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Gurbanov glad to be back

Published: Monday 9 February 2004, 16.02CET
Azerbaijan striker Gurban Gurbanov has returned to his homeland to sign for league leaders FK Neftchi Baku.

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Published: Monday 9 February 2004, 16.02CET

Gurbanov glad to be back

Azerbaijan striker Gurban Gurbanov has returned to his homeland to sign for league leaders FK Neftchi Baku.
Azerbaijan striker Gurban Gurbanov has returned to his homeland to sign for league leaders FK Neftchi.

Title ambition
The 31-year-old, the country's reigning Player of the Year, has agreed an 18-month contract with the Baku-based club. "I have played abroad for a long time, and now I am keen to return home to help Neftchi win the title," Gurbanov said.

International glory
Gurbanov struggled to make an impact with Russian first division side FC Volgar-Gazprom Astrakhan, but his three goals for Azerbaijan in 2003 were enough to earn the nation's acclaim. All came against Serbia and Montenegro, with the Azeris drawing 2-2 away and then winning 2-1 in Baku. In all, Gurbanov has scored eleven times for his country.

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