Turkmenistan national football team: Wikis


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Nickname(s) Green Men, Dark Horses
Association Football Federation
of Turkmenistan
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Boris Grigoryants
Top scorer Charyar Mukhadov (13 goals)
Home stadium Ashgabat Olympic Stadium
FIFA ranking 141
Highest FIFA ranking 86 (April 2004)
Lowest FIFA ranking 174 (September 2007)
Elo ranking 129
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Kazakhstan 1 - 0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Almaty, Kazakhstan; 1 June 1992)
Biggest win
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 11 - 0 Afghanistan Afghanistan
(Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; 19 November 2003)
Biggest defeat
Kuwait Kuwait 6 - 1 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 10 February 2000)
AFC Asian Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2004)
Best result Round 1, 2004

The Turkmenistan national football team is the national team of Turkmenistan and is controlled by the Football Federation of Turkmenistan. They were surprise qualifiers for the Asian Cup 2004, but could only get a solitary point against Saudi Arabia in group play.


World Cup record

Asian Cup record

Asian Games record

For 2002 Asian Games onwards see Turkmenistan national under-23 football team.

AFC Challenge Cup record


  • ECO Cup 1993 - Runner-Up
  • Turkmenistan's President Cup 1997 - Champion
  • Turkmenistan's President Cup 2002 - Runner-Up
  • HCM City Cup 2008 (Vietnam) - Champion


Manager From To
Turkmenistan Rahim Kurbanmamedov June 1992 September 2002
Ukraine Vladimir Bessonov October 2002
Turkmenistan Rahim Kurbanmamedov 2004 March 2009
Turkmenistan Boris Grigoryants April 2009

Former coaches

  • Ukraine Viktor Pozhechevsky[1] led team in the Asian Games 1998 in Thailand. He recruited several Ukrainian players including the ones that already played for the national team of Ukraine.

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup Qualification.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
2 DF Guvanç Rejepow 20 April 1982
4 DF Begli Annageldiýew 24 May 1984 Turkmenistan HTTU Aşgabat
6 DF Aleksey Pronchenko Turkmenistan FC Aşgabat
7 FW Berdi Şamyradow 22 June 1982 Turkmenistan HTTU Aşgabat
9 MF Serdar Geldiýew 1 October 1987 Turkmenistan FC Aşgabat
10 FW Gahrymanberdi Çoňkaýew 19 October 1983 Turkmenistan HTTU Aşgabat
14 MF Mekan Nasyrow 16 April 1982 Indonesia Persik Kediri
15 DF Nazar Çöliýew 21 July 1986 Turkmenistan FC Aşgabat
17 FW Arif Mirzoýew 13 January 1980 Turkmenistan FC Aşgabat
20 MF Nazar Baýramow 4 September 1982 Azerbaijan PFC Neftchi
21 FW Döwletmyrat Ataýew 16 March 1983 Turkmenistan FC Aşgabat
22 MF Guvanç Hangeldiýew 9 August 1987 Turkmenistan FC Aşgabat
24 MF Begli Nurmyradow 27 May 1981 Turkmenistan HTTU Aşgabat
26 DF Baýramdurdy Meredow 27 March 1979 Turkmenistan HTTU Aşgabat
27 MF Bagtyýar Hojaahmedow 14 February 1985
32 MF Ruslan Mingazow 23 November 1991 Latvia Skonto Riga
36 GK Rahmanberdi Alyhanow 19 January 1986 Turkmenistan HTTU Aşgabat
38 DF Ilyas Minhairow Turkmenistan FC Aşgabat
45 GK Pavel Kharchik 4 May 1979 Turkmenistan FC Aşgabat
47 DF Omar Berdiýew 25 June 1979 Uzbekistan FK Samarqand-Dinamo
49 FW Didargylyç Urazow 27 February 1977
50 MF Ahmet Allaberdiýew Turkmenistan FC Aşgabat

Recent Call Ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
DF Goçguly Goçgulyýew 26 May 1977 Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
DF Alik Haýdarow 27 April 1981 Kazakhstan FC Taraz
DF Azat Muhadow 21 June 1981 2 0 Turkey Mardinspor
MF Didar Hajyýew 1 December 1980 Uzbekistan Navbahor Namangan
MF Vyacheslav Krendelev 24 July 1982 14 1 Russia FC Metallurg Lipetsk
MF Guwançmuhammet Öwekow 2 February 1981 Kazakhstan FC Zhetysu
FW Wladimir Baýramow 2 August 1980 11 5 Kazakhstan FC Tobol


  1. ^ New Turkmenistani (Russian)

External Links

Simple English

Association Football Federation of Turkmenistan
Confederation AFC
Top scorer Charyar Mukhadov (13)
World Cup
Appearances 0

Turkmenistan national football team is the national football team of Turkmenistan.

Top scorers

1Charyar Mukhadov131992-1999
2Redzhep M. Agabayev91997-2003
2Begenchmukhammet Kuliyev91998-2004
2Vladimir Bayramov92000-2007
5Muslim Agayev81997-2003
6Guvanch Ovekov72003-present
7Berdymurad Nurmuradov51993-1994
7Vitaly Zolotukhin41992-1994
7Djumadurdy Meredov41996-2001
7Kurbangelidy Durdyev41992-2004
7Nazar Bayramov42003-2004
7Kakha Gogoladze42004


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