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FC Bunyodkor
FC Bunyodkor
Full name Football Club Bunyodkor
Nickname(s) Qaldirgʻochlar (The Swallows)
Founded 6 July 2005
Ground Bunyodkor Stadium
(Capacity: 34,000)
Chairman Bedil Alimov
Manager Sergey Lushan
Current League Uzbek League 
2016 Uzbek League, 2nd
Website Club home page

Football Club Bunyodkor is a professional football club based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Bunyodkor, a relatively obscure club at the time, made international headlines when it claimed to be close to signing world-famous Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o, although he did not sign with them. On 25 August 2008, AEK Athens Brazilian superstar Rivaldo announced to the Greek press that he was joining Bunyodkor on a reported $14 million two-year contract.

The club finished second in the 2007 Uzbek League season and made the semi-finals of the 2008 AFC Champions League. In the beginning of August 2008, the club changed its name to Bunyodkor from PFC Kuruvchi to reflect the club's success on the pitch and its increasing professionalism off the pitch.

Stadium

Bunyodkor played its first years at the MHSK Stadium. After the end of the Uzbek League season 2008 it was announced that MHSK stadium would have been closed for longtime reconstruction. Season 2008 was the last season at the MHSK stadium, for 2009 season club moved to 8,460-seater JAR Stadium. The old MHSK Stadium was completely demolished with plans to build a new and modern 34.000-all-seater stadium, Bunyodkor Stadium and football academy for youth. The construction works were finished in August 2012.

The stadium was opened on 28 September 2012 and originally was one of the proposed venues to host the matches of FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2012 in Uzbekistan. The festive opening ceremony of the stadium marking the 100th anniversary of football in Uzbekistan was held on 28 September 2012 with an exhibition match between Bunyodkor and Pakhtakor with the scoreline ending 3:3.

The first official football match was played on 26 March 2013. The 2014 FIFA World Cup AFC qualifying round 4 match between Uzbekistan and Lebanon ended with a 1–0.

Players

Current squad

As of 7 February 2017
No. Position Player
2 Flag of Uzbekistan DF Rustamjon Ashurmatov
3 Flag of Uzbekistan DF Islomjon Kobilov
4 Flag of Uzbekistan DF Akram Komilov
5 Flag of Uzbekistan DF Javlon Mirabdullaev
7 Flag of Serbia MF Dušan Mićić
8 Flag of Uzbekistan MF Jovlon Ibrokhimov
9 Flag of Uzbekistan FW Shahzodbek Nurmatov
11 Flag of Moldova FW Vadim Cemîrtan
16 Flag of Uzbekistan MF Alisher Sanayev
17 Flag of Uzbekistan MF Dostonbek Khamdamov
19 Flag of Uzbekistan MF Nurillo Tukhtasinov
20 Flag of Uzbekistan MF Sardorbek Azimov
21 Flag of Uzbekistan MF Dilshodbek Axmadaliev
No. Position Player
22 Flag of Uzbekistan MF Shohrux Gadoyev
23 Flag of Uzbekistan MF Nodirhon Kamolov
25 Flag of Uzbekistan GK Murod Zukhurov
29 Flag of Uzbekistan MF Otabek Shukurov
30 Flag of Uzbekistan DF Khurshid Giyosov
35 Flag of Uzbekistan GK Abdukarim Mukhammedov
44 Flag of Uzbekistan MF Mirjamol Kosimov
45 Flag of Uzbekistan GK Dilshod Khamraev
97 Flag of Uzbekistan FW Javoxir Esonkulov
Flag of Uzbekistan MF Dilshodbek Axmadaliev
Flag of Uzbekistan MF Sanjar Kodirkulov

External links

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