Berdyev managing Rubin Kazan in 2017
|Full name||Kurban Bekiyevich Berdyev|
|Date of birth||25 August 1952|
|Place of birth||Ashgabat, Turkmen SSR, USSR|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1979–1980||FC SKA Rostov-on-Don||35||(3)|
|1980–1981||FC Rostselmash Rostov-on-Don||30||(5)|
|1986–1989||FC Khimik Dzhambul|
|2000–2001||FC Kristall Smolensk|
|2001–2013||FC Rubin Kazan|
|2016–2017||FC Rostov (vice-president / coach)|
|2017–2019||FC Rubin Kazan|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Kurban Bekiyevich Berdyev (Turkmen: Gurban Bekiýewiç Berdiýew, Russian: Курбан Бекиевич Бердыев; born 25 August 1952) is a Turkmen football manager, and a former Soviet footballer. He holds Russian citizenship. In 2017 he was shown among top 50 managers in the world by fourfourtwo.com, at the 36th place, ahead of Brendan Rodgers.
Berdyev grew up with Kolhozçy Aşgabat where he played in cadet and junior teams since 1966. He joined the professional team in 1971.
- Soviet Top League (7 seasons, 155 games, 23 goals) – FC Kairat (1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985), FC SKA Rostov-on-Don (1979, 1980). Highest place- 8th with Kairat (1977, 1984).
- Soviet First League (7 seasons, 211 games, 32 goals) – Kolhozçy Aşgabat (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978), FC Kairat (1983), First League Winner with FC Kairat in 1983.
- Soviet Second League (2 seasons) – Kolhozçy Aşgabat (1975), FC Rostov (1980).
- 1986–1989 – FC Khimik Dzhambul (Soviet Second League);
- 1991–1993 – FC Taraz (Kazakhstan Premier League);
- 1993–1994 – Gençlerbirliği (Turkish Premier Super League);
- 1994–1995 – FC Kairat (Kazakhstan Premier League);
- 1996–1997 – FC Caspiy (Kazakhstan Premier League);
- 1997–1999 – Nisa Aşgabat (Turkmenistan League);
- 1999 – Turkmenistan national football team;
- 2000–2001 – FC Kristall Smolensk (Russian First Division);
- 2001–2013 – FC Rubin Kazan (Russian Premier League);
- 2014–2017 – FC Rostov (Russian Premier League);
- 2017–2019 – Rubin Kazan (Russian Premier League)
On 18 December 2014, Berdyev was appointed as a manager of FC Rostov. In the end of 2014-15 season, Rostov stayed up in the Russian Football Premier League by winning the relegation play-offs. In the 2015–16 season, Rostov unexpectedly qualified the Champions League spot, taking the 2nd spot in the league. Berdyev resigned from Rostov on 6 August 2016. On 9 September 2016, he returned to FC Rostov to the position of vice-president/coach. On 1 June 2017, he left FC Rostov once more.
- Russian Premier League: 2008, 2009
- Russian Cup: 2011–12
- Russian Super Cup: 2010, 2012
- Russian First Division: 2002
- Russian Football Union Best Coach: 2009
Highest advances in the continental club competitions
- Asian Cup Winners' Cup – 2nd round (1998–1999)
- UEFA Champions League – 3rd place in the Group stage (2009–2010), (2010–2011), (2016–2017);
- UEFA Europa League – Quarterfinals (2012–2013)
Berdyev always carries his pray beads with him. He never appears without them. " I don’t consider it a token or a tradition. It’s just something I need. I just feel that I have to keep them in my hands when I’m watching a game. I don’t feel well without them. There were a couple of times when I accidentally forgot to take them to matches, even though it wasn’t my fault. And I was feeling uncomfortable through the game, as if I was missing something. Thus this is just a need I feel. I think Muslims will understand me."
Wife Roza Berdyeva. Berdyev has two sons and a daughter. The eldest son from his first marriage Marat Berdyyev (born 23.09.1975) is a British actor, musician and producer. Junior Alaberdy Berdyev (born 5.8.1996) - schoolboy, plays football in the "FC Rubin Kazan" youth academy. Daughter Aylar — a student. Kurban Berdyev brother is Batyr Berdyev (born 1956), a coach of football club Fenix, Ashgabat. Another brother, Murad Berdyev (born 1954) died in 2003.
- "FourFourTwo's 50 Best Football Managers in the World 2017: 40-36". FourFourTwo. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
- КУРБАН БЕРДЫЕВ ГЛАВНЫЙ ТРЕНЕР «РОСТОВА» (in Russian). FC Rostov. 18 December 2014.
- Курбан Бердыев попрощался с командой (in Russian). FC Rostov. 6 August 2016.
- Курбан Бердыев назначен вице-президентом – тренером «Ростова» (in Russian). FC Rostov. 9 September 2016.
- Курбан Бердыев покинул «Ростов» (in Russian). FC Rostov. 1 June 2017.
- Курбан Бердыев возглавит «Рубин» (in Russian). FC Rubin Kazan. 9 June 2017.
- Спасибо за все, Курбан Бекиевич! [Thank you for everything, Kurban Berdiyevich!] (in Russian). FC Rubin Kazan. 5 June 2019.
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A Professional, with a capital letter. Keeps football in his head for 24 hours a day. If I thought about football so much, I would probably lose my mind... ...A reserved coach, one can't see him, – will you really want to talk with such a man? (Roman Sharonov)
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