Kyrgyzstan national football team

Kyrgyz Republic
Nickname(s) Ак шумкарлар, Ak şumkarlar
(The White Falcons)
Association Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation CAFA (Central Asia)
Head coach Aleksandr Krestinin
Captain Azamat Baymatov
Most caps Vadim Kharchenko (54)
Top scorer Anton Zemlianukhin (12)
Home stadium Dolen Omurzakov Stadium
FIFA code KGZ
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 92 (16 August 2018)
Highest 75 (April 2018)
Lowest 201 (March 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 152 2 (30 August 2018)
Highest 151 (9 April 2006)
Lowest 178 (February 2013)
First international
 Uzbekistan 3–0 Kyrgyzstan 
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan; 23 August 1992)[1]
Biggest win
 Kyrgyzstan 6–0 Maldives 
(Tehran, Iran; 13 June 1997)
Biggest defeat
 Iran 7–0 Kyrgyzstan 
(Damascus, Syria; 4 June 1997)
Asian Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2019)
Best result To be determined

The Kyrgyz Republic national football team (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Республикасынын улуттук курама командасы (Kırgız Respublikasının uluttuk kurama komandası); Russian: Сборная Киргизии по футболу (Sbornaya Kirgizii po Futbolu)) is the national team of Kyrgyzstan and is controlled by the Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic. It is a member of the Central Asian Football Association, which is a member of the Asian Football Confederation.

History

1992 to 2010: struggle

After the breakup of the Soviet Union and declaration of its independence, Kyrgyzstan became a fully recognized FIFA and AFC member. They played their first match away in Tashkent, against Uzbekistan on 23 August 1992 in the Central Asia Tournament, losing 3–0.

In June 1993, Kyrgyzstan travelled to Tehran, Iran for the 1993 ECO Cup. They lost 3–2 on 6 June to Azerbaijan and then drew 1–1 two days later against Tajikistan.

In April 1994, Kyrgyzstan played other Central Asian teams in a tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. On 13 April they lost 5–1 to Turkmenistan, then on 15 April 1–0 to Tajikistan. On 17 April they drew 0–0 against Kazakhstan before losing 3–0 to the hosts two days later.[1]

Kyrgyzstan continued to struggle, due to little interests of developing football in Kyrgyzstan. The national team often lacked basic developments to develop the national team, comparing to its Central Asian neighbors, making Kyrgyzstan remained backward behind Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the latter being the strongest team in the region. Despite of this, Kyrgyzstan still managed to achieve some significant result, such as winning bronze in the 2006 AFC Challenge Cup.

Since 2010s: rise of Kyrgyz football

With the arrival of Sergey Dvoryankov, the team had witnessed a significant resurgence. Dvoryankov had made a significant progress by calling and naturalizing a number of foreign players into the national team of Kyrgyzstan such as Ghana's David Tetteh, Elijah Ari and Daniel Tagoe; Cameroon's Claude Maka Kum; Germany's Viktor Maier, Vitalij Lux, Viktor Kelm and Edgar Bernhardt; as well as calling more Kyrgyz-born Russian players to play for the team. As for the result, Kyrgyzstan's football dramatically improved. The White Falcons had made up significantly good result during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, when Kyrgyzstan managed to defeat its long time neighbor-rival, Tajikistan, or defeating Jordan, which is regarded as a strong team who had also beaten Australia before, as well as managed to play well against Asian champions Australia despite losing all two matches.

Under another Russian manager, Aleksandr Krestinin, Kyrgyzstan is heading to qualify for its first ever AFC Asian Cup since independence, when they placed themselves against India, Myanmar and Macau. On 22 March 2018, after thrashing Myanmar 5–1, Kyrgyzstan had finally qualified for their first ever AFC Asian Cup in the history.

Records

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup FIFA World Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1930 to 1990Was part of USSR
1994Did not enter
1998Did not qualify 530212–11
2002Did not qualify 61143–9
2006Did not qualify 831411–12
2010Did not qualify 21012–2
2014Did not qualify 20020–7
2018Did not qualify 842210–8
2022To be determined To be determined
2026To be determined To be determined
Total0/21 311251538–49

Asian Cup record

  • 1956 to 1992 Did not enter, was part of USSR
AFC Asian Cup AFC Asian Cup qualification
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
1956 to 1992Was part of USSR
1996Did not qualify 410337
2000Did not qualify 3003311
2004Did not qualify 210132
2007Did not enter
2011Did not qualify 2010 AFC Challenge Cup was used to determine qualification for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2015Did not qualify 2012 & 2014 AFC Challenge Cup are used to determine qualification for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2019Qualified 148332617
TotalBest: – 23103103537

Asian Games

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
1951-000000
1954-000000
1958-000000
1962-000000
1966-000000
1970-000000
1974-000000
1978-000000
1982-000000
1986-000000
1990-000000
1994-000000
1998-000000
2002–present See Kyrgyzstan national under-23 football team
Total0/13000000

AFC Challenge Cup record

Central Asian Championship

Host nation(s) / year Round Pld W D* L GS GA Dif Pts
2018---------
Total---------

West Asian Championship

ELF Cup

In 2006, Kyrgyzstan 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 Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, who were both represented by their national futsal teams.

Year Round Position Matches Wins Draws* Losses Goals Scored Goals Against
2006Semi-Final5212118

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

{{2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round Group B table |show_matches=no}}

Recent fixtures and results

2017

2018

2019

Coaching staff

As of 22 June 2016[4]
Manager Aleksandr Krestinin
Goalkeeping coach Zakir Jalilov
Fitness coach Igor Kudrenko
Executive director Yevgeniy Frolov
Administrator Arstanbek Konokbaev
Kit manager Mirlan Eshenov

Players

Current squad

Match date: 22 March 2018 and 27 March 2018
Opposition: Myanmar & India[5]
Competition: 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Third Round
Caps and goals updated as of 22 March 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Pavel Matiash (1987-07-11) 11 July 1987 29 0 AGMK
1GK Valery Kashuba (1984-09-14) 14 September 1984 20 0 Dordoi
1GK Kalysbek Akimaliev (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 1 0 Abdysh-Ata

2DF Azamat Baymatov (1988-12-03) 3 December 1988 30 4 Borneo
2DF Bakhtiyar Duyshobekov (1995-06-03) 3 June 1995 18 1 Kelantan
2DF Kursanbek Sheratov (1989-03-10) 10 March 1989 15 1 Dordoi
2DF Daniel Tagoe (1987-03-03) 3 March 1987 14 0 Dordoi
2DF Tamirlan Kozubaev (1994-07-01) 1 July 1994 11 1 Dordoi
2DF Amanbek Manybekov (1995-08-05) 5 August 1995 4 0 Abdysh-Ata
2DF Avazbek Otkeev (1993-12-04) 4 December 1993 1 0 Dordoi
2DF Askarbek Saliev (1995-05-25) 25 May 1995 0 0 Dordoi

3MF Anton Zemlianukhin (1988-12-11) 11 December 1988 24 11 Atyrau
3MF Pavel Sidorenko (1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 23 0 Dordoi
3MF Kairat Zhyrgalbek Uulu (1994-06-13) 13 June 1994 21 1 Dordoi
3MF Edgar Bernhardt (Captain) (1986-03-30) 30 March 1986 19 1 GKS Tychy
3MF Farhat Musabekov (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 19 0 Olmaliq
3MF Aziz Sydykov (1992-06-23) 23 June 1992 18 1 Dordoi
3MF Islam Shamshiev (1991-03-01) 1 March 1991 15 1 Dordoi
3MF Murolimzhon Akhmedov (1992-01-05) 5 January 1992 2 0 Dordoi

4FW Mirlan Murzaev (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 31 7 Serik Belediyespor
4FW Vitalij Lux (1989-02-27) 27 February 1989 20 5 Unterhaching
4FW Bekzhan Sagynbaev (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 1 1 Dordoi
4FW Kadyrbek Shaarbekov 0 0 Dordoi

Previous squads

Records

Most capped players

As of match played 22 March 2018, the 10 players with the most caps:
# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Vadim Kharchenko 2003– 51 3
2 Ruslan Sydykov 1997–2013 43 1
3 Vyacheslav Amin 2000–2009 38 1
4 Davron Askarov 2006– 37 0
Ildar Amirov 2006– 37 2
6 Talant Samsaliev 2003–2015 35 1
7 Vladimir Salo 1994–2004 30 0
Mirlan Murzaev 2009– 30 6
Azamat Baymatov 2010– 30 4
10 Pavel Matyash 2009– 29 0

Bold names denote a player still playing or available for selection.

Top goalscorers

As of match played 27 March 2018
# Name Career Goals Caps Avg/game
1Anton Zemlianukhin2007–12250.46
2Mirlan Murzaev2009–7310.2
3Vitalij Lux2015–5200.25
4Azamat Baymatov2010–4310.13
5Zamirbek Zhumagulov1992–20033180.17
Farhat Haitbaev1994–20003170.18
Sergey Kutsov1996–20013160.19
Sergey Chikishev2003–20103120.25
Vadim Kharchenko2003–3510.06
Ruslan Jamshidov2006–3280.11
Cholponbek Esenkul Uulu2007–390.33
David Tetteh2013–3130.23

Bold names denote a player still playing or available for selection.

Coaches

Manager From To Record
GWDLWin %
Meklis Koshaliyev August 1992 February 1996 15 1 3 11 006.67
Yevgeniy Novikov June 1997 February 2001 19 4 1 14 021.05
Nematjan Zakirov March 2003 March 2006 12 4 2 6 033.33
Boris Podkorytov March 2006 December 2006 6 3 0 3 050.00
Nematjan Zakirov January 2007 December 2008 12 4 0 8 033.33
Anarbek Ormonbekov January 2009 May 2011 13 3 3 7 023.08
Murat Jumakeev May 2011 September 2012 3 0 0 3 000.00
Sergey Dvoryankov September 2012 May 2014 6 3 1 2 050.00
Mirlan Eshenov (Caretaker) May 2014 October 2014 3 0 0 3 000.00
Aleksandr Krestinin October 2014 Presenta 23 11 4 8 047.83
Total 110 32 14 64 029.09

a Accurate up to and including 6 December 2017.

Notes

  1. On 24 November 2017, the AFC announced that the match will be played on 22 March 2018 at a neutral venue, with the Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic covering all the costs of the Myanmar team and of the match organisation, including airfares and accommodation.[2] The two Member Associations will be requested to agree on the neutral venue, and if they fail to reach a consensus the AFC will make the appointment.

References

  1. 1 2 Hyung-Jin, Yoon (30 April 2006). "Kyrgyzstan International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
  2. "AFC Competitions Committee decisions". AFC. 24 November 2017.
  3. Ooi Kin Fai (10 June 2018). "Malaysia line up 6 friendlies in lead up to AFF Championship". Sporting News. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  4. "Национальная сборная". ffkr.kg/ (in Russian). Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  5. "Кубок Азии-2019: состав сборной на заключительные матчи квалификации". http://ffkr.kg (in Russian). Football Federation Kyrgyzstan. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018. External link in |website= (help)
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