* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (goals)
Kurban Berdyev (Russian: Курбан Бекиевич Бердыев (Kurban Bekiyevich Berdyyev), Turkmen: Gurban Berdyýew; born 25 August 1952) is a Turkmenistani footballcoach and a former Soviet footballer. He is managing FC Rostov.
Berdyev has never appeared in public without his beads.
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."
Education – Ashgabat Railroads Vocational School (1967–71), Turkmen State University (1971–1975), Moscow Higher Coaching School (1989–1991).
Berdyev has two sons and a daughter. The eldest, 37-year-old son from his first marriage Marat Berdyev — a musician and producer. Junior Alaberdy Berdyev - schoolboy, plays football in the "FC Rubin Kazan" youth academy. Daughter Aylar — a student.