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Professor returned to Neftçi

Professor returned to Neftçi

A new appointment at Neftçi PFK. Mahmud Gurbanov will coach the reserve team from now on. 

Mahmud Gurbanov played in Neftçi in 1996-1997 and in 2004-2005. He also defended the honor of such clubs as Kəpəz, Şəmkir, Fulad (Iran), Tavria (Ukraine), Xəzər Lənkəran, İnter and Bakı. When he was a footballer he was nicknamed as "Professor" and he entered the history of Azerbaijani football as a player who became the champion of Azerbaijan 11 times and the winner of the Cup of the country four times. As part of the national team of Azerbaijan he spent 76 matches and scored 1 goal.

After the end of his career, Gurbanov headed Ganja club Kəpəz, also was in the coaching staff of the national team of Azerbaijan. He owns the coaching UEFA A category.