Vadim Abramov

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Karlenovich and the family name is Abramov.
Vadim Karlenovich Abramov
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Personal information
Full name Vadim Karlenovich Abramov
Date of birth (1962-08-05) 5 August 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth Baku, Azerbaijan
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1980 Tavriya Simferopol
1980–1981 Atlantika
1984–1985 Narimanovets Bog‘ot
1985–1987 Sogdiana Jizzakh
1987–1988 Sohibkor Khalqobod
Teams managed
1988–1991 Pakhtakor
1991–1996 Neftchi Farg'ona
2000–2001 NBU Osiyo
2003–2007 Traktor Tashkent
2007 Uzbekistan U-23
2008–2010 Lokomotiv Tashkent
2010–2012 Uzbekistan
2013 Astana
2014–2015 Lokomotiv Tashkent
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Vadim Karlenovich Abramov (Armenian: Վադիմ Աբրամով) is a former Uzbekistani football player of Armenian descent. Abramov was born in 1962 in Baku, Azerbaijan.[1] He served as Uzbekistan's head coach from 2010 to 2012. He has become the second Armenian, after Yuriy Sarkisyan, to lead the Uzbek team, and also the second Armenian to lead a team into an international tournament.

Managing career[edit]

In 2003-2005 Abramov worked as head coach of Traktor Tashkent. The club reached final of Uzbek Cup in 2004 and year later ranked at 4th place in League. In 2006, he became coach of Lokomotiv Tashkent. The club finished 2009 season at 6th place. On 6 April 2010, Abramov was appointed as head coach of Uzbekistan national team, replacing Mirjalol Kasymov.[2]

He was the coach of the Uzbekistan team at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.[3]

In their first game of the 2011 Asian Cup they defeated Qatar 2-0.[4] They went on to reach the quarter finals where they faced Jordan.[5] After beating Jordan 2-1, Uzbekistan qualified for the semi finals where they lost to Australia.[6][7] They eventually finished in fourth place after losing to South Korea in the third place playoff.[8] On 4 June 2012, after a 1-0 loss to Iran at home during 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, he resigned from his job.[9]

On 28 November 2013 Abramov was named new head coach of Astana.[10][11] Two weeks later agreement with club was canceled.

On 13 February 2014 he was appointed as new head coach of Lokomotiv Tashkent after his predecessor Khakim Fuzaylov was fired from his post.[12] Abramov moved back to his former club after serving in Lokomotiv in 2008-2010. He worked in Lokomotiv more than year. Lokomotiv leading by Abramov won Uzbek Cup in 2014 and the club finished again runner-up. On 8 March 2015 Lokomotiv won Uzbekistan Super Cup, beating current champion Pakhtakor by 4-0. On 17 October 2015 he was fired from his post after several unsatisfactory results in league matches.

Personal life[edit]

His son was Armenia U-17 and Navbahor Namangan football player, Karlen Abramov. He died in a car accident, with just 21 years old.[13]






  1. ^ "Vadim Abramov Hopes Uzbekistan Live Up To AFC Cup Expectations". 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  2. ^ "Abramov takes over reign of Uzbekistan national team". 2010-04-04. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  3. ^ "There is more to come, says Abramov". 2011-01-08. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Qatar 0 Uzbekistan 2". 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  5. ^ "Asian Cup 2011: It Was Uzbekistan's 'Destiny' To Reach Quarter Finals - Vadim Abramov". 2011-01-17. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  6. ^ "Uzbekistan vs. Jordan 2 - 1". 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  7. ^ "Uzbeks hit for six as Aussies reach final". ESPN Soccernet. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  8. ^ "Uzbekistan 2-3 South Korea". 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  9. ^ "Vadim Abramov resigns as Uzbekistan coach". 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  10. ^ Вадим Абрамов назначен главным тренером "Астаны" (in Russian). 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  11. ^ Экс-тренер сборной Узбекистана возглавил ФК "Астана" (in Russian). 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  12. ^ "Vadim Abramov appointed as Locomotive coach". 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  13. ^ "Mystery man in Socceroos way". Fox Sports. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

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