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Who is Uzbekistan's rising star Abbosbek Fayzullaev?

Published at :February 16, 2024 at 5:34 PM
Modified at :February 16, 2024 at 5:34 PM
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Atawaris Warsi


Abbosbek Fayzullaev was seen scoring against teams like India and Thailand at the AFC Asian Cup 2023.

Abbosbek Fayzullaev is a talented Uzbekistan footballer known for his exceptional skills on the field. The youngster has made a significant impact with his versatility and goal-scoring prowess in the recently concluded AFC Asian Cup 2023. Fayzullaev’s journey in football showcases determination and passion, making him a rising star in Uzbekistan’s football scene, capturing the attention of fans and scouts alike.

Fayzullaev’s luminous talent garnered attention when he secured the coveted Most Valuable Player award at the 2023 AFC U-20 Asian Cup, a testament to his exceptional skills and remarkable on-field presence. Renowned for his dynamic style of play, Fayzullaev’s repertoire includes mesmerising darting runs, pinpoint passes, and a tactical acumen that defies his age. 

Hailed as the emerging sensation in both Asian and European football circles, this Uzbek prodigy left an indelible mark on the grand stage of the AFC Asian Cup 2023. We at Khel Now dive deep to take a look on this promising young talent:

Prior Experience

Abbosbek Fayzullaev, born on October 3, 2003, is a talented Uzbek professional footballer renowned for his skills as a winger and is currently playing for CSKA Moscow. His early recognition came when he earned a call-up to the Uzbekistan U-19 squad while still part of the Pakhtakor Tashkent academy.

Who is Uzbekistan's rising star Abbosbek Fayzullaev? AFC Asian Cup 2023
Fayzullaev celebrating his goal against India. (Courtesy: AFC)

In October 2021, Fayzullaev made his debut for the national U-23 side during the 2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualification, scoring a goal against Bangladesh. Despite Uzbekistan’s loss in the final to Saudi Arabia, his outstanding performances in the tournament earned him the prestigious Uzbekistan FA’s Young Star of the Year award in 2022.

Continuing his success, Fayzullaev was subsequently called up to the 2023 AFC U-20 Asian Cup. His pivotal role in the final against Iraq, where he earned the crucial penalty leading to a 1-0 victory, secured Uzbekistan’s first-ever U-20 AFC Asian Cup title. Fayzullaev’s stellar contributions in the tournament earned him the title of the Most Valuable Player.

Type of Player

Abbosbek Fayzullaev’s impact on the pitch transcends conventional expectations. From creating opportunities to finding the back of the net, and even taking charge of set-piece situations like corners and free-kicks, Fayzullaev has showcased a versatile skill set that makes him a standout player for Uzbekistan. His ability to seamlessly transition between different aspects of the game establishes him as a true all-around talent.

Fayzullaev’s on-field prowess is characterised by dynamic runs, precise ball control, and sharp passing, making him a constant threat to opposing defences. His performances consistently elevate the team’s gameplay, earning him the spotlight as the star of the show.

What sets Fayzullaev apart from his peers is not just his technical proficiency but also his unparalleled work ethic and unwavering commitment to the sport. His dedication to continuous improvement is evident through his rigorous training routines and disciplined lifestyle off the field. This commitment to excellence has garnered the respect of both teammates and coaches.

Who is Uzbekistan's rising star Abbosbek Fayzullaev? AFC Asian Cup 2023
Fayzullaev scored the winner against Thailand in the AFC Asian Cup RO16 clash. (Courtesy: AFC)

Despite his youth, Fayzullaev exhibits remarkable maturity both on and off the pitch. His humble demeanour and positive attitude contribute to a harmonious team environment, further solidifying his reputation as a player with not only immense talent but also the qualities essential for a sustained and prosperous career in football. 

What does he bring to the team?

Fayzullaev’s dynamic runs, precise ball control, and sharp passing added a new dimension to Uzbekistan’s attacking prowess in the AFC Asian Cup. His versatility on the pitch, demonstrated by his proficiency in various facets of the game, made him a constant threat to opposing defences. Whether orchestrating plays or finding the back of the net, Fayzullaev’s diverse skill set positioned him as a player capable of turning the tide in crucial moments.

Moreover, his unmatched work ethic and commitment to continuous improvement hint at his leadership qualities which one might witness in the future.

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