 8
Roma 2021–22 Serie A 28 3 1 1 11 1 40 5
Career total 214 45 25 3 29 5 1 2 269 55

International[edit]

As of match played 14 June 2022[13]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Uzbekistan 2015 2 1
2016 12 3
2017 7 2
2018 7 0
2019 14 13
2020 1 1
2021 8 2
2022 6 9
Total 57 31
Scores and results list Uzbekistan's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Shomurodov goal.[13][14]
List of international goals scored by Eldor Shomurodov
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 October 2015 Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa, Bahrain  Bahrain 4–0 4–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 14 February 2016 Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Lebanon 1–0 2–0 Friendly
3 7 June 2016 Thermenstadion, Bad Waltersdorf, Austria  Canada 1–1 1–2
4 24 July 2016 Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Iraq 2–0 2–1
5 24 January 2017 The Sevens Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Georgia 1–0 2–2
6 2–2
7 9 January 2019 Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates  Oman 2–1 2–1 2019 AFC Asian Cup
8 13 January 2019 Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Turkmenistan 2–0 4–0
9 4–0
10 17 January 2019 Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates  Japan 1–0 1–2
11 25 March 2019 Guangxi Sports Center, Nanning, China  China PR 1–0 1–0 2019 China Cup
12 11 June 2019 Milliy Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Syria 1–0 2–0 Friendly
13 2–0
14 10 October 2019 Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Yemen 2–0 5–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
15 15 October 2019 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore  Singapore 2–1 3–1
16 3–1
17 14 November 2019 Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Saudi Arabia 1–0 2–3
18 19 November 2019  Palestine 1–0 2–0
19 2–0
20 8 October 2020  Iran 1–2 1–2 Friendly
21 7 June 2021 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Singapore 3–0 5–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
22 5 September 2021 Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden  Sweden 1–2 1–2 Friendly
23 27 January 2022 The Sevens Stadiums, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  South Sudan 1–0 3–0
24 2–0
25 25 March 2022 Markaziy Stadium, Namangan, Uzbekistan  Kyrgyzstan 1–1 3–1 Nowruz Cup
26 29 March 2022  Uganda 2–0 4–2
27 3–1
28 4–1
29 11 June 2022  Maldives 1–0 4–0 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification
30 2–0
31 3–0

Honours[edit]

Mash'al

  • UzPFL Cup: 2014

Roma

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eldor Shomurodov". Global Sports Archive. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Eldor Shomurodov". AS Roma. Archived from the original on 18 December 2021. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  3. ^ Элдор Шомуродов перешел в “Ростов” (in Russian). FC Bunyodkor. 15 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Спасибо за все, Элдор!" (in Russian). FC Rostov. 1 October 2020.
  5. ^ Campanale, Susy (2 August 2021). "Official: Shomurodov sold to Roma". Football Italia. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  6. ^ Carci, Francesco (19 August 2021). "Conference League, Trabzonspor-Roma 1-2: decide Shomurodov, buona la prima europea di Mourinho" [Conference League, Trabzonspor-Roma 1-2: Shomurodov decides, Mourinho's European debut a good one]. La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Shomurodov became the first Uzbek footballer to win the European Cup". 25 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Uzbekistan- Yemen, 2015-09-03". FIFA. 3 September 2015. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Eldor Shomurodov secures a 2-1 win for Uzbekistan over Oman". Sports.uz. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  10. ^ Ridge, Patric (14 January 2019). "Turkmenistan 0 Uzbekistan 4: Group F leader cruises into Asian Cup last-16". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  11. ^ "AFC Asian Cup 2019: Tsukasa Shiotani screamer as new-look Japan too much for Uzbekistan". Hindustan Times. AFP. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  12. ^ Eldor Shomurodov at Soccerway. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Eldor Shomurodov". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  14. ^ Eldor Shomurodov at Soccerway
  15. ^ Honeyman, Sam (25 May 2022). "Roma 1–0 Feyenoord: Zaniolo strike wins the first Europa Conference League final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 25 May 2022.

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