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Full name Football Club Nasaf
Nickname(s) Uzbek: 'Ajdarlar' , (The Dragons)
Founded 1986; 31 years ago
Ground Qarshi Stadium
Ground Capacity 14,750
Chairman Uzbekistan Odil Temirov
Head coach Uzbekistan Ruziqul Berdiev
League Uzbek League
2015 3rd
Website Club home page
Current season

Football Club Nasaf (Uzbek: "Насаф" футбол клуби / "Nasaf" futbol klubi), or Nasaf Qarshi, is a professional football club based in Qarshi, Uzbekistan who compete in the Uzbek League.


Name change history[edit]

  • 1985–1991: Geolog
  • 1992-1992: Pakhtachi
  • 1993–1995: Nasaf
  • 1996-1996: Dinamo-Nasaf
  • 1996–: Nasaf

The club was founded in 1985 under name Geolog. Since 1997 club plays in highest level League in Uzbekistan. FC Nasaf is one of the leading clubs in Uzbekistan. Nasaf finished in its first season in 1997 Uzbek League 6th. In 2000 club finished third after Neftchi Farg'ona.

The club is often listed as a Top 350 club by IFFHS. It has represented Uzbekistan in continental tournaments where its highest achievement has been reaching semi-finals of Asian Club Championship prior to the launch of the new Asian Champions League.

2010 renovation[edit]

In 2010, the club bought a number of players and changed its squad significantly as well as the head coach. Moreover, the main venue of the club was reconstructed upon the end of the 2008–2009 season. The head coach Viktor Kumykov was fired after team faced defeats against league main opponents Bunyodkor and Pakhtakor. On August 10, 2010, Anatoliy Demyanenko, once the player of the year in the former USSR and former manager of Dynamo Kyiv, was introduced as the new head coach during the first round break of the 2009–2010 season. Nasaf appoints Anatoliy Demyanenko as head coach.[1]

In the 2011 season, Nasaf represented the country in AFC Cup and finished group stage with excellent result of sixth consecutive victories, beating Al Tilal in last group stage match.[2] In March and April Nasaf went unbeaten in 12 games, winning 10 and drawing two.[3] On October 29, 2011 in Final match Nasaf won Kuwait SC with 2–1 and became the first Uzbekistan team to win the AFC Cup.[4] In Uzbek League club finished second, playing last and deciding match of championship against Pakhtakor and scoring a last-minute penalty to draw 1–1.[5]

On January 13, 2012, IFFHS published the Top 350 club list and Nasaf Qarshi placed on 98th position[6] On 3 March 2012 IFFHS published its rating of Top 400 clubs (1st March 2011 – 29th February 2012) where Nasaf shared 89th place with BATE Borisov.[7]

In the 2013 season, the club finished 3rd after Lokomotiv Tashkent and gained promotion to 2nd qualifying play-off round of 2014 AFC Champions League. In Uzbek Cup club played in final 3rd time in row and lost to Bunyodkor with 1–2. On 8 February 2014 in Doha in 2014 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off match against El Jaish Nasaf lost by 5–1.[8] Nasaf finished 2015 season again third and secured place in AFC Champions League in 2015. The club won in 2015 for the first time in its history Uzbek Cup, defeating Bunyodkor by 2–1 in final match on 17 November 2015 in Jizzakh.[9]


Nasaf plays its home matches at the Markaziy Stadim which was built in 2006. The first match at the new stadium was played between Nasaf Qarshi and Uz-Dong-Ju Andijon on August 8, 2008. The stadium was the venue of the AFC Cup final on October 29, 2011.

League history[edit]


Current squad[edit]

As of 18 February 2015[10]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Uzbekistan GK Alibek Turabov
4 Uzbekistan MF Maksud Karimov
5 Uzbekistan DF Botir Karaev
6 Uzbekistan MF Azizjon Ganiev
7 Uzbekistan MF Akram Bakhriddinov
9 Uzbekistan FW Ilkhom Shomurodov
10 Uzbekistan FW Kenja Turaev
14 Uzbekistan MF Sharof Mukhiddinov
17 Turkmenistan MF Artur Gevorkyan
18 Uzbekistan MF Bakhrom Abdurakhimov
20 Uzbekistan MF Erkin Baidullaev
21 Uzbekistan GK Suleyman Akhmadkarimov
No. Position Player
22 Uzbekistan MF Shohruh Gadoev
23 Uzbekistan DF Sherzod Azamov
25 Uzbekistan GK Eldorbek Suyunov
27 Uzbekistan MF Ilkhom Yunusov
28 Uzbekistan MF Shukhrat Mukhammadiev
29 Uzbekistan MF Hudoyberdi Kholiqov
30 Uzbekistan GK Utkir Yusupov
32 Uzbekistan MF Hamza Karimov
33 Uzbekistan DF Odiljon Hamrobekov
34 Uzbekistan MF Farrukh Sayfiev
38 Uzbekistan MF Doniyor Narzullaev
41 Uzbekistan FW Azamat Allaniyazov

Reserves squad[edit]

The following players are listed as reserve players to play in 2014 Uzbek Youth League. They are registered with the Uzbek League and are eligible to play for the first team.

As of 11 March 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
11 Uzbekistan FW Dilshod Khushbakov
18 Uzbekistan MF Dilmurod Djumaev
24 Uzbekistan DF Abdulaziz Nishanbaev
29 Uzbekistan MF Sirojiddin Kuziev
31 Uzbekistan GK Ubaydullo Alokhanov
33 Uzbekistan DF Golib Gaybullaev
35 Uzbekistan DF Jurabek Mannonov
36 Uzbekistan DF Fayoz Azimkulov
37 Uzbekistan FW Bobur Abdukholikov
No. Position Player
39 Uzbekistan MF Diyor Karimov
40 Uzbekistan MF Dadajon Mamatkulov
42 Uzbekistan MF Najmiddin Normurodov
44 Uzbekistan DF Samandar Shukurullaev
45 Uzbekistan DF Rakhimbek Javliev
46 Uzbekistan MF Azizjon Ganiev
47 Uzbekistan MF Akbar Murodov
56 Uzbekistan FW Islom Rashidkhanov


Current technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Uzbekistan Ruziqul Berdiev
Assistant coach Uzbekistan Shuhrat Toshpulatov
Fitness coach Uzbekistan Ilnur Sibagatullin
Goalkeeping coach Russia Denis Ivankov
Doctor Uzbekistan Barat Elmuratov
Masseur Uzbekistan Khamza Mavlonov
Masseur Uzbekistan Andrei Bezborodov
Administrator Uzbekistan Anvar Tukaev


Office Name
Club President Odil Temirov
Head Manager Shamil Yarulin
Sport Director Ni Vitaliy
Executive Director Yunusjon Nabiev
Media officer Aziz Nurov



Runners-Up (1): 2011.
Winners (1): 2015.
Runners-Up (4): 2003, 2011, 2012, 2013.
Winners (1): 2016.


Winners (1): 2011
Semifinal: 2002

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2012: Group-stage
2014: Qualifying play-off
2015: Group-stage
2002: Semifinal
2010: Round of 16
2011: Champion

Managerial history[edit]

Name Period
Uzbekistan Victor Borisov 1997–98
Uzbekistan Victor Makarov 1998–99
Uzbekistan Bakhodir Davlatov 2000–04
Ukraine Oleh Morozov 2005
Uzbekistan Bakhrom Khakimov 2006
Kazakhstan Vladimir Fomichyov 2007
Russia Victor Kumykov 2008–10
Ukraine Anatoliy Demyanenko Aug 12, 2010 – Jan 4, 2012
Uzbekistan Ruziqul Berdiev Jan 9, 2012 – May 12
Uzbekistan Usmon Toshev May 2012 – Nov 12
Uzbekistan Ruziqul Berdiev Nov 2012–


  1. ^ Nasaf appoints Anatoliy Demyanenko as head coach. UzDaily.com, 10 August 2010.
  2. ^ Nasaf Karshi 7–1 Al Tilal. the-afc.com, 11 May 2011.
  3. ^ Demyanenko determined for perfect finish. the-afc.com, 10 May 2011.
  4. ^ Nasaf win 2011 AFC Cup. the-afc.com, 29 October 2011.
  5. ^ Nasaf finish Uzbek league runners-up. the-afc.com, 10 November 2011.
  6. ^ Three Uzbek clubs are among world top clubs. UzDaily.com, 13 November 2012.
  7. ^ Three Uzbek clubs are among Top 400 clubs of the world. UzDaily.com, 3 March 2012.
  8. ^ "ACL14 (PO): El Jaish 5–1 Nasaf". the-afc.com. 2014-02-09. Archived from the original on 2014-03-03. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Nasaf wins maiden Uzbekistan Cup". UzDaily. 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-17. 
  10. ^ "Nasaf Qarshi squad for 2015 AFC Champions League". FC Nasaf. 2015-02-18. 

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