Kurban Berdyev

  • Date of birth : 25/08/1952
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Russia Russia
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Kurban Berdyev

FC Rubin Kazan
Kurban Berdyev
Kurban Berdyev led Rubin to league titles in 2008 and 2009 ©Getty Images

Kurban Berdyev

FC Rubin Kazan

Date of birth: 25 August 1952
Playing career:
FC Kolkhozchi Ashkhabad (twice), FC Kairat Almaty (twice), FC SKA Rostov-na-Donu, FC Rostov
Coaching career:
FC Khimik Dzhambul/FC Taraz, Gençlerbirliği SK, FC Kairat Almaty, FC Caspiy, FC Nisa Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan, FC Kristall Smolensk, FC Rubin Kazan

• Berdyev played in seven Soviet Supreme League seasons as a defender and midfielder with Russian-based SKA Rostov-na-Donu and Kazakhstan's Kairat in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

• Started his coaching career in Kazakhstan with Khimik, who evolved into Taraz after independence, and took charge of Turkish side Gençlerbirliği in 1993/94.

• Coached the Turkmenistan national team from 1997 to 1999 in tandem with a position at capital side Nisa Ashkhabad.

• Hired to lead Rubin in 2001, his team won the second tier in 2002, finished third in 2003 and then won their first league championship in 2008; Muslim Berdyev marked that achievement by going on pilgrimage to Mecca.

• A very private man, Berdyev – who guided Rubin to a second Premier-Liga title in 2009 – rarely gives interviews.

Last updated: 14/01/11 16.00CET


General info

  • Name: Kurban Berdyev
  • Date of birth: 25/08/1952
  • Country: Russia

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA Europa League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Second qualifying round)
    12/08/04: Rapid Wien 0-2 Rubin

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 13/12/2013 02:25 CET