Navbahor Namangan

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Navbahor Namangan
Navbahor Namangan Logo.png
Full name Navbahor Professional Football Club
Founded 1978
Ground Markaziy Stadium
Namangan, Uzbekistan
Ground Capacity 22,000
Manager Ilkhom Muminjonov
League Uzbek League
2016 15th

Navbahor Namangan (Uzbek: Navbahor Namangan Futbol Klubi) is a Uzbekistani football club based in Namangan. The club's name means New Spring as it can be depicted from its logo, Nav bahor. They play in the top division in Uzbekistan football league, Uzbek League.


Name change history[edit]

  • 1978–80: Tekstilshchik
  • 1980–83: Navbahor
  • 1983–87: Avtomobilist
  • 1988–: Navbahor

Navbahor Namangan was founded 1978 under name Tekstilshchik and played in first league of Uzbekistan. Since 1978 club participated in one of regional zones of Soviet Second League. In 1990 season Navbahor finished runner-up in Soviet Second League, East conference and promoted to Soviet First League. 1991 Soviet First League season Navbahor Namangan finished at 9th place.

Since 1992 Navbahor plays in Uzbek League. The club is one of three clubs among Pakhtakor, Neftchi Farg'ona continuously participating in all seasons of Uzbek League. In 1996 Navbahor Namangan became champion of Uzbekistan, finishing league from 1993 to 1995 three times in a row at 3rd position. Navbahor is also winner of the Uzbekistan Supercup in 1999, a match between champion and Uzbek Cup winner.

2004 season Navbahor finished 3rd, the recent best achievement of club. The club was unsuccessful in 2008–13 years. In 2009 season club ranked 14th in the League, close to relegation to First League and it is actually the lowest ranking of the club in its history.

In January 2014 Bakhtiyor Ashurmatov was appointed as new head coach of the club.


Clubs home ground is Markaziy Stadium with original capacity of 35,000. The stadium which was built in 1989 was one of the biggest football stadiums by capacity in the country.[1] In 2011 the club have announced their intention to renovate the stadium and it was closed for long time reconstruction. The rehabilitation works were finished in spring 2014. The festive opening of the renovated all-seater stadium was held on 29 May 2014 with Barkamol avlod 2014 annual sporting games opening ceremony.[2][3] The capacity of the new venue is 22,000.[4]

In 2012–14 seasons club played home matches in Kosonsoy Stadium. The first official match in renovated stadium was held on 14 June 2014 with League match Navbahor – Olmaliq FK with 3–1 victory of host team.[5]

League history[edit]


Current squad[edit]

As of 22 March 2015[6]

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

No. Position Player
1 Moldova GK Alexandru Melenciuc
2 Uzbekistan DF Alisher Samatov
4 Uzbekistan DF Temur Kagirov
5 Uzbekistan DF Rahmatullo Berdimurodov
6 Uzbekistan MF Sunatilla Mamadaliev
7 Uzbekistan MF Sanat Shikhov
8 Uzbekistan MF Azim Akhmedov
9 Uzbekistan MF Ilkhom Boydedaev
10 Uzbekistan MF Alisher Makhmudov
11 Uzbekistan MF Otabek Valijonov
13 Uzbekistan MF Mukhammad Rasulov
17 Uzbekistan MF Azamat Bobojonov
No. Position Player
20 Uzbekistan FW Ulugbek Bakayev
21 Uzbekistan MF Azam Aliev
22 Uzbekistan FW Shakhboz Erkinov
25 Uzbekistan FW Muiddin Mamazulunov
27 Uzbekistan MF Robbim Khasanov
29 Uzbekistan MF Dilshod Jabborov
32 Uzbekistan GK Nodir Ashurmatov
46 Uzbekistan GK Khurshid Khodjaev
89 Uzbekistan DF Boburjon Akbarov
91 Moldova MF Serghei Gheorghiev
Ukraine MF Vladyslav Pavlenko




1999–00: 4th place

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1998: Group Stage
1996–97: Second Round
1999–00: 4th place

Managerial history[edit]


  1. ^ "Navbahor Stadium". (in Russian). 
  2. ^ "Construction of the new stadium in Namangan is almost done". 2014-03-24. 
  3. ^ "2014 Barkamol Avlod games officially started". (in Russian). 2014-05-29. 
  4. ^ Стадион "Навбахор" преображается. (in Russian). 2014-01-07. 
  5. ^ "Navbahor vs. Olmaliq – 3:1, 2014-06-14". 2014-06-14. 
  6. ^ "Uzbek League players list for 2015 season". FC Navbahor. 2015-03-22. 

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