Diniyev (right) during a press conference after, match Kazakhstan - Azerbaijan
|Full name||Shahin Khudakerim oglu Diniyev|
|Date of birth||12 July 1966|
|Place of birth||Beylaqan, Azerbaijan SSR|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, Manager|
|1994-1996||Beitar Tel Aviv||40||(5)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 November 2009.
Life and career
Diniyev played football as a midfielder. His club career included spells in the USSR, and later Russia, and finally back to Azerbaijan, where he ended his career with Dynamo Baku. He competed 16 times for the Azerbaijani national team, gaining no international caps with the USSR before independence. Following a period as a youth coach, Diniyev moved into club management, first with FK Qarabağ and then Kapaz PFC. Diniyev's sons are also professional footballers with Karim currently playing for him at Kapaz, whilst Joshgun plays for Qarabağ.
Azerbaijan national team career
In November 2005, he impressed the AFFA sufficiently to be awarded with the national team job, promising to restructure the squad with an emphasis on youth and to help turn Azerbaijan into a credible force within UEFA competition. Replacing Vagif Sadygov, Diniyev's first game in charge was a friendly against Ukraine in Baku at the Tofig Bakhramov Stadium; the result was 0-0, a minor success against stronger opposition.
In further friendlies, a shock 1-1 draw against Turkey and another 0-0 draw against Moldova followed. Diniyev was soon to witness his first defeat as Azerbaijan coach: in August 2006 he watched his team succumb to a 6-0 defeat against Ukraine, this time in Kiev. This game was the final friendly match before qualification for the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship began. (See Azerbaijan national football team.)
|Azerbaijan national team|
- As of match played 30 January 2016
|Name||Managerial Tenure||P||W||D||L||Win %|
|Azerbaijan||November 2005 –31 October 2007||20||4||7||9||20|
|Terek Grozny||October 2009 –December 2009||5||0||0||5||0|
|Ravan Baku||7 October 2013 –3 January 2014||11||1||3||7||9.09|
|Kapaz||June 2015 –||20||7||8||5||35|
Notes and references
- Azerifootball.com - News Archive "Shakhin Diniyev will be the new coach of Azerbaijan national team" 7 December 2005 (retrieved 17 September 2006)
- UEFA.com - Shakhin Diniyev 08/01/2006 (retrieved 17 September 2006)
- FIFA - Azerbaijan - Result Details (retrieved 17 September 2006)
- Azerifootball.com - News Archive "Leandro Gomes to play for Azerbaijan" 4 September 2006 (retrieved 17 September 2006)
- FK Baku - Official Website - Squad (retrieved 17 September 2006)
- "Şahin Diniyev". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- Azerbaycan Futbol Federasiyaları Assosiasiyası - English language version also available