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Gurban Gurbanov

Qarabag FK


Current team
Qarabag (Manager)

1.77 m

Playing position


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Full name
Gurban Osman oglu Gurbanov

Date of birth
(1972-04-13) 13 April 1972 (age 43)

Team coached
Qarabag FK (Manager, since 2008)

Place of birth
Zaqatala, Soviet Union

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Gurban Gurbanov (Azerbaijani: Qurban Qurbanov; born 13 April 1972 in Zaqatala) is a retired Azerbaijani international footballer, is a currently manager of Qarabağ. He played in the Forward position. Starting out with local club Kur in 1988, Gurbanov had a decorated 18-year professional career. He scored 178 goals in 399 league matches. With 13 goals in 63 matches, he is also Azerbaijan's all-time leading goalscorer in international matches.


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Gurbanov has won a total of 13 trophies; 5 as a player and 8 as a manager.

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Playing career

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He started his career in Kur, and has since played for Mertskhali Ozurgeti, Daşqın Zaqatala, Alazani Gurjaani, Turan Tovuz, Neftchi Baku, Dinamo Stavropol, Baltika Kaliningrad, Fakel Voronezh and Volgar Gazprom. The last club he played for was Inter Baku. In the 1996–97 season, Gurbanov was the leading scorer in the Azerbaijan Premier League for Neftchi with 25 goals. The striker was named Azerbaijan's Player of the Year once, in 2003.


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He debuted for the national team in their very first match on 17 September 1992, and as of January 2006 he has scored 14 goals in 67 international matches, which is the national team goalscoring record.

Managerial career

After he had ended his football player's career, he became sport director of the club Inter. However, in summer 2006 he was appointed head coach of Neftchi Baku. Since the beginning of the season 2008/09 he has appointed as a head coach of FK Qarabağ to replace Rasim Kara.

In 2010, he became the most successful Azerbaijani manager in European competitions with 16 wins.

On May 2014, he guided Qarabağ to their second the Azerbaijani league title after 21 years. In July 2014, he became the second Azerbaijani manager to reach European cups group stage, as Qarabağ qualified for the 2014-15 UEFA Europa League group stage, beating Twente and being the second Azerbaijani team to advance to this stage in a European competitions.

In 2017 under leadership of Gurban Gurbanov, FK Qarabağ became the first Azerbaijani team to reach the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.

Coaching record

As of 19 February 2015


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  • Azerbaijan Premier League: 1993–94
  • Neftchi Baku
  • Azerbaijan Premier League: 1996–97, 2003–04, 2004–05
  • Azerbaijan Cup: 2003–04
  • Individual

  • Azerbaijani Footballer of the Year: 2003
  • Azerbaijan Premier League top goalscorer: 1996–97
  • Azerbaijan national football team: Best scorer 14 goals.
  • Qarabağ

  • Azerbaijan Premier League (4): 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Azerbaijan Cup: 2008–09, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Individual

  • The most successful Azerbaijani manager in European competitions: 28 wins.
  • Personal life

    In 2012, he campaigned to stop male violence against women.


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