Qizilqum Zarafshon

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Qizilqum Zarafshon
FC Qizilqum badge
Full name Qizilqum Zarafshon
Founded 1967
Ground Yoshlar Stadium, Navoi
Ground Capacity 12,500
Manager Uzbekistan Yuriy Lukin
League Uzbek League
2016 6th

Qizilqum Zarafshon (Uzbek: Қизилқум Зарафшон футбол клуби, translit. Qizilqum Zarafshon futbol klubi; FC Qizilqum) is an Uzbekistani football club based in Zarafshan. They play in the Uzbek League, the top division in Uzbekistani football. The club is named after the river that flows nearby; the Zeravshan River. Qizylqum in Uzbek means Red Sands, which also is the name for the local desert.


FC Qizilqum old logo till 2014

Qizilqum was founded in 1967 under the name Progress. The club changed its name several times and was known as Qizilqum before becoming known as Progress. Since 1997 it has played as Qizilqum. The club made its debut in the Uzbek League in 2000. In its first season the club finished in 11th position. One year later, in the 2001 season, the club finished in 6th place in final League table. At the end of the 2002 season the club finished in 3rd position behind runners-up Neftchi Farg'ona which is their highest finishing position in the Uzbek League to date. Since 2000 the club has consequently play in the top league of Uzbek football.

Name changes history[edit]

  • 1967—1994: Progress
  • 1994—1995: Qizilqum
  • 1995—1997: Progress
  • 1997: Qizilqum


The club's home ground is Progress Stadium with has a capacity of 5,000 and is located in Zarafshan. In August 2013 the Progress Stadium was closed for reconstruction. From August 2013 to May 2014 the club played its home matches in the 10,000-seater Sogdiana Stadium in Navoi. The Sogdiana Stadium is the home ground of the Navoi club, FC Yuzhanin Navoi. In May 2014 the club moved to another newly built stadium located in Navoi, the Yoshlar Stadium, to play its home matches.[1]

Yoshlar Stadium with the attached sporting complex was built for Umid nihollari 2012; the republican sports games among school students. The construction work of the 12,500-all seater stadium and sporting complex started in April 2011 and finished in 2012. The sporting complex includes two indoor courts for volleyball, handball, basketball and other facilities. The festive opening of the new Yoshlar Stadium was held in May 2012 with the opening of the Umid nihollari 2012 games. In November 2012 the AFC awarded the new stadium A category class. The first official football match was played on 3 May 2014. This was a League match between Qizilqum and Dinamo Samarkand.[2]

League history[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 March 2015[3][4]

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 Erkin Jabbarov
4 Uzbekistan MF Alisher Sanaev
6 Uzbekistan MF Farrukh Khaydarov
7 Uzbekistan MF Jamshid Shokhnazarov
8 Uzbekistan DF Akmal Rustamov
9 Ukraine FW Vyacheslav Shevchenko
10 Uzbekistan FW Bakhriddin Vakhobov
12 Uzbekistan GK Dilshod Khamroev
14 Uzbekistan MF Fayzulla Kambarov
17 Uzbekistan FW Feruz Babakulov
20 Uzbekistan MF Ghayrat Jumaev
21 Uzbekistan DF Mirjalol Kurbanov
22 Uzbekistan GK Artem Makosin
No. Position Player
23 Uzbekistan FW Sherali Juraev
24 Uzbekistan DF Asqar Mukhiddinov
25 Uzbekistan FW Alisher Kholiqov
30 Uzbekistan MF Ruslan Sanaev
33 Ukraine MF Andrey Derkach
50 Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Kvesieshvili
92 Uzbekistan MF Azizbek Usmanov
Uzbekistan DF Laziz Abdullaev
Uzbekistan DF Nodir Shakhobiddinov
Uzbekistan MF Bobur Iskandarov
Uzbekistan MF Sarvar Kholmatov
Uzbekistan FW Alisher Azizov
Uzbekistan FW Khurshid Yuldashev

Current technical staff[edit]

As of February 2014

Position Name
Manager Uzbekistan Yuriy Lukin
Assistant coach Uzbekistan Aleksey Evstafeev
Assistant coach Uzbekistan Vladimir Andreev




  1. ^ "Кызылкум": домашние матчи теперь в спортивном комплексе "Ёшлар" (in Russian). 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Qizilqum – Dinamo Samarkand, 2014-05-03". soccerway. 
  3. ^ http://fcqizilqum.uz/club/squad/first_team
  4. ^ "Uzbek League players list for 2014 season". pfl.uz (in Russian). 2014-03-24. 

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