Djeparov playing for Esteghlal, August 2017
|Full name||Server Resatovich Djeparov|
|Date of birth||3 October 1982|
|Place of birth||Chirchiq,Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder / Second striker|
|2010||→ FC Seoul (loan)||14||(1)|
|2017||→ Sepahan (loan)||10||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 November 2016
Server Resatovich Djeparov (Uzbek: Server Jeparov, Uzbek Cyrillic: Сервер Жепаров; born 3 October 1982) is an Uzbek professional football midfielder who played for Esteghlal in the Persian Gulf Pro League. He has won the Asian Footballer of the Year award twice, first in 2008 and the other in 2011.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Club career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 International career
- 5 Club statistics
- 6 Honours
- 7 References
- 8 External links
He started his professional career with Navbahor Namangan in 2000, scoring 7 goals in 46 matches.
In 2008, he was transferred to Bunyodkor. Djeparov scored 19 goals for the team in his first season, which made him the top goalscorer of the club and the 2008 Uzbek League. His team won its first ever Uzbek League title that year. For his instrumental role in Bunyodkor and the Uzbekistan national football team, he was awarded the Asian Footballer of the Year. As a part of an agreement with the Asian Football Confederation, Djeparov was offered to a month in trial with Premier League giants Chelsea F.C.. However, Bunyodkor's matches in the Uzbek League championship and the Asian Champions League meant that he was unable to attend. Anyway, this season is often described as the best season of his career.
In July 2010, Djeparov was loaned out to FC Seoul of the K League until the end of season on his own request. He scored his K League debut goal in a 2-0 victory against Incheon United on October 2, 2010. He posted 1 goal and 7 assists in 16 matches in the K League that season, playing an instrumental role in Seoul's first K League win in 10 years. In February 8, 2011, Seoul announced that they had made the move permanent for an undisclosed fee rumored to be about US$850,000, and signed a 3-year contract with Djeparov.
After playing 15 games in Seoul, he was transferred to Al Shabab FC of the Saudi Premier League. The deal was announced at July 9, 2011. He was unremarkable on the pitch, and was rumored to be unhappy with his limited playing opportunities and Saudi Arabia's weather.
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma / Seongnam FC
In January 2014 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma was purchased from the Tongil Group by Seongnam City Government. Seongnam City Government made major changes to the club, which included renaming it Seongnam FC. As Ivan Vuković, the previous owner of the number 10 jersey, decided to change his number to 32, Djeparov decided to take the vacant number 10 of team.
Esteghlal and Sepahan
On 15 January 2017, he completed his move to Esteghlal. He signed an internal one and a half year contract, but his internal contract could not be registered with Esteghlal due to a FIFA imposed transfer ban. Later he joined to Sepahan with a half-season contract.
After his loan at Sepahan expired it was originally reported that Djeparov would not return to Esteghlal, however after negotiations between the player and the club, Djeparov announced he will return to Esteghlal.
On 28 June 2017, he made his debut for Esteghlal in the 1–0 defeat against Sanat Naft Abadan entering as a substitute for Hassan Beyt Saeed. On 11 August, he scored his first goal for Esteghlal in the 1–0 win against Tractor Sazi, a screamer which was 30 yards away from the goal. Uzbekistan Football Federation praised his goal on their official Instagram later. 
Djeparov has a son, Raul, whom he named after Spanish footballer, Raul. Few years before his first daughter was born named Veronika.
Djeparov has made 102 appearances and scored 23 goals (as of 14 October 2014) for the senior Uzbekistan national football team since 2002. In 2011, he became the captain of the Uzbekistan national football team and posted 2 goals and 2 assists in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, leading his side to its first ever semifinals in the cup.
- As of 26 October 2013
|Club||Season||League||Cup||League Cup||AFC CL||Total|
- Uzbek League (6): 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
- Uzbek Cup (6): 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
- CIS Cup (1): 2007
- FC Seoul
- Al Shabab
- Seongnam FC
- Uzbek League Topscorer: 2008 (19 goals)
- Uzbekistan Footballer of the Year (2): 2008, 2010
- AFC Asian Footballer of the Year (2): 2008, 2011
- '명불허전' 제파로프, 성남 합류 이틀만에 적응 (in Korean). joynews.inews24.com. 2013-02-21.
- "صنعت نفت 1 - استقلال 0؛ افتتاحیه تلخ برای آبیها" [Sanat Naft 1 – Esteghlal 0; Bad start for the blues] (in Persian).
- "استقلال 1 - تراکتور 0؛ همه طلسمها با هم شکست" (in Persian). 11 August 2017.
- "گل چپاروف؛ سوژه اینستاگرام فدراسیون ازبکستان" [Djeparov's goal was the subject of Uzbekistan Football Federation's Instagram] (in Persian).
- "Uzbekistan - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
- Server Djeparov Player info at uzfootball.uz
- "Server Djeparov - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com.
- Сервер Джепаров: есть 100 голов! (in Russian). sportportal.uz.
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