Nematjan Zakirov

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:Infobox football biography Nematjan Zakirov (Template:Lang-ru; born 1 January 1962) is a former Kyrgyzstani international footballer.[1]



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.[2]

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.[2]


Zakirov made five appearances and scored one goal for Kyrgyzstan national football team from 1999 to 2000.[3]


After he retired from playing, Zakirov became a football coach. He led Kyrgyzstan from 2003 to 2005,[4] and again in 2007.[5]

In 2013, Zakirov was the manager of Alga Bishkek.[6]

Career statistics


Kyrgyzstan national team[1]
Year Apps Goals
1999 3 1
2000 2 0
Total 5 1



Alga Bishkek/SKA-PVO Bishkek



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