From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Template:Infobox football biography Nematjan Zakirov (Template:Lang-ru; born 1 January 1962) is a former Kyrgyzstani international footballer.
Born in Kochkor-Ata, Zakirov began playing football with local side Alga Frunze in the Soviet leagues. In 1992, he moved to Bulgaria for a spell with Pirin Blagoevgrad in the A PFG. After 1.5 seasons with Pirin, Zakirov joined second division side Velbazhd Kyustendil.
Following his stint in Bulgaria, Zakirov went to Kazakhstan where he played for Astana and Zhetysu. He finished his playing career back in Kyrgyzstan with SKA-PVO Bishkek.
Zakirov made five appearances and scored one goal for Kyrgyzstan national football team from 1999 to 2000.
After he retired from playing, Zakirov became a football coach. He led Kyrgyzstan from 2003 to 2005, and again in 2007.
In 2013, Zakirov was the manager of Alga Bishkek.
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- Alga Bishkek/SKA-PVO Bishkek
- Kyrgyzstan League (3); 1992, 2000, 2001
- Kyrgyzstan Cup (3): 1992, 2000, 2001
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