2015 Uzbek League

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Uzbek League
Season2015
ChampionsPakhtakor
RelegatedFK Samarqand-Dinamo
Champions LeaguePakhtakor
Lokomotiv
Nasaf Qarshi
Bunyodkor
Top goalscorerIgor Sergeev (23 goals)
Biggest home winLokomotiv- Sogdiana - 7:0; (17 August 2015)
2014
2016

The 2015 Uzbek League was the 24th season of top level football in Uzbekistan since independence in 1992. Pakhtakor were the defending champions from the 2014 campaign.

Teams[edit]

Sogdiana Jizzakh and FK Andijan remained for 2015 Uzbek League edition due decision of UzPFL to expand League to 16 teams from 2015 season. Shurtan Guzar and Kokand 1912 promoted to 2015 League as 2014 First League winner and runner-up.

Club Coach Location Stadium Capacity
FK Andijan Uzbekistan Sergey Kovshov Andijan Soghlom Avlod Stadium 18,360
Bunyodkor Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Babaev Tashkent Bunyodkor Stadium 34,000
Bukhoro Uzbekistan Jamshid Saidov Bukhoro Buxoro Arena 22,700
Dinamo Uzbekistan Bakhrom Khakimov Samarqand Dinamo Stadium 16,000
Kokand 1912 Uzbekistan Vadim Shodimatov Kokand Kokand Stadium 10,500
Lokomotiv Australia Mirko Jeličić Tashkent Lokomotiv Stadium 8,000
Mash'al Uzbekistan Alexander Khomyakov Muborak Bahrom Vafoev Stadium 10,000
Metallurg Uzbekistan Rustam Mirsodiqov Bekabad Metallurg Stadium 15,000
Nasaf Qarshi Uzbekistan Ruziqul Berdiev Qarshi Qarshi Stadium 14,750
Navbahor Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Ashurmatov Namangan Navbahor Stadium 22,000
Neftchi Russia Andrey Fyodorov Farghona Istiqlol Stadium 20,000
Olmaliq FK Uzbekistan Igor Shkvyrin Olmaliq Olmaliq SM Stadium 12,000
Pakhtakor Uzbekistan Numon Khasanov Tashkent Pakhtakor Stadium 35,000
Qizilqum Uzbekistan Yuriy Lukin Zarafshon Yoshlar Stadium 12,500
Sogdiana Uzbekistan Davron Fayziev Jizzakh Sogdiana Stadium 11,650
Shurtan Guzar Uzbekistan Mukhtor Kurbonov Ghuzor Ghuzor Stadium 7,000

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Bukhoro Uzbekistan Alexander Mochinov Resigned 17 May 2015 16th Uzbekistan Shukhrat Fayziev 21 May 2015 [1]
Dinamo Samarqand Turkmenistan Tachmurad Agamuradov Resigned 2 July 2015 12th Uzbekistan Bakhrom Khakimov 7 July 2015[2]
Bukhoro Uzbekistan Shukhrat Fayziev end of caretaker spell 5 July 2015 16th Uzbekistan Jamshid Saidov 5 July 2015
Pakhtakor Uzbekistan Samvel Babayan Resigned 7 July 2015 1st Uzbekistan Numon Khasanov 7 July 2015[3]
Andijan Germany Edgar Gess Sacked 28 August 2015 16th Uzbekistan Sergey Kovshov 2 September 2015
Neftchi Uzbekistan Murod Ismoilov Resigned 15 September 2015 5th Russia Andrey Fyodorov 15 September 2015
Bunyodkor Russia Sergey Lushan Resigned 23 September 2015 4th Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Babaev 23 September 2015[4]
Lokomotiv Uzbekistan Vadim Abramov Sacked 17 October 2015 2nd Australia Mirko Jeličić (interim) 17 October 2015[5]
Kokand 1912 Uzbekistan Rustam Abdullaev Sacked 6 November 2015[6] 12th Uzbekistan Vadim Shodimatov (interim) 6 November 2015

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Pakhtakor Tashkent 30 24 3 3 66 23 +43 75 2016 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Lokomotiv Tashkent 30 23 5 2 66 22 +44 74
3 Nasaf Qarshi 30 19 5 6 46 20 +26 62
4 Bunyodkor 30 18 5 7 44 19 +25 59 2016 AFC Champions League Third qualifying round
5 Neftchi Farg'ona 30 16 4 10 41 30 +11 52
6 Olmaliq FK 30 12 8 10 53 49 +4 44
7 Mash'al Mubarek 30 11 5 14 37 42 −5 38
8 Navbahor Namangan 30 11 4 15 40 51 −11 37
9 Metallurg Bekabad 30 10 6 14 44 38 +6 36
10 Qizilqum Zarafshon 30 10 4 16 38 49 −11 34
11 Shurtan Guzar 30 8 9 13 42 53 −11 33
12 Kokand 1912 30 9 4 17 31 52 −21 31
13 FK Andijan 30 8 4 18 27 56 −29 28
14 FK Buxoro 30 7 5 18 31 53 −22 26
15 Sogdiana Jizzakh 30 8 2 20 31 60 −29 26 Relegation play-offs
16 Dinamo Samarqand 30 6 7 17 28 48 −20 25 Relegation to Lower Division
Updated to match(es) played on 22 November 2015. Source: Uzbekistan Professional Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Results[edit]

Relegation play-off[edit]

The one leg relegation play-off match between 15th placed team of Uzbek League, Sogdiana Jizzakh and runners-up of 2015 First League, Oqtepa was played on 25 November 2015 in Olmaliq. Sogdiana won by 2:1 and remained in League.

Oqtepa1–2Sogdiana Jizzakh
Khakimov Goal 51' Report Sanzhar Rashidov Goal 29'
A.Abdurakhmonov Goal 80'
Olmaliq Stadium, Olmaliq
Attendance: 5,439

Season statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

# Scorer Team Goals (Pen.)
1 Uzbekistan Igor Sergeev Pakhtakor 23 (4)
2 Uzbekistan Bakhriddin Vakhobov Qizilqum 21 (2)
3 Uzbekistan Sanjar Shaakhmedov Lokomotiv 14 (0)
4 Uzbekistan Shakhboz Erkinov Navbahor 13 (0)
5 Uzbekistan Ilkhom Shomurodov Nasaf 12 (0)
6 Uzbekistan Kamoliddin Murzoev Dinamo 11 (1)
Uzbekistan Marat Bikmaev Lokomotiv 11 (1)
Uzbekistan Igor Taran Shurtan 11 (3)
Turkmenistan Artur Gevorkyan Nasaf 11 (4)
10 Uzbekistan Shahzodbek Nurmatov Metallurg 10 (0)
Uzbekistan Dostonbek Khamdamov Bunyodkor 10 (0)
Uzbekistan Aziz Ibragimov Bukhoro 10 (1)

Last updated: 22 November 2015
Source: Soccerway