Tajikistan national football team: Wikis


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Soccerball current event.svg For current information on this topic, see Tajikistan national football team results.
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Nickname(s) The crown, The Persian Lion
(Persian: تاج)
Association Tajikistan National
Football Federation
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Pulod Kodirov
Top scorer Numonjon Hakimov(14)
Home stadium Pamir Stadium
FIFA ranking 165
Highest FIFA ranking 114 (July 1997)
Lowest FIFA ranking 180 (July 2003)
Elo ranking 127
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic Tajikistan 2 - 2 Uzbekistan 
(Dushanbe, Tajikistan; 17 June 1992)
Biggest win
Tajikistan Tajikistan 16 - 0 Guam 
(Tabriz, Iran; 26 November 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Iran 9 - 0 Tajikistan Tajikistan
(Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; April 10, 2005)

The Tajikistan national football team (Persian: تیم ملی فوتبال تاجیکستان) is the national team of Tajikistan and is controlled by the Tajikistan National Football Federation. After the split of Soviet Union, they played their first match against Uzbekistan on June 17, 1992.

They did not enter the World Cup qualifying competition until France 1998, recording four victories in their preliminary group stage including a 5-0 triumph over Turkmenistan before being knocked out by China.

In a three-team qualifying section for Korea/Japan 2002, they recorded a record 16-0 win over Guam before losing 2-0 to Iran. After beating Bangladesh 4-0 on aggregate in the preliminary round of qualifiers for Germany 2006, they held AFC Asian Cup semi-finalists and eventual group winners Bahrain to a goalless draw on 31 March 2004.

The team won its first international tournament, the inaugural AFC Challenge Cup, in 2006, beating Sri Lanka 4-0 in Dhaka.


World Cup record

1930 to 1990: No international team: see record of USSR

1994: Did not enter

1998 to 2010: Did not qualify

Asian Nations Cup record

1956 to 1988: No international team

1992: Did Not Enter

1996 to 2007: Did Not Qualify

Asian Games record

1951 to 1990: No international team

1994: Round 1

1998: Second Round

2002: Banned by AFC

2006: Round 1

  • Note: As of 2002 only U23 teams permitted to take part in Asian Games Football Tournament. So in 2006 U23 team took part in the tournament.

RCD Cup/ECO Cup record

1965 to 1974: No international team

1993: Third Place

AFC Challenge Cup record

AFC Challenge Cup
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
Best: Champions

Other Tournaments

2005 Islamic Solidarity Games: Group Stage



In 2006, Tajikistan took part in the inaugural ELF Cup in Northern Cyprus. This competition was originally intended to be for teams that were not members of FIFA; however, the organisers extended invitations to both Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, who were both represented by their national futsal teams. Tajikistan failed to get past the group stage.


# Name Nat Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Honours
1 Sharif Nazarov Tajikistan 1992-1994 Semi-Finals ECO Cup 1993
2 Vladimir Gulyamkhaydarov Tajikistan 1994-1995
3 Abdulla Muradov Tajikistan c.1996
4 Sharif Nazarov Tajikistan c.2003
5 Zoir Babaev Tajikistan 2004 Champion 2006 AFC Challenge Cup
6 Sharif Nazarov Tajikistan 2004-2006 Champion 2006 AFC Challenge Cup[1]
7 Makhmadhli Khabibulloev Tajikistan 2007-2008
8 Pulod Kodirov Tajikistan 2008- Runner-Up 2008 AFC Challenge Cup[2]

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup final round.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Alisher Tuychiev 3 March 1976 Uzbekistan Sirdaryo Guliston
2 DF Daler Tukhtasunov 27 August 1986
3 DF Naim Nosirov 28 April 1986
6 DF Davronjon Ergashev
9 MF Anvar Norkulov 4 November 1975 Tajikistan FK Khujand
11 FW Numondzhon Khakimov 5 September 1978 Tajikistan CSKA Dushanbe
12 DF Eradzsh Radzhabov 9 November 1990 Tajikistan Dynamo Dushanbe
14 MF Samad Shohzukhurov 8 February 1990 Tajikistan Dynamo Dushanbe
15 DF Zafardjon Zubaydov 1 January 1978 Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ Tursunzoda
16 GK Mirali Murodov 20 April 1990 Tajikistan Dynamo Dushanbe
17 DF Sokhib Savankulov Tajikistan Vakhsh Qurghonteppa
18 MF Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev 24 March 1990 Tajikistan Dynamo Dushanbe
19 FW Dzhomikhon Mukhidinov 15 April 1976 Tajikistan FK Khujand
20 FW Davrondzhon Tukhtasunov 14 May 1990 Tajikistan Dynamo Dushanbe
22 MF Yusuf Rabiev 24 December 1979 Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ Tursunzoda
24 DF Suhrob Mansurov
27 DF Isomiddin Qurbonov
29 FW Dzhakhongir Dzhalilov
31 DF Eraj Kholov
40 GK Amonsho Sodatsayrov

Recent Call Ups 2007

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
4 DF Odil Irgashev (v. Brunei Darussalam on May 17) 10 February 1977 Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ Tursunzoda
10 FW Kamil Saidov (v. Brunei Darussalam on May 17) 25 January 1989 Tajikistan FK Khima
21 FW Nuriddin Davronov (v. Brunei Darussalam on May 17) 16 January 1991 Tajikistan Energetik Dushanbe
26 MF Safarkhon Mirzoev (v. Brunei Darussalam on May 17)
7 MF Ibrahim Rabimov (v. Philippines on May 15) 3 August 1987 Tajikistan Parvoz Bobojon Ghafurov
5 DF Farkhod Vasiev (v. Singapore on November 18, 2007) 14 April 1990 2 0 Russia Saturn Ramenskoe
7 MF Jamshed Ismailov (v. Singapore on November 18, 2007) 12 January 1987
8 MF Akmal Kholmatov (v. Singapore on November 18, 2007) 4 April 1976 Uzbekistan Neftchy Farg'ona
9 MF Khurshed Makhmudov (v. Singapore on November 18, 2007) 8 August 1982 Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ Tursunzoda
13 MF Faitk Vaskulov
14 MF Dilshod Vasiev (v. Singapore on November 18, 2007) 12 February 1988 Armenia Mika Yerevan
15 MF Rahmonali Barotov (v. Singapore on November 18, 2007) 10 March 1987 Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ Tursunzoda
16 GK Alisher Dodov (v. Singapore on November 18, 2007) Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ Tursunzoda
1 GK Alexandr Mukanin 24 August 1978 Tajikistan Regar-TadAZ Tursunzoda
5 MF Farrukh Choriev
4 DF Subkhon Khujamov 10 July 1976 Tajikistan SKA-Pamir Dushanbe
4 DF Safarali Karimov
5 DF Alexei Negmatov 4 January 1986
6 DF Hasan Rustamov
7 FW Shukhrat Dzhabarov
11 FW Mansur Khakimov 30 August 1977 Tajikistan Parvoz Bobojon Ghafurov
18 MF Ilhomzhon Ortikov 25 October 1985
MF Manuchehr Jalilov 27 September 1990 Russia FC Lokomotiv Moscow

Player drain to other countries

The following were Tajik-born players who chose other national teams:

The following players are still eligible to play for Tajikistan:


Simple English

Association Tajikistan National Football Federation
Confederation AFC
Coach Pulod Kodirov
Top scorer Numonjon Khakimov (14)
World Cup
Appearances 0

Tajikistan national football team is the national football team of Tajikistan.

Top scorers

1Numonjon Khakimov142003-present
2Yusuf Rabiyev132003-present
3Takhirdjon Mouminov111993-2000
4Alier Ashurmamadov81992-2005
5Dzhomikhon Muhidinov72003-present
6Choukhrat Djabarov61997-2000
7Arsen Avakov51996-1997
7Sukhrob Khamidov52000-2003
7Khurshed Mahmudov52005-2007
10Roustam Khodjaev42000-2006


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